Constructed at Pininfarina during the latter part of 1971, 365GTC/4 chassis no. 14871 received final assembly at Ferrari that December. The new Coupe was finished in the same livery it sports today, the elegant Grigio Argento over a Nero Cogolo Connolly interior with matching wool inserts and red carpets. Delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich in April of '72, it was described as being fitted with options that include air conditioning and a Becker Mexico radio with Hirschmann antenna. The car was sold new to a Californian who took advantage of the fact that his early production GTC/4, the 95th of 501 built, meant that he could snag the California vanity plate "72 GTC"—the same Blue Plate it retains today.
Acquired by the vendor in 2011, it was recently the subject of a comprehensive restoration by marque experts in California. The car was torn down to the bare metal and returned to factory fresh condition. Topside, fresh paint in the factory color was applied, rubber molding were replaced as needed, the interior was redone in the original color and with the correct woven seat inserts, and the Borrani wheels were completely rebuilt and refinished. Mechanically, the engine, suspension, brakes system, Weber carburetors, and distributors were all rebuilt, the clutch and exhaust were replaced with correct units, a new set of Michelin XWX tires were fitted—the list goes on.
The finished product shows beautifully, like a true Grand Touring car representative of its era. Finished just as when it left the dealership when new—down to the colors, options, California Blue Plates, and even the original Neiman keys, there are few nicer examples out there. Offered with this handsome Ferrari are tools, books, and Marcel Massini's history report. Undoubtedly a great choice to enjoy on tours, rallies, or the show circuit, 14871 is a wonderful example of the classic and striking 365GTC/4.