“Ferraristas” you are the luck of the world. It is one of the most desirable early Ferraris in sales history. RM Sotheby’s auctions the first prototype 365 GTB/4 Daytona, from 1967.
This is an opportunity to own a prototype version of one of Ferrari’s most iconic cars in history. The 365 GTB/4 Daytona, better known simply as the Daytona, is one of the most recognizable and legendary GTs of all time.
It was the fastest car of its time with a top speed of 280 km/h.
The car was completely restored, displayed in the Ferrari museum and branded by Ferrari Classiche. It’s a good old Ferrari. We can’t say how much it will sell for, but considering the Daytona found in a dilapidated warehouse meant for sale for $2.2 million, it won’t be cheap.
Rumors suggest that the favorite feature of this prototype project of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the brand, was its side profile, which shares a lot with the production model. There are also some similarities with the Jaguar E-Type, one of the most beautiful cars in automotive history.
As for the engine, the Columbus was equipped with a completely unique engine that was not seen in any other Ferrari of the time. It is fitted with dry sump, three valve heads instead of the usual four valves per cylinder, dual ignition, two spark plugs per cylinder and six Weber 40 DCN18 carburettors.
The block, a V12, is based on the Ferrari 330 GT, which offers a maximum power of 347 hp and 431 Nm of torque and allows the Daytona to reach a top speed of 280 km/h.
As for this particular unit, it was exported from Italy to the United States in 1972 and changed owners a couple of times from then until 2003. At that time, the car was not in the best condition and its owner decided to take it down. complete restoration
This fully restored Daytona has been exhibited in the Ferrari museum and has been confirmed by Ferrari Classiche, who anticipates its selling price to be by no means low. For the idea, a similar model, but in much worse condition, was sold two years ago for more than 2 million pieces.