1970 Ferrari Daytona

Photographed in November 2018 at Richmonds, South Australia

2y ago

Officially called the 365 GTB/4, the (media named) Daytona was introduced in 1968 to commemorate Ferrari's 1-2-3 finish in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona race.

With a traditionally front-mounted V12 and rear wheel drive, the car was viewed by many as being technically inferior to Lamborghini's new Miura.

The DOHC 4.4 Liter V12 was designated the Tipo-251, and was a development of the earlier Columbo V12. The 6 2-barrel Webers make an AMAZING induction noise when the car is at full noise. Power is 259 kW (347 bhp) for a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds, and a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).

Designed by Pininfarina, the sharp-nosed Daytona was a radical leap of design from earlier rounded shapes.

Whilst this 1970 model has the headlights behind glass, in 1971 U.S. regulations forced a change to pop-up headlights (not as nice IMO).

Only 1.406 Daytonas are believed to have been built, comprising 146 U.K. RHD examples. 122 Spiders (many hardtops were later converted by aftermarket workshops), 7 of those being RHD. 15 competition cars were built.

The legend of the Daytona began in 1971 when Dan Gurney and Brock Yates drove one to victory in the inaugural Cannonball Baker Sea-to-shining-sea Memorial Trophy Dash, with Gurney later being quoted as saying that "We never once exceeded 175 mph".

(I was told that) this car is a 1 owner car that has lived in Adelaide, South Australia all it's life, and is now for sale as the owner is too old to enjoy it. I didn't ask the price.

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Comments (16)

  • This has to be in my top 5 fav Ferrari of all time. Such a classic. Such a beautiful long bonnet. Such a privilege to see one

      2 years ago
    • The thing I find interesting about these is that the 400, which is essentially a 4-seater version is worth nothing,..

        2 years ago
    • Is that right?! I understand. Must have had a different designer tho? 365 if so much smoother and rounder. Both paninfarina? Or was it bertone?

        2 years ago
  • Beautiful car. Watching this movie when i was a kid sealed it for me. Me and my dad watch it on a regular basis.


      2 years ago
    • NIce link - thanks Robert :)

        2 years ago
    • You're welcome Dave. I think I'll go over to the old mans house and watch movies when i get home from this oilfield hitch.

        2 years ago
  • Absolutely stunning

      2 years ago
  • Love these

      2 years ago
  • Those seats are unbelievable! The color combination on this one is spectacular!

      2 years ago
    • They got the lines just right I think.. but the design hasn't aged as well as (say) an E-Type..

        2 years ago