1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725
Lot 290
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Sold for £606,300 (US$ 817,996) inc. premium

Goodwood Revival

9 Sep 2017, 13:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 16725
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. 365 BRO
Chassis no. 16725
*Delivered new to the UK
*One of approximately 150 right-hand drive cars
*55,117 miles from new
*Exceptionally detailed and comprehensive history file
*Superb condition

Footnotes

  • 'It's a hard muscled thoroughbred, the Daytona - easily the most awesome and yet disciplined road-going Ferrari in that firm's brilliant quarter century of existence. The Daytona isn't fast – it's blinding. It will eat up a quarter-mile of asphalt in 13.2 seconds at 110mph and scream out to 175mph - or it will slug through traffic at 1,500rpm with the Sunday manners of a FIAT. It is the perfect extension of its driver. You can cut and weave through shuffling traffic with the agility of a halfback, or lope down the freeway with the piece of mind that comes from knowing you can contend with anyone's incompetence. To say, after you've driven it, that the Daytona is desirable doesn't begin to sum up your feelings - you would sell your soul for it.' - Car & Driver, January 1970.

    Every Ferrari is, to a greater or lesser extent, a 'landmark' car, but few of Maranello's road models have captured the imagination of Ferraristi like the 365 GTB/4. The ultimate expression of Ferrari's fabulous line of V12 front-engined sports cars, the 365 GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon gaining the unofficial name 'Daytona' in honour of the sweeping 1, 2, 3 finish by the Ferrari 330P4 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. One of Pininfarina's countless masterpieces, the influential shark-nosed body style featured an unusual 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 favourite among the many Ferraris he designed.

    Although the prototype had been styled and built by Pininfarina in Turin, manufacture of the production version was entrusted to Ferrari's subsidiary Scaglietti in Modena. The Daytona's all-alloy, four-cam, V12 engine displaced 4,390cc and produced its maximum output of 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. 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' sports car. There was, however, servo assistance for the four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Air conditioning was optional, but elsewhere the Daytona remained uncompromisingly focussed on delivering nothing less than superlative high performance.

    At the time of its introduction in 1968 the Daytona was the most expensive production Ferrari ever and, with a top speed in excess of 170mph, was also the world's fastest production car. Deliveries commenced in the second half of 1969 and the Daytona would be manufactured for just four years; not until the arrival of the 456 GT in 1992 would Ferrari build anything like it again. Only 1,300 Berlinetta models and 121 Spyder convertibles had been made when production ceased in 1973.
    One of only some 150-or-so Daytonas manufactured in right-hand drive configuration, chassis number '16725' was delivered new to the UK via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd on 1st August 1973 and registered as 'SPL 61M'. The company's demonstrator, the Daytona was originally finished in Rosso Ferrari with beige leather and dark red carpets, and came equipped with air conditioning. Registered in the Isle of Man in 1994, the Ferrari returned to the UK in 1995 and was reregistered in this country on its return.

    Retaining its original book pack and handbook, together with its full and complete tool kit, '16725' is presented in exceptional condition, benefiting from a no-expense-spared approach to its maintenance over the years. Details of its maintenance and servicing are contained within the exceptional history file - one of the most comprehensive we have seen – from its first service invoice of 1973 and its first MoT certificate in 1976 right up to the present day.

    Noteworthy maintenance landmarks include: clutch replaced in January 1976 (20,608 miles); brake overhaul and partial engine rebuild in February 1981; torque tube bearing replaced in April 1985 (32,694 miles); brake and mechanical overhaul by Lorenzini Motorsports in January 1994 (40,647 miles); bodywork restoration by Graypaul in May 1995 (42,365 miles); major overhaul of complete vehicle by Lorenzini Motorsports in October 1996 (43,686 miles); and a complete engine overhaul by Tim Samways in April 1999. Since then a further 10,000-or-so miles have been covered, during which time the Daytona has required little attention other than routine servicing. Its most recent service was undertaken only a few miles ago by Graypaul Classic Cars, who carried out an annual service, refurbished the brake callipers, overhauled the brake servo, and refinished all four wheels, after which the car was detailed by Swissvax.

    Finished in Rosso Chiaro with beige leather interior, this low-mileage Daytona must be one of the very best examples of this iconic Ferrari currently available.
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