1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 made its debut at the Paris Salon in October of 1968 and served as a successor to the 275 GTB/4. It was Ferrari's new two-seat Grand Tourer that almost immediately became known as the 'Daytona' in honor of the company's one-tow-three podium sweep at the 1967 edition of the 24 Hours of Daytona. It was the last of the front-engine, V-12 Ferrari GT model design and accounted prior to the Italian industrial giant Fiat's takeover of Ferrari road-car production in 1969. The 365 GTB/4 was also the last 12-cylinder Ferrari to be officially sold new (as compared to a gray market model) in the United States until the announcement of the Testarossa in 1984.

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 had a tubular-steel chassis with a 94.5-inch wheelbase length, fully independent underpinnings, and rear-mounted transaxle of its predecessor. It's styling, however, was dramatically different, modern, and edgy. It was penned by Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fioravanti with production handled by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. The prototype had been styled and built by Pininfarina in Turin, with the production version being entrusted to Ferrari's subsidiary Scaglietti in Moden.

With the exception of the lightweight aluminum-alloy doors, hood, and trunk lid, the steel panel work was hand-formed and hammer-welded. The headlamps were initially covered in clear Perspex, though retractable units were later introduced in 1971 in compliance with U.S. safety regulations. In the back were an aero-efficient Kamm tail, quad round tail lamps, four chrome tailpipes, and quarter-bumpers.

Power was from the enlarged Tipo 251 version of the basic 60-degree V-12 engine of the outgoing 275 GTB/4, now enlarged to 4.4-liters. The twin-cam cylinder heads were developed by Franco Rocchi, a Ferrari engineer since 1949. The new engine was designated Tipo 251 and delivered 352 horsepower and 315 pounds-feet of torque at 7,500 RPM through six 40-millimeter Weber twin-choke carburetors. Dry-sump lubrication enabled it to be installed low in the oval-tube chassis. The five-speed manual gearbox formed part of a rear-mounted transaxle for perfect 50/50 weight distribution which offered excellent handling and road-holding.

Air conditioning was optional.

The factory claimed a top speed of 174 mph, which made it slightly faster than the Lamborghini Miura. Zero-to-sixty took 5.9 seconds and a 13.8-second quarter-mile time with a 107.5 mph trap speed.

The 365 GTB/4 was built as a road-going grand tourer, with the racing version dubbed the 'Competizione.' Between 1970 and 1979, 18 'Daytonas' contested their namesake 24-hour race, resulting in five Top-10 finishes and two second-place podiums. In 1979, it scored a GTO class win by the Modena Sports Car entry driven by John Morton and Tony Adamowicz.

During its production lifespan, 1,383 (some sources state 1,406) examples of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta was constructed from 1968 to 1974, plus 121 of the open 'Daytona Spider.' The Ferrari Daytona Spider made its debut in September 1969 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

At the time of its introduction, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was the world's fastest production car. Deliveries began in the second half of 1969 and the Daytona remained in production for just four years, until the arrival of the 456 GT in 1992.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

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The 365 Series were introduced in the late 1960s and stayed in production until the early 1970s. The 365s 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 22 had an independent with transverse....
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1973 Vehicle Profiles

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16835

Voted the top sports car of the 1970s by Sports Car International magazine and number two out of a list of 'Greatest Ferraris of all time' by Motor Trend Classic, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is certainly a very well known car, but with a name....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16819

This 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe is a very late production, well optioned, Euro model Daytona; factory equipped with A/C, power windows, and the rare `Typo A` high performance engine, with a factory `P6` cam grind. This engine reportedly mak....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 17005

The name Daytona was never used by the Ferrari factory - the official name for these coupes was 365GTB/4. That said, the Daytona model was produced from 1968 until 1974. This particular coupe, chassis number 17005, was originally purchased by deale....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 17045

The Daytona Spyder, given the name 'Daytona' in recognition of Ferrari's top three wins at the 24 Hour 1967 race, was first shown to the public in 1969 at the 44th Annual IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt. It was finished in yellow with a bodyline finishe....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16251

