1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 news, pictures, specifications, and information
The Gumball Rally was one of the earliest cross-country race movies. The competitors' vehicles included a Chevrolet van, Shelby Cobra, Kawasaki motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, this Ferrari, and others. Raul Julia, the Ferrari's driver, portrayed a reckless Italian who plucked the rear-view mirror from the windshield because 'what's behind....is not important.' One of only 120 built, the Ferrari Daytona Spyder was the ideal choice for an actor playing an international playboy during the 1970s. It was dashing, self-indulgent, and irresistible to the women characters.

Collection of Margie and Robert E. Petersen

Source - Peterson Museum
In 1968, the Ferrari Daytona was introduced at the Paris Salon. Originally, the body was fitted as a Berlinetta coupe. In 1969, a Spyder version was shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

The Berlinetta was the third Daytona designed by Pinnfarina and the first to use Ferrari's new V-12. The 4.4 liter engine could propel the car to 174+ miles per hour. It was not only the fastest road-car to date, but it was also Ferrari most expensive.

The prototype was created by Pininfarina, but the production version were produced by Scaglietti. More than 1412 Daytona's were sold between 1968 and 1974, of which 127 were 365 GTS/4 Spyders.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
Chassis Num: 16223
Sold for $748,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company.
The Ferrari 275 GTB was introduced in 1964 with a four-cam version introduced a short time later. With the 4-cam engine, there were hopes of successful campaigns in competition, but it soon became clear that the car was better suited for touring with its luxury amenities. Soon after the 275 GTB entered production, Ferrari began work on its replacement. As most marques were moving towards mid-engine layout, Ferrari stuck with the traditional front-engined configuration.

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona served as the replacement for the 275 GTB. It was powered by a V-12 engine had was in two-seater Berlinetta configuration. It had an all-independent suspension based on the 330 GTC. Pininfarina was responsible for the design and gave the vehicle a long, graceful hood and a fastback rear end. European models were given Plexiglas headlight coverings which were later replaced with pop-up headlights. Just barely noticeable, the radiator air-intake sat below the vehicles nose. The raked windshield was paralleled by raked vent window and door pillars. Construction of the vehicle was handled by Scaglietti; this the first time Scaglietti built the GT Ferrari entirely. There was no competition from other coachbuilders.

The 365 GTB/4 look fast and had a top-speed of 175 mph to back it up. The quarter-mile was accomplished in the thirteen-second range.

The Daytona Spyder was produced in limited numbers and given stronger windshield frames and a completely new rear deck with conventional trunk lids. The frames and body of the vehicles also increased in strength. Production of the Spyder lasted until 1973 with about 124 examples of the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder being produced.

This 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder was built to US-specifications and completed on September 15th of 1972. It was sold on February 28th of 1973 to an individual residing in Pittsburgh, PA. Possession passed to another individual two years later who retained the vehicle until 1988. After possession transferred to its third owner in the late 1980s, a complete cosmetic restoration was commissioned. It was sold in 1992 and shown at the 30th Annual Ferrari Club of America International Concours d'Elegance at Monterey, Ca in 1994 by its new owner. It was awarded a Gold Award. It was shown at the 1997 Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance and featured in the 1998 Forza and Millionaire magazines.

The vehicles next owner acquired the car in July of 2000. The cars odometer read 27,375 miles since new. A complete mechanical restoration including rebuilding the engine, transaxle, suspension, air-conditioning, and brakes was immediately commissioned.

In August of 2001 it was shown at the Concorso Italiano where it was one of the featured Ferraris in the 'Circle of Excellence.' In 2002 it was shown at the FCA National Concours d'Elegance in LA where it earned its first Platinum Award. A repeat of this honor was awarded in 2004.

This car still has the correct tool kit and five Borrani wire wheels with a fresh set of Michelin XWX tires. It has a full-stainless-steel exhaust system and has recently scored 98 points on an FCA judging sheet. The odometer reads just under 34,000 miles. It has a Becker Mexico radio with Hirschman antenna, tri-lobe wheel nuts, metric-legend oil pressure and temperature gauges.

This 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder with chassis number 16223 was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. It is a two-time FCA Platinum Award Winner and an excellent example of Pininfarina design work with Scaglietti craftsmanship. It has been meticulously maintained and is the product of a recent restoration. It is powered by a 4390-cc Alloy V12 engine with dual overhead camshafts and six-Weber Dual-Choke carburetors. The engine produces 365 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

With only 124 Daytona Spyders produced from 1970 through 1973, this was a highlight at Auction. As bidding came to an end, the vehicle had found its next owner, selling for $748,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
Chassis Num: 15383
Sold for $1,017,500 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
This Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider was completed at the factory in Summer of 1972 and was originally finished in Argento Metallizato (metallic silver) over black and was equipped with air-conditioning and European instrumentation. The car was sold to Motorgui S.r.l. of Milan on July 4th and would remain in their care for two years. The next owner was CEI S.r.l. The third owner was Emilio Giussani who purchased it in 1979. A year later, it was purchased by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones. While in his care, the car was refinished in black and was exhibited at the Ferrari Club Valenza meet in Alessandria.

The car was exported to the United States in 1983 and sold to its next owner. It received its next paint finish, back to its original metallic silver. In 1994, the car was purchased by John Winter of Florida. A short time later, the car was given a restoration, and upon completion it was finished in Fly Yellow over black. In the mid-2000s, the car was purchased by its present owner.

