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Ridelust Oddity: 1975 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Shooting Brake

Posted in Custom, European Rides, Ferrari, Promoted, Rides by MrAngry | January 23rd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Ferrari 365 Shooting Brake

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is to this day one of the most recognizable Ferrari’s ever created and was produced from 1968 to 1973. Made famous by movies like the Gumball 3000 and television shows like Miami Vice, the Ferrari GTB/4 (or Daytona) has also been permanently embedded in pop culture. The car held to a traditional front engine rear drive layout with a 352 hp V12 up front that was mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Top speed was over 170 mph with a 0-60 mph time of around 5.4 seconds. For some it’s the ultimate GT car and for others, it’s simply the car from that cop show in the 1980’s. Whatever the case, there is no denying that the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is one of the most beautifully sculpted Ferrari’s ever crafted.

Ferrari 365 Shooting Brake

There was one individual however, Luigi Chinetti, Jr., who felt that the 365GTB/4 could in fact be improved upon. In 1975 Chinetti, with the help of a gentlemen by the name of Gene Garfinkle, created a layout for the car you see here – the Ferrari 365GTB/4 Shooting Brake. The car was built by a company called Panther Westwinds who are located in the U.K. and features modifications other than just the addition of the elongated rear half.

Ferrari 365 Shooting Brake

All the gauges for instance have moved to the cars center stack and are slightly angled towards the driver. The rear deck has been treated to rich wood paneling with the body being done in gloss black paint. Personally, I don’t care for this creation, but then again, it’s not my car. What this car is however is an interesting conversation piece for those who like to think outside the box.

Source: SuperCars.net

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