The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is the fastest and most powerful grand touring sports car of the late 1960s. It was created in coupe version 365 GTB/4, Spyder convertible 365 GTS/4 of which 122 copies were produced, and later in special series One-Off 365 GTB/4 Shooting Break. Its name Daytona was given as a tribute to Ferrari's victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona. The Ferrari 275 GTB became less powerful, following the launch of the Lamborghini Miura in 1966, Ferrari decided to replicate by creating its 365 GTB/4 Daytona, of classic design, with front V12 engine and propulsion. The design was made by Pininfarina Leonardo Fioravanti. The Daytona will be replaced in 1973 by the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, then the BB 512 with engine in central back position. The Ferrari Daytona follows the modern style of the time with long hood, short rear and lightweight aluminum doors and hood with five-spoke star wheels and central throttle. The four visible, fixed headlights of the first 500 units are profiled under a transparent perspex fairing, surrounding a small grille. The last 800 units will have retractable headlights designed for the American market.
The V12 Ferrari Colombo engine of the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Type 251 is modified and increased to 4.4 litres on the Daytona with four overhead camshafts, dry sump, two valves per cylinder, single ignition, hemispherical combustion chamber and 6 dual body Weber carburetors, for a power of more than 350 horsepower and a speed greater than 280 km/h. In order to have a good weight distribution between the front and rear of this Ferrari, the transmission is transaxle with gearbox attached to the rear axle. If Ferrari does not officially enter Ferrari 365 Daytona in the race, these cars will participate privately in the World Championship of sports cars, 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1971 to 1978 or Daytona, a first version being prepared for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1969. The production of Ferrari Daytona reaching 500 models, it will be approved by the FIA in Group 4 thanks to light bodies in aluminum, fiberglass and plexiglass, with engines raised to 400 horses for a maximum speed of 297 km/h in 1972, then 450 hp in 1973.
Thanks to its sublime lines, its exceptional performances, its low diffusion and its sporting achievements, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona has become a mythical car. The model we are presenting for sale, completely restored a few years ago in terms of bodywork, mechanics and upholstery works perfectly, and the sound of its engine will bewitch you.
Really good condition