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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis No. 15317
Engine No. 00283 (Matching Numbers)
Rear Axle No. 401 (Matching Numbers)

Chassis Type F101 AC 100
Engine Type F101 AC 000, Internal No. 00283
Rear Axle Type 616, Internal No. 401 (R 11x45)
Assembly Sequence No. 300

Original exterior color: Grigio Argento 2.443.048
Original interior color: Nero Cogolo, Red Carpets

U.S. Version
Instruments in Miles
Air Conditioning
Power Windows

• A Highly Original, Wonderfully Preserved Example of Ferrari's Lithe Grand Tourer
• Quite Possibly the Lowest Mileage & Finest Preserved C4 in Extant
• Finished in its factory-correct Grigio Argento over a Nero Cogolo interior; retains numbers-matching engine and rear axle
• Displays just 4,227 Documented Original Miles
• Cherished by its second owner, W.R. Beach for a remarkable 48 years
• Recent Correspondence with Beach on File
• Benefits from over $81,000 in Mechanical Restoration by experts Evans Automotive Repair of Columbus, Ohio, including an engine rebuild, from 2014–2018
• 1,200 Photos of the Mechanical restoration by Evans Automotive
• Detailed Invoices in Dossier

Supported by and Complete with:

• Original Owner's Manual, Additional Instruction Booklet for US Spec, Operating/Maintenance/Service Handbook, and Consumer Information Pamphlet – all in Leather Folio
• Original Veglia-Borletti Clock Instructions Tag
• Original Cigarette Lighter Italian Tax Tag
• Original Lead Tax Seal on Steering Column
• Title Copies, Registration, Records, Invoices and Documentation from late 1972-Present
• Jack, Crank, Wheel Spanner, Lead Hammer and Emergency Equipment in Bag
• Mint original Tool Kit – still in Plastic Bag
• Emergency Window Crank
• Period sear Fire Extinguisher with Mount

This example, chassis 15317, was built in February of 1972. One of only 194 US examples produced, it was sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut. After a relatively short stint with its first owner, it was acquired by its long-term second owner in 1974, William Beach, who in a recent conversation recalled purchasing it from an estate; it had been driven only approximately 700 miles at the time.

Beach was the car's steward for nearly 48 years, enjoying both driving it and maintaining it in optimal condition. Invoices on file from Evans Automotive Repair of Columbus, Ohio spanning 2014–2018 detail over $81,000 in work lavished on this Ferrari during Beach's tenure. This included an engine rebuild undertaken with an eye on a European tour. The planned tour did not happen, however, and the car was acquired in January 2020, by its third owner J.A. Schwamm, a fastidious collector of exceptionally original, low-mileage cars. At this time, its odometer indicated 3,633 miles.

This remarkable 365 GTC/4 now shows just 4,227 original miles. Reflecting its limited mileage, it is as beautiful and functional beneath the hood and on the undercarriage as it is on the outside. Its correct Grigio Argento exterior (paired with correct Nero Cogolo interior with red carpets) is believed to have received some light corrective paintwork and clear coat over the years, contributing to its highly appealing presentation today.

DriverSource has thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of driving and displaying this phenomenal C4 throughout our tenureship. A Spring 2022 service included and scheduled inspection and light tuning, followed by the installation of new rear Koni support coilovers. The vehicle's original load-levelers accompany.

The 365 GTC/4 is considered by many enthusiasts to be a more user-friendly iteration of the famed Daytona, and like any four-passenger Ferrari it is an ideal grand tourer blending luxury with Italian engineering and sporting dynamics. With its history of dedicated stewardship, this wonderfully preserved example retains its numbers-matching engine and rear axle, and is accompanied by tools, jack, and hammer, owner's manuals, and documentation including service records. It represents an excellent opportunity to add a low-mileage front-engine V-12 Ferrari to your stable.


February 1972 Factory completion month
1972 Delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors, Greenwich, CT/USA
1972 Sold new to first owner William R. Beach, resident in Springfield, OH/USA
December 2, 1972 Beach had a residence in Florida where he kept and registered the car
1979 to 1999 Consecutive Florida registrations in the name of Beach
July-August 1980 Car at the official Ferrari dealership FAF Motorcars in Tucker, GA/USA, odometer showing 2'766 miles - Brakes serviced, seats removed and leather treated, carpets replaced, rotors and bearings serviced, r&r exhaust, fluids changed
February 20, 1988 William Beach, now of Mitchell, KY/USA, described as silver with black interior, one owner, as new, 2'367 original miles
2014-2019 Car taken to Evan's Automotive in Ohio (still owned by Beach), for full mechanical rebuild including engine out rebuilt, total amount spent was US$ 81'000, odometer showing 3'592 miles
January 2020 Sold by Beach to second owner John Anthony Schwamm, resident in Scottsdale, AZ/USA, odometer showing 3'633 miles
January 27, 2020 Schwamm had the car registered on Alaska license plates “JRY 443” where he also had a residence but the car stayed in Arizona
April 30, 2020 Serviced by Exclusive Motorcars of Arizona, LLC (EMC) of Phoenix, AZ/USA, odometer now showing 3'906 miles
April 27, 2021 Sold to DriverSource, Houston, TX/USA, odometer showing 4'181 miles

Previous Notes:

• Sold new to William Beach who lived in Springfield, Ohio and also had a residence in Florida (where he registered the car)
• Consecutive Florida registrations from 1979-1999 (William Beach)
• Original Florida title copy on file (attached)
• July-Aug 1980 car out of storage - Serviced at FaF Motorcars inc. Carpet and seats removed to dry – windows left down and got wet. 2,766 miles
o Brakes serviced, leather treated, carpets replaced, rotors and bearings serviced, r&r exhaust, fluids changed.
• The car remained mostly in storage its entire life.
• In 2014-2019 The car was taken to Evan's Automotive in Ohio (Still owned by William Beach)
o Full mechanical rebuild including engine out rebuilds $81,000.00 spent.
o 3,592 Miles (see log and receipts)
• In January, 2020 Sold to John Schwamm of Scottsdale, AZ with 3,633 Miles (second owner)
o Schwamm – Registered in Alaska, Johns second home but the car stayed in Arizona.
• Serviced by EMC of Phoenix, AZ – 3,906 Miles (April 30, 2020)
• Purchased by Jose Romero/DriverSource – April 2021 – 4,181 Miles
• Today 4,201 miles

The car has its original books, toolkit (never opened and still wrapped in plastic (!), jack, spare, and excellent records. The cigarette lighter has never been used and still has sticker on it! See photos!

The above vehicle information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. It is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy, whether expressed or implied, and is intended for informational purposes only. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.

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