1970 Ferrari Daytona (Plexiglass)SOLD
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As one of just 156 right-hand drive Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona’s produced, Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer one of the most original Daytonas in existence. This car comes complete with one of the most extensive history files that we have come across. The file details almost every aspect of the car’s life including the original letters of correspondence between Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires and the first owner, renowned Ferrari Collector, Colonel Bob Roberts.
The car was delivered new to Colonel Roberts on the 20th of July 1970. Colonel Roberts was known for being fastidious about perfection when it came to his cars. On initial delivery the Daytona failed to meet his expectations. When the car arrived, a couple minor blemishes and faults were present as well as the carpets being presented in the incorrect blue. The Colonel was keen to test the claimed performance figures which suggested that the car would run all the way up to 173 mph. However, during the test the car failed to exceed 171 mph. The top speed failure combined with the faults that the car was delivered with, led to the Colonel complaining extensively to Ferrari. After much discussion, the car finally went back to the factory where the issues were rectified. Upon the cars return, it achieved a top speed of 174 mph, faster than Ferrari claimed was possible.
It is well documented that the Colombo V12 engine of the Daytona requires overhauling around the 60,000-mile mark. In 1987, when the car had covered 57,000 miles, Colonel Roberts had the engine extensively rebuilt by Norman Seeney of Ashwood Banks. Although this took place over 30 years ago, the car has travelled less than 10,000 miles since the engine rebuild. Much of this is down to the car being displayed at the Midland Motor Museum between 1988 and 2002 as part of Colonel Bob Roberts’ collection.
Due to the car being injected with rust preventative when new, it is one of the few Daytona’s that has managed to remain largely rust free during its life. In 2006 the car was found to be corrosion free bar a couple of tiny pin holes. Although repairing the parts would have been easy, the owner being as fastidious as the Colonel, decided to replace the offending items to maintain the cars exceptional standards.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the most original Daytona’s left in existence and is an iconic piece of history within Ferrari’s extraordinary back catalogue. The car is available for immediate viewing at our London showroom.

Reference Number 552879

as of 4/2/2019

Car 1970 Ferrari Daytona (Plexiglass)
Exterior / Interior Color Ferrari Blue / Rosso Hide with Blue Carpets 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Wooden steering wheel 
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