1971 FERRARI 365GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA
Coachwork by Scaglietti Design by Pininfarina
Chassis no. 14821
Engine no. B1516
4,390cc DOHC V12 Engine
6 Weber Carburetors
352bhp at 7,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Highly original example with fewer than 6,600 miles from new
*Superb condition throughout
*Ferrari Classiche certified
*Few devoted owners since new
*Offered with substantial history file, books, tools and Ferrari Classiche's red certification book
THE FERRARI 365GTB/4 DAYTONA
Perhaps the ultimate 12-cylinder front-engined Ferrari GT, the 365GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon after gaining the unofficial name 'Daytona' in honor of the sweeping 1-2-3 finish by the Ferrari 330P4 at that circuit in 1967. The influential shark-nosed styling was by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, later the famed carrozzeria's director of research and development, who once revealed that the Daytona was his favorite among the many Ferraris he designed. The bonnet, extending for almost half the car's total length, was complimented by a small cabin and short tail; the overall effect suggesting muscular horsepower while retaining all the elegance associated with the Italian coachbuilder's work for Maranello. Although the prototype had been styled and built by Pininfarina in Turin, manufacture of the production version was entrusted to Ferrari's subsidiary, carrozzeria Scaglietti, in Modena.
The Daytona's all-alloy, four-cam, V12 engine displaced 4,390cc and produced its maximum output of 352bhp at a hefty 7,500rpm, with 318lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 rpm. Dry-sump lubrication enabled it to be installed low in the oval-tube chassis, while shifting the gearbox to the rear in the form of a five-speed transaxle meant 50/50 weight distribution could be achieved. The all-independent wishbone and coil-spring suspension was a recent development, having originated in the preceding 275GTB. Unlike the contemporary 365GTC/4, the Daytona was not available with power steering, a feature then deemed inappropriate for a 'real' high performance GT. Air conditioning and power windows were optional, but elsewhere the Daytona remained uncompromisingly focused on delivering superlative high performance.
With a top speed in excess of 170mph, the Daytona was the world's fastest production car in its day. Fewer than 1,300 Berlinetta models and 123 Spiders had been made when Daytona production ceased in 1973.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
According to its history report provided by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this stellar 365GTB/4 was completed at the Maranello works on December 16, 1971. It wore Marrone Colorado paint and was fitted with a beige leather interior; a left hand drive example, it was optioned with air conditioning, power windows and a radio, and destined for the US market.
The new Daytona shipped to Eastern US Ferrari Distributor Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut in January 1972, where its first owner, physician Dr. James E. Outler of Warner Robins, Georgia soon took delivery. An avid Ferrari enthusiast and FCA member, Dr. Outler's careful handling and devoted maintenance of the brown Ferrari kept it in pristine condition, and is surely why 14821 remains highly original and exquisitely preserved to this day. The Ferrari remained in Outler's ownership until sold by Mrs. Vieno M. Outler in June of 1985 to Donald A. Kayko, Sr. of Waterford, Michigan. At this point, 14821 had just 5,824 miles recorded on its odometer, and remained entirely original throughout, still wearing its original coat of Marrone Colorado.
Mr. Kayko, a fellow FCA member and Ferrari aficionado, would become the caretaker of the low-mile Daytona for the next twenty years. He would keep 14821 protected from the elements and only used it on very special occasions. Kayko entered the car in several preservation class Concours events, one of them the 1994 FCA International meet held in Monterey during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance week. In 2005, Mr. Kayko sold 14821 to renowned Ferrari collector James Page of Boca Raton, Florida. At this point the Daytona remained entirely original throughout and still had fewer than 6,000 miles on its odometer. Mr. Page soon entrusted 14821 to seasoned Ferrari specialist Al Roberts of Sheldon Ferrari, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a thorough mechanical re-commissioning to ensure all systems operated as they should.
Mr. Page later sold 14821 to Steve Wolf, also of Boca Raton. Mr. Wolf would enter the brown Ferrari in a few Concours events, the 2006 Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance among others, before making the decision to repaint the car in the Rosso Corsa color it wears today. Further re-commissioning work was performed during this time, including the installation of a new clutch.
Today, with fewer than 6,600 original and documented miles since new, this extraordinarily well preserved and very original Daytona presents incredibly well. With the exception of the exterior color change to Rosso Corsa and service items such as batteries and tires, 14821 remains original. This car has always enjoyed owners who treated it with respect and admiration. The panel fit is excellent throughout, and it is immediately apparent that the paintwork performed was done to the absolute highest standards. Glass and bright work is as factory delivered, with just a slight age reminding the admirer that the car really is over forty years old. The original Carello lenses and weather stripping is intact as well, further attesting to the car's original nature.
The engine compartment where the massive quad-cam V12 engine is housed has the appearance of a well-serviced car that has never been out in rough climates. Original clamps and zip-ties and are still in place. 14821's cabin remains equally original, showing just a slight age and the appearance of a 'real' car. 14821 was recently certified by Ferrari's Classiche certification program, and included with the sale is the red certification book, as well as an extensive history file including Marcel Massini's history report on 14821, paperwork dating back to the early 1970s, the bill of sale between Mrs. Outler to Donald Kayko, as well as an abundance of receipts.
A finer Daytona than 14821 is hard to find. With a well-documented provenance since new, very low mileage, and just two long-term owners for its first 33 years, this exquisite example will stand out in any Ferrari collection.