Ferrari 365 California
1966 to 1967
|Designer||Tom Tjaarda at Pininfarina|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||4.4 L Colombo Tipo 217B V12|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104 in)|
|Length||4,900 mm (193 in)|
|Width||1,780 mm (70 in)|
|Height||1,330 mm (52 in)|
|Curb weight||1,320 kg (2,910 lb)|
The 365 California replaced the 500 Superfast for 1966. It was the first 365 model, with its 4.4 L (4390 cc/267 in³) V12 based on the 330's 4.0 L Colombo unit but with an 81 mm bore.
The 365 California used the same chassis as the 500 Superfast but with an evolutionary cabriolet body by Pininfarina. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, just 14 examples were produced (including 2 in right hand drive) before production ended in 1967.
Whilst the prototype was built on a 330 GT 2+2 type 571 chassis, production cars featured type 598 chassis. Chassis' were sent to Pininfarina's Grugliasco plant to be bodied and trimmed which were later returned to Ferrari for fitment of the mechanical components. It was presented at the 1966 Geneva Salon.