<b>1972 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 16573<br />Engine no. B2506
Lot 65
FCA Platinum Award Winning
Superb Restoration by Wayne Obry's MPI
Presented in Factory Delivered Livery
1972 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spider
Design by Pininfarina - Coachwork by Scaglietti
Sold for US$ 2,410,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1972 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spider
Design by Pininfarina
Coachwork by Scaglietti

Chassis no. 16573
Engine no. B2506

4,390cc DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Weber Carburetors
352 bhp at 7,500 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Comprehensive restoration by the late Wayne Obry's Motion Products
*Displayed when new at the Miami Motor Show
*Platinum awarded at multiple FCA events, including the 2010 Cavallino Classic
*Authentically refinished in the original factory color combination
*Documented with SEFAC delivery sheets, importer paperwork, former owner's correspondence, and restoration invoices/photos
*Accompanied by owner's manuals and toolkit and original bill of sale


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

This breathtaking, award-winning Daytona Spider claims modest use by just a handful of owners during the course of its life, resulting in one of the finest examples of the rare model to be offered in many years. According to SEFAC delivery sheets that are retained in the car's file, chassis no. 16573 completed assembly in December 1972 and was distributed in August 1973 to the well-known Chinetti-Garthwaite importership in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

As a desirably equipped example specified for the United States, 16573 was fitted with factory air conditioning, a radio, and instruments in miles. The handsome Scaglietti coachwork was finished in Marrone Colorado (Colorado brown) paint with a complementary chocolate soft top, and the interior was trimmed with beige vaumol leather, a color scheme that has been faithfully replicated today. In October 1973 the Ferrari was sold by Chinetti-Garthwaite to Orange Motors of Miami, and according to marque authority Marcel Massini the car was then displayed at the Miami Motor Show.

In February 1974 the 365 GTS/4 was delivered to its first private owner, Robert Gittleman of Coral Gables, Florida, and by 1977 the car had passed to Tom Turnas of Sterling Heights, Michigan. A letter from the factory in the Daytona's file indicates the owner's intention of proving the car was authentically built as a spider, and not an aftermarket conversion of any kind. The factory's reply, of course, assured Mr. Turnas that his Ferrari was one of the rare factory-built open Daytona's.

By 1978, the 365 GTS/4 was owned by Jake Weaver of Brandon, Missouri, and two years later it was sold to Terry Jones of Cerritos, California, who repainted the car and offered it for sale, at which time the odometer reportedly displayed 7,753 miles. Briefly passing through the dealership of the well-known Chicago-based Ferrari collector Joe Marchetti in 1985, the spider was purchased by Dr. Tom Murphy of Evanston, Illinois, the respected late collector who would later contribute to a 26th–place finish at the 1999 24 Hours of Daytona. Dr. Murphy retained possession of the Ferrari for over 10 years, during which he presented it at the FCA International Concours d'Elegance at Monterey, California, in August 1994.

In January 2000, the fine Daytona was acquired by collector Steve Levy of Chicago, and in September 2008 he commissioned a comprehensive restoration by the marque experts at Motion Products in Neenah, Wisconsin. As demonstrated by dozens of invoices and photographs, 16573 was completely disassembled and treated to a comprehensive restoration including a full refurbishment of the chassis, coachwork, interior, and electrical systems. The exterior was refinished in proper Marrone Colorado paint, while the interior was trimmed with all new beige upholstery with black seat bolsters.

Registered with Illinois tags reading "QTE NICE," the pristinely restored Daytona was presented by Levy at the FCA's 45th Annual National Field and Driving Concours at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in July 2009, winning a Gold award. At the XIX Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, in January 2010, the car won a Platinum award, and in July 2013 it returned to the FCA Concours at Elkhart Lake, winning another Platinum award. The spider's recent show record concluded with display at the FCA's Ferraris on Oak Street Concours in Chicago in June 2014.

Currently displaying approximately 17,674 miles, which are believed to indicate actual mileage, this exquisite 365 GTS/4 would make a wonderful addition to any collection. It is documented with a manufacturer's certificate of origin, original bill of sale SEFAC delivery sheets, paperwork from Chinetti-Garthwaite, a history by Marcel Massini, and a stack of invoices from the 2009 restoration. Also accompanied by manuals and a complete toolkit in proper pouches, this outstanding rare Ferrari retains its original matching numbers engine, and would wonderfully complement any sports car collection.
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