1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 14457
Lot 217
1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 14457
Sold for CHF 190,000 (US$ 188,406) inc. premium

Lot Details
1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 14457
Engine no. B-1266

Footnotes

  • "It's a hard muscled thoroughbred, the Daytona - easily the most awesome and yet disciplined road-going Ferrari in that firm's brilliant quarter century of existence. The Daytona isn't fast - it's blinding. It will eat up a quarter-mile of asphalt in 13.2 seconds at 110mph and scream out to 175mph - or it will slug through traffic at 1,500rpm with the Sunday manners of a FIAT. It is the perfect extension of its driver. You can cut and weave through shuffling traffic with the agility of a halfback, or lope down the freeway with the piece of mind that comes from knowing you can contend with anyone's incompetence. To say, after you've driven it, that the Daytona is desirable doesn't begin to sum up your feelings - you would sell your soul for it." - Car & Driver, January 1970.

    Every Ferrari is, to a greater or lesser extent, a 'landmark' car, but few of Maranello's road models have captured the imagination of Ferraristi like the 365GTB/4 - the 'Daytona' name was unofficial, bestowed by the press in honour of Ferrari's 1-2-3 victory at that circuit's 24-hour race in 1967. At the time of its introduction in 1968 the Daytona was the most expensive production Ferrari ever and, with a top speed in excess of 170mph was also the world's fastest production car. Deliveries commenced in the second half of 1969 and the Daytona would be manufactured for just four years; not until the arrival of the 550 Maranello in 1996 would Ferrari build anything like it again.

    One of Pininfarina's countless masterpieces, the influential shark-nosed body style combined muscularity and elegance in equal measure.

    Sold new in September 1971 by Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors in Nevada, and originally painted Rosso Chiaro with black leather upholstery, this handsome Daytona was later acquired by renowned Swiss Ferrari collector Englebert Stieger, believed to be its second owner, before its purchase by the vendor around 1997. The car has been maintained by official agent Symbol Automobile in Matran and Garage de Copet in Vevey, and service invoices are available. A new exhaust system has been recently fitted, the door skins have been replaced and the seat sides have also been retrimmed. The mileage now stands at 35,203 miles and every aspect of the car is described by the owner as “very good”. Desirable options include air conditioning and wider rear wheels. Offered with warranty book, owners manual, spare parts catalogue and Swiss road registration (as a ‘veteran’), this Daytona is ready to excite its next owner.

Saleroom notices

  • This car has been in the same ownership since 1987.
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