We are pleased to offer 1972 USA model Ferrari 365 GTC/4 s/n 15485, a great-running, great-driving, well-documented, lower-mileage 365 GTC/4 that is ready for a long weekend run or a Cars & Coffee meet with her new owner. From new in Rosso Bordeaux with a black leather interior and color matching burgundy carpets, this C/4 starts easily, runs and drives well, pulls to redline and goes smoothly through the gears once warm, as shown in our video. The paint has been redone sometimes in its life and so shows well, with only a few chips and the usual minor stress marks at the front corner of the hood, while the black leather is in very good condition, is still soft and supple, just as the dash and carpets are also in excellent condition, for a car that is now fifty-one years old. As one of just 505 365 GTC/4s produced in 1971 and 1972, 365 GTC/4s offer an impressive value as a user-friendly Enzo-era 4.4. liter V-12. Thanks to power steering, an easy-to-shift, front mounted, 5-speed gearbox and an adequate A/C system the 365 GTC/4 offers wonderful, Enzo-era, Grand Touring capability and the glorious sound of a front-mounted 340hp V12 engine.
Introduced at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the GTC/4 was considered a further evolution of the 365 GTC and famed 365 GTB/4 Daytona, built with a slightly longer cabin that offered room for two occasional rear passengers, although most owners simply flipped the rear seat backs down to gain additional luggage space. The cleanly styled 365 GTC/4 benefited from Pininfarina’s new wind tunnel. Its tubular steel tubing chassis, which had been lengthened by 100 millimeters over the 365 GTB/4 Daytona, was clothed in completely new steel body panels, which offered a sleek and then-modern look. The nose featured a new oval grille within a black bumper ring, and the retractable quadruple headlamps rose by electrical command. Two air intakes were built into the hood to aid in cooling the hand-built and assembled 340-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-12 engine. Ferrari engineers redesigned the 365C/4 engine to fit below the new lower bonnet line with new cylinder heads, mounted with six side-draft Weber 38 DCOE 50 carbs, fitted between the dual camshaft banks.
Thanks to the hydro-pneumatic self-leveling device on the rear suspension, ZF power-assisted steering, powerful power brakes and a functional air-conditioning system, the GTC/4 offered much improved drivability over the Daytona. With its five-speed, fully synchronized transmission, the 4.4-liter 365 GTC/4 was capable of a 15.7-second standing quarter-mile at 91 mph, and top speeds could comfortably approach 160 mph. Road & Track magazine summed up the 365 GTC/4 in their July, 1972 issue by stating “There’s just the right amount of purr from the four tailpipes, and when working hard in its upper rev range the engine sings the familiar and beautiful V-12 song”. Indeed, the 365 GTC/4 has long been known to have the best exhaust sound of any of the Enzo-era street model Ferraris and so has a wonderful exhaust shriek through the entire RPM range.
365 GTC/4 s/n 15485 is assembly number 371 and was delivered new to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada in Rosso Bordeaux with a black leather interior and color matching burgundy carpets. In 1972 C/4 s/n 15485 was delivered new to Phillip “Phil” Kraft who’s company, Kraft Systems, in Oceanside, California, dominant the radio controlled model aviation hobby. S/n 15485 was kept by Mr. Kraft until 1987 before going to Clarence Pfeffer of Novato, CA, a 747 pilot who wanted the “best original 365 GTC/4”. C/4 s/n 15485 next went to David Kehl, San Antonio, TX and then to Ferrari of San Fransisco and Ferrari of Los Gatos in 1995. In 2006 C/4 s/n 15485 next went to Manuel Lozano of Portola Valley who kept s/n 15485 for seventeen years, until last month.
365 GTC/4 s/n 15485 comes with an original leather book pouch, an original 365 GTC/4 owner’s manual, an original supplement for the US model 365 GTC/4s and an extensive paperwork file which includes service records, registration cards and receipts, insurance cards, trucking invoices and all of the sales docs to Manuel Lozano of Portola Valley who kept s/n 15485 from the date of purchase on 14 March, 2006, so for seventeen years, until last month.
