The 365 GTB/4 and 365 GTS/4 have been given the unofficial nicknames “Daytona” and Daytona Spyder” respectively.
The nickname comes from Ferrari’s 1-2-3 win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967, and not out of a desire to make nomenclature easier, but it still helps. The Daytona was the replacement for the 275 GTB/4, and in hardtop form immediately became the fastest production car in the world.
A small run of convertible versions of the car were made toward the end of the Daytona’s production life.
In fact, Ferrari only built 121 true Daytona Spiders, which represents just a fraction of the 1,406 total examples built during Daytona production. Although a number of coupes were converted to spiders later in their life, genuine factory examples command a substantial premium and are undoubtedly the most desirable Daytonas built.
It was the last front-engine flagship Ferrari until the 550 Maranello debuted in 1996.