• Cool Car For Sale: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

This repainted red Daytona comes with a V-12 engine under the hood and a five-speed manual gearbox!

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Although commonly known as the Daytona, this two-seater GT from Ferrari is known as the 365 GTB/4 officially. It came as a successor to the 275 GTB/4 and was introduced at the Paris Auto Show in 1968. The Daytona moniker, interestingly, was given by the media to commemorate the Prancing Horse’s top-three finish in February 1967. Anyway, a ‘Daytona’ example from the early 70s is listed on Bring-a-Trailer’s website, and it is drawing a lot of attention. This model is one of the 1,284 Berinetta coupes built for the U.S.-market between 1968 and 1973. The bid for the car is nearing half-a-million dollars already at the time of writing this article, which shows what a collectible it is. Interested?

How Is It On The Outside?

Cool Car For Sale: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta
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The car is currently with its second owner. It was purchased by the first owner in 1975 and it spent a few years in Chicago.

This Daytona was originally finished in silver, but the owner got it repainted to red in 1980.

The Scaglietti-built body features a steel shell with aluminum doors and lids. It is underpinned by a steel tube chassis. This two-seater rides on 15-inch Borrani wire wheels wrapped in Michelin XWX tires. The tires measure 215/70 at the front and 225/70 at the rear. The highlight, of course, is the pop-up headlights.

How Is It Inside The Cabin?

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The cabin is pretty sedate when compared to the rest of the car’s persona.

It features black leather on the seats, door panels, as well as the center tunnel. The dashboard is finished in ‘Mouse Fur’, whereas the footwell and the rear firewall are done in tan carpets.

Behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel is the Veglia Borletti instrumentation with brushed aluminum surround. The speedometer tops out at 180 mph and the tachometer redlines at 7,700 rpm. Some other notable features inside include:

  • An eight-track cassette stereo
  • Power windows
  • Factory air-conditioning
  • Fluted leather headliner
  • Gated shifter with dogleg first gear
  • Five-point safety harnesses
  • Floor-mounted fire extinguisher

What Powers This Beast?

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This 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta is powered by a 4.4-liter, quad-cam V-12 Tipo 251 engine that churned out 347 ponies and 318 pound-feet of torque.

In the stock form, it takes approximately five seconds to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill. Power is sent to the wheels via a rear-mounted, five-speed manual gearbox. This engine was rebuilt in June 2000 in Minnesota. A lot of changes have been made to the car to date, such as installing aftermarket ignition modules, European exhaust headers, etc.

A valve adjustment was performed in 2007 as well. In October 2018, the car went through major servicing, which included repairing the engine wiring harness, installing a new alternator, and refurbishing the six dual-barrel Weber carburetors with new pump diaphragms and seals. An air pump bracket is present, but not the air pump itself.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta specifications
Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 81 x 71 mm
Unitary displacement 365.86 cc
Total displacement 4390.35 cc
Compression ratio 8.8 : 1
Maximum power 347 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 317 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM
0 to 60 mph 5.4 seconds
Top Speed 174 mph

Final Thoughts

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The car currently shows a little under 43,000 miles, 19,000 of which have been added by the current owner since he acquired it in 1999. The car will be handed over to the highest bidder with a factory tool kit, jack, and a spare wheel. Records show that over $119,000 have been spent on service and repairs.

At the time of writing this article, the bid for this car stands at $335,000 and has three days left before the auction closes.

For a vehicle from that period, and that too a well-maintained Ferrari with a pricey service record, the price is justified.

With three days to go, you can expect it to get closer to the half-a-million mark. What are your thoughts on this beautiful 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: Bring-a-Trailer

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