Ferrari 365 GTC/4 s/n 15485 sits on an excellent set of 7 1/2″ x 15″ Borrani 4075 wheels with hexagonal US model knockoffs and wears a set of set of Bridgestone P215/70 R15 tires with a correct 7 1/2″ x 15″ Borrani 4075 spare wheel and tire. 365 GTC/4 s/n 15485 still has all of the US smog equipment including the smog pump, the diverter valve, the air injection tubing and rails and even has the CO fuel to air mixture tubes! Even better, because she is pre-1975 production Ferrari, 365 GTC/4 s/n 15485 is smog exempt in the Peoples Republic of California and every other state. With superb looks and a striking resemblance to the legendary Daytona, the 365 GTC/4 offers both exceptional comfort and stunning performance. With more cabin space due to its elongated chassis, the 365 GTC/4 can accommodate the occasional rear seat passenger(s) and their luggage and whisk them all away in quintessential Italian style. Impressively outfitted with ZF power steering, power brakes, a radio, and sumptuous Italian leather, the 365 GTC/4 was purpose-built to carry people across any continent at speed and in total comfort. The body and paint shows well, while the black leather, the dash and carpets are also in very good condition. C/4 s/n 15485 is rust free and surprisingly dent free. As long term Ferrari enthusiasts know the 365 GTC/4 has the best exhaust sound of any of the Enzo-era Ferraris and so has a wonderful exhaust shriek through the entire RPM range. As an Enzo-era Ferrari the C/4 doesn’t have the dreaded cam-belts of the Fiat-era Ferraris and so an annual service requires only a fluid change and perhaps a new set of spark plugs! There is a hair line crack in the rear window glass but a new replacement rear glass is only $1,500. Today C/4 s/n 15485 has seen only 49,132 miles of motoring over the last fifty-one years so a mere 963 miles of driving per year. An excellent opportunity to own a Gentleman’s high speed Grand Touring Ferrari, priced very right at $167,500 or best offer.
S/n 15485. Identified as 365 GTC/4. Destinazione Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, USA.
Assembly sequence no. 371, body no. 3?3. (H. Raab “Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I, 2nd ed”).
1972, April, build date. Rosso Bordeaux with black leather interior and color matching
1972, new to Phil “Philip” Kraft who had many Ferraris in the 70s and 80s. Phil’s company,
Kraft Systems, Inc. based in Oceanside, was dominant in the radio controlled model
1982-83, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster by Philip Kraft, Oceanside, CA.
1984-1985, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster by Philip Kraft, Oceanside, CA.
1985, 01 Jan., offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1001, by Mark Leonard’s Grand
Prix Classics, San Diego, CA. Wine red with black, 21,500 mi.
1986, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster by Philip Kraft, Oceanside, CA.
1987, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster by Philip Kraft, Oceanside, CA.
1988, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster by Clarence F. Pfeffer, Novato, CA/USA.,
a 747 pilot who wanted the “best original 365 GTC/4”.
1988, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issues 2304 by David Kehl, San Antonio, TX. Rosso
Bordeaux with black leather. Five new Borranis. 37,000 miles.
1995, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issues 2002 by Ferrari of San Francisco, CA. Rosso
Bordeaux with black interior. 31,000 miles. Excellent condition, California registered, smog
1995, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issues 2022 by Ferrari of Los Gatos, CA. Red with tan
interior. Fresh motor & paint. Display ad only.
1996, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issues 2109 by Ferrari of Los Gatos, CA. From new in
Rosso Bordeaux with black interior. Purchased 1986 with 28,000 by local 747 pilot who wanted
the “best original 365 GTC/4”. Now for sale after ten years, still in the same condition except
35,000 miles. Display ad only.
1996, 16-18 Aug., seen at the Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca, CA on Californian plate
3447, displayed by Ferrari of Los Gatos.
2006, April, with Jerry Gurley Auto Sales, 438 El Camino, Santa Clara, CA 95050
2006, 14 March, sold for Jerry Gurley Auto Sales by Fantasy Junction to Manuel Lozano, 123
Golden Oak Dr., Portola Valley, Ca 94928
2006, 19 May, new California title issued to Manuel Lozano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola Valley,
2012, 09 Feb., California registration for Manuel Lozano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola Valley,
Ca 94928 updated.
2016, 17 Sept., California insurance card for Manuel Lazano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola
Valley, Ca 94928 updated.
2017, 17 Sept., California insurance card for Manuel Lazano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola
Valley, Ca 94928 updated.
2019, 16 March., California registration for Manuel Lozano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola
Valley, Ca 94928 updated.
2022, 19 March., California registration for Manuel Lozano, 123 Golden Oak Dr., Portola
Valley, Ca 94928 updated.
2023, March, with Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris-Online on consignment.