Lux Classics

1973 Ferrari GTB/4 Daytona

£549,500 | Location: United Kingdom

The stunning example offered here is a very rare UK delivered right hand drive Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona. One of only 156 manufactured in right hand drive, in exceptional restored condition and well documented.

MODEL HISTORY & PRODUCTION

Introduced by Ferrari in 1968 at the Paris Salon, the 365 GTB/4 offered a combination of enormous performance with stunning Pininfarina bodywork. It was the last front-engine Ferrari GT prior to Fiat’s involvement, and therefore occupies a special place in the Marenello history. In recognition of the prancing horse’s stunning one-two-three victory at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours, the press unofficially named it the “Daytona”. The early cars had “Plexiglass” headlight covers while this model retains the retracting headlamps providing for an effortless long bonnet & chiseled nose, with the rakish cabin set well back accentuating the front end.

The Daytona was a stop-gap between the Ferrari’s outgoing 275 GTB/4 and their mid-engine 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer. Power was provided by the Colombo derived Tipo 251 V12 engine, which displaced 4.4 liters with four overhead camshafts and six Weber twin-choke carburetors. Output stood at about 350 brake horsepower, sufficient for a 0-100 km/h time of just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) with a five speed manual transmission. The Daytona was discontinued in 1973.

THIS VEHICLE

One of the last Daytonas built in 1973 in desirable rare right hand drive form, always UK registered with matching numbers engine and transmission. Presented in Rosso Chiaro with Tan Leather Interior / black inserts, factory air-conditioning, electric windows, original 8-Track stereo, and 9-inch rear wheels. Currently on valuable, appropriate registration plate available under separate negotiation.

One of just 156 right hand drive Berlinettas built on a total production of 1,406. Accompanying the car is an outstanding historical and well documented file which includes:

• Original Factory / Dealer order & transit invoices / correspondence
• Original leather pouch, operating, maintenance & service handbook, exploded parts handbook. Original warranty card & Ferrari Club Membership brochure
• Tool roll with associated parts & jack
• Historic MOT’s from 1979 supporting its current mileage of 43,000 miles
• Copy historic V5 registration documents
• Historic road taxes
• Documented owners
• Historic maintenance invoices

The Daytona has benefited from continuous maintenance throughout its life and presents in magnificent order, with current full bare metal re-spray and full engine with ancillary component rebuild. Dyno tested and running at above factory specifications.

The Daytona engine and exhaust sound stunning and it drives superbly. A Daytona well-known by us for a number of years, as most of the work was done by our team, and therefore comes highly recommended. As the most collectible Classic Ferrari, in right hand drive, with low production numbers and low mileage, it's a must for any collection.

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