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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16343 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16343 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione prototipo s/n 12547

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione prototipo s/n 12547

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14429 series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14429 series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14437 series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14437 series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14885 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14885 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14885 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14885 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14889 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14889 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14889 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 14889 Series I

Ferrari 365 GTB_4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15225 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB_4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15225 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15667 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15681 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15681 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15681 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15681 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15685 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15685 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15685 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 15685 Series II

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16343 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16343 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16363 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16363 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16363 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16363 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16367 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16367 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16367 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16367 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16407 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16407 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16407 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16407 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16425 Series III

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione s/n 16425 Series III

 

In May 1969 the Daytona Competizione prototype was completed, there were 15 factory cars build ... 5 in each year, the 1st batch in 1971, the last batch in 1973. The first Series were lightweight cars built in alloy as well as the prototype. The second series were steel cars with same engine as in the street version, the third series was steel bodied with a highly tuned engine. There were 8 official conversions, making it one of the best usable and racable Ferraris and even rarer then the GTOs with only 24 in existence.

The best Comp Daytona would be an Series I with a spec 3 engine upgrade, but i know they are all real fun.

12547 is the Daytona Competizione Prototipo, built in alloy, in 1969 it was entered in Le Mans for Bob Grossman and Sam Posey, but it crashed in practice and was with drawn, in 1970 it was driven by Masten Gregory and Wilson Pickett (dnf), it did not start in the 12 Sebring race, it was entered for Harley Cluxton and Wilson Pickett, in 1971 it was raced in Daytona again(dnf) by David Hobbs and Hudson.

Series I - alloy
14407 was the 1st of the 15 Competition Daytonas built for the factory, it was sold to Charles Pozzi SA in Paris. It was heavily and successful campaigned.
1971 it finished 10th OA in the Tour de France driven by Jean-Claude Andruet and Roure. One month later it achieved a podium position, 3rd OA and 2nd IC in the 1000km Paris race in Montherly, drivers Jean-Claude Andruet and Claude Ballot-Lena. In 1972 it finished 4th OA in the 4h Le Mans race, drivers Jean-Claude Andruet and Claude Ballot-Lena, but it did not finish in the 24h Le Mans races, drivers Francois Migault and Rouveyran. In the 1000km Spa race in finished 18th OA and 6th IC, at the wheel Claude Ballot-Lena and D. Rouveyran. It was raced in Montlhery (6th) by D. Rouveyran. In September 1972  it achieved it's best result a 2nd OA in the Tour de France, D. Rouveyran and Francois Migault. Both drivers were at the start of the 1000km Paris race in Monthlery and at the finish line too, result 11th OA and 5th IC. In 1973 it was sold to Cyril Grandet, he raced the Daytona with Jean Claude Geurie and Bardini in 4h Le Mans (9th OA), 24h Le Mans (dnf), Tour de France (dnf), 4th OA 4h Le Mans (4th OA), 24h Le Mans (5th OA, 1st IC).

14429 was the only one with a street exhaust and no wheel arch extensions needed because the car was like 12547 on regular street wheels and tires.

14437 was sold to Scuderia Filipinetti, it finished 4th OA in the 1971 Tour de France with Vic Elford and Max Kingsland, but did not finish the 24h Le Mans race because of an accident, in 1977 it finished in the 24h Daytona with Paul Newman, Forbes-Robinson and Milt Miltner 5th OA. 

14885 was delivered to Chinetti and entered by his N.A.R.T. and raced in 1972 by Sam Posey and Ronnie Bucknum in the 24h Daytona (dnf),  "Coco" Chinetti and Bob Grossman finished 8th OA and 2nd IC in the 12h Sebring race.

