1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta
Coachwork by: Scaglietti
Chassis No. 14203
Engine No. B996 (Numbers Matching Original Engine)
Body No. 453
One of Only 12 Daytona’s Factory Delivered in Giallo Dino
US/Canadian Version Delivered New with Air Conditioning
Offered With Marcel Massini History Report
Recent Major Service and Detailing Performed
An Exceptional Example of Ferrari’s Finest Thoroughbreds!
In 1968, the world saw the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta for the first time at the Paris Salon. Unlike most of the 275 and 330 series cars that preceded it, the Daytona was powered by a four-cam version of the company’s famous V-12 engine. The engine was mounted at the front in a classic long-nose, short-tail Pininfarina design. The car acquired its unofficial Daytona name after the model swept the top three places at the 1967 race of the same name. Ferrari was reportedly quite put-out when the Daytona name leaked out during testing, and it was never officially applied to the model.
The Daytona’s mechanical specifications delivered on its claim to be the fastest production sports car in the world, with a top speed of 174 mph. The four-cam Colombo V-12 engine displaced 4.3-liters and generated 352 horsepower. The Daytona may have been a conventional design, but it was a supremely fast and effective grand touring car. A fine-looking automobile popular with celebrities and the jet set, it would accommodate two people and all the luggage they need for a week or more, while cruising indefinitely at speeds most cars could never attain.
Chassis number 14203 is one of the finest Daytona coupes we have offered in our history. Delivered in March of 1971 to George Woolley’s 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. 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 53,027 miles which are believed to be original.
Ferrari only produced 1284 365 GTB/4 Daytona CoupÃ©s, #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.
With its incredible road manners, the experienced enthusiast will be hard pressed to contain their enjoyment behind the wheel. Daytonas are highly sought after, as many owners are reluctant to part with their cars. And good examples are difficult to come by. Here is a great opportunity to acquire a refreshing Daytona at an exceptional price.
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Price in USD: 652500