2023 |Amelia Island Auctions
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Coachwork by Scaglietti
$550,000 - $650,000
Pinnacle Evolution of Ferrari’s Classic V-12, Front-Engine GT
Cherished, Well-Kept Example from 32-Year Ownership
Recent Extensive Service by Marque Specialist
Includes Spare Tire, Tool Roll, and Owner’s Manual
Offered with Factory Records, Massini Report, Service Invoices, Concours Judging Sheets, and Extensive Correspondence
4,390 CC Tipo 251 DOHC Alloy V-12 Engine
Six Weber 40 DCN21/A Twin-Choke Carburetors
352 BHP at 7,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Telescopic Shock Absorbers
Leonard Zuckerman, Yonkers, New York (acquired new via Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1972)
Gary Schaevitz, Bedford Corners, New York (acquired after 1977)
Alberto Pedretti’s Wide World of Sports Cars (acquired in 1985)
Steve Nichols, New York City, New York (acquired from the above in 1985)
Stanley Cleva, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (acquired via Wide World of Sports Cars in 1985)
Michael Lenz, Naples, Florida (acquired in 1987)
Current Owner (acquired from the above via Shelton Sports Cars in 1990)
FCA Annual Meeting Concours d’Elegance, Florida, 1986 (Third in Class)
FCA Annual Meeting Concours d’Elegance, Atlanta, 1989 (Second in Class)
Walter Mitty Challenge Concours d’Elegance, Road Atlanta, 1989 (First in Judge’s Choice, First in People’s Choice)
Walter Mitty Challenge Concours d’Elegance, Road Atlanta, 1992 (First in Class)
FCA Florida Annual Meeting Concours d’Elegance, Palm Beach, 1993 (Second in Class)
National Ferrari Concours, Florida, 1993
Walter Mitty Challenge Concours d’Elegance, Road Atlanta, 1993 (First in Class)
Walter Mitty Challenge Concours d’Elegance, Road Atlanta, 1996 (First in Class)
When Ferrari launched its brand-new 365 GTB/4 at the Paris Motor Show in 1968, the memory of Ferrari’s epic 1-2-3 win at the 24 Hours of Daytona the year before was still fresh in the mind of the automotive world. Hence, the new car in the stable was dubbed “Daytona” in honor of that historic event – a name commonly used by all but Ferrari, which still refers to the car as the 365 GTB/4. This superb two-seat grand tourer was built until 1973, in both Berlinetta and Spider formats, featuring the front-engine and rear-drive configuration. The V-12 tipo 251 engine was tuned to raise 352 hp, resulting in a top speed of 174 mph and acceleration from 0–60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The superb sloping nose and graduated body lines were the work of Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina, demonstrating an evolution from Ferrari’s traditional curvaceous silhouette towards an avant-garde, wedged profile. Ferrari-preferred coachbuilder Scaglietti bodied the car and, according to marque historians, only 1,406 were constructed over the six years of production.
According to accompanying factory records and history report compiled by Marcel Massini, the example offered here, chassis 14907, was ordered new in Marrone Metallizzato (Metallic Brown) over Beige Connolly leather, reportedly only one of 82 Daytonas built in that attractive scheme. Optioned with power windows, air-conditioning, and Voxson radio, it was sold by importer Luigi Chinetti Motors to Leonard Zuckerman of Yonkers, New York, on June 1, 1972. The car changed hands a few times until 1985, when then-owner Stanley Cleva of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, presented the car at the 23rd Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, where it was judged 93 points to place Third in Class.
In 1990, the Daytona was acquired by the consignor – a passionate owner who has kept the car for 32 years. In correspondence on file with Gerald L. Roush, editor and publisher of Ferrari Market Letter and co-author of the book The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the owner recounted passing on no fewer than 10 Daytonas before finding the right car in 14907, trading his FCA award-winning 330 GTC towards its purchase.
Acquired with a mere 13,815 miles in 1990, this Daytona has been fastidiously maintained with extensive documentation spanning three decades, copies of factory records, concours judging sheets, service invoices, and extensive correspondence in its file.
Now showing only 25,292 miles at the time of cataloguing, 14907 recently received a comprehensive service and detail by marque specialist Greg Jones Restoration of Stuart, Florida, in January 2023, which included the installation of a new clutch. An icon in the pantheon of V-12 Ferraris, this cherished 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a well-presented example of Ferrari’s magnificent grand tourer.
*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1972.