1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione NARTSOLD

1 of 5 alloy bodied Competition Daytonas - 1972 12 Sebring 2nd IC driven by

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The fabled Ferrari ‘Competiton’ Daytona was a huge success on the race circuits being campaigned mainly by the favored Ferrari distributors such as Luigi Chinetti’s N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team). Only fifteen of these racers were constructed between 1971 and 1973 by the factory’s Assistenza Clienti at Modena in three separate ‘series’ of five cars each.

The first five Competition cars were very carefully assembled and much lightened with all aluminum bodies. This achieved a weight saving of some 400kgs with distinctive changes also to Pininfarina’s original creation by fitting a wraparound chin spoiler, flared wheel arches and distinctive aerodynamic ridges along the front wings. As part of the lightening process the bumpers were also removed as were the retractable headlights, the front lenses now being mounted under contoured plexiglass. The interiors were sparse race trimmed with of course no sound insulation to speak of!

Chassis 14885 was the 4th series 1 example built and was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti snr in January 1972 and entered by NART for the 6 Hours of Daytona before racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring driven by Luigi Chinetti Jnr and Bob Grossman. Despite very stiff opposition from all-out Group 5 racers, 14885 finished a highly creditable 8th overall and 2nd in class! The following year the Daytona was upgraded to full Series III configuration which included further engine modifications providing even more power, coupled with improved brakes, wider wheels and heavily flared arches.

Following 14885’s retirement from competitive racing in 1973, it was sold to second owner Charles Kemp who enjoyed the Daytona for a further fifteen years , entering many prestigious concours events to great acclaim. The present( and only the fifth owner),one of Great Britain’s most respected Ferrari collectors has returned 14885 to the Historic race scene. Run for him by Gelscoe engineering and fitted with a full race 450 BHP plus engine and transaxle by Piet Rollof the Dayton has proven itself well on a recent Tour Auto and this year’s Le Mans Classic Class leading as ever! Offered of course with its original engine and transaxle and Historical report by marque expert Keith Bluemel.

Reference Number 5019

as of 11/18/2006

Car 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione NART
VIN 14885 
Small Series  1 of 5 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Options Competition: Full Race setup, Racing Seats, Rollcage
Exterior: Alloy rims, Two-tone paint
Interior: Leather interior 
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