1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Lot No. 5171
Auctioned on Saturday, August 31, 2013
Sold for $434,500
- 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
Chassis no. 16961
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 is finished in Rossa Corsa (red), with Nero (black) and Rossa Corsa (red) leather interior with red carpet. Chassis 16961 is reported to be mostly original and shows only 14,900 miles on the odometer, which is believed to be original. Along with factory air conditioning, this exciting Ferrari has Borrani wire wheels with knock-off hubs, four-wheel disc brakes, and it comes with its toolkit and books.
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, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona maintains its glorious status among the sports car elite and is a cultural icon in its own right.