1971 Ferrari 365 Daytona news, pictures, specifications, and information
Sold for $181,500 at 2006 RM Auctions
The Pininfarina designed Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was first debuted to the public at the 1968 Paris Auto Salon and served as a successor to the 275 GTB/4. It was given the nickname 'Daytona' after Ferrari's one-two-three victory at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hour race.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 first reached the United States in 1970. Some minor improvements were needed in order to satisfy US regulations and safety concerns. The US versions had retractable headlights under two panels. The wheel nuts were hexagonal-type whereas the European versions had three-eared knock-off wheel nuts.
Under the hood was a powerful 4.4-liter V23 with four overhead cams and six 40DCN20 Weber carburetors. Horsepower was in the neighborhood of 350 which meant the car could race from zero-to-sixty in under six seconds with top speed reaching 174 mph.
This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona finished in Rosso Corsa and Borrani wire wheels was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, CA where it was estimated to sell between $175,000-$225,000. It was offered without reserve. It has traveled less than 38,000 miles since new. On auction day, the vehicle was sold, selling for $181,500.By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014
Chassis Num: 14169
Engine Num: 251
Sold for $341,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company
This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona was first owned by Bill Harrah. Harrah had ordered a 365 Berlinetta Boxer but was unhappy with the vehicle due to its limited cargo capacity and apparent handling issues. To keep one of their good customers happy, [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014
Sold for $198,000 at 2007 RM Auctions
Sold for $264,000 at 2008 RM Auctions
Sold for $375,650 (€250,000) at 2009 Coys
The Ferrari Daytona was the last two-seater V12 Ferrari to have its power plant mounted in the front. This configuration would not re-appear wear a prancing horse badge for another quarter of a century. The 3600 pound vehicle was powered by a 4.4-l [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2007
Chassis Num: 14719
Engine Num: 251
The Daytona, as it was unofficially called in celebration of Ferrari's triple 24 Hours of Daytona success in 1967, was built from 1968 through 1973. The 405 horsepower V12 was capable of 173 miles per hour. In the Owner's family since new, this Day [Read More...]
This car has been awarded a platinum trophy at the Ferrari Club of America's concours event at the Cavallino Classic
with a score of 97.5. A complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration was performed on the car in the early 1990s. The car is [Read More...]
Sold for $291,500 at 2010 Gooding & Company
Sold for $407,000 at 2013 RM Auctions
Sold for $687,500 at 2016 RM Auctions
This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona currently has 24,282 miles. It has a toolkit, books and a variety of documentation. The car is painted in Fly Yellow and has a black leather interior. [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010
The Ferrari 365 GTB4 first appeared at the 1968 Paris Motor Show and was nicknamed the Daytona much to the disdain of Enzo Ferrari. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti and built by Pininfarina the 4.4 liter V12 engined Daytona was capable of over 170 mph [Read More...]
Beginning in 1947, Enzo Ferrari began building road cars under the Ferrari name. The first car was the 125 Sport, which was powered by a 1.5 liter V12. This was the beginning of a long history of Ferrari's preferential use of the V-12 engine in both [Read More...]
Sold for $770,000 at 2015 RM Auctions
This particular example has become known as the 'Condo-Find Daytona' or, due to the eight-track tape of disco rock still stuck in the K-Tec player, 'the Disco Daytona.' The car has been hidden in plain sight since 1990, tucked away in the corner of a [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015
'Daytona' was never used by Ferrari to tag the 365 GTB/4 but is thought to have been applied by the press to celebrate the stunning 1-2-3 victory for the 330P4 in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race. '365' came from the capacity of one cylinder - 365cc - w [Read More...]
Chassis Num: 14537
Engine Num: B1194
Sold for $2,640,000 at 2015 Bonhams
Even among the already rare Daytona Spiders there are some even more exclusive. Having built a total of just 25 European spec Dayton Spiders, Ferrari would make a privileged line within the Daytona Spiders. This chassis would be one of those select f [Read More...]By Jeremy McMullen
Chassis Num: 14335
Engine Num: B1086
Sold for $748,000 at 2015 Bonhams
In the winter of 1967 Ferrari would introduce a new prototype featuring a 4-cam V-12 engine. This new Berlinetta would be well received and would eventually lead to what would be considered one of the most beautiful models ever produced by Ferrari. [Read More...]By Jeremy McMullen
Chassis Num: 14829
Engine Num: 14829
Sold for $1,650,000 at 2013 RM Auctions
.'And now, my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: what's behind me is not important.'
It was 1976 when the late Raul Julia, in character as Italian racing driver Franco Bertolli, spoke those words from behind the wheel of this Ferrari 36 [Read More...]
Chassis Num: 13933
Engine Num: 251
This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was given a Spyder conversion by Richard Straman when it was owned by Carl Cantera in 1979. Many consider the R. Straman Co. of Costa Mesa, California was renowned for producing some of the best-quality Ferrari conversions on t [Read More...]
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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