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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta | SOLD



The 365 GTB/4 berlinetta was announced at the Paris Salon in October 1968 and featured brand-new coachwork penned by Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fioravanti. The shark-nose styling was a significant departure from prior models that was never to be repeated, making the model one of the most unique in Maranello’s entire production history. As Ferrari had recently swept the competition with a 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with an assortment of P3, P3/4, and 412 P models, the new road car was nicknamed the Daytona, although this name was never officially endorsed by the factory.


Despite looking quite unlike its predecessor, the 365 GTB/4 was directly developed from the 275 GTB/4. Two prototypes left the factory showing the evolution between the two models but underneath the skin was a similar chassis. Despite the engine increasing in capacity by over a litre, the quad-cam timing, six twin-choke Weber carburettors and dry-sump lubrication remained, all features derived from Ferrari’s dominant success at the race circuit. The 275’s outstanding weight distribution remained with the continued use of the transaxle.


When the 365 GTB/4 was launched it was one of the most powerful cars ever produced, designed to easily cross continents at outrageous speeds. This was typified by Dan Gurney and Brock Yates claiming the first Cannonball Run victory in a 365 GTB/4, charging from New York City to Los Angeles in just under 36 hours. Away from illegal road racing, the 365 GTB/4 was developed by Ferrari for Group IV GT racing. Results were tremendous, as the race-prepared Berlinettas captured 4th overall at the 1971 Tour de France, 5th overall and 1st in class at the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1st and 2nd overall in the 1972 Tour de France, two further class wins at Le Mans in 1973 and 1974, and at the 24 Hours of Daytona a 2nd overall and class win in the 1973 running and a further class win there in 1975. So potent was the Daytona Competizione that one even achieved 2nd overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1979, over a decade after the model was introduced.


This extraordinary race record secured the 365 GTB/4’s reputation amongst the greatest GT competition cars ever to compete on track, reminding the motorsport world of Ferrari’s dominance in endurance racing with the 250 SWB, 250 GTO, and 250 LM.


Year: 1973

Body: Coupe

Exterior: Argento Nurburgring

Interior: Nero Leather, Blu Carpet

Driver's Side: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 51,621 Miles

First Delivery Location: United Kingdom

Registration: Hong Kong Registered in 2010, 0 Previous Owners

THIS MOTOR CAR:


This gorgeous silver Daytona Berlinetta was originally delivered in the UK in October 1973, and it is one of only 158 Daytonas produced in RHD. According to photo record, the car was subjected to a comprehensive engine out overhaul in 2005 by respected Ferrari specialist Vincent Mezzullo. He carried out a full mechanical overhaul replacing or restoring where necessary before the current keeper bought the car in the UK in November 2008. In 2010, the car was brought into Hong Kong and road registered. Kept by the same owner in Hong Kong for the past 14 years, this 365 GTB/4 is still showing 0 previous owners on the HK VRD.


Throughout its life it has been well cared for and annually serviced. Photographic records of the UK restoration in 2005. From 2010 onwards, the car has been maintained in Hong Kong by GTi Engineering. After 2019, the car is fully maintained by Blackbird, the Authorized Hong Kong Ferrari dealer.


Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One of the most timeless & significant car in Maranello’s history

  • Registered, Rare and desirable Color

  • One of only 158 Daytonas produced in RHD

Classic Insider condition score: 89 points out of 100

CONDITION REPORT:


Restored Original. Well-kept and maintained. The exterior is in very good condition, with good paint and rust free body. The chrome work can benefit from a detailing and polish to bring out the shine. The alloy wheels are scratch free and period correct tires are installed. The original interior is in very good condition, the seats, dash, carpets and door cards are in good shape and showing little wear-and-tear for the age, a deep clean is all that's needed to take it up to excellent. Mechanically sound, although engine-out overhaul has been completed some time ago, it was religiously serviced ever since so nothing other than regular maintenance work is needed. The engine bay could benefit from a steam cleaning to tidy it up. Original tools and book pouch presented.

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