1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Lot No. 784
Auctioned on Saturday, August 3, 2013
Sold for $401,500
- 4,390-cc, 352-hp, DOHC V-12 engine, six Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle
- Rosso Corsa with black and red leather interior
- Rust free accident free example that was part of a museum collection in Japan
- Recently serviced extensively and ready to drive
Chassis no. 14019
4,390-cc, 352-hp, DOHC V-12 engine, six Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension by coil springs and wishbones, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5-inches
The Ferrari Daytona we have the pleasure of presenting here has a very well-known history from new and was originally finished in Rossa Chiaro (red) in color, with Nero (black) and Rossa Corso (red) leather interior. Chassis 14019 was built as "Assembly Sequence Number 372” and fitted with "Scaglietti Body Number 384”. The order came from Luigi Chinetti Motors which requested a normal USA model finished in Rosso Corsa with black and red interior.
Completing assembly in January 1971, chassis number 14019 was fitted with factory air conditioning and equipped with engine number B794 which remains with the vehicle today. Chinetti sold the car new to a Mr. McGreene. The car arrived the first week of February 1971 by ocean vessel in Newark, New Jersey. Stan Nowak completed and inspection several days after arrival however it appears that delivery to McGreene may not have taken place as Chinetti repurchased this Daytona on March 5th, 1971 for the heavily discounted price of only $12,820. In addition to recoding the engine number and delivery mileage, Nowak noted that the car was fitted after delivery with Borrani wire wheels.
The car was then purchased by a New York resident and remained with the same family until 1994 when it was sold to Japan. In 1996 it was on display at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan where it was part of a display by Takao Sagagawa Museum Collection. In 2000 it was offered for sale by Mitsuru Takahashi's Trading Company in Tokyo, Japan. It remained still in red with the black interior and fitted with optional Borrani wire wheels. The car was recently purchased and brought to California from Japan. It is a rust- and accident-free Daytona which has undergone a fresh service involving, new ignition components, repaired horn and horn relay, clock and tachometer repair, turn signal switch and contacts cleaned, plus light switch repair. Additional work executed was highly extensive and too long to list herewith; however, a full report of the servicing can be provided upon request.
Although the Daytona was initially conceived as an interim model for the long-awaited 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer, it was released as the fastest and, for legions of Ferrari enthusiasts, the most desirable car in the world. While Ferrari ultimately conformed with the rising trend of mid-engine “supercars” with the Berlinetta Boxer and Testarossa, the classic Ferrari formula of a front-mounted V-12 continues to show its appeal in Ferrari’s current road models. Four decades after its debut, however, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona maintains its glorious status among the sports car elite and is a cultural icon in its own right. Thoroughly serviced and prepared for use and enjoyment – we encourage perspective buyers to closely inspect this very roadworthy and iconic example.