1969 Ferrari 365GT: 1 of 6 Automatics ever built. 1 of 4 known in existence
This Ferrari is the rarest 365GT 2+2 ever built. There were only 6 of these cars build by the factory in 1969 with an automatic gearbox for Luigi Chinetti Motors distributor for the Ferrari Factory in the United States. This is one of only four known in existence. Shown at several Ferrari Concours, this Ferrari has won first place at Philadelphia Ferrari Festival and the Garden State Ferrari Festival, in addition to receiving the Dino Ferrari Award (Preservation Award) "Best Unrestored" at the 1991 Reading Ferrari Concours d'Elegance where it served as the actual poster car for the original artwork created by famous Italian automotive artist Giovanni Cremonini. The car was also featured in Cavallino Febuary/March issue in 2009.
Finished in stunning Azzurro Hyperion with black leather interior, this superbly original matching numbers 365GT comes accompanied by its factory build sheet, Marcel Massini history report, books, records, and jack. The leather tool pouch is is included but the tools are missing.
Luigi Chenetti commissioned Ferrari to build 6 automatic 365GTs. This particualr example was built in December 1969 and left the factory in April 1970. The car was shipped to Luigi Chinetti Motors, Inc., who was the distributor for the Ferrari Factory in the United States. Sold new by Luigi Chinetti Motors, Inc on June 7, 1970 to Millionaire Paul H. Folwell, an automobile enthusiast from Bronxville, New York who took delivery on June 18, 1970. Mr. Folwell bought the car as a gift for his wife's 65th birthday. Sold back to Luigi Motors, Inc. on January 31, 1972. The reason for selling being that this Ferrari was too powerful for Mr. Folwell's wife. Sold by Luigi Chinetti Motors, Inc. on March 5th 1972 to Arne Robert Gudheim, Jr., an international industrialist from Petersham, Massachusetts, and a close friend of Luigi Chinetti. Mileage 9,000. Sold by Arne Robert Gudheim Jr. in December 1986 to Pietro Castiglioni, an engineer from Reading Pennsylvania. Mr. Castiglioni is the founder of the Reading Ferrari Concours d'Elegance and a well-known publisher of Ferrari books and articles.