Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 on the rise…

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast

It is totally unfair that everyone can’t afford a Ferrari 500 Superfast.

It all comes down to money and that often occurs because we choose poorly at birth when it comes to parents.  So we take matters into our own hands with a good education, hard work, and strive to become as successful as possible.

Trouble is, at $3-4 million, snagging one of the 36 500 Superfasts produced is still out of the question for most of us.  But I’ve learned some lessons in life and here’s another one of them; we can nearly have a Ferrari 500 Superfast for $250,000 or less.  It’s called the 365 GT 2+2.

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

Worlds apart in price, the 365 GT 2+2 and 500 Superfast are easily mistaken for one another as both their looks and dimensions are so close.  An inch here, an inch there, side by side these cars look very much the same.

365 GT 2+2 500 Superfast
length:     195.8 in 190 in
width:         70.3 68 in
height:        53.0  50 in
0-60:        6.2 seconds 0-60    6.0 seconds

Both were designed by the trusted firm of Pininfarina, separated only by four or five years, and it’s no accident that the long, flowing lines of the 500 Superfast ended up on the 365 GT.

Though obviously not as rare as the Ferrari Superfast, the factory only produced 800 of the 365 GT 2+2, and many of them are simply no more.

Designed as a long distance tourer rather than a pure sports car, the 365 GT2+2 is fast, capably of 150MPH, but just as comfortable dodging slow moving trucks and hauling friends and family in immense style.

This particular car has been spared the red and tan color combination that is appealing on Ferrari sports car but would hide the elegant body work, and plexiglass headlight covers accentuate the curves.  Think comfort and speed, not just speed alone.

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

The Colombo designed 4.4-liter produces 320HP, and the sound is unmistakably a V12 Ferrari.  I never get tired of driving vintage Ferraris. Climbing through the rev range is a delight and the 5 speed full synchro transmission is butter smooth to shift.

As riveting on the road as any contemporary Ferrari, I stopped counting the thumbs up, the smiles and waves, and the older guy who simply said, “you just don’t see this everyday”.

This 365 GT 2+2 has only covered 72,000 miles over the past half half century and is remarkable due to its condition.  As aficionados recognize timeless elegance, values have risen accordingly.  If you’re looking for a vintage Ferrari at bargain basement prices, have a go at a 365 GT 2+2.

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Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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