1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942
Lot 62
Less than 9,000 miles from new
1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA
Sold for US$ 1,155,000 inc. premium

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1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942 1971 FERRARI  365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 14219 Engine no. B942
1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 14219
Engine no. B942

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


*Exceptional example with less than 9,000 miles from new
*Matching-numbers and superb condition throughout
*Delivered new to the US through Chinetti and with first owner for 27 years
*Ready for FCA and national level concours exhibition
*Offered with books, tools and Massini report



THE FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA

The concept of manufacturing a 4-cam V12-engined Berlinetta with considerably greater power output than the successful 275 GTB/4 model emerged in 1967, as soon as the 3.3-liter variant was being launched upon a receptive market. The new model would have to meet newly developed US federal regulations, which meant a tremendous amount of time-consuming development work before the new design could be introduced.

Ferrari's first known prototype for such a car emerged during the winter of 1967 with bodywork presaging the final design that would be adopted, although its front-end treatment looked back towards that of the 275 GTB. It used a three-valve per cylinder 4-liter V12 engine that was not taken further. Instead a Tipo 251 power unit would be adopted, which was a more conventional 4.4-liter with hemispherical combustion chambers in its twin-cam heads, and single-plug ignition. The block had been lengthened to accommodate a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, identical to the Tipo 245 engine's, which already powered the 365 GT 2-plus-2, GTC and GTS models.

The new 4.4-liter unit was lubricated by a dry-sump system with a 14-liter separate tank. The compression ratio was 8.8:1 and with six Weber 40DCN carburetors the engine delivered a muscular 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lbs/ft. torque at 5,500rpm – enough – indeed, as one English technical writer of the time described as being "...more than enough to pull your house down".

The mechanical ensemble, comprising engine, torque tube and rear-mounted five-speed transaxle was attached to the tube chassis at four points – two on the engine and two on the transaxle – and the familiar 2.4-meter wheelbase was retained, which dated back in unbroken line to the 250 GT SWB.

To clothe the new 365 GTB/4, Pininfarina created a classical and now legendary design, which combined Maranello tradition with modernity. Only the prototype body was actually built by Pininfarina and as with the preceding Berlinettas it was Scaglietti who actually made the bodies in steel (with opening panels in aluminum) for the production examples.

The venue for the new model's launch was the October 1968 Paris Salon, and its immediately successful reception saw it being nicknamed the 'Daytona' in honor of the Ferrari factory team's 1-2-3 defeat of the mighty Ford GT fleet in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race. Shortly after debuting the gorgeous GTS/4 Spider, a number of important revisions were introduced on both the Berlinetta and Spider versions. These changes came about as a result of the newly imposed federal safety legislation in the USA that deemed covered headlights illegal. Ferrari and Pininfarina were subsequently being forced into carrying out a mild front-end makeover. Their answer was to fit the Daytona with retractable headlights in early 1971.

Capable of achieving 278km/h (172mph) in standard form, the new Ferrari was the fastest production car in the world at that time. It also displayed the quickest acceleration when pitted against the Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes-Benz 350SL, Jaguar V12 E-Type and the De Tomaso Pantera.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed on April 2nd, 1971 this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta left the factory in new Rosso Chiaro 20-R-190 paint and Beige VM 3218 leather interior with Black seat inserts. The car was equipped and destined for the US-market, and optioned with air conditioning. The car was delivered to East Coast Distributorship Luigi Chinetti Motors later that year, and sold to first owner, Columbus, Ohio resident Don Marsh.

According to renowned Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, Mr. March and his son had traveled to Chinetti in New York, to take delivery of their new Daytona, and then got in the car and drove to Ohio. Mr. March would keep the red Ferrari, using it very sparingly, until 1998, when the car was sold at auction in Monterey to the second owner. At this point, the car had only covered 6,100 miles from new, and remained in highly original condition, still finished in the original livery. The Daytona was treated to a comprehensive restoration between 2006 and 2007 by the California based specialists at Prancing Horse and GP Enterprises, and was in 2011 shown at The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering by renowned collector Larry Bowman.

This superbly presented example of a low mileage Daytona Berlinetta must be one of the best available anywhere. It is offered with both Campagnolo alloy wheels, and the Borrani wire wheels fitted to the car, as well as a full tool kit and full array of owner's manual and books in the pouch. With just over 8,000 miles form new, documented ownership history and exquisite presentation and mechanical condition, this Daytona is ready for FCA judging or a national level concours exhibition. The car is presented in the original livery of striking Rosso Chiaro over a Beige interior, and equipped with a period, and possibly Chinetti-installed Voxon radio, as well as the factory air conditioning system. The car has not been modified, and all compartments presents factory correct. Furthermore, the original, matching numbers engine is still in the car.

This Daytona was recently inspected and inducted in Ferrari's Classiche certification program, and the next owner will be receiving the red certification binder once issued by Ferrari Spa. A finer Daytona than this is hard to find. With a well-documented provenance since new, very low mileage and superb condition, this exquisite example will stand out in any Ferrari collection.
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