photography by CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH
Designed by Ferrari legend Sergio Pininfarina for the American racecar driver and Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti in 1966, the stunning 365p is about as rare and important as vintage supercars get. The muscular mid-mounted V12 was nicknamed the ‘Tre Posti’ for its unique three-seat configuration, which placed the driver dead center and the passengers set back on the flanks. With an estimated value north of $23 million, only two were ever made. (The second was commissioned by Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli). After its debut, Road & Track ran a cartoon showing the car with both its doors open, a man in the central driver’s seat, and two women arguing on the Italian roadside. La dolce vita indeed.