Most common eras
Historics Auctioneers
Brooklands Motor Museum

Tel:  01753903563
LIVE adverts (13)

1967 Ferrari 365 4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti For Sale by Auction

This advert viewed 397 times
  • £580,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1967
Message the seller
Price £580,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Ferrari
Model 365
  365 4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti
Year 1967
Country UK
Region Berkshire
Telephone 01753 903563
Status Trade
Date 30-Jun-2020
Ref C1240506
For sale by auction on Saturday 18th July 2020 with Historics auctions.

Registration Tbc
Chassis Number 11929
Odometer reading 28708
Estimate £580000-£670000

One of the most talked about releases of the 1968 Paris Motorshow was Ferrari's brand new Berlinetta. It was expected to be called Daytona to celebrate Ferrari's 1-2-3 finish in the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours race. At the launch however the press was proven wrong as it was just dubbed 365 GTB/4 but the name stuck and to this day it is still referred to as the 'Daytona'. Ironically, it was intended to be called Daytona - but when the name leaked out prematurely Ferrari reverted back to using the traditional system. The engine was based on the 330 unit and featured double overhead camshafts first seen on a production Ferrari only two years earlier. The oval tube ladder type frame was as traditional as the engine layout. It was the Pininfarina design that made the 'Daytona' stand out.This Ferrari, chassis number 11929, was the fourth of six registered prototypes produced by Ferrari. It was manufactured as a GTB/4 and was the first Daytona built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. This example was tested extensively by Ferrari at the Modena race track and achieved the highest speed of any production car in the world at the time, reputed to be 300km/h. The car then appeared at the Paris Motor Show in 1968 along with another prototype chassis number 11795 which was the officially designated Daytona press car which then appeared at the Turin Motor Show.

Continuing the Ferrari tradition of passing prototype cars on to their race team car drivers, chassis number 11929 was given to Arturo Merzario who began his career as a test driver for the works Fiat Abarth team, and subsequently progressed to GT racing and European mountain-climb events. His success won him a drive within the Ferrari Sports Car Team. In 1972 he won the Spa 100km, the Targo Florio and the Rand Nine Hour races as well as being the European two-litre champion for Abarth. Merzario then made his Formula One debut for Ferrari in 1972 finishing a creditable sixth in his first race at Brands Hatch.

The official Ferrari 'Red Book' written by Enzo Ferrari confirms the Merzario connection and also that chassis number 11929 was converted to Spider configuration in 1970/71 by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. The 365/4 then found its way to the USA in the 1980's and seems to have been passed from collector to collector, at one stage selling for over one million dollars. In 2004 the car was purchased by a collector and remained in his possession until he sold the car to a Canadian collector in 2015. The car has recently found its way to British shores courtesy of a Ford GT40 deal.

Features of this stunning Ferrari are most notably the chassis which, as a prototype, was constructed on a 275 GTB/4; the only other comparable car being chassis number 11795 which is preserved in a private collection of a vintner in California who has a reputation of owning some of the rarest and most valuable cars in the world. Chassis number 11929 has often been dubbed as 'the lost prototype' given its conversion to a Spider configuration. However, what is undeniable is that this car is a very important piece of Ferrari history.

Presenting today in stunning condition and finished in Ferrari's traditional colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Tan interior this example had an engine rebuild in 2006. The car has done very little work since and she runs beautifully. The paintwork of this Ferrari is first class and a brief look underneath confirms no stone has been left unturned in ensuring this 365/4 presents in the best condition possible. Supplied with a NOVA certificate and a fascinating history folder, this remarkable Italian classic represents a fantastic opportunity to secure an exceptionally rare piece of motoring history.
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
 
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

gorgeous Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 in very attractive colour combination
fully matching number
attractive colour combination
Italian Import
restored
perfect
For more info go to our webpage


The 365 GTC/4 shares the chassis, wheelbase, suspension and engine with the 365 Daytona, however in the pininfarina designed 2+2 body. To accommodate the more practical nature of the car, the engine.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 6
View advert

1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 Coupe

Chassis No. 15655

One of only 500 units produced from 1971-1972, 45,000 Recorded Miles believed to be Original, Factory Delivered in Rare Oro Kelso (Gold) Paint,.....

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Chassis # 14079

This Daytona is a lifetime California blue plate car that has been in single ownership since 1974. Owned by a Los Angeles area Dr. he kept and cherished.....

The 365 GT4 2+2 was the forerunner to the later Ferrari 400 and 412 and is considered the most desirable of the series. It is easily distinguishable from the later cars by its 6 rear lights and five.....

The FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 is powered by a wet-sump version of the Daytona engine. Design is by Leonardo Fioravanti (Pininfarina), the genius who penned the Daytona and the BB.

Compared to its predecessor.....

a Ferrari 365 Daytona est une voiture de sport de grand tourisme, du constructeur automobile italien Ferrari. Produite en série en deux versions entre 1968 et 1973 : coupé 365 GTB/4,.....

One of only 158 original RHD Daytonas produced
Ferrari Classiche Certified and excellent history file
Only 16,000 miles from new

Finished in Rosso Chiaro with Nero Pelle Interior this 1973 right.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 13
View advert

Rare opportunity to acquire a 'barn find' Ferrari 365 GT4 BB in RHD. Largely original and unrestored this is one of only 52 RHD examples of this iconic 70s mid-engined Ferrari.

The first, the rarest.....