The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 or Daytona was introduced as the replacement to the 275 GTB/4 with the intention of competing against Lamborghini's formidable Miura which had set the benchmark performance benchmark in the mid-60s. Contrary to the mid-engine supercar from Sant’Agata, the fundamental concept of the Daytona was to be a front-mounted V12 with both a more spacious cabin and higher top speed than the Miura.
The early development of the Daytona was carried out by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti. Heavily influenced by the 330 GTC chassis, the main objective was to develop a highly aerodynamic, slender design capable of carrying the car’s engine mounted well back in the front in order to achieve optimum weight distribution. By December of 1966 the first formal drawings were completed and in the second half of 1967 a prototype was built. The prototype featured a similar design to that of the 275 from the windscreen forward yet had a rear which looked like the completed Daytona. With a final design completed after building a handful of prototypes, the car was unveiled at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 where it took the world by storm.
This beautifully preserved and well-presented Daytona was delivered by Maranello Concessionaires in 1972 and remains an original UK RHD example. The original warranty card remains with the car which is rarely seen. Chassis #15099 is finished Rosso Corso with tan intrior and red carpets all of which are in excellent condition.
Having only had 3 former keepers, the cars history file is superb. All original invoices and on file, accompaied by numerous MOT's to substantiate its mileage today.
Cadogan Garage- ’80, ‘81
Foskers- ’05- present.