1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 DaytonaSOLD
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Engine Type: 4.4 Litre 12-Cylinder
Engine Number:B2594
Color:Fly Yellow / Black Leather

Reference Number 188484

as of 9/1/2012

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Car 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
VIN 16777 
Mileage 7,117 miles 
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Known History

 

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe

s/n 16777 Eng. no. B2594

Fly Yellow with Black Leather

 

As the last of the classic front-engined V12 flagship Ferraris, the 365GTB/4 “Daytona” needs little introduction. Despite retaining the traditional front-engined layout of previous Ferrari’s, the Daytona’s creased styling was decidedly modern, and the specification was very much up to date as well. Its 4.4 liter quad cam V12 produced over 350hp, and was joined to a rear-mounted 5-speed transaxle for optimum weight distribution. The suspension was independent all around, and there were disc brakes at all four corners as well. The car was extremely fast as well, with a genuine 174mph top speed as confirmed by contemporary testers. Despite less than universal praise for the styling when it first appeared, its near perfect proportions have made widely considered to be one of the greatest classic Ferraris of all time. It captures the essence of the classic Ferrari experience while also supplying performance that is exciting even by today’s standards. Indeed, Ferrari’s 1997 return to this layout with the 550 Maranello has proven that the front-engined V12 layout is a timeless concept that still competes with the most exotic mid-engined cars. Just 1284 Daytonas were built before the car was replaced with a new mid-engined car, the Berlinetta Boxer.

 

This particular car is a stunning, very late production US market example, with just 7,100 miles from new. A chronological ownership and service history follow (Courtesy of the Ferrari Market Letter archives):

 

1973 365 GTB/4 S/N# 16777, Chassis Tipo 605, Motor Tipo 251,Gearbox Tipo 605Assembly Number 1131, Body Number 1249, USA production February 1973 Identified as 365GTB/4, Destinazione Harrah MCM, Assembly sequence no. 1131; body no 1249. Fitted with a/c (H. Rabb FSN Part 1, 2md edition).

 

Purchased new by Norman Silver,High Point NC. Rosso Dino with black interior. Sold to

FAF Motorcars in 1977 with 1202 miles showing on the odometer. Offered for sale by them. Red-orange with black interior with 1202 miles. Sold by FAF to Jake Weaver, Jackson Ms.

 

Offered in 1979 in the LA Times 213 9244495 in april1979 with 1225 documented miles.

 

Offered in 1980 by Frank Gallogly, Kinnelon NJ Red -orange with black interior with 1260 documented miles (NY Times Jan 1980).

 

Offered 1988 by Homa Weerasuria,Texas. Orange with black interior. Acquired car 8 years ago and only put 4300 miles on it. All original paint except trunk lid. Borrani wire wheels 8"front and 9" rear. 5535 miles offered in Ferrari Market Letter # 1303.

 

Purchased by Jerry J Moore somewhere in the 1990's and kept in his collection for many years.

 

Serviced by Ferrari of Houston 5/2112002 for Andrew Scherfenberg at 6831 miles on odometer.

 

Offered for sale by Dieter Scherfenberg son in 2003 (Elite Motorsports, Austin Texas) with 6878 miles and sold to Zig Zag Studios (Stan Zagorski) on 717105 with 6880 miles.

 

On 1123/07 car was repainted by Continental Autobody (Wayne Carini) color change from Rosso Dino to Fly Yellow.

 

Offered for sale by Wayne Carini in 2009 with 7005 miles.

 

Purchased by the current owner in August 2010 with 7009 miles.

 

Presently the car has 7,111 miles.

 

Offered with a complete and correct tool and jack bag, and a book set with leather pouch, and matching Borrani wire wheel spare wheel with an original Michelin XWX tire. An exceedingly rare find, this single digit mileage Daytona, in irreproachable condition, will surely catch the eye of the discerning Ferrari enthusiast.

 

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