1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – Chassis No. 13915
- UK market, right hand drive
- Factory order No. 401
Grigio Scuro (originally Argento Auteuil) with Nero leather and Dark Blue Scur carpets, light grey roof lining, air-conditioning.
The Ferrari Daytona epitomised the drama and flamboyance of the era (1970s) and this example in particular comes with an association to two very different but equally interesting owners who defined the spirit and sounds of the period.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (‘365’ denoting the engines displacement in cubic centimetres per cylinder and ‘4’ denoting its number of overhead camshafts) was introduced as the replacement to the 275 GTB/4 with the intention of competing against Lamborghini’s formidable Miura. Sleek and modern Pininfarina lines (from a young Leonardo Fioravanti, who would go on to pen many other Ferraris including the 512 BB, 308 GTB, 288 GTO and F40) were matched by a development of the 4.4-litre V12 engine and produced a car of rare balance which guaranteed a unique driving experience. Many fans know it by its unofficial name of “Daytona” a name supposedly in recognition of the Ferrari 1-2-3 victory in the Daytona 24-Hour Race in 1967.
Powered by an increased-capacity, longer-block derivative of the twin overhead camshaft per bank V12 unit used in th 275 GTB4 and with factory type reference 251, of 4390cc capacity the ‘Daytona’ delivers an impressive 347 horsepower at 7,500 rpm with 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and a monstrous top speed of 174mph!