1972 Ferrari 365
Year of manufacture1972
- Ferrari Classiche certified
- Continuous French history
- Outstanding restoration by Ferrari
- Ferrari Classiche certified, sold new in France, restored by Ferrari
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 is exceptional. Sold new by marque importer Charles Pozzi, chassis 15375 was delivered on 20 May 1972 in Paris to a Mr Claude BERGUIN who registered the car with the number 4867 YG 75. It was sold on 23 August 1973 to Mr MULLER and given registration 9 SB 57. The Pozzi dealership has sent us copies of a host of maintenance bills dated throughout this Daytona's life. On buying the car, the current owner asked the Pozzi Ferrari garage to carry out a full restoration on it. The Daytona was taken to bits, the body stripped, all mechanical elements renewed while keeping strictly to the original configuration, with the rigorous certification criteria of the Classiche department in mind. The interior was subject to the same level of attention, with the upholstery and carpets renewed by the excellent Caribex workshop. Presented in 'Argento Auteuil', with black leather interior, this Daytona is perfection itself and without a doubt the most stunning example on the market.