1974 Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2SOLD
An unusually excellent example of this stylish and eminently usable 2 plus 2 coupe and one of only 133 built in right-hand drive. Finished in the appropriate subtle shade Argento with Nero leather this 365 was manufactured at Marranello in 1973 and delivered to the Hong Kong official importer Italia Motors later that year. It was supplied and registered at the beginning of 1974 to first owner Mr Tu Yui Tsang.
Mr Tu Yui Tsang moved to Southern Ireland in 1978 and he took the Ferrari with him, at this point it had covered 9,000 miles. He enjoyed the car and maintained it well using Ferrari guru Dicky Lovell Butt for maintenance. He kept it until the beginning of 1987 at which point it was sold to a Mr John Hayes, owner of Hayes Cars in Dublin.
In July 1988 the vehicle was imported to the UK by well-known Ferrari specialists Kent High Performance Cars and was sold by them very quickly to regular customer Mr Mike Adams with 29,700 recorded miles. During August and September of that year Mike Adams commissioned Kent High Performance (KHPC) to carry out extensive works. This included a full inspection and major service as detailed in invoicing on file making the car mechanically very good. The bodywork on close inspection was judged very good and almost entirely corrosion free and original with no panel damage even the paintwork was original with the exception of the near side rear wing.
Mr Adams retained the car until January 1989, he used it very sparingly covering only a few hundred miles however he continued to perfect it as the invoices on file from KHPC detail. A Mr Alexander Moore of Bedford purchased the Ferrari from Mr Adams via KHPC and kept it until the close of 1990, he continued to look after the car carefully and maintained it correctly and again the invoices are on file detailing this.
In December 1990 KHPC once again sold the 365 at 33,000 miles to a Mr Geoffrey Ronald Eagles following an inspection commissioned by him at Ferrari specialist Modena Engineering. He kept the car until May 2016 and again looked after it in an exemplary manner as detailed in many invoices on file, first with KHPC, later Pat Heard Servicing and finally Foskers. Again, use was sparing, the mileage rising to just 38,500 in Mr Eagles ownership.
A full strip and repaint was carried out by Foskers in 2016 to a high standard, this is detailed and fully illustrated in photographs on file. Following this the car was sold to a regular client of Foskers, Mr Andrew Agnew who again maintained it well at Foskers and Ferrari main dealer Dick Lovett in Swindon. Again, minimal mileage was covered, the total being just 40,000 when Mr Agnew sold the car in early 2019 via Foskers.
The next owner, a seasoned collector, successful historic racer and regular Hairpin customer had been looking for a good example of the 365 for some time but had been very disappointed by what he had seen thus far. A chance comment at a car show led him to this car which was way ahead of anything else inspected. Following a service and new tyres, the car was collected from Foskers and a few hundred miles were covered on dry roads only. In March last year the car was taken to Ferrari specialist Bob Houghton Ltd for the correction of a few snagging faults, an invoice on file amounting to £3,000 details this work.
We sold the car last year to another regular customer who similarly enjoyed about 500 miles of dry summer motoring in it. The mileage now being 41,000 miles. During this last ownership the car was serviced, the air conditioning regassed, a new alternator fitted and a Wasp high torque starter fitted.
This is a rarely found excellent example of the 365 GT4 which presents beautifully and drives exceptionally well. It has clearly been well looked after throughout its life as detailed in the very full and comprehensive history file. Everything works as it should including the air conditioning.