Italy in the late 1960s was a hotbed of creative energy in the automobile industry. GT cars were becoming ever more powerful and exotic while Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati battled for sports car supremacy. Ferrari s proven front-mounted V12 layout was the foundation of the traditional Ferrari road car even while the Scuderia was in the midst of a mid-engine revolution. Lamborghini on the other hand tossed convention aside for a radical transverse-rear-engine layout on their staggering new Miura of 1966. The arrival of the groundbreaking Miura signaled alarm bells for many within Ferrari as suddenly the gorgeous but traditional 275GTB/4 was on the back foot compared to the new kid from Sant Agata.While the 275 GTB/4 was still relatively new Pininfarina s design chief Leonardo Fiavoranti took a bare chassis and engine from the floor to mock up a new design. The muscular new shape was more modern than the 275 being wider all around with its crisp edges more defined lines and a bold Plexiglas band across the nose. It so impressed Enzo that the green light was given for production. When the new 365 GTB/4 Daytona was introduced at the 1968 Paris Salon the reception was lukewarm compared to the radical Miura; the Ferrari was considered too orthodox. However while Lamborghini struggled with the development of the Miura the 365 GTB/4 and its open-topped 365 GTS/4 NART relied on a proven platform that was reliable strong and delivered storming performance. The Daytona was magnificent GT car and a true supercar providing a 0-100mph sprint in 12.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 174 mph.This 1971 365 GTB/4 is an original European specification left-drive car completed on September 1 1970. The car was sold through the official Ferrari dealer Motor S.a.s. di Carle Allegretti in Bologna Italy and originally finished in Argento Metallizzato over blue leather. Serial number 13729 is an original and desirable Plexi-nose car featuring fixed headlamps behind a full-width Plexiglas panel that was unique to early European models. In the late 1970s this car was exported to the USA with Larry Crossan of Loomis California noted as the earliest known American owner.In 1981 Mr. Crossan handed the car over to Michael Sheehan s European Auto Restoration where it received an expert conversion to Spyder configuration. Mr. Sheehan had performed a number of these conversions and his cars along with those of Richard Straman are among the most authentic and widely accepted. The quality and attention to detail make them difficult to distinguish from the Scaglietti-built originals. Aside from the sheet metal changes Sheehan s conversions also included a reinforced front sub-frame strengthened windscreen frame and steel inner fender panels to ensure no compromises to the handling and performance.Steve Forristall of Houston Texas would own S/N 13729 for some time in the early 1980s and he offered it for sale in 1987. It changed hands a few more times in 1990s and early 2000s and the ownership chain is well-documented. A high-quality cosmetic restoration was performed in approximately 2001 and the most recent owner acquired it in 2007.Today this fantastic Daytona presents in excellent condition. The body now finished in classic Rosso Corsa shows crisp body lines and excellent panel fit. Doors open and shut with a satisfying and solid feel and the quality of the Spyder conversion is outstanding. Completing the look is a set of beautiful Borrani wire wheels wrapped in correct-type 215/70-VR15 Michelin radials. Exterior brightwork and body fittings are in very good overall condition showing some light hazing in places yet remaining consistent and attractive.The interior is nicely presented with signature Daytona bucket seats feature contrasting red inserts black carpets and black fabric soft-top. The. The upholstery is in excellent overall order and while the leather seats and dash covering appear more recent the door panels and console possibly date to the original restoration. Equipment includes power windows air conditioning a period correct Becker Mexico cassette/stereo and a correct Daytona steering wheel. Sheehan s conversion even includes the rare pull-down sun visors which were unique to the factory-built Daytona Spyder. Correct original instruments reveal the car s home-market roots.Beneath the hood is Ferrari s legendary four-cam 4.4-liter V12 topped by a sextet of Weber carburetors. The engine is tidy and well detailed with correct wrinkle-finish cam covers and air cleaner housing. It runs strong pulling well through the rev range while emitting a glorious soundtrack that enhances with the top folded. It benefits from a recent service which included the rebuilding of the carburetors new ignition coils new plugs and new wires. The brake system was also serviced with rebuilt calipers and new pads.With its timeless design and astonishing performance the Daytona is one of Ferrari s most iconic road cars and one of the greatest grand tourers of all time. This beautiful example is road-ready and is sure to impress its future keepers for many more miles.
