The Ferrari 365 California

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Ferrari 365 California – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 California

Ferrari 365 California – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 365 California – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 365 California – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 365 California – Key Details

Ferrari 365 CaliforniaDetail
Launched: 1966
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 235 kW (320 hp) at 6600 rpm
Torque: TBC
Top Speed: 245 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 California

THE FERRARI 365 CALIFORNIA – 2+2 MOTORING IN THE GOLDEN STATE

First introduced in 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 365 California was the replacement for the 500 Superfast. This final example of the ‘America’ series of vehicles carried over many elements from the Superfast, but notably with a folding canvas roof in place of the 500’s sweeping coupe roofline.

Aside from the roof, Pininfarina changed little from the design of the 500, with notable updates including the headlights, scallops near the door handles, and the rear end treatment where most of the attention was focused. Due to its high price and Ferrari’s desire to keep the car exceptionally exclusive, a grand total of fourteen Ferrari 365 Californias were built, spanning model years 1966 and 1967.

Motivating the Ferrari 365 California was a single overhead cam 4.4 litre V12, a bored version of the 4.0 from the 330. This engine was one of the famous Colombo engines used in so many early Ferraris. Total output was rated at a very healthy 320 bhp, with a top speed of 245 km/h. Routing all of that power to the rear wheels was a 5-speed synchromesh gearbox. Like all cars in the America series, the California sported an independent front suspension paired with a live rear axle. Disc brakes at all four corners bring everything to a halt.

Large doors allowed for easy entrance to both the front and rear seats in this 2 + 2, although the exterior dimensions suggest that once inside, very little legroom would be available for the rear seat passengers. Clearly, there are no comprehensive reviews and performance tests of the 365 California, but, as I have pieced together from the lucky few who have had an opportunity to drive one, the car appears to be a fast, comfortable grand tourer, that one could spend all day driving. Now that doesn’t sound like a bad proposition to me.

Ferrari 365 California – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 365 California – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed152 mph / 245 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement4390 cm3
Max. power output*235 kW (320 hp) at 6600 rpm
Max. torque*TBC
Dimensions & Weight
Length4900 mm
Width1780 mm
Height1330 mm
Dry weight**1320 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 365 California – Registry & Videos

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