1973 Ferrari 365

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    49 000 km / 30 448 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    353 PS / 260 kW / 349 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The last Daytona

With the Miura, Lamborghini had introduced a modern mid-engine sports car and thus angered Ferrari. But the Commendatore did not react with a similar concept, but brought 1968 the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" with front engine on the market. The sales figures proved him right.

The designations at Ferrari were once quite logical: the displacement was divided by the number of cylinders. Of course, there were always exceptions, and today everything is different anyway, but at the end of the 1960s everything was still good and clear and made sense. But even then, journalists somehow found it too boring, too dry, and because the Ferraris back then were all officially called 250 GT or 365, they were given nicknames.
Daytona

The 365 GTB/4 was shown for the first time at the Paris Salon in 1968, twice, once at Ferrari, once at Pininfarina (a nice tradition by the way, those who were nimble could have a look at the new Ferrari at the designer's place).

Five prototypes were built (who is interested: Chassis numbers 10287, 11001, 11795, 11929 and 12037 - which at least nicely shows that production was in full swing at Ferrari). The design: eternal love. Although the 365 was on the same steel frame as the 275 and also had the same wheelbase (2.4 meters), the track was much wider. The ever-long hood, the car crouched to jump, somehow cool and somehow like the picture of Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci - each of the ladies in her own time, of course - in the same bed.

GTB stands for "Gran Turismo Berlinetta." And the 4 behind the slash stands for four overhead camshafts, two per cylinder bank. With a compression ratio of 9.3:1, the classic V12 produced 353 hp at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 432 Nm at 5000 rpm. Six Weber twin carburetors, dry sump lubrication (16 liters of oil!), transaxle, the 5-speed gearbox was mounted in front of the rear axle. "Autocar" managed the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, the top speed reached the Englishmen with 274 km/h.
This 1975 Ferrari Daytona 365 GT/B with chassis number #17597 is probably the last Daytona produced. Actually, production ended in 1973 with chassis number #17615, but this Ferrari was delivered to Ferrari dealer Crepaldi in Milan on August 11, 1975. Actually, the successor Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer was already produced at that time.

It was bought on 12.09.1975 by Sergio Verzolla from Monza, who drove it for 10,700 km until it was sold on 8 December 1977 by Hüni Automobile for 57,500 Swiss francs to Dr. Heer in Zurich. A 1958 Mercedes 300 SL for 30,000 Swiss francs with chassis number 198042 - 8500245 served as a trade-in vehicle.

On February 19, 1982, Dr. Heer accepted the offer of the present owner and the car changed hands for the third and last time for 95,000 Swiss francs. During the last 30 years the car was driven up to a mileage of 49,874 km. During this time the owner has kept all letters, invoices and articles. The Daytona is very well documented.

A few years ago it was repainted in its original color. The interior was left untouched and is still in its original condition. The engine starts right up and sounds very healthy. A Daytona that wants to be driven and has been driven.