1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

In 1971, Dan Gurney and Brock Yates innagurated the Cannonball Run Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Dash at the helm of a Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona. With an average speed of over 80 miles per hour, the pair went from New York to Los Angeles in 35 hours, 54 minutes. While not a record, this was an impossibly fast time in one of the most revered Ferraris of all time. These days, you rarely see a Daytona used as intended, but this example for sale outside of Boston isn't the usual museum quality piece that we are used to seeing at concours events.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, Serial Number 14427, Rosso Corsa with tan/black inserts, European specification, 66,100km, (41,000 miles), 4.4 litre 352hp V12 engine, 5-speed gearbox, power windows, air conditioning, correct non-matching number engine, decade old interior re-trim and re-painting, 5 Cromodora wheels, well cared for California “driver quality” Daytona coupe.

This is a good car, but not great. With a non numbers matching engine, older restoration and mileage almost hitting the half century mark, this also isn't your typical Daytona. For those that want to enjoy their investment, this is the perfect car. While $300,000 might seem reasonable for a Daytona, with the wear of a driver quality car coming into play, $250,000 to $275,000 would make this offering even more attractive.

-Paul

Posted under: Ferrari
Dated: Jun 04 2012

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  1. […] of the all time greats from Maranello, as evidenced by the reverence paid to it by collectors. The 365 GTB/4 Daytona we featured at the beginning of the month was a solid driver and this example for sale in […]