For Sale in H&H Auction on 12/12/2014 for $334,550.00
H & H Auction, UK, 3rd December 2014. Sold for £212,800 ($334,550 US Dollars).
Body Colour: Marrone Colorado
MOT ExpiryDate:Nov 2015
Accompanying copy paperwork kindly supplied by Tony Willis of The Maranello Concessionaires Archive reveals that chassis no. 15543 was built with engine no. 230, gearbox no. 202, axle no. 193 and body no. 219. Originally finished in Marrone Colorado 2.443.221 with Beige VM3234 hide upholstery, it was delivered to Maranello Concessionaires of Egham during May 1972 for dealer Sytner of Mapperley, Nottingham. Intriguingly, one of the letters on file suggests that Frank Sytner was going to run the 365GTC/4 himself but in the event it was sold to Mr Home of Melton Mowbray. Road registered as `CAU 741K' on 2nd June 1972, the Ferrari was to remain with its initial purchaser for thirty-four years.
Serviced by Sytner, Graypaul and Shiltech prior to being sold to his friend Mr Edmond Smiley-Jones, the Ferrari entered the current (third) ownership via DK Engineering in 2011. Treated to a respray in its original Marrone Colorado hue and re-connollised leather upholstery the following year, chassis no. 15543 also benefited from attention to its outriggers and suspension bushes. Riding on correct Cromodora alloys shod with Pirelli tyres, the coupe is understood to have covered less than 46,000 miles from new. Passing its last MOT test on 3rd November 2014 with no advisories, the Ferrari is rated by the vendor as follows - bodywork, paintwork, engine: `excellent', five-speed manual gearbox: `great', electrical equipment: `all working' and interior trim: `original'.
Pleasingly retaining its factory-fitted air-conditioning, electric windows and tool kit, `CAU 741K' also boasts a Voxson 8-track stereo. A revelation to drive especially when compared to some of its V12 brethren 365GTC/4 prices are understandably on the up. A low owner, low mileage example, chassis no. 15543 is worthy of close inspection.