Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367

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Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten, 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta
Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367

Sold for € 216,500 (US$ 244,450) inc. premium
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten
1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta
Chassis no. 15367
Engine no. 15367
Vendue neuve en France en avril 1972 par l’importateur officiel, les Ets. Pozzi, le châssis n° 15367 fut d’abord la propriété de Guy Verrechia sous l’immatriculation « 2727 BQ 93 ». En mai 1974,
à 22 600 km, la voiture fut vendue à Claude Bouscary qui la céda en janvier 1980 à son fils, Bruno. La Daytona fut réimmatriculée « 3215 RW 34 ». Lorsque Bernard Consten, son nouveau propriétaire, acheta cette Ferrari en janvier 1986, elle avait parcouru 55 200 km auxquels il ajouta 17 300 km au cours des 23 dernières années, portant ainsi le kilométrage total à 72 500 km. Bernard Consten utilisa la Daytona comme voiture pilote (numéro de course « 0 ») pour l’ouverture de trois « Tour Auto » historiques. Au moment de son achat, la Daytona était encore peinte en « azzuro metallico « (bleu métallisé), sa teinte d’origine, mais Bernard Consten décida de la faire repeindre en « nuovo giallo fly » (jaune Ferrari) et remplaça les roues arrière larges de 7.5 pouces par des « 9 pouces » : ce sont les seules modifications introduites sur cette voiture par ailleurs totalement d’origine. Actuellement immatriculée « 6756 NS 92 », la voiture est accompagnée de son historique complet contenant des copies de la facture Pozzi originale et d’autres documents de livraison, des photocopies des anciennes cartes grises, le livre de bord personnel de Bernard Consten et tous les contrôles techniques depuis janvier 1986. Elle possède aussi son manuel d’utilisation, le catalogue des pièces de rechange et son jeu d’outils original. Présentée en excellent état après une réfection récente de l’embrayage (qui a effectué 500 km environ), cette magnifique Daytona qui bénéficie d’un historique limpide provient directement d’une collection prestigieuse. Que demander de plus ?


Bernard Consten is a 'household name' when 1950s and 1960s motor sport comes up in conversations both in France and around the world.
Motorsport and specifically rallying played an important role in Bernard’s life from an early age when, as a student of the renowned HEC (École des Hautes Études Commerciales) in the early 1950s, he would sneak off in order to listen to the results of the Tour de France Automobile on the radio. Bernard would go on to win that event no fewer than five times (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963) and today these remain the fondest remembered of the many victories of his illustrious motorsport career. The latter includes: French national rally champion in 1958, 1961, 1962 and 1967, six times Le Mans 24 Hours participant and winner of the 'Coupe des Alpes' and 'Liege-Rome-Liege', the extraordinary 95 hours non-stop rally of 1958. He has also participated in the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, Nürburgring and Paris 1,000km races and the Sebring 12 Hours to mention just a few.

Following a successful professional career, Bernard Consten was president of the FFSA (Fédération Française des Sports Automobiles) from 1968 to 1973 and organised the Tour de France Automobile from 1969 to 1980. He still participates in numerous events including acting as route planner and ‘opening car’ on the Tour Auto Retrospective. A modest and passionate former champion, he has decided that the time as come for others to enjoy the jewels in his collection, the Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ offered here being one of his favourite road cars.
The ultimate expression of Ferrari’s fabulous line of V12 front-engined sports cars, the 365GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon gaining the unofficial name ‘Daytona’ in honour 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 later revealed that the Daytona was his favourite 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. An unusual feature of the show car was a full-width transparent grille panel behind which sat the headlamps, though this was replaced by electrically-operated pop-up lights to meet US requirements soon after the start of production in the second half of 1969. Although the prototype had been styled and built by Pininfarina in Turin, manufacture of the production version was entrusted to Ferrari’s subsidiary Scaglietti, in Modena.
The Daytona’s all-alloy, four-cam, V12 engine displaced 4,390cc and produced its maximum output of 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. 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’ sports car. There was, however, servo assistance for the four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Air conditioning was optional, but elsewhere the Daytona remained uncompromisingly focussed on delivering nothing less than superlative high performance.

With a top speed in excess of 170mph, the Daytona was the world’s fastest production car in its day, and surely is destined to occupy the front rank of high-performance sports cars for the foreseeable future. A mere 1,300 Berlinetta models and 123 Spyder convertibles had been made when Daytona production ceased in 1973.
Sold new in France via official importer Pozzi in April 1972, chassis number ‘15367’ was first owned by Guy Verrecchia and registered ‘2727 BQ 93’. In May 1974, at 22,600 kilometres, the car was sold to Claude Bouscary, who in January 1980 passed it on to his son, Bruno. The Daytona was reregistered ‘3215 RW 34’. When Bernard Consten, its next owner, bought the Ferrari in January 1986 it had covered 55,200 kilometres, to which he has added a further 17,300kms over the course of the past 23 years, making the actual total from new 72,500kms. Bernard Consten’s contribution has included using the Daytona as opening car (competitor number ‘0’) on three ‘Tour Auto’ Retrospectives.
The Daytona was still finished in its original Azzurro Metallizzato (blue metallic) colour scheme at time of acquisition but Bernard Consten decided to have it repainted ‘nuovo giallo fly’ (Ferrari Yellow) and changed the rear wheels from 7.5” to 9” in width, these being the only modifications to what is otherwise an exceptionally original example. Currently registered ‘6756 NS 92’, the car is offered with comprehensive history that includes copies of Pozzi’s original bill of sale and other delivery documentation; photocopies of old Cartes Grises; Bernard’s personal logbook and all Contrôles Techniques since January 1986. In addition, the car comes with an owner’s manual, parts list and its original tool kit. Presented in excellent condition, with a new clutch fitted about 500kms ago, this superb Daytona possesses continuous history and is offered directly from the collection of a prestigious custodian. What more could one ask for?
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
Property from the private collection of Bernard Consten,1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta  Chassis no. 15367 Engine no. 15367
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