Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this spectacular Ferrari 365/4 Daytona, which has enjoyed a fully documented history from the outset and features power steering. This is just 1 of 156 just right-hand drive examples manufactured.
PINO VERDE METALLIZZATO WITH TAN VM 3104 HIDE WITH BLACK INSERTS
Chassis No. 16761
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this spectacular Ferrari 365/4 Daytona, which is surely one of the world’s most iconic sports cars. This is just 1of 156 just right-hand drive examples manufactured.
Our Daytona Spyder was purchased new by Ferrari dealers H.R Owen Ltd from Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in August 1973. The Daytona was registered to its new owner in September. The Daytona presents beautifully in its original factory colour scheme and is numbers matching. Tan carpeting and air conditioning was also specified. The Daytona was later converted to “Spyder” specification by Maranello Concessionaires in 1985, using the additional strengthening and support as per the original factory Spyders. The result is nothing short of stupendous.
Thoroughbred and Classics Cars magazine later wrote about the car, “Had this dream come true in, say 1972, I’d have been the proud owner of a Ferrari 365 GTB/4. With its front mounted V12 engine powering the rear wheels and clothed in suitably stunning steel, the Daytona is to many the ultimate Ferrari GT, the final incarnation of a bloodline that stretched back via the 275 and 250 to Enzo Ferrari’s first road cars.” Although a Pininfarina design, as with many previous Ferrari road cars styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, the 365 GTB/4 was radically different, replacing the traditional rounded design with much more sharp-edged styling. All bodies except the first Pininfarina prototype were produced by Italian coachbuilder Scaglietti, which already had a well-established record of working with Ferrari. The magazine continued, “It’s diabolically beautiful, with stupefying proportions, that pin down the aesthetic senses, only for its deft and subtle detailing to coax them back… You’re left in no doubt that this was Ferrari’s ultimate expression of front-engined potency and performance. It has all the classic cues. The bonnet stretches endlessly with the cabin crouching behind it, submitting to the airstream with carefree bravado and, like a great work of art, the Daytona’s apparent simplicity is deceptive. In short, the Daytona is a masterpiece of the stylist’s art, and it’s beautifully built too.”
Our Daytona Spyder has a very good history file which include the original H.R Owen order form, factory invoice, dealer invoice, sales brochures, service books, and period correspondence. The file illustrates a maintenance with Ferrari main dealers and the UK’s leading Ferrari specialists, culminating in a full restoration by Moto Technique Ltd in 1997. Added to which, the Daytona Spyder benefitted from a recent £120,000 bare metal documented recommissioning by a leading Ferrari specialist, which also included the fitment of much-needed power steering. Benefitting from a full inspection service and new tyre set, this wonderful-looking Daytona Spyder is all ready for its next owner to cherish.
Available to view now at our London showroom.