Lot 312 - 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
|Odometer reading||91,070 km|
|Estimate||£390,000 - £450,000|
- Offered with Red Book Ferrari Classiche certification
- Restored between 2014 and 2016
- Offered in its original colour combination
'It's a hard-muscled thoroughbred, the Daytona - easily the most awesome and yet disciplined road-going Ferrari in that firm's brilliant quarter century of existence. The Daytona isn't fast – it's blinding. It will eat up a quarter mile of asphalt in 13.2 seconds at 110mph and scream out to 175mph - or it will slug through traffic at 1,500rpm with the Sunday manners of a Fiat. It is the perfect extension of its driver. You can cut and weave through shuffling traffic with the agility of a halfback, or lope down the motorway with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can contend with anyone's incompetence. To say, after you have driven it, that the Daytona is desirable doesn't begin to sum up your feelings - you would sell your soul for it.' - Car & Driver, January 1970.
The example on offer here is a wonderful, restored example of the most sought-after coupé of the seventies, a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, factory left hand drive, desirable European specification, Italian car from new. Finished in Grigio Argento with Nero Leather interior; arguably the most amazing, modern and stunning colour scheme for a Ferrari, it presents in a lovely, restored condition and is ready for its new home. It was assessed and Classiched by the Ferrari factory in 2015 and comes with its known history report from Marcel Massini tracing its history from new. This car was supplied to its previous owner in 2015 by a well-respected London classic car dealership and the asking price at the time was £775,000; this car is now available for a fraction of that price.
Completed on 17th April 1973, this Daytona was delivered new to official dealer Motor S.A.S di Carla Allegretti e C, in Bologna, Italy. Later that month the car was sold to its first owners, Gaetano and Alberto Zafferri, successful paper and cardboard manufacturers near Parma, Italy. This car was to replace another earlier Plexiglass Daytona they had enjoyed. In 1976 the car found its way to Los Angeles and was repainted red by Junior House of Colours in California at this time and was spotted around the area during the seventies. Moving forward to 1985 the car was offered for sale in the LA Times by Walt McCunes, Modena Imports of La Brea, California, with 24,000 kilometres on the odometer. It immediately found a home in Switzerland so travelled back across the Atlantic to its new owner, the architect, Rolf Glur, who in turn sold the car in the late 1980s to Dr Fritz Hartmann of St Gallen, Switzerland. The car arrived in the UK in 2014 and a period of restoration was embarked upon with well over £50,000 being spent between 2014 and 2016. The car is now in a beautiful, restored condition, needing nothing, finished in its original colours and with Classiche certification having been carried out in 2015. The car also had its entire air conditioning restored last year ready for regular use. Now showing a creditable 91,070km or 56,588 miles on the odometer, this Ferrari comes with UK V5C registration document, with all EU taxes paid and is ready to take pride of place in any Ferrari collection. Offered at a very attractive estimate, we believe this Ferrari is fantastic value for money.