1971 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPIDER  Chassis no. 14537 Engine no. B1194

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Rare European-delivery example
1971 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPIDER

Sold for US$ 2,640,000 inc. premium
1971 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPIDER
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 14537
Engine no. B1194

4,390cc DOHC V12 Engine
6 Weber Carburetors
352bhp at 7,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*The 16th of just 25 European Spec Daytona Spiders built
*Ferrari Classiche 'Red Book' Certified
*Presented in the factory delivered livery
*The rarest of all Daytona models
*Offered with Marcel Massini's history report and Classiche Certification



THE FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPIDER

"The Daytona has been called the last great front-engined supercar. For one who has thought about it, it is not difficult to see why; for one who has driven it, it is very easy to see why... A supercar must prove its superiority on ordinary roads; the Daytona did." - L J K Setright, Supercar Classics, autumn 1983.

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 honor of the sweeping 1, 2, 3 finish by the Ferrari 330P4 sports prototype at that circuit in 1967. Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, later the famed carrozzeria's director of research and development, was responsible for the influential shark-nosed styling, creating a package that restated the traditional "long bonnet, small cabin, short tail" look in a manner suggesting muscular horsepower while retaining all the elegance associated with the Italian coachbuilder's work for Maranello. An unusual feature was a full-width transparent panel covering 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. Fioravanti later revealed that the Daytona was his favorite among the many Ferraris he designed.

In response to Lamborghini's 350GT, Ferrari's road-car V12 had gained four overhead camshafts during production of the 275GTB (cars thus equipped acquiring a '/4' suffix) and in the Daytona displaced 4,390cc. Power output was 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with maximum torque of 318lb/ft available at 5,500rpm. Dry-sump lubrication permitted a low engine installation, while a five-speed transaxle enabled 50/50 front/rear weight distribution to be achieved. The chassis embodied long-standing Ferrari practice - being comprised of oval-section tubing - the all-independent wishbone and coil-spring suspension was a more recent development though, 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 - vital for the US market - was optional, but elsewhere the Daytona remained uncompromisingly focused on delivering nothing less than superlative high performance.

Although there had been no official open-top versions of its predecessor, the favorable reception of Luigi Chinetti's 275 GTB-based NART Spider no doubt influenced Ferrari's decision to produce a convertible Daytona. Again the work of Pininfarina, the latter was first seen at the Paris Salon in 1969, deliveries commencing in 1971. Although the rear end had been extensively reworked, so successful was Pininfarina's surgery that it was hard to credit that the Daytona had not initially been conceived as a Spider.

The most powerful two-seater, road-going GT and the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch, the Daytona was capable of over 170mph (274km/h) and is surely destined to remain a top-ranking supercar for eternity. Some 1,400 Berlinetta coupe models and just 123 Spider convertibles had been constructed when production ceased in 1973.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The history of this rare, European 365 GTS/3 Daytona Spider, chassis no. 14537, starts in April of 1970. The new top-of-the-line Spider had been ordered by Germanys official Ferrari importer, Düsseldorf-based Auto Becker. 14537 was the 16th example built in the assembly sequence of the 25 car total production of European market 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spiders. Configured with a left-hand-drive steering arrangement, 14537 was finished in striking Rosso Chiaro over a Black leather interior and Red carpets, and equipped with Air Conditioning and metric instruments.

The new Ferrari was finally finished at Maranello in September of 1971 and delivered to Auto Becker. Becker sold the 365 GTS/4 to Rainer Haas, resident of Hamburg, Germany, who soon after treated the red Ferrari with a silver nose-band; a feature that remains on the car today. This was a popular detail added to European Daytona's, and resembled the earlier plexi-nose cars. Mr. Haas sold the car to a resident of Kassel, Germany, who later returned the Daytona to Auto Becker. Becker featured the car in their marquee-book Ferrari-Faszination auf Rädern, (Ferrari Fascination on Wheels), before selling 14537 to renowned, Düsseldorf-based Ferrari collector, Mr. Hartmut Ibing.

According to recent conversations with Mr. Ibing, the Daytona Spider had started to rust in the lower sections of the bodywork during his ownership. This was not uncommon on Italian cars of the era, as they had very little, if any, rust proofing added at the factory. To cure the problem, once and for all, Mr. Ibing ordered factory original replacement body panels from Carrozzeria Scaglietti through Auto Becker for the areas affected by the rust, and had them galvanized. Porsche and other German manufacturers had just started galvanizing body panels on their new models in the mid-1970s, so it was really the best way to keep the rare Daytona Spider clear of any further corrosion issues.

Mr. Ibing never completed the rust repairs, but sold the car in 1980 to Mr. A.P. Van der Velden of Tilburg, Holland; another renowned Ferrari collector. Mr. Van der Velden entrusted 14537 to Autofficina Franco Toni in Maranello, Italy, who carried out the rust repairs and restored the car. The Daytona Spider was finished in a Dark Blue color and fitted with a red interior. The car remained in Mr. Van der Velden's collection until 1985, when he sold it to Swedish collector Leif Nilsson, who in turn sold it to the Dutch Ferrari importer, Fritz Kroymans of Hilversum, Holland.

Mr. Kroymans is believed to have kept the 365 GTS/4 in his impressive collection until the early 1990s, when it was purchased at auction by Monaco based real estate developer, Gildo Pastor. 14537 remained with Pasto until 2004, when French Ferrari collector Alain Rouhaud purchased the car. An avid Ferrari-enthusiast; Mr. Rouhaud enjoyed the Daytona Spider on numerous Ferrari events over nearly a decade, including at Maranello's test track, Fiorano, for the 60th Anniversary celebrations for the legendary marque.

In 2011, 14537 was treated to a repaint in the original Rosso Chiaro and a cosmetic restoration by renowned Parisian specialist, Carrosserie Lecoq. 14537 also received Ferrari's official 'stamp of approval' during this time when it was 'Red Book Certified' by Ferrari Classiche, confirming the car being an original European delivery 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, and retaining original components. Dutch Ferrari specialist Piet Roelof is believed to have refurbished the car mechanically around the same time. Mr. Rouhaud finally sold the car in 2012 to Mr. David Holder of Geneva, Switzerland.

Today, this exceptional 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider remains in lovely condition throughout. 14537 stems from the most rare Daytona model-range produced. A highly collectible Ferrari since day one really, it offers high speed, top-down touring, with a big, 4.4-Liter V12 engine up front. Certified by Ferrari Classiche, 14537 has received the official stamp of approval, and is ready for concours events or high-speed rallied such as the Copperstate 1000.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that Mr. Rouhaud did not sell this car to David Holder in 2012 as stated in the catalog description, but in fact to another private Swiss collector. Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit.
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