Lot 315: MG TD Supercharged 2 Seat Roadster
With the intention of competing in the worldwide luxury car market, Ferrari introduced the totally new 365 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in October 1967. It bore a strong resemblance to both the 330 GTC Special built for Belgium's Princess de Rethy and to the famous 500 Superfast. The car was a technical triumph. It was the first 2+2 Ferrari to have four wheel independent suspensions, which also featured a hydro-pneumatic self levelling system. Power steering and air conditioning were standard, whilst excellent insulation from noise and vibration was achieved by stabilizing the engine, gearbox and rear axle casing in one unit and mounting it all at four points on special rubber bushes. The engine itself was the new Type 245, with a displacement of 4.4 litres, single overhead camshafts and three Weber carburetors, producing 320 bhp at 6,600 RPM. The car was indeed no slouch - with a top speed of 152 MPH., it could achieve 0-60 m.p.h. and 0-120 m.p.h. times of 7.2 seconds and 26.2 seconds respectively. During the three years of its production, only 800 examples of the 365 GT 2+2 were produced, yet nonetheless it is regarded as one of Ferrari's most successful luxury models ever made. Its everlasting good looks, effortless performance and remarkable practicality make it an excellent choice for the Ferrari collector. The right-hand drive example on offer here was manufactured in 1974 and brought to the UK in 1978. More recently, it has benefited from a comprehensive restoration process in 1990, which was extensively documented. The car is now described by the vendor as being in good overall condition, and comes complete with an extensive file of invoices for works carried out during the 1980s and 90s, up to an examination by Neal Lucas in January 2008. With only 40,000 miles on the clock, this is an excellent chance to snap up a good example of one of these classic Ferraris.
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