This Ferrari has period-correct XWX tires, Borrani wire wheels, and a modern stereo system.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $900,000 - $1,100,000. As bidding came to a close, the car was sold for the sum of $1,017,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2011
The 365 Series were introduced in the late 1960's and stayed in production until the early 1970's. The 365's were often powered by a Columbo SOHC 4390 cc V-12 engine with three Weber carburetors capable of producing around 300 horsepower. The front and rear suspension for most of the series was independent with double wishbones and coil springs. The 365 GT4 2+2 had an independent with transverse parallelograms and coil springs suspension. The 365 California had a live axle with coil springs rear suspension. The chassis was an oval tube ladder type frame layout.

Disc brakes were standard on all the vehicles, as was the five-speed manual gearbox. Many of the series received standard options such as power steering and air conditioning, uncommon at the time. When most manufacturers such as Lamborghini and DeTomaso were creating vehicles with mid-engined design, Ferrari continued to use their tried-and-true front-engined, rear wheel design.

In 1967 Ferrari dominated the Daytona 24 Hours race with a first, second, and third place finish. At the 1968 Paris Auto Show the public and press were expecting Ferrari's new berlinetta to be dubbed 'Daytona'. They were proven wrong when Ferrari dubbed the vehicle the 365 GTB/4, however, the name Daytona is a common reference to the vehicle even to this day. Ferrari had intended on using 'Daytona' but it was revealed prematurely so the traditional Ferrari naming sequence was used.

During its production lifespan lasting from 1968 through 1974, 1383 examples of the Pinifarina designed 365 GTB/4 Daytona vehicles were created.

The famous coachbuilder Pininfarina was tasked with creating many of the designs for the 365 Series. The designs were not new, rather they borrowed many of the styling cues of the prior 330 GTC and 275 GTS models. The headlights were courtesy of the 500 Superfast. The result was a visually stunning automobile with proven Ferrari mechanics and performance.

GT represented Gran Turismo. GTB represented Berlinetta or coupe. GTS stood for open models which were either a targa roof or a full convertible. '4' represented four-cam engines. 'C' represented 'Competizione' or 'Corsa' meaning 'to race'.

365 California
In 1966 Ferrari introduced the 365 California at the Geneva Auto Show as a replacement for the Ferrari 500 Superfast. The famous coachbuilder, Pininfarina, had been tasked with creating the body for the vehicle. The result was a two door, two-seat, convertible. The 365 borrowed many of the mechanics of its predecessor including the five-speed manual gearbox, chassis, and suspension. The front of vehicle was similar in design to the 500 with the remaining portions all new. With a top speed of 240 km/h, it was the fastest convertible in the world at the time. Disc brakes provided excellent stopping power for the 1300 kg vehicle. Production continued for only a year with a total of fourteen examples being created.

365 GT2+2
In 1967 Ferrari introduced the 365 GT2+2, only its second production four-seater vehicle. The vehicle would stay in production until 1971 during which around 800 examples being created.

The rear passengers had limited headroom but there was sufficient legroom for most passengers. The purpose of the vehicle was to provided performance and comfort. As a result the vehicle was outfitted with electric windows, leather interior, power assisted brakes, full carpeting, and optional air conditioning.

365 GTC
Near the close of 1968, Ferrari introduced the 365 GTC which stayed in production until 1970. During the production lifespan, 168 examples were produced. The 365 GTC was basically a 330 GTC with a SOHC 4390 cc V-12 engine. Visually, the vehicle was very similar to its predecessor except for the air vents in the front wings had been removed. In their place were black vents placed in the back corners of the hood.

365 GTS
The 365 GTS was a replacement for the 330 GTS. It featured a 4390 cc SOHC engine and had its cooling vents removed in favor of vents in the hood. Only twenty examples were created.

365 GTC/4
In 1971 Ferrari introduced the 365 GTC/4 as a replacement for the 365 GT 2+2. It sat atop a Daytona chassis and given an independent suspension. The same Daytona ventilated disc brakes were used. The gearbox was mounted in the front and the engine was the 4390 cc V12 but with six sidedraught Weber carburetors and wet sump lubrication resulting in 340 horsepower.

The design was once again handled by Pininfarina. The two-door, 2+2 coupe had pop-up headlights and five-spoke alloy wheels. During its production lifespan lasting until 1972, around 500 examples were produced. Strict American safety and emission regulations were partly responsible for the demise of the GTC/4.

365 GT4 2+2
The 365 GT4 2+2 was debuted to the public at the 1972 Paris Auto Show as a replacement for the 365 GT 2+2 and the 365 GTC/4. It sat atop an enlarged 365 GTC/4 chassis and given the same mechanics. The larger chassis meant more interior room for the passengers, especially the rear passengers, and their luggage. The styling was once again assigned to Pininfarina. The design was different from the prior 365 models.

During its production lifespan lasting until 1976, around 470 examples were created.

365 GT4 BB
The 365 GT4 BB, meaning Berlinetta Boxer, was introduced to the public at the 1971 Turin Auto Show. Its styling was similar to the P6 show car built in 1968. The engine was a flat-12 cylinder power-plant mounted longitudinal. The gearbox was mounted under the engine. This was a great design but ultimately created an unbalanced weight distribution with most of the weight over the rear axle. The weight distribution problem and the fact that the engine was mounted high in the vehicle resulted in a car that had poor handling and never achieved successful racing status.

The 365 GT4 BB was replaced by the 512 BB in 1976. The 512 BB was similar in design but featured a five-liter engine.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
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