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1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' - Classiche Certified For Sale

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Price £624,990 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ferrari
Model 365
  365 GTB/4 Daytona
Year 1968
Country UK
Region Kent
Telephone 01233 526879
Status Trade
Date 05-Jun-2020
Ref C1232400
This outstanding Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, finished in Azzuro Metallizzato over Pelle Blu Scuro interior, has been confirmed by Ferrari historic records as the first example into the UK.

Supplied new by the Belgian Ferrari dealer Garage Franconchamps to Maranello Sales, Colonel ‘Ronnie’ Hoare whom started Maranello Concessionaries in 1961 was concerned about the loss of orders to Lamborghini with the famed Miura coming to our shores in 1968.

The Miura having recently featured in one of the most iconic motoring films, (‘The Italian Job’) the Miura was hot property, and with Ferrari’s answer being the 365 GTC, the ‘Daytona’ was paramount in getting orders back for the prancing horse.

Rather than wait for the Ferrari factory to produce a right hand drive example, Col. Ronnie Hoare ordered this stunning example in one of his favourite shades of blue to showcase Ferrari’s new 174 mph supercar, just a month after the Miura had debuted on the big screen, weaving it’s way up the Alps to Mr Monro.

Finished in its original specification of Azzuro Metallizzato over Pelle Blu Scuro interior, this Daytona recently received a nut and bolt restoration carried out by reputable marque specialists Zanasi in Italy while under the ownership of a very well known current F1 driver manager, who has had connections with Ferrari since the 1980’s.

With Classiche Certification and a well-documented history, numerous invoices and early correspondence, this Daytona is likely one of the finest Plexiglass examples with some unusual early prototype features available to purchase today

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 or Daytona was introduced as the replacement to the 275 GTB/4 with the intention of competing against Lamborghini's formidable Miura which had set the benchmark performance benchmark in the mid-60s. Contrary to the mid-engine supercar from Sant’Agata, the fundamental concept of the Daytona was to be a front-mounted V12 with both a more spacious cabin and higher top speed than the Miura.

The early development of the Daytona was carried out by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti. Heavily influenced by the 330 GTC chassis, the main objective was to develop a highly aerodynamic, slender design capable of carrying the car’s engine mounted well back in the front in order to achieve optimum weight distribution. By December of 1966 the first formal drawings were completed and in the second half of 1967 a prototype was built. The prototype featured a similar design to that of the 275 from the windscreen forward yet had a rear which looked like the completed Daytona. With a final design completed after building a handful of prototypes, the car was unveiled at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 where it took the world by storm.

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ('365' denoting the engines displacement in cubic centimetres per cylinder and '4' denoting its number of overhead camshafts) featured a dry sump lubricated engine developed from the earlier Colombo V12, with a 60° bank angle used in the 275 GTB/4, now bored out 4,390cc with 6 Weber carburettors. The car’s engine produced an impressive 347 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and could achieve 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and had a monstrous top speed of 174mph!

The Daytona featured a 5-speed gearbox and a limited slip differential. The car sat upon independent double wishbone suspension on both the front and rear with the typical tubular shock absorbers, coil springs and anti-roll bars which provided superb stability in all driving situations. Early Daytona’s featured fixed headlights behind an acrylic headlight cover, also known as a ‘Plexiglass’ but due to US safety regulations banning the use of headlights behind glass, cars were then produced with retractable pop up twin headlights in 1971.
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