• Rare UK-market, right-hand drive example
  • Sought-after early ‘Plexiglas’ model

Every Ferrari is, to a greater or lesser extent, a ‘landmark’ car, but few of Maranello’s road models have captured the imagination of Ferraristi like the 365 GTB/4. The ultimate expression of Ferrari’s fabulous line of V12 front-engined sports cars, the 365 GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon gaining the unofficial name ‘Daytona’ in honour of the sweeping 1, 2, 3 finish by Ferrari at that circuit in 1967.

At the time of its introduction in 1968 the Daytona was the most expensive production Ferrari ever and, with a top speed in excess of 170mph, was also the world’s fastest production car.

Deliveries commenced in the second half of 1969 and the Daytona would be manufactured for just four years; not until the arrival of the 456 GT in 1992 would Ferrari build anything like it again. Only 1,300 Berlinetta models and 121 Spyder convertibles had been made when production ceased in 1973.

With fewer than 160 UK-market cars built, only a relative handful of which would have been the sought-after early ‘Plexiglas’ model, ‘13915’ represents an exciting opportunity for the Ferrari collector to acquire a Daytona boasting unrivalled celebrity provenance, having been owned by both Lord Hesketh and Eric Clapton. Undoubtedly the ideal centrepiece for any high-profile Ferrari collection.