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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Hexagon Classics offers a rare Ferrari at it's next auction, the 1975 365 GT4 BB.

  • Leading London classic car retailer Hexagon is pleased to offer for sale one of the ultimate ‘Berlinetta Boxer’ Ferraris
  • Beautiful 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB is one of just 58 cars ever brought to the UK and is also considered the lightest and purest of the breed
  • The subject of an extensive and sympathetic restoration, it is presented in Rosso Chiaro paintwork with Nero leather
  • Right-hand-drive car has covered 43,570 miles from new and comes with full Ferrari Classiche certification
  • For more information, please visit http://hexagonclassics.com/
Hexagon Classics is delighted to offer for sale one of the most revered ‘Berlinetta Boxer’ Ferraris – an immaculate 365 GT4 BB, one of just 58 cars brought to the UK.
Launched at the 1971 Turin Auto Show, the range-topping 365 GT4 BB was Ferrari’s first road-going model with a mid-mounted flat-12 cylinder engine, a layout inspired by Ferrari’s three-litre F1 cars. 
Gaining the nickname ‘Boxer’ because of its opposing piston design, the 4,390 cc engine produced 380hp and featured four Weber twin-choke carburettors. Released in late 1973 a total of 387 cars were built until the
512 BB replacement arrived in 1976.

The 365 GT4 BB is regarded as the original and purest of all the Berlinetta Boxer models. It features eye-catching styling treatments such as triple rear lights and 'pea-shooter'-style exhaust pipes, marking it out from the later 512 BB models, which remained in production until 1984.
Together with its relatively short production run and the fact it was much lighter than 512 BB-badged cars, the 365 GT4 BB is regarded as the most valuable and sought-after of the entire Boxer family, making it a must-have in any Ferrari enthusiast’s car collection.
Originally supplied new in 1975 through Maranello Concessionaires, Surrey, chassis number 18153 is perhaps one of the finest Boxers currently on sale anywhere in the world.
It has benefitted from an extensive yet sympathetic restoration with works carried out by a leading Ferrari marque specialist and no limitations placed on cost. The entire interior is original and very well preserved.
Presented in Rosso Chiaro paintwork with Nero leather and having covered 43,570 miles from new, this 365 GT4 BB also comes with full Ferrari Classiche certification, two sets of keys, all original handbooks, original cased tool kit and a very extensive sheaf of service invoices and receipts.
Hexagon Classics Chairman Paul Michaels said: “The 365 GT4 BB is rightly regarded as one of the ultimate boxer-engined Ferraris. It’s the supercar that kick-started a long Maranello love affair with the flat 12-cylinder engine, which continued through the years with the 512 BB, 512 BBi, Testarossa, 512TR and finally the 512MM.
“The purest of them all, the 365 GT4 BB deserves a place in any classic car enthusiast’s collection and the example we are privileged to have on sale right now is outstanding. It has been treated to one of the most extensive, money-no-object restorations I’ve ever seen – but the work has not come at the expense of originality, with an interior that exhibits the most wonderful patina.
“Opportunities to own a car like this don’t come up very often, particularly not a rare right-hand-drive car of which only 58 came to the UK. Move quick is all I will say – this won’t hang around long.”
This Ferrari 365 GT4 BB is available to view now at Hexagon Classics’ flagship showroom in north London.
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Sam Hardy, Influence Associates
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Notes to editors:
Hexagon
Hexagon has had one careful owner for over 50 years. Paul Michaels, Hexagon Chairman, started the business in 1963. From a small mews in north London, Hexagon quickly built a reputation for being passionate about road and racing cars.

It became the official dealer of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Reliant, not to mention London’s leading BMW dealer for over 45 years.

During that time, Hexagon also committed to car racing. It began racing D-Type Jaguars, Formula 5000 and during its most adventurous period, entered into F1 in 1973/74, with John Watson driving a Brabham BT44 to its best finish of 4th in Austria and picking up six points for the season.

Racing, with a particular emphasis on history, remains a passion, evidenced by the purchase of a 1987 Porsche 962, raced twice at Le Mans finishing 4TH and 8th respectively. But as the classic market continues to prosper and diversify into the more modern classic models, Paul and his team – lead by Jonathan Franklin – is harnessing its experience to bring the very best the market has to offer.

Its unrivalled contacts and reach across the world means that if the car you want is not in stock, it will know where and who to go to get it. And no car is offered to customers until a full and detailed inspection is undertaken.

Hexagon Classics focuses all types of classic car.
From the rarest and most collectable marques in the world to collectable air-cooled Porsches. Hexagon Classics usually has over 40 Porsche models in stock at any one time. From the 356, through to the best of the 911s – the 930, 964, 993, 996, and the 997. And extending to one of Paul’s personal favourites and one he believes is under-rated, the 928 GT.

Given that Porsche was one of the marques Hexagon sold new, it’s entirely possible that one day the same car will re-enter stock as a classic.

Hexagon’s partnership with Lotus marks a return to new cars, but with the Lotus’ heritage steeped in racing and some iconic road-going models, it’s a move that fits in with the ethos of the brand.