1973 | Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona
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Make Ferrari Model 365 Model name 365 GTS/4 Daytona Year of manufacture 1973 Condition category Original Matching numbers Yes Body style Convertible Body detail Convertible Power (kw/hp) 259/352 Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,390 Cylinders 12 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 5 Drive Rear Front Brake Disc Rear Brake Disc Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Yellow Interior colour Black Interior material Leather
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Until the introduction of the 550 Maranello, the 365 GTB/4 represented the end of the line for Ferrari’s two-seater front-engined V-12 grand touring cars, and it was a fantastic automobile in every regard and a high-water mark for Pininfarina style, gracing the cover of nearly every motoring magazine at its introduction. While many believed at that time that mid-engined sports cars were the way of the future, which was spurred on by Lamborghini’s futuristic Miura, Ferrari stuck with their classic formula of keeping their V-12 in the front, and they were still able to produce a world-beating sensation. A sprint from 0–60 mph took just 5.4 seconds and led onward to a top speed of 174 mph, making this the fastest production car in the world at the time of its unveiling in 1968. The car, nicknamed “Daytona” after Ferrari’s legendary 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, was a wonderful replacement to the 275 GTB/4, as it was vastly more refined from its predecessor in design but still manifestly a Ferrari, state-of-the-art for the conventional layout.
Many believed that it would be hard to top the Daytona Berlinetta, but Ferrari had one last trick up their sleeve. The first Daytona Spider was shown to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1969, and it was finished in an eye-catching yellow, with a black interior and Borrani wire wheels. While the body contours remained largely identical, the rear wings on the spider were squared-off on the top edges. This first spider was also fitted with Plexiglas-covered headlights, like the earliest European-specification coupes, but all production Daytona Spiders were fitted with the later pop-up headlights. The car all but stole the show at its unveiling, and many existing clients immediately expressed interest.
Ferrari only built 121 true Daytona Spiders, which represents just a fraction of the 1,406 total examples built during Daytona production. Although a number of coupes were converted to spiders later in their life, genuine factory examples command a substantial premium and are undoubtedly the most desirable Daytonas built. **
The rarity and undeniable charisma of Daytona Spiders makes almost any example a desirable car. This beautiful example, offers tremendous excitement and value in today’s discerning marketplace.
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Pink Slip Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 270990