1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 DaytonaChassis # 14079 This Daytona is a lifetime California blue plate car that has been in single ownership since 1974. Owned by a Los Angeles area Dr. he kept and cherished it until his passing and the car remained in the family ownership for 41 years. The car has been in storage and the last registration date is from 2008 so it will need some servicing to get it back on the road. The interior is exceptionally beautiful and shows like new. There is also a beautiful toolkit in the trunk and the body number found on the trunk lid lip. Still offered on the California pink slip that was issued in 1974. Here is a beautiful matching numbers Daytona one of only 1284 examples produced in a 6 year production run offered at great value and with tremendous potential.For only $565,000
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona BerlinettaCoachwork by: ScagliettiChassis No. 14203Engine No. B996 (Numbers Matching Original Engine)Body No. 453We are proud to offer this amazing Numbers-Matching, sorted and visually stunning Daytona Coup. One of Only 12 Daytonas Factory Delivered in Giallo Dino, US/Canadian Version Delivered New with Air Conditioning (blows cold), Offered With Marcel Massini History Report, Recent Major service, excellent driving condition, A Turn-Key Ready Example Ideal for Touring/Casual Driving.This stunning 365 GTB/4 comes from a great home where it was serviced and used as intended. Chassis number 14203 is one of the finest Daytona coupes we have had the privilege to offer. Delivered in March of 1971 to George Woolleys Ferrari in Toronto in its extremely rare and original color of Giallo Dino over Nero Interior. Its stay in Canada was brief and by 1972 it made its way stateside to Illinois and then Oklahoma in 1976. Then in 1978 the Daytona was found advertised in the Los Angeles Times by Ferrari of San Diego, described as Giallo Dino with black interior and 29,272 miles. The car remained in California for the next couple of decades, with very little use before it was found and purchased by a New York dealer. It was then sold to a respected New Jersey collector with an affinity for great European sports cars. The new owner commissioned a complete repaint of the car in its original Giallo Dino color and it remained in his collection through early 2014 when it was sold to an orthopedic surgeon based in Illinois. Under its new ownership a complete and throughout servicing was performed with the intents to use the car on the Copperstate 1000 rally.The service included new suspension bushings, rebuilt shocks by Koni, new joints, brake service, all-new rotors, calipers, and master cylinder. Additionally, the distributors were converted with modern internals. Major service to the engine included new coils, new fuel pumps, new fuel filters, spark plugs, tuning of the carburetors. In its preparation for the rally it also received a new clutch, new pressure plate, throw out bearing and a transmission service. For ease of handling at low speeds an EZ electric power steering unit was installed (original components are included). The EZ electric power steering unit is speed sensitive and cuts off above 25 MPH and also has a cutoff switch to deactivate it completely.In 2015 after the extensive service was completed the Daytona successfully participated in the Copperstate 1000, a 1000-mile vintage rally across Arizona. Subsequently, it has been driven and enjoyed by its last fastidious caretaker until our purchase. A summer of 2017 inspection and extensive detailing revealed strong engine compression on all 12 cylinders and nicely tuned mechanicals. In December, 2107 the Daytona received new Michelin XWX tires all around, further improving its drivability. Visually it is a stunning example with nice paint and a remarkably well aged original interior with the exception of the outer seat bolsters which were redone. Included with the sale are a toolkit, jack, servicing invoices, and a Marcel Massini history report. The odometer reads 53,035 miles which are believed to be original.Ferrari only produced 1284 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coups, #14203 is one that remains in stunning original condition with largely original interior, original glass, body #453 stamped panels and with its powerful numbers-matching V12 engine.As an iconic Ferrari, Daytonas are highly sought after, as many owners are reluctant to part with their cars. Good examples are difficult to come by. Opportunities like this do not come around often, if you have been searching for a great driving and visually stunning Daytona we encourage you to carefully consider this example.Price: 567,500 FIRM
Top-quality Numbers Matching Example, Complete Meticulous Ground-up Restoration, Impeccable Fly Yellow Exterior Finish, Beautifully Restored Black Leather Interior, Documented Ownership History and Low Mileage, Factory Air-Conditioning & Power Windows, Original Manuals Jack and Toolkit, One of the Finest Examples in Existence and Available, Top-quality, Numbers Matching ExampleComplete Meticulous Ground-up RestorationImpeccable Fly Yellow Exterior FinishBeautifully Restored Black Leather InteriorDocumented Ownership History and Low MileageFactory Air-Conditioning, Power WindowsOriginal Manuals, Jack and ToolkitOne of the Finest Examples in Existence and Available Unveiled at Paris during 1968, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta gained its unofficial Daytona name while still a prototype, in honor of Ferraris stunning podium sweep at the 24-hour race there in 1967. Now, as when new, the 365 GTB/4 remains the ultimate expression of the classic front-engine V-12 Ferrari GT concept, with its lean and aggressive Scaglietti-built body universally acknowledged as one of Pininfarinas finest designs. Balance and handling characteristics were impeccable, aided by the Daytonas rear transaxle. Universally