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Coachwork by Designed by Pininfarina. Coachwork by Scaglietti
Formerly the Property of Peter Mullin
Between Leonardo Fioravanti’s beautiful exterior design and the first dual overhead camshaft 4.4-liter V-12 to ever appear in a Ferrari road car, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona remains one of Maranello’s most timeless and captivating models, as this well-maintained and modestly used example beautifully demonstrates. Ideally equipped with factory air-conditioning, chassis no. 14643 was specified as a US example and completed on October 29, 1971.
Distributed to William Harrah’s famed Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, 14643 was purchased new by local resident David Perry and, by 1977, the car was acquired by Alan Bolte Jr., a publisher living in Santa Monica, California. When offered by Walt McCune’s Modena Imports in April 1985, the Daytona still displayed only 17,000 miles. Acquired then by world-renowned car collector Peter Mullin, the Daytona was minimally driven for the next nine years, accruing just 4,000 additional miles.
Purchased in 1994 by Ralph Furra of Newport Beach, 14643 underwent a significant cosmetic restoration that included a repaint in Rosso Corsa and a new black interior. In 1996, the Daytona passed to a Pacific Palisades-based owner who then sold the car in 2000 to Richard Freshman’s Fossil Motorsports of Chatsworth, California. Mr. Freshman rebuilt the carburetors, radiator, and the air-conditioning compressor, replaced the points and plugs, and freshened numerous other mechanical components.
In early 2001, the car was purchased by the consignor, a Beverly Hills collector. At the time of the purchase, the odometer displayed approximately 25,000 miles, an indication of how little the car had been used during its first 29 years. Preparing the Ferrari for touring, the consignor entrusted a mechanical rebuild of the motor to the renowned Blackhorse Motors of Los Angeles, a respected expert in Italian marque restorations. Following this refurbishment, the Daytona was campaigned in a number of well- known touring events, including the Copperstate 1000, Quail Motorsport Gathering, and the California Classic. Impressively, 14643 has run some of these events more than once.
Soon after acquiring 14643, the consignor again entrusted the car to Blackhorse Motors for an annual service to address any mechanical needs. Maintenance invoices of his 13-year ownership period have been retained and accompany the car.
Approximately three years ago, the consignor upgraded the steering to a power-assisted system using components from a Ferrari 400i. The consignor attests that the upgrade has made the car immensely more enjoyable during such events, as well as on “the twisties of Mulholland Drive.” The original steering components that were removed have been retained separately with the car for the future owner who may wish to return the Daytona to its original specifications.
In addition to its accomplishments on tour, this outstanding 365 GTB/4 has been shown at various concours with success. In 2004, the Daytona was exhibited at the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance and drove away with a Best in Class award. In addition to Rodeo Drive, 14643 has also been exhibited at the San Marino Concours d’Elegance as well as the Dana Point Concours.
Currently displaying approximately 37,000 original miles, and accompanied by original tools and manuals, this beautiful US-specification Daytona has enjoyed exceptional care in the hands of just six Southwestern-based stewards. 14643 has been optimally maintained for further event use, promising quintessential roaring, V-12 excitement.