Rarer Than Rare: Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale

Ferrari’s Iconic 3-Seater: Spectacular After 50 Years.

After extensive renovation performed by Kidston, the firm that once sold a McLaren F1 for Gordon Murray and acquired a Ferrari 512F for Adrian Newey, the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale owned by the late Gianni Agnelli is now featured in a wistful movie that celebrates the enthusiasm of driving.

If you’re unfamiliar with the entrepreneur from Italy and his highly influential family line, what you should be cognizant of is that he was at the helm of Fiat, and his kinfolk still presides over Ferrari.

“There’s a lot more we could say about him and his good friend Giampiero Boniperti, who is also referenced in the video below,” but what really matters is that these men were two of the most influential and celebrated figures of their time. The “Tre Posti,” or “three-seater,” Ferrari you see here is just as captivating as ever.

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Without ruining the video, the story discussing is of a young lad who recollects on the time he went to soccer matches with his dad. At the games, the boy couldn’t help but be enthralled by the magnificent automobiles that the affluent men drove up in. One vehicle that particularly took his interest was a 365 P, that boasted a three-seat setup – something quite new within the car industry before akin concepts such as the GMA T.50, McLaren Speedtail or even the classic McLaren F1 were imagined.

When Ferrari first commenced experimenting with a mid-rear configuration for the powerplant, this automobile rolled on the scene. It was one of three prototypes standing at the vanguard of a drastic alteration in engine location. Although Enzo Ferrari remained hesitant towards the notion of an in-the-middle V12, Gianni Agnelli and the US importer of Ferrari, Luigi Chinetti, were totally captivated and ultimately acquired possession of the only two production models ever manufactured.

This automobile is the next model and sports a chassis figure of 8815. Reportedly, it was specifically requested by Agnelli, with indoctrination occurring sometime in 1966. For Chinetti’s automobile, an all-encompassing lexan sunroof was included from the start; however, Agnelli’s edition had the sunroof added to it right after fabrication. Subsequent to it being manufactured, his car went from its original metallic grey color to blue and then red; post-restoration, though, it has resumed its prototypical radiance.

A Colombo-engineered 60-degree V12 (advancing up to 4.4 liters and propelling 375 horsepower) drove the 152mph three-person car, and although it’s not as swift as a contemporary Ferrari 296 GTB, the Tre Posti has its own charm. We’re unfamiliar with what such a vehicle is worth, but if ever it is accessible in the market we guess the cost can be counted among the priciest Ferraris sold.

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