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Robert P. Minnick, Buffalo, New York (acquired new via Algar Ferrari, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July 1973)Stan Zagorski, Mount Tremper, New York (acquired in 1976)Dennis McCann, Westerville, Ohio (acquired in 1989)Private Collection, Colorado (acquired in 2004)Richard Standage, Moorpark, California (acquired in 2005)Wayne Carini, Portland, Connecticut (acquired in 2010)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
Unveiled in Paris in 1968, Ferrari’s sleek 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta gained its unofficial “Daytona” name when Ferrari scored a stunning podium sweep in the famous 24-hour race in 1967 while the model was still a prototype. Today, the Daytona remains the ultimate expression of the classic front-engine V-12 Ferrari GT concept, with its lean and aggressive body design, an unquantifiable Pininfarina styling triumph.
Hailed upon its debut as the world’s fastest production sports car, the Daytona certainly had the substance to back it up with its 352 hp, 4.4-liter V-12 engine boasting dual overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. One of the first reports on the Daytona was penned by Le Mans winner and noted French journalist Paul Frère, who reportedly hit 176 mph in 1969 and characterized it a “…Grand Touring car par excellence.”
Numbered 16447, this 1973 Daytona is an original US-specification export model factory-equipped with pop-up headlamps, an external side-view mirror, and left-hand drive. Originally finished in Argento Metallizzato (Metallic Silver) with Nero (Black) Connolly leather upholstery, the Daytona was equipped with desirable options, including air-conditioning and power windows. According to history compiled by Marcel Massini, 16447 was completed at the factory on March 9, 1973, and then dispatched later that month to Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Inc., in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Algar Ferrari of Philadelphia sold it new to Robert P. Minnick of Buffalo, New York, who eventually advertised it for sale in 1976 with a custom stereo and 10,000 miles of use. The Daytona’s next 28 years were spent with two long-term owners in New York and Ohio respectively, and only an approximate 37,500 miles had been accrued in total. Subsequent Colorado and California-based owners spanned from 2004 to 2010, when well-known enthusiast Wayne Carini purchased the Daytona and returned it to the original Metallic Silver livery with a bare-metal repaint.
The consignor acquired 16447 in early 2012 and the Daytona confirmed its abilities on classic touring events, including the Going to the Sun Rally in Montana and the 2013 Copperstate 1000. Recent updates include the installation of electric power steering, a new battery, new tires, and rebuilding of the transaxle, as well as comprehensive maintenance that covered the braking, charging, cooling, fuel, instrumentation, and starting systems. Accompanied by the aforementioned Massini historical report and original sale paperwork plus books, miscellaneous parts, and a beautifully detailed tool kit, this Daytona beautifully represents one of the best and most capable Ferrari road cars ever produced.