Unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the 365 GTC/4, a rare model with a limited production run, shared the stage with the iconic “Daytona.” It utilized an identical chassis and a wet-sump version of the Daytona’s 4,390cc V12, producing slightly less power at 320bhp, coupled with a conventional five-speed gearbox. The modified cylinder head accommodated horizontal carburettors, allowing Pininfarina to achieve an elegant and low bonnet line, as described by Road & Track as “discreet, sober, and elegant.”
Distinguished by its refinement and ease of driving compared to the hefty Daytona, the 365 GTC/4 featured ZF power steering and power-assisted brakes as standard. The optional air conditioning and luxurious interior, equipped with individual folding seats in the front and booster seats in the rear, enhanced its appeal. Despite its sophistication, the 365 GTC/4 didn’t surpass competitors in raw performance, clocking less than 16 seconds for a standing start to 400m and reaching a top speed of over 240 km/h.
Production ceased in October 1972, with only 500 units manufactured, adding to its allure as a particularly coveted model today.