FERRARI 365 GTB/4 A 1973

A la fin des années 60, Ferrari n'est pas au mieux de sa forme. L'indépendance financière de

Ferrari a été mise à mal et après des approches avec Ford, c'est finalement Fiat qui deviendra

actionnaire de Ferrari Spa. Ford, déçu, attaque Ferrari en endurance en lui infligeant une

humiliation au Mans plusieurs années de suite. Et comme si cela ne suffisait pas, c'est sur

la route que son fougueux voisin, Ferruccio Lamborghini, vient lui damer le pion avec la très innovante et spectaculaire Miura. C'est dans ce contexte que la Ferrari 365 GTB/4 est dévoilée au salon de Paris 1968. Son classicisme (moteur avant) sera son meilleur atout pour en faire un des grands classiques de Maranello. La Miura n'a qu'à bien se tenir, et le triplé gagnant des Ferrari P4 effaceront l'affront du Mans face à Ford. Ferrari était de retour, et la 365 GTB/4 allait gagner auprès du public le surnom de Daytona !…

Livrée neuve en Italie, Notre Ferrari Daytona a reçu récemment une restauration de sa carrosserie et de son intérieur de haut vol, la mécanique n'étant pas en reste, il suffit de poser l'auto sur un pont pour apprécier le travail fait.

L'auto a reçu récemment sa certification Classiche.


It took Ferrari a while after it ceased production of its first four-cam production car, the 275 GTB/4, to launch a replacement, but the wait was worth it. The new Ferrari 365 GTB/4 revealed at the October 1968 Paris Salon was a classic berlinetta; long bonnet, close-coupled cockpit, abrupt transom and powerful haunches. And under that bonnet sat a 4.4-litre, four-cam V12, a 352bhp powerhouse capable of pulling the big car on to 170mph+. The name ‘Daytona’ was soon applied to the new car by the press in celebration of Maranello’s dominant 1-2-3 at the Daytona 24 Hours in 1967. And the Daytona had features taken straight from the race track: dry-sump engine; five-speed transaxle; six Weber carburettors; five-spoke ‘pointed star’ alloy wheels as seen on Ferrari’s F1 and racing sports cars. The first Daytonas were delivered in mid-1969 and, until the model was discontinued in 1973, Ferrari sold 1,284 coupés, mostly LHD. Apart from rare special orders, all road versions were built by Scaglietti in steel with alloy bonnets, boots and doors. Early cars had their headlamps under the famous Plexiglas front – later replaced by pop-up lights – while North American Daytonas were ‘smog-equipped’ with a raft of emissions equipment including a lower-compression engine. These cars also had side-marker lamps and a variety of other safety measures that detract from the purity of Leonardo Fioravanti’s original design.Today, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona most prized by collectors is are to European specification. And ideally not in red – such as the one offered here.

This is his ultimate vision of the 1970’s GT car, a 4.4 litre V12, fed by six Weber carburettors, being driven through a five-speed manual transaxle, cloaked in bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, a true masterpiece. Europeen version deliver knew in Italy and recently fully restored by leadind specialist in Italy. Recent Ferrari Classiche, and ready to deliver to new owner.


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