Officially, it