- Ferrari certified
- Air-conditioning and matching numbers
- Beautiful aesthetic and mechanical condition
Lamborghini paved the way for a new configuration for high-performance sports cars, with a mid-engine format which allowed for a lower centre of gravity and improved weight distribution. However, when comparing the stability at high speed of a Lamborghini Miura and a Ferrari Daytona, one understands Enzo Ferrari's decision: the Daytona doesn't move an inch whereas the Miura has a tendency to lift at the front. Moreover, the Ferrari's attributes were confirmed by success in competition (including a victory in Tour Auto in 1972 for Andruet/Biche), which wasn't the case for the Miura. Having been the object of unwarranted criticism from certain specialists at the time, the Daytona today enjoys an legendary status for several reasons : it was the last front-engined V12 Ferrari from this period ; smooth and ferocious at the same time, it delivered 352 bhp at 7,500 rpm which propelled the car to 270 km/h ; its roadhandling qualities are unrivalled, particularly on large corners taken at speed ; it displays a stunning design by Fioravanti for Pininfarina.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 on offer was sold new, to its first Italian owner, a Mr Morrea, in June 1970 by Motor Spa, Carlo Allegretti, the marque agent in Bologna. It was liveried in Nero 20-B-Salchi, with beige leather interior VM102. The car remained in Italy until 1976 when it was acquired by a Dutch KLM pilot, living in Hilversum in Holland. It was registered with the number it retains today, 77ST33. In 1982, it joint the collection of C.F. Bosch and was maintained by Henk Hoksbergen, the Ferrari specialist, who also maintained the 275 GTB/C of Bosch. Since 2003, maintenance and other work has been carried out by Pieter Birnie. This included a complete engine rebuild at 83 000 km, the mileage from new. In 2015, the upholstery was restored, in keeping with the original specification, by Ellermeyer in Amsterdam. The car has been fitted with four new Michelin tyres, a new Ansa exhaust and a new pump for the period option air-conditioning.
This stunning Daytona is one of the rare first versions with plexiglass front, equipped with air conditioning and presented in the most desirable colour combination, painted black with beige and black leather interior. It will be delivered to the new owner with the coveted red folder containing the Ferrari certification. This confirms that the livery is correct and all mechanical elements are original. Here is an example that is exceptional on every level.