Ferrari 365 GT4BB
The first "Boxer" was the 365 GT/4 BB shown at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. Designed to rival the Lamborghini Miura and the newly developed Lamborghini Countach, it was finally released for sale in 1973 at the Paris Motor Show. 387 were built, of which 88 were right-hand drive (58 of those for the UK market), making it the rarest of all Berlinetta Boxers. The Pininfarina-designed body followed the P6 show car with popup headlights.
Though it shared its numerical designation with the Daytona, the Boxer was radically different. It was a mid-engined car like the Dino, and the now flat-twelve engine was mounted longitudinally rather than transversely (as it was mounted in the Dino; the Daytona was a conventional front-engine, longitudinal design). The engine produced 380 hp (283 kW), slightly more than the Daytona.
The engine shared its internal dimensions with the V12 from the Daytona, but was spread out to 180° as on Ferrari's 1970 Formula One car and was mounted above a five-speed manual transmission. One major difference in this engine was its use of timing belts rather than chains. Although referred to as a Boxer, the 180° V12 was not a true boxer engine, but rather a flat engine.
There is an extensive history file with the car which contains the original order form from H.R. Owen, the original delivery letter and Ferrari records confirming the destination to be Singapore for its first owner.
Up until 1995 the car had covered just 1,500 miles in 20 years.
In 2001, Ferrari specialist John Etheridge, carried out work on the engine and further work was undertaken in 2006 at Francorchamps Motors, where a further £8,000 was spent.
In more recent years the Ferrari has undergone a complete respray along with the seats being re-trimmed and the engine being overhauled and recent work includes an engine out cambelt service and carburettor overhaul.
This is a very rare right hand drive car and a highly collectable Berlinetta Boxer that Fiennes have the privilege of bringing to the market.