14889 was also delivered to N.A.R.T. it was withdrawn from the 24h Daytona race, 12h Sebring, Sam Posey and Tom Adamowicz (13th OA, 3rd IC), 6h Watkins Glen, David Hobbs and Sam Posey (dnf), 1000km Paris, Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jaques Laffite (9thOA, 3rd IC), in 1973 the car was upgraded to Series III specs, and entered by N.A.R.T. in 24h Daytona, Bob Grossman, Luigi "Coco" Chinetti jr., Wilbur Shaw jr. (5th OA, 4th IC), 4h Le Mans Francois Migault and Lucien Guitteny (5th OA, 2nd IC), 24h Le Mans, Bob Grossman and Lucien Guitteny (dnf) and finally in 6h Watkins Glen, Bob Grossman and Don Yenko (15th OA and 7th IC).

Series II
15225
was delivered in 1972 to Scuderia Filipinetti it finished 7th OA and 3rd IC with Mike Parkes, Lafosse and Cochet in the 24h Le Mans race, Vic Elford and Stone did not cross the finish line in the Tour de France. The new owner Swiss Nicola Buehrer won in 1977  the French Hillclimb Championship.

15373 was delivered to Garage Francorchamps, in 1972 it finished 8th OA, 4th IC in the 24h Le Mans race driven by Derek Bell, Teddy Pilette and Ricard Bond.

15667 was delivered to Charles Pozzi SA in Paris, this car earned the Tour de France title in 1972 driven by Jean-Claude Andruet and "Bichie", before it won it's class (5th OA) in the 24h Le Mans, Jean-Claude Andruet, Claude Ballot-Lena and Francois Migault, 1000km Paris (10th OA, 4th IC)  Jean-Claude Andruet, Claude Ballot-Lena, in 1973 Dolhem and Serpaggi finished 9th OA, 3rd IC in the 24h Le Mans race. 

15681 was delivered to Maranello Concessionaires, it was a dnf (engine) in the 1972 24h Le Mans race, driven by Peter Wetsbury , John Hine and Mark Konig. In the Ownership of JCB it was 1st IC in 1972 9h Kyalami driven by Brown and  Frank Sytner, it also was raced in 4h Le Mans (6th OA, 3rd IC) with Willie Green and Neil Corner and did not finish in 24h Le Mans with the same drivers.

15685 was delivered to N.A.R.T. which was the entrant in 1972  24h Le Mans (6th OA, 2nd IC) Sam Posey and Tony Adamowicz, 6h  Watkins Glen (6th OA, 1st IC) Jean-Pierre Jarier and Gregg Young, in 1973 24 Daytona (dnf) Arturo Merzario and Jean-Pierre Jarier, after the Daytona race it was sold to Kenneth Starbird. It was raced in the Virginia City hillclimb and in 1975 in Riverside (16th OA) and in 1976 in the 24h Daytona (6th OA) and in 1977 it was a dnf in the 24h Daytona. Drivers were Jeff Kline, Chris Cord, Milt Miltner, Jim Adams, Dick Barbour, John Cannon and Tony Adamowicz.

Series III
16343 was delivered to N.A.R.T., it was entered by the North American Team in 1973 in 24h Daytona (acc) Claude Ballot-Lena and Jean-Claude Andruet and in 1974 24h Le Mans (acc) Paoli and Couderc, it was sold in 1975 to Vic Loh and raced by Interscope in the 24h Daytona race (7th OA, 1st IC) by Jon Woodner and Phillips. In 1981 it was sold and raced by Crevier in Daytona (dnf, fuel line fire) by Al Unser, Pete Halsmer and Joe Crevier   

16363 was delivered to Charles Pozzi SA, the Daytona was entered in 1973 4h Le Mans (3rd OA, 1st IC) Andruet and Bob Wollek and in the 24h Le Mans (6th OA, 1st IC) Claude Ballot-Lena and Vic Elford. 

16367 was delivered to Fransisco Mir from Diagnosis & Services it was entered by D&S in 1973 in the 24h Le Mans race (dnf, clutch) for Nestor Garcia Veiga who teamed up with different drivers Luis Ruben di Palma, Monguzzi and Waco, in the 1973 6h Watkins Glen 16367 finished 13th and in the following year it crashed.

