1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona
- Azzurro Dino/blue with dark blue inserts
- U.S. example
- 4.4 litre V12 engine with 6 Weber carburetors • 5 speed manual gear box
- Under 100 miles since complete restoration
- Disc brakes
- Power windows
- Air conditioning
In the racing world, the word Daytona conjures up certain images, many related to the famous high speed banked oval in Daytona Beach, Florida, scene to important races such as the Daytona 500 and 24 Hours of Daytona, to name a few.
But, to Ferraristi, Daytona only means one thing, the iconic Ferrari 356 GTB/4, the design which completely revolutionized the motoring world on its debut at the 1968 Paris Auto Salon, setting the design standard for other manufactures to follow for the next three decades as it was easily one of the most imitated cars in history.
The Daytona name was not given to the car by decree from Maranello, rather it was more of a tribute to Ferrari’s astounding success winning the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with the legendary 330 P4s finishing 1-2-3. This important victory was captured in one of the most iconic racing images of all time as all three cars took the checkered flag line abreast in a staged finish for the cameras, taking a page from Ford’s similar finish line photo at Le Mans the previous year, adding to the Ferrari legend on the high banked American combined oval and road course.
Of course, Ferrari was no stranger to producing front-engined V12 grand touring coupes and convertible spiders of course having produced classic designs from the 250 California GT, 250 GTO and 275 GTB/4 and other variants throughout the sixties. With the 365 GTB/4, Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fiovaranti took the concept to the next level with an eye towards the 1970s, an exciting new decade was coming, the world was changing and the automotive industry was changing with it. The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a direct reflection of those times.
While still, long and dramatic like its older brothers, the Daytona featured a more modern streamlined shape starting at the tip of the sharp nose extending to its famous wedge shape and still very much with a formidable Ferrari presence. Gone were the bulbous pontoon fenders of its older brothers, in favor of a cleaner streamlined shape to the tapered rear end. No matter what angle you look at it, the Daytona is as close to automotive design perfection as it gets but still very much in the great Ferrari and Pininfarina fashion.
Under the hood, Ferrari increased performance carrying over the 275’s Colombo silk smooth alloy V12 engine but increased to 4.4 liters with dual overhead cams and six Weber twin carburetors pumping out 352BHP and producing that magical V12 sound.. With the engine placed in the front and 5-speed manual gearbox in the back, the Daytona has near perfect balance.
This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (#14173) is in it’s original stunning Azzurro Dino (blue) with matching blue leather interior. A true turn-key car, it comes to us with full history, documentation, 65,337 original miles and needing nothing ready for the lawn for any major Concours d’Elegance or the open road.
Delivered new via Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, detailed service file dating back decades including 1980s at Modena Sport Cars of West Hollywod, CA, 1990s at Bobileff Motor Car Company of San Diego, CA and 2000s at Rod Drew’s Francorchamp’s of America of Costa Mesa, CA, just completed $170,000.00 servicing, sorting and detailing at Craig Hill’s Top of the Hill Ferrari Service of Livermore, CA, Borrani wire wheels with Michelin XWX tires, partial owner’s manuals and tool roll, auxiliary rear air conditioning, matching numbers original engine, originally delivered in Azzurro Dino with Blue leather and one of only eight Daytona coupes originally built in these colors as documented by Ferrari historian, Marcel Massini.
Previous Owner: Skeets Dunn (Ferrari Collector) Rancho Santa Fe, CA 02/2003. Previous Owner: John M. Benassi Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1985.
Previous Owner: William Gillespie (Formula Atlantic Team Owner) Germantown, TN 1983.
Original Owner: Rudolph Stoessel (original owner) Los Angeles, CA 1972.
Bill Rudd competition-spec’d engine (cams, pistons, headers)
Transaxle rebuilt by Bruno; electronic ignition; 8″ front, 9″ rear Borranis; trunk-mounted auxiliary AC; Ferrari Daytona OEM tool kit; Ferrari Manuals; Becker Mexico OEM radio retained; recent new brakes, new clutch kit, new headlight motor, new radiator fans, new AC compressor, flywheel resurfaced and new flywheel ring gear, new rear axle CV boots, replace/tune Borrani wheel spokes, rebuilt starter motor and new motor mounts.
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