Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Thursday 4th December 2008
The first cars to bear the name of Enzo Ferrari appeared only 50 years ago, but in that time they have built a legend for delivering uncompromising performance from their V12 power units whilst clothed in some of the most exciting and elegant Italian coachwork designs. From the earlier 275 GTB/4 a natural development was the larger engined 365 GTB/4 (Commonly known as the Daytona after the 1-2-3 victory in the 24 hour race of 1967) and this was the swan song for the successful front-engined Berninetta series. The deliberately aggressive shape styled by Pininfarina and the uncompromising mechanical specification ensured its success in the very demanding sports car market.
Chassis number 13791 is a very early car, featuring the striking wraparound "Plexiglas” noseband enclosing headlamps and indicators. This arche