Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” series 1 from 1971 with rare plexi front for sale
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”, plexi front
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”, plexi front
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” 1971
In 1969, the production of the 365 GTB / 4, which became known under its unofficial name “Daytona” began. The addition “GTB / 4” is composed of GTB for “Grand Tourismo Berlinetta” and the number 4 for four overhead camshafts. The 365 GTB / 4 Daytona was built for four years. From 1969 to 1973, a total of 1284 models of the 365 GTB / 4 were made.
We can offer a very neat, accident-free Ferrari 365 GT B “Daytona” of the first series. The beautiful coupé has the legendary front with headlights behind a transparent plastic cover.
This Ferrari Daytona was first registered in Switzerland on February 25, 1971 and had only 2 owners until it was exported to Germany. In December 1990 the dark blue Ferrari Daytona was imported to Germany and has had only two owners since then.
The current owner bought the Ferrari from a Ferrari dealer in 1994 and has driven it very little since then and maintained it very well. Major maintenance including air conditioning service was carried out at the beginning of this year.
The very low KM level of almost 62,000 can be documented by existing documents (unfortunately the original servicebook is missing).
The interior is completely original and unrestored. The leather seats still have their smooth surface without cracks or breaks. The carpeting and the leather of the dashboard have faded somewhat over the years and convey a slight patina in a very neat condition. Therefore, a revision was not carried out. Maintaining the original condition was more important to the owner.
The paintwork was renewed at the beginning of the year by a renowned specialist company in the original blue color. The elegant coupé is accident-free and has matching numbers.
The Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 is designed as a two-seat hatchback coupe; the bodywork was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti for Pininfarina. The proportions of the body emphasize the front-engine concept of the car. The engine compartment is very long, the passenger compartment, however, and the tail ends briefly.
According to contemporary reviews, which sometimes considered the body to be too avant-garde, a positive assessment of the design soon prevailed. Leonardo Fioravanti’s design is today widely regarded as one of Pininfarina’s most successful works. An analysis from the year 1984 sees the “remarkably well-balanced combination of classical curved lines and curves with the modern, razor-sharp cut tail” as the key to the special charm of the 365 GTB / 4.
The 12-cylinder engine (Tipo 251) is fitted as far as possible offset to the rear. The power is transmitted via a fully synchronized manual five-speed gearbox, which is positioned on the rear axle (transaxle design). This results in a nearly balanced weight distribution.
A stylistic peculiarity concerns the front end. The models manufactured until 1971 have a surrounding front plexiglass band, which merges flush with the bonnet and connects the two indicators that project laterally into the fenders. The front twin headlamps are installed fixed behind Plexiglas covers in these models. When the 365 GBT / 4 appeared, that was new to European automotive design. However, this design violated the 1971 US safety regulations, according to which a cover in front of the headlight lens was no longer allowed. Instead, all built starting in the fall of 1971 365 GTB / 4 folding headlights with a painted in body color cover, which also fit in the closed state fluently in the front mask.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 „Daytona“, Series 1, only 62.000 KM!
With the same owner for the last 26 years!
Engine V12, 4390 ccm
Power: 260 kw/353 PS/349 BHP/7500 UPM
Manual 5-Speed Gearbox
Power Windows, Aircondition
First Registration: Switzerland 09/24/1971
Price: 795.000 €, aprox. 872.000 US $, 3.300.000 AED,
The sale is private.
The offer is subject to change, subject to prior sale.
All information is provided by the current owner and taken from the documents available. Further photos gladly on request