Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The first model of an iconic Ferrari is up for auction

In the late 1960s, it seemed that the world of performance cars was at a crossroads. With the Lamborghini P400 Miura, the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand dominated the segment, but Ferrari will not be left behind, much less its traditional Italian rival. Enzo had to respond to this model and did so with the model that replaced the 275 GTB/4, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

This car was not just another one in the life of the most successful Italian brand ever. This would mark a before and after on tracks in the United States; On the soil of Ford, the great rival of the firm of Prancing Horse in the North American continent. Now its first prototype to take shape will be auctioned by the renowned house RM Sotheby’s. Here are all the details of the concept that was later presented at the 1968 Paris Motor Show.

Sculptural interior for this almost American Ferrari

While not too many details have been provided on the auction house’s website, the standard edition featured a two-seat interior crafted to respond to the Touring style in black and padded leather. It featured a basic 60s instrument panel: command and instrumentation embedded for the safety of the occupants.

Ferrari’s exterior to win USA

On an aesthetic level, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona features some of the same lines in its front end with a broad and flattened nose, along with the windshield of its predecessor, the 275 GTB/4. The optics are covered, and the hood features a hood with a central bulge similar to the preceding model. While in the rear part of the body we almost see that it received almost no modifications when it was produced in series.

Different owner for this ferrari

According to RM Sotheby’s, the auction price isn’t open yet, but it will be until May 22, and it will be owned on the 26th of this month, when it will be delivered to the highest bidder in Dusseldorf, Germany.

During its inaugural year of manufacture, this car had a distinguished list of owners and trips between the United States and various countries in Europe. In September 2003, the Daytona prototype was purchased by the current owner’s father and returned to the Netherlands. They decided to completely restore it and return it to its former splendour, a task undertaken by a team of trusted experts with vast experience in Ferraris of this era.

Following the completion of 10287’s restoration, the car was first shown at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in May 2012. It was displayed at the Museo Ferrari from February 2015 to March 2016, a great honor for a great car.

He received Best of Show honors at the Concours d’Elegance Palais Het Loo Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. Furthermore, it has been selected as the Best Exhibition; In 2017 at the Zoute Concours d’Elegance and at the MECC Maastricht Interclassics in a show celebrating 70 years of Ferrari in the Netherlands.

After the maintenance received by Forza Service, the person in charge of the engine and mechanical work, this copy was reviewed again in March of this year. Its odometer shows that it has completed only 1,000 kms. Accompanying the car is Jack’s toolkit, its historical collection including restoration photos, classic folders, certificates from the Ferrari Museum, its previous California number plates and reproduction Rome plates, and a handful of awards from Zoote and Pelliss Het Loo.


The V12 engine of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Source: RM Sotheby’s.

The first concept of this car from the house of Maranello answers the chassis number 10287 derived from the Type 596, the same type used in the 275 GTB/4, made of tubular steel and with a wheelbase of 2,400 mm.

It is powered by an engine created by designer Gioachino Colombo, with a dry sump, three-valve head, double ignition, twin spark plugs per cylinder and six Weber 40 DCN18 carburetors. Based on the Ferrari 330 GT, but enlarged to 4,380 cc, it shares similarities with the one that powered the 330 P4 racing prototype of the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours.

In other words, the block will be a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder longitudinal front engine that produces 431 Nm of peak torque from 5,400 rpm and 352 hp of peak power at 7,500 rpm transmitted to the 15-inch rear wheels via 5-inch does. speed manual transmission. Its final speed: 280 km/h. How much would you be willing to pay for this piece of engineering?

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