Friday, February 10, 2023

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider

Argento Metallizzato over black. Concours restoration. Three-Time Platinum Award. Retains Original Chassis, Body, and Drivetrain per Ferrari Classiche Red Book. 4,390 CC Tipo 251 DOHC 60° V-12 engine. Six Weber 40 DCN carburetors. 352 BHP at 7,500 RPM. 5-Speed Manual Transaxle. 4-Wheel Hydraulic Ventilated Disc Brakes. 4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
The 365 GTB/4 succeeded the 275 GTB/4 as Ferrari’s new top-of-the-line, two-seat gran turismo. Almost immediately, it was unofficially known as the “Daytona” in honor of Ferrari’s podium sweep at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967. It was the last front-engine, V-12 GT model designed before Fiat’s takeover of Ferrari road car production in 1969.
Capable of accelerating from 0-100 mph in just 12.8 seconds and continuing to a top speed in excess of 170 mph, the Daytona was the fastest production sports car of its day. The most exclusive of the road-going Daytonas, the Spider had a very limited production run of 121. Chassis 16793 is the 84th of the 121 cars built. Imported into the US by official West Coast distributor Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, the Ferrari was originally retailed via Newport Imports in Newport Beach, California, for $29,665.

Estimate is $2.5m to $3m.