Monday, February 25, 2013
Ferrari Service and Sales San Francisco - 6th and Last Ferrari 365P by Rivitography - San Francisco Motorsports San Rafael
One of the first designs ever put into productiong by famed automotive designer Sergio Pininfarina was the Ferrari 365P.
The Ferrari 365P was a radical design for its day, as it was intended to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In non-race spec, the mid-mounted V12 produced a reported 380 horsepower. Information about the car is difficult to come by, but this car is currently owned by car collector Peter Sachs. As noted by Rivitography, the white circle located on the outside of the driver door (seen pictured) used to hold the number 37. The number was a designation used to historic racing, and not a continuation of numbering used during the cars earlier race history.
According to Barchetta.cc the Ferrari 365P – chassis number 581 – finished 1st in the 12 hours of Reims back in 1965 and 7th in the 24 Hours of Le Mans the same year. Following both impressive results, the car had a rather unfortunate string of DNF’s from late 1965 to 1967, in which the car failed to finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona.
Only 6 examples of the Ferrari 365P were built. Check out the picture by Rivitography for a closer look at this ultra-rare Ferrari.