vineri, 26 februarie 2016

Ferrari 365 GT4 BB 1974 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari 365 GT4 BB 1974

Ferrari’s stunning 365 GT4 BB debuted at Turin in 1971, and it was the company’s first road-going model with a mid-mounted, flat 12-cylinder engine, which was subsequently nicknamed the ‘Berlinetta Boxer’ for its opposing pistons. The exotic design was derived from the company’s three-litre Formula One car, and it took two years to bring it to production. It was finally launched in late 1973 as a 1974 model, and only 387 were built in the following three years. Road & Track hit 175 mph during a road test in 1975, allowing it to dub the original Boxer ‘the fastest road car we’ve ever tested’.
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB 1974

The car presented here, chassis 17709, was originally delivered to the Venice Ferrari dealer Autorimessa Esramo Crivellari on 16 March 1974 with Italian registration VE 291950. The car was finished in Rosso Dino (20-R-350) over a Pelle Beige (VM 3218) interior. In April, the car was sold to its first owner, Mr Armando Torcellan. The car then passed through another Italian owner before being bought by Mr Giuseppe Taglariol in March 1975.
Unfortunately, Mr Taglariol passed away in 1984. The BB was then passed down to his son Pietro Taglariol, who was only 22 at the time! Pietro enjoyed the car for another several years before passing it to Mr Cutrera. He owned the car only briefly before it was bought by the famous Italian racing team RS Jolly Club S.R.L. in June 1989. The car was retained by the club until February 1993. It then passed through several Italian owners before being acquired by the current owner in April 2003.
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB 1974

The BB series marked Ferrari’s last entirely hand-built production car. As with numerous supercars of its era, astute collectors prefer the earliest versions above all variants, as their purity of design is striking. The 365 GT/4 BB is considerably rarer than the 512 BB models that followed, and it has always been highly sought after for its incredible looks and driving characteristics.