Classic Ferrari 365-GTC4 Restoration – Part 9

Following a couple of quiet years the restoration project is now back on track. The engine is now being re-assembled by the technicians at Headshop UK in Warrington. The bottom of the engine is finished and some more seals and chains need to be sourced to enable the work to continue. The Flywheel bolts will […]

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Classic Ferrari 365-GTC4 Restoration – Part 8

This classic car restoration project is proving to be slower and more challenging than anticipated! Our last report hoped that work would start in early 2014, but at last in summer 2015 the engine restoration is starting to gather pace. The image below shows the engine block with the original Ferrari identification numbers – F101 AC […]

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Classic Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Restoration part 6

The plan for 2013 was to replace the boot lid and start to make good the bodywork. Contact was made with HMG paints in Manchester who analysed some of the paint from the car in their laboratory and mixed an exact copy mix which they supplied in both a touch up canister and in a […]

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Classic Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Restoration part 5

2012 started in an optimistic way. The rotten off side door sill was cut out and replaced with heavy gauge material. The exhaust system had been modified in the 80’s when it developed holes in the silencers. To shorten the pipework and the cost, the steel outlet pipes were re-sited to exit beneath the doors. […]

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Classic Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Restoration part 4

Driving was limited to local runs during the summer of 2010. The car was initially fairly easy to start from cold especially if the battery had been charged but needed to cool down once hot before it would restart. Electrical investigation diagnosed a faulty alternator and a rewire was all that was needed to ensure […]

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Classic Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Restoration part 3

In the summer of 2009, the car was moved by trailer from the barn to a local garage as efforts to start the engine failed. A direct petrol feed was even tried because we assumed that the tank and fuel lines would be contaminated and blocked. Previously, the engine had been turned over by hand […]

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Classic Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Restoration part 2 – Car history

Here is a brief history of our Ferrari 365 GTC/4 that will be undergoing renovation. Our barn find was originally ordered on the Ferrari factory by the UK agents Maranello Concessionaires in October 1971.  The purchaser was Gerald Ronson – who at the time, amongst his many business interests was chairman of H.R. Owen Ltd. […]

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Thoroughbred Classic Barn Find Car Restoration: part 1

This pictures show our classic car under wraps in a barn where it has been stored from 1998 to 2009 . The picture below indicates the classic origins of this car which was built in Italy in 1972 and is one of only 50 RHD’s that the factory built. The car is garaged in a […]

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