Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251

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Lot 11
Ferrari Classiche Certified
1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA
Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina

US$ 600,000 - 800,000
£ 490,000 - 660,000
1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA
Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 15155
Engine no. B1706

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


*Striking Fly Yellow over black livery from new
*Low mileage, numbers matching example
*Ferrari Classiche Certification in process
*Documented history by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini



THE FERRARI 365 GTB/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

Completed on May 3rd, 1972, this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta left the factory in new Giallo Fly 20-Y-191 paint with a Nero VM 8500 leather interior. The car was equipped and destined for the US market, and optioned with air conditioning. Delivered to the East Coast Distributorship Chinetti-Garthwaite (Algar) later that year, the car then sold to its first owner. According to renowned Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this Daytona is one of the first three that was imported by Chinetti-Garthwaite after they became an importer for Ferrari.

After spending a number of years with its original owner, the Daytona was made available for purchase, advertised as red with a black interior and having 30,000 miles on the odometer. In 1989, the car was exported to Belgium where it was acquired by Jean-Pierre Ori, who was the former head mechanic for the Belgian race driver Oliver Gendebien. While in Ori's care, the car was treated to an extensive restoration. It is believed that at this point the car was returned to its original shade of Fly Yellow, while it was decided to leave the well-preserved interior alone. Ori would keep the car until the mid-1990s, at which point he sold it to a French collector. It is believed that the car would remain in France until 1999 when it was offered for sale at an auction in Paris. When the car reached the auction, the odometer was showing just 36,000 miles. The car was then sold to a Belgium collector who would keep it for many years. During that stewardship, the car was brought back to Gipi Motors in Brussels, where the engine received a full rebuild. The car has remained overseas ever since, until recently being brought home to the US for this auction.

It only takes a quick glance to appreciate the quality of the restoration that was performed by Jean-Pierre Ori some 25 plus years ago, which has held up remarkably well. The believed-to-be original interior offers just the right amount of patina that should be paired with a vehicle of this age. Covering fewer than 40,000 miles, only a short amount of distance has been logged since the comprehensive refurbishment of the original, numbers matching engine; today, the 12-cylinders quickly roar to life – begging to be exercised.

This wonderful low mileage Daytona Berlinetta was recently serviced by J.D. Classics and offers the perfect opportunity to acquire a well sorted example in a striking color combination. Accompanying the sale of this Daytona is a very nice history file which includes photo documentation of the restoration, engine rebuild, and a Massini report. The car has been submitted to the Ferrari Classiche Certification program and a Red Book will be available for the next owner when the application has been processed and approved by Ferrari. If a Daytona was ever something on your wish list, this well sorted Fly Yellow example surely deserves a good look.
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Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
Ferrari Classiche Certified,1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA  Chassis no. 15155 Engine no. 251
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