Perfect Color Combination365 GTB/4 By Samuel Laurence
- May 9, 2017
- Posted by Marc Enger
We offer this exceptional and famously owned Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, finished in Rosso Chiaro with Black interior as per manufacturers specification. Delivered new on the 3rd August 1972 through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, this confirmed matching numbers example is one of only 186 genuine right-hand drive vehicles supplied and is perhaps the most original and well-maintained Daytonas available on the market.
The bodywork is in excellent order, the door shuts and panel fit are exceptional and the Rosso Chiaro paintwork still retains a deep shine throughout. The interior has been trimmed in factory specification Black VM8500 Connolly Vaumol hide and complete with correct Ferrari supplied punched holed inserts.
On the road, the car performs wonderfully well. The Daytona’s all-alloy, four-cam, V12 engine fires instantly into life and with an original power output of 352bhp and capable of 175mph the car has a blistering performance for its age. The five-speed transaxle gearbox meant 50/50 weight distribution could be achieved. The gearbox changes effortlessly through the 5-speed range and the car is simply a joy to drive whether on the open highway or in town traffic.
To aid the stopping power Ferrari fitted servo-assisted brakes to the four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Air conditioning was optional and was fitted at the factory on our car, but elsewhere the Daytona remained focused on delivering nothing less than superlative high performance.
A full and complete history file supports this vehicle, with copies of original build sheets, order forms, delivery correspondence, and a chronologically ordered file of every Ferrari service bill and receipt from new, complemented with a complete set of original MOT certificates to support its genuine mileage.
Early registration information identifies famous Ferrari enthusiast Mr Elton H John, of 14 Abbots Drive, Wentworth, Surrey, as the recorded owner and keeper of the car from 1973-1975. It is believed that Sir Elton purchased the Daytona off the back of his single success and release of his famed album ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Ownership history is fully known and represented within its file of collector and Ferrari owners club member-owners. The last private collector proudly owned the car for 16 years, garaging and maintaining the vehicle regardless of cost. Since our acquisition, the car has benefitted from a full service and inspection, refurbishment of the original magnesium wheels and new Michelin XWX tyres. – Learn more
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