This vehicle is a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 with chassis number 16251.....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16953
Engine Num: B2380

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona had a top speed exceeding 170 mph and could race from 0-60 in the five second range. The design was courtesy of Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti and given a traditional long-hood, small-cabin, and a short-deck. The was a true....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 17083
Engine Num: B2806

This Daytona is among the last built - 1973 was the last year for the model - and is a European-spec model that was first delivered to Senegal in West Africa at the behest of H'Ido Richetti who owned the car until 1985 and the current owner is the ca....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16539

Chassis number 16539 was completed on June 1st of 1973 and finished in Rosso Dino 20-R-350 with Pelle Nero VM850 leather upholstery. It was delivered new to Montreal-area Ferrari importer Luigi della Grotta, Canada's first Ferrari dealer. ....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16355
Engine Num: 16355

During the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 models five-year production run, the price rose from $19,500 to $23,940. During that time, it claimed to be the fastest production sports car in the world, with a top speed of 174 mph. The four-cam Colombo V-12 engine dis....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16393

This Ferrari left the Maranello factory line on February 6th of 1973 and was delivered new to Pedini Automobili S.a.s. - the official Ferrari dealers in Perugia, Italy. The car was finished in Rosso Chiaro (2o-R-190) over Beige (VM 3218) leather. The....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16993

This car was sold new to Mr. Charles Casper of Pittsboro, NC who kept it for 36 years and only drove it a total of 8,500 miles. In 2009, Mr. Casper sold it to one of the owners of the Ferrari dealership in Greensboro, NC who apparently never drove it....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16339

This 1973 365 GTB/4 with left hand drive was delivered to a French Ferrari importer in Paris, France. It was delivered with air conditioning and the rare stiffer Type A European chassis.....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16109

Ferrari introduced the 365 GTB/4 at the 1968 Paris Salon as a replacement for the 275 GTB/4. It wore a design by Leonardi Fioravanti at Pininfarina, and quickly received the nickname Daytona in honor of Ferrari's 1-2-3 sweep of the 24 Hours of Dayton....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16519
Engine Num: B2280

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 had a top speed of 278 km/h in standard form and was the fastest production car in the world at that time. It wore a body designed by Pininfarina and only the prototype body was actually built by Pininfarina. The preceding berli....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16701

This 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is a highly original and well-maintained example that is mostly unrestored with a single repaint. It has a well-appointed interior and 17,360 miles on its odometer. It has the original U.S. emissions-control system, extrem....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16961
Engine Num: B 2694

This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti was built to United States specifications, with left-hand drive and air conditioning. It was completed on November 5th of 1973 and delivered the following month to Luigi Chinetti Motors of Green....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16447

This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti was built as a U.S.-specification example and was completed by the factory in March of 1973. It left the factory finished in Argento Metallizato over a Nero Connolly leather interior. It had fac....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Niki Lauda is one of the most famous race car drivers in the history of motorsports. This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was originally given to Lauda directly from Enzo Ferrari in late 1973. At the time, Lauda was hired to drive Ferrari Formula 1 cars for the up....[continue reading]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 16501
Engine Num: B2402

This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is original and well preserved, with less than 21,000 miles on the odometer. It is the 1,012th example produced by assembly sequence and is an original U.S. model equipped with Borletti air-conditioning and power windows. It le....[continue reading]

Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16835 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16819 
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Chassis #: 17005 
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Chassis #: 17045 
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Chassis #: 16251 
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Chassis #: 16953 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 17083 
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Chassis #: 16539 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16355 
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Chassis #: 16393 
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Chassis #: 16993 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16339 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16109 
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Chassis #: 16519 
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Chassis #: 16701 
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Chassis #: 16961 
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Chassis #: 16447 
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Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 16501 

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$200-$23,950
1973 365 GTB/4
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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Base Price : $23,950

$13,895 - $14,510

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)1,939
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,427
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)1,427
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)1,337
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)1,337
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)1,772
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)850
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)850
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)850
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)706

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