1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 DaytonaSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 4,390 CC Tipo 251 DOHC 60° V-12 Engine Six Weber 40 DCN 20 Carburetors 352 BHP at 7,500 RPM 5-Speed Manual Transaxle with Limited-Slip Differential 4-Wheel Girling Vacuum-Assisted Disc Brakes Fully Independent Double-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Telescopic Dampers About this Car: The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona made its first public appearance at the 1968 Paris Salon. Powered by a four-cam V-12 engine of almost a liter greater capacity than its predecessor, the 275 GTB, the new Ferrari was capable of staggering performance. With a top speed exceeding 170 mph and 0 to 60 in the five-second range, there were very few contemporary cars that could compete with the new Ferrari on the open road. Designed by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, the new aggressively styled GT was a complete departure for Ferrari. The innovative car boldly reinterpreted the traditional long-hood, small-cabin, short-deck sports car paradigm in a way that suggested the astonishing performance of the new car while preserving the restrained elegance associated with the Italian firm. With its tight, muscular design featuring a long, wedge nose and retractable headlights in the cars bound for America, the new 365 GTB/4 proved to be an instant automotive icon. Completed by Ferrari on August 27, 1971, this 365 GTB/4 Daytona was originally finished in Rosso Chiaro with a black leather interior. Destined for Bill Harrah’s “MCM”, Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, 14453 left the factory as a US-specification example, complete with Cromodora alloy wheels and optional Borletti air-conditioning. Although the earliest owner of this Daytona was not recorded, it is known that in 1984 it was purchased by Las Vegas resident Dr. Daugharty. According to Ferrari Owners Club records, Dr. Daugharty retained ownership from 1984 to 1991. It should be noted that during this period, the car is recorded as having had a dashboard fire that required the fitting of new gauges, dash panel, windshield, and paintwork. By 1995, 14453 had come into the ownership of a Southern California Ferrari collector and was treated to a major cosmetic restoration. At this time the colors were changed to the attractive combination of Giallo Fly with a tan leather interior and tan carpets. The restorative work was completed in 1997 to a very high standard; following which the Daytona was exhibited at the 11th Annual Concorso Italiano in Carmel Valley, California, where it won a Gold Award. The following year, the Ferrari was again entered at Concorso Italiano where it received a coveted FCA Platinum Award. After the completion of the restoration, the Ferrari was driven very little and was maintained as a display piece for the next several years. In 2002, the impeccable Daytona was purchased by the current owner and has been retained in his collection for the past 11 years. In 2003, 14453 won the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The quality of the restoration still shows very well today, from the superb paintwork to the particularly well-fitted interior. At the time of cataloguing, the Daytona showed 62,508 miles. The engine internal number, B1286, found stamped into the rough casting of the engine block matches the number recorded on the Massini report. The proper Sigla windshield and Sekurit glass are all present, as are the correct Ansa exhaust and Becker Mexico radio. The engine bay appears to retain its proper ancillary components and finishes, and remains very well detailed. Likewise, the trunk is neatly trimmed and conceals the original Cromodora alloy spare wheel. A largely complete, original tool roll, knock-off hammer, and jack are included with the car along with its set of owners’ manuals. With these important accessories in hand, the Daytona may continue to be exhibited at Ferrari Owners Club meets, where it will certainly be well received. As it becomes increasingly difficult to find an outstanding example of the classic Ferrari Berlinetta, this beautifully restored matching-numbers Daytona presents an exciting opportunity to acquire one of the great icons of 1970s motoring. With its classic color combination and superb restoration, this sensational high-horsepower, 12-cylinder gran turismo can be counted among the finest of its kind.

Reference Number 214910

as of 3/14/2013

Car 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
VIN 14453 
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From an Important Private Collection