1969 Ferrari 365 GTS

Built between February and October 1969, the 365 GTS had the same refined mechanicals as the 365 GT 2+2 and the 365 GTC.

Fed by three Weber carburettors, the 60° V12 was remarkably torquey and had huge reserves of power.

The rear-mounted five-speed gearbox contributed in distributing the weight evenly over the front and rear axles. Air conditioning and wire wheels were available as options.

Just 20 365 GTSs were built. Internally there were small changes to the dashboard and centre console, the most obvious being the addition of two circular directional demister outlets in the centre of the dash top.

Like the 330 GTS models, the bodies were built at the Pininfarina works in Turin, then delivered fully trimmed to Ferrari for fitment of the mechanical components.

The engine was an enlarged version of that fitted to the 330 GTS, and identical to that used in the 365 GT 2+2 models already in production when the 365 GTS was announced. It was a single overhead camshaft per bank V12 unit, with factory type reference 245/C, of 4390cc capacity, with a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm.

It was fitted with a bank of either three twin-choke Weber 40 DFI/5 or 40 DFI/7 carburettors, with a twin coil and rear-of-engine mounted twin distributor ignition system, to produce a claimed 320hp.

Ferrari 365 GTS Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1969

type front, longitudinal 60° V12
bore/stroke 81 x 71 mm
unitary displacement 365.86 cc
total displacement 4390.35 cc
compression ratio 8.8 : 1
maximum power 235 kW (320 hp) at 6600 rpm
power per litre 73 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed three Weber 40 DFI/5 carburettors
ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
lubrication wet sump
clutch single-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering worm and roller
fuel tank capacity 90 litres
front tyres 205 x 14
rear tyres 205 x 14
type two-seater spider
length 4470 mm
width 1670 mm
height 1300 mm
wheelbase 2400 mm
front track 1401 mm
rear track 1417 mm
weight 1350 kg (dry)
top speed 245 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 365 GTS Servicing