1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta By Gullwing Motorcars
- November 3, 2018
- Posted by Marc Enger
We 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.
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