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 ....[continue reading]
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, ....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
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.....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
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 ....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
'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....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
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.....[continue reading]
'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....[continue reading]
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....[continue reading]
Chassis number 14393 is an original left-hand drive, U.S.-specification 365 GTB/4 Daytona. It is the 525th Daytona built in terms of assembly sequence. It was equipped at the factory with options including air-conditioning and a Voxson 'Sonar' radio ....[continue reading]
The Ferrari 'Daytona' Coupes are certainly high on the list of desired and recognized automobiles. Produced from 1968-1972, a mere 1,284 365 GTB/4's were built. Although often referred to as Daytona's, the name was never an official designation, and ....[continue reading]
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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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