16407 was delivered in 1973 to N.A.R.T. and raced by the Team in 24h Le Mans (dnf) driven by Sam Posey and Milt Minter, 6h Watkins Glen (14th OA), in 1974 in the 24h Le Mans race Ethuin and Guitteny finished (11th OA, 5th IC), it dnf in the 6h Watkins Glen race with Hiss and Cudini and was withdrawn from the 1975 24h Le Mans. In 1977 Robert Carradine an actor, musician and driver owned 16407 and he raced it in company with Morton, Wood and Adamowizc under Zipper it even finished in 1979 2nd OA in 24h Daytona. 

16425 was delivered to Garage Francorchamps, in 1973 it finished 12th in the 1000km Spa race and 20th in the 24h Le Mans driven by Richard Bond and Teddy Pilette respectively by Andruet.

The "UNofficial" Daytona Conversions
12467
N.A.R.T. had a street Daytona converted to race specs in 1971, it finished 5th OA in the 24h Le Mans, driven by Bob Grossman and Luigi "Coco" Chinetti and Bob Grossman, in 1972 it was raced in Daytona (15th OA, 6th IC) Bob Grossman and Reynolds, in 12h Sebring (19th OA, 5th IC) Ingle and Reynolds, Watkins Glen (11th OA, 5th IC) di Lorenzo and Reynolds.

13367 was delivered as a street Daytona with Plexiglas covered headlight to Milan, in 1974 it was converted for Chinetti by Sport-Auto in Modena and Diena. It was sold to Dr. Harry Jones and raced by him in 1974 in 4h Le Mans (7th OA) Marvel Mignot and Harry Jones, 24h Le Mans (16th OA, 9th IC) entered by N.A.R.T., 1975 in 24h Daytona (dnf) same drivers plus Cyril Grandet, 12h Sebring (9th OA), 24h Le Mans (13th) together with Gurdjian, in 1977 the car was sold to Preston Henn, in 1978 it dnf in 24h Daytona and in 1979 it was the Ms. Budweiser car and finished in the 12h Sebring (17th OA) with Janet Guthrie and Lynn St. James and Bonnie Henn.

13855 was created by Sport Auto Modena for N.A.R.T. and entered by the Chinetti Team in 1972 in the 24h Le Mans (9th OA and 5th IC) driven by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Claude Buchet. 

14065 was sold as a street Daytona to Ron Spangler, sold to Kirk F White then converted to Group IV specs by H&M (Holman & Moody) and Traco, the car was raced in the 12h Sebring with Marathon Oil, Coca Cola and Prancing Horse Farm sponsorship, it was driven by David Hobbs and Scott, it retired with transmission problems.

14107 was a street Daytona delivered to Harley Cluxton via Chinetti Motors in 1971 ... the a/c compressor removed, 512M rain wheels fitted, velocity stacks installed, roll bar & front cooling ducts added, Harley Cluxton and Bob Grossman finished 1971 in the 12h Sebring race 12th OA and 5th IC, after the race the car was re converted.

14141 was converted by Traco for N.A.R.T. it ran in 5 great races. 1972 24h Le Mans (dnf) Luigi "Coco" Chinetti jr.  and Masten Gregory, 1973 in 24h Daytona (2nd OA, 1st IC) Milt Minter and Migault, 24h Le Mans (13th OA, 6th IC) Chinetti jr and Migault, 1974  24h Le Mans (6th OA, 2nd IC) Heinz and Cudini, and in 1975  24h Daytona Milt Minter and Claude Ballot-Lena.  N.A.R.T. was always the entrant.

16717 was a conversion in 1975 for Ecurie Francorchamps, the car finished 12th OA in the 1975 24h Le Mans with Andruet and Teddy Pilette.

One should add this Daytona 15965 was delivered to someone unknown in 1972 ...  it was rebuilt when owned by Daniel Ward by Michelotti with an alloy body for N.A.R.T. both entered the car in the 1975 24h Le Mans for Jean Pierre Malcher and Patrick Langlois, but it was with drawn. 

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