1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA 'PLEXI'
RM Sothebys | 27-Nov-2016 | Duemila Ruote | Venue : FIERA MILANO, Milano AutoClassica, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI)
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 876
Year : 1969
Engine Size : -
Chassis No. : # 12905
Engine No. : # B196
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Without Reserve
To be auctioned on Sunday, November 27, 2016
 

352 bhp, 4,390 cc DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with unequal length wishbones and coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers with anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,700 mm

Desirable European-specification, Plexiglas headlight model
Retains its original engine and gearbox
Recently serviced by marque specialists

Representing a paradigm shift in Ferrari’s design language, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta, later nicknamed the “Daytona”, was first introduced to the world at the 1968 Paris motor show.
An early European-specification example with Plexiglas headlight covers, this Daytona, chassis number 12905, was originally finished in Blu Dino (106-A-72) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior. Completed by the factory in September 1969, it was immediately shipped to Maranello Concessionaires in England. It is believed that when new, this car was likely used personally by Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires before being sold new to its first private owner, a Mr Garrison residing in England. The Daytona passed through one more British owner and was later repainted grey with a black stripe.
By April 1990, the Daytona had returned to its native Italy and was registered in Modena on license plates MO 847036. The car remained in Italy, now refinished in red, until 2006, when it was acquired by its most recent owner in November of 2006 and had remained in his possession ever since. Prior to its sale, the Daytona was sent to Carrozzeria Sport Cars of Modena, where it received a full service to ensure it was ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
Confirmed as a matching-numbers example, this would be a wonderful Daytona to drive and enjoy as an example of one of Ferrari’s most celebrated road cars. Furthermore, it is an ideal candidate for a restoration back to its original and attractive Blu Dino paintwork. Chassis number 12905 is indeed a highlight of the Duemila Ruote collection and would continue to hold pride of place at any Ferrari gathering.