An auction on July 19 at the Historics at Brooklands Summer sale will unveil a 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 that had once been in the possession of Lord Charles Brocket.
The offers for the vehicle are expected to range from £62,000 to £72,000 at the auction. Brocket had this vehicle for 15 years, during which he spent a lot to care for the car. It was included in his collection of 42 Ferrari’s and Maserati’s.
This Pininfarina styled GT was the first 2+2 to feature power steering, hydro-pneumatic self-leveling rear suspension and air-con as standard equipment. A total of 800 365GT 2+2’s were built but this tourer is one of only 52 right hand drive units.
The vehicle is seen to be a smart investment as its predecessor, the 330GT, still is able to fetch prices that exceed £100,000. In February 1969, the car was supplied as new by Maranello Concessionaires in London to somebody in Glasgow.
Lord Charles Brocket got hold of the car in 1979 and later let it undergo a major restoration by specialists Jim Bosito, Alfetta Racing, Terry Hoyle and Mike Presgrave of Moto-trim.
The invoices on its file show that more than £36,000 was spent on a bare metal repaint in black in November 1986, on a rebuilding of its engine in February 1989, a re-trim in tan Connolly hide with fitting of new black carpets in April 1989, and a suspension rebuild in August 1990.