1971 Ferrari 365

GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Mileage 
    56 000 km / 34 797 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a US-market example and one of 1,284 Berlinetta coupes produced in total between 1968 and 1973. The car was delivered new to Modern Classic Motors of Reno, Nevada and was originally owned by the Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Nebraska. It was purchased in 1976 by its second owner and relocated to Tacoma, Washington, where it reportedly remained until being obtained by Ferrari of Beverly Hills, California in 1994 and subsequently repainted its current shade of black. The car was acquired by the seller in Illinois in 2011 and now shows just over 56k miles. Power is supplied by a 4.4-liter quad-cam V12 paired with a five-speed manual transaxle, and features include beige and black leather upholstery, an Ansa exhaust system, Cromodora alloy wheels, air conditioning, pop-up headlights, four-wheel disc brakes, and power windows. This Daytona Berlinetta is being offered with owner’s manuals, a tool kit, an Italian libretto, service records beginning in 1972, a set of Borrani knock-off wire wheels, a recent PPI, and a clean Illinois title.

Introduced at the 1968 Paris Auto Salon, the 365 GTB/4 features bodywork styled by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina. The Scaglietti-built body features a steel shell with an aluminum trunk, hood, and doors mounted over a steel tube-chassis and a fiberglass inner tub. Pop-up headlights were adopted for the model in 1971 to comply with US safety standards and are shown in their raised position in the gallery below.

This example was finished in Rame Metallizzato from the factory and repainted its current shade of black circa 1996 by Ferrari of Beverly Hills, California. The lower half of the doors were refinished following rust repair in 2003, and touch-ups were also performed around the nose panel at that time. Replacement window trim was fitted in 2012, and the seller notes a bump on the passenger-side roof rail. The recent PPI can be read in full in the gallery and indicates a cracked inner rear lens
in addition to a paint bubble above the passenger-side window.

The 15″ Cromodora alloy wheels are wrapped in 215/70 Michelin XWX tires. A set of 15″ Borrani knock-off wire wheels wearing Michelin XWX tires sized 215/70 up front and 225/70 out back are included in the sale and shown mounted on the vehicle in the gallery. The brake system features four-wheel discs, and the rear calipers were rebuilt in 2006 by Group 2 Motorsports of Seattle, Washington. The brake fluid was changed in 2019.

The cabin features seats trimmed in beige leather with contrasting black stripes and a matching center console, door panels, and black carpets. The dashboard is upholstered in black “mouse fur” material, and interior amenities include a gated shifter with a dogleg first gear, air conditioning, a glovebox-mounted Pioneer CD stereo with two remotes, and power windows. The rear defroster switch and Becker Mexico cassette radio located in the center console are inoperable, and the passenger-side door does not unlock automatically.

leather-wrapped steering wheel frames Veglia Borletti instrumentation housed in a brushed aluminum surround, including a 180-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 7,700-rpm redline. The five-digit odometer shows just over 56k miles, approximately 1,200 of which have been added by the seller over the last eight years.

The quad-cam 4.4-liter Tipo 251 Colombo V12 was factory-rated at approximately 350 horsepower at 7,500 rpm. An oil change was completed in 2019, and a tune-up was performed by Continental Autosports Ferrari of Hinsdale, Illinois in November 2020. Results from a PPI carried out at this time are viewable in the gallery, and noted issues include an oil leak from the front of the engine and right valve cover, a leaking exhaust metal check valve, and a disconnected air pump. A concurrent compression test yielded the following results:

Cylinder 1 – 162 psi
Cylinder 2 – 162 psi
Cylinder 3 – 150 psi
Cylinder 4 – 150 psi
Cylinder 5 – 150 psi
Cylinder 6 – 150 psi
Cylinder 7 – 162 psi
Cylinder 8 – 160 psi
Cylinder 9 – 155 psi
Cylinder 10 – 155 psi
Cylinder 11 – 155 psi
Cylinder 12 – 155 psi