1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, known as the Daytona, is arguably one of the most recognizable Ferraris ever produced. Introduced two years after the revolutionary Lamborghini Miura arrived on the scene, this grand touring machine was vastly different in concept than its rival from Sant'Agata Bolognese, yet a departure from Ferrari norm at the same time. It's long sweeping bonnet, crisp lines and headlight treatment were unlike anything anyone had come to expect from Maranello at the time.

With it's 4.4 liter V12 and 347 horsepower, this car could hit 60 mph in well under six seconds. From the movie Cannonball Run to a class victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and appearances at Le Mans, this celebrated machine cemented its legacy amongst Tifosi and enthusiasts of other marques alike. Our feature car is a numbers matching, restored example presented in its original color, Rosso Corsa with Borrani wire wheels.

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

The Ferrari 365GTB/4 unofficially known as the Daytona was produced between 1968-1973. 1,284 were made during that time period. The car was designed by Pininfarina and powered by the 4.4L 352hp V-12 with six weber carburetors. The car utilized a rear mounted 5 speed transaxle for optimal weight distribution and handling. It also featured 4 wheel independent suspension and 4 wheel disc brakes. They are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts and can be found in some of the world’s finest collections.

This particular example shows just over 39,000 kilometers (24,000 miles), and is finished in its original color combination of Rosso Corsa with Black Leather interior and red carpeting. Fitted with 5 Borrani’s and 5 XWX tires including the spare. This example also has book and complete tools and jack bag with jack, and is numbers matching. The mechanicals have been gone through by noted Ferrari experts Algar Ferrari and accordingly this is an outstanding driving example.

These particular Ferraris have always fared well, both in good economic times and bad. The asking price is right around the middle of the range for what Daytona Berlinettas are going for. At the low end, you can expect to pay a tad over $200,000, and certain vehicles with exceptional provenance have sold for well over a half million dollars. The factory Spyders will always garner the most money, but I've always preferred the one with the tin top.

-Paul

Posted under: Ferrari
Dated: Dec 31 2011

2 Comments

  1. David says:

    Not sold at $349k. Wondering why a PA car is being sold by a CA dealer.

  2. paul says:

    @ David, being from Philly, I was curious when I read Algar had gone over the car. Perhaps the owner switched coasts recently or got a deal on brokerage in CA for this car? Not really sure…