acclaimed as one of the fastest exotic cars available when new, the Daytona excelled in all disciplines. While intended primarily as a fast road car without racing pretensions, the 365 GTB/4 was a winner on the track long after production had ended, scoring a class victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1979. The Daytona was an important "production" model for Ferrari, with experts citing 1,383 examples constructed from 1968 to 1974, plus 121 open Daytona Spiders. Declared the best sports car in the world" by Road & Track magazine in 1970, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona is simply a necessary component of any serious sports-car collection today.Numbered 14279 and carrying very well-documented history, this USA-model 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona was delivered new to the United States via Modern Classic Motors, as documented in Hilary A. Raab, Jr.s Ferrari Serial Numbers: Part I. Interestingly, it was only sold new in February 1975 by Francisco Mir, the Ferrari dealer for Santa Monica, California. It remained in California until the 1990s, when it was sold to Texas. It would remain there until 2002, when it was sold as part of a package of racing cars and several Ferrari models to a Californian owner, who had the car professionally restored from 2003 to 2006, with the job coordinated by, and mechanical work performed at, Rod Drews F.A.I. in Costa Mesa. Post-restoration, the Daytona was sold to a noted private collector with multiple Pebble Beach Concours dElegance wins to his credit, who had 14279 shipped to British Columbia, Canada in April 2007 and registered there. In 2008, the current owner, a fastidious and discerning collector, purchased the Daytona and placed it into his private collection, which is regarded as one of the finest anywhere.Presented in striking Fly Yellow paint over black leather upholstery, 14279 is clearly well-maintained and virtually impeccable throughout. Featuring a laser-straight body with excellent panel gaps and gleaming brightwork, the Daytona rides on an equally nice chassis with attention to detail in full evidence. New leather upholstery and the mouse hair dash treatment were correctly fitted and remain inviting. Desirable passenger amenities include air-conditioning, a Becker AM/FM-cassette radio unit, and power window lifts. Underhood resides the original Tipo 251 V-12 engine, nicely and selectively upgraded with P6-grind cams and Euro-specification headers. Producing approximately 400 horsepower, it delivers outstanding acceleration and overall performance with a Comp Daytona-type 3.90:1 axle ratio and nine-inch rear wheels, with new Michelin XWX radial tires mounted all around. As offered, the Daytona benefits from a fresh and full professional service and all systems are reported in working order, including the air-conditioning. Current mileage stands at fewer than 35,400 miles at the time of cataloguing. As expected, items included with the sale of 14279 include the original manuals, roadside jack, and toolkit. As the last front-engine, V-12 Ferrari model from the classic Enzo Ferrari era, the 365 GTB/4 stands proudly as one of the most aggressive, yet beautifully styled and best-performing road cars ever to pass through the gates of Maranello. An immensely desirable, top-quality example, this 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta will certainly make a true blue chip addition to any proper collection of sporting icons and deliver an incomparable ownership experience in all respects.
Chassis 14819 was originally finished in Gially Fly over Nero and was originally delivered to official West Coast Ferrari Distributor, William Harrahs Modern Classic Motors of Reno, Nevada. It was subsequently sold via the Ramsey Motor Company of Monterey, California to Jack Eiteljorg of Englewood, Colorado. In 1975 it was sold to the Scott family of Amarillo, Texas and later to Jeff Gilbert of California. In 2001, still under the ownership of Gilbert, it was restored by Norbert Hofers Gran Touring Classics of Long Beach, California. In 2002, the car was sold to well-known Los Angeles-based Ferrari collector, John Spencer Bradley. Mr. Bradly also entrusted service and restoration work to Mr. Hofer who had already known the car for so many years. After Mr. Bradleys passing, it was sold to a collector in Oklahoma and then to Don Davis who has always maintained a very high-end collection of sports cars. After Mr. Davis sold it via auction, the car went to Philadelphia where it was serviced extensively by Algar Ferrari. Receipts for the work done at Algar are on hand and include such work as replacing exhaust gaskets, overhauling the front brakes and fuel pump system, replacing the steering rod ends, and installing correct muffler centers. The dashboard was restored with correct mousehair covering. This beautiful Daytona remains in its original delivery colors and is nicely equipped with a Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette player and factory air conditioning. The highly polished Borrani wire wheels are shod correctly in Michelin XWX tires. If you look closely at the engine bay, you will see all of its factory-delivered smog equipment. While this stuff was useless for so many years and often discarded, it is now in high demand as it is necessary for high-level judging and certification. This car is accompanied by a tool roll and jacking equipment, a 365 GTB/4 owners manual, an additional instruction manual for U.S.-specification cars, and a copy of its Ferrari certificate of origin. Most crucially of all, it is supplied with its Red Book, recognizing its certification by Ferrari Classiche. Please note: This Ferrari has been inspected and test-driven by a member of staff, but is not currently onsite in Costa Mesa, CA. If you have questions or require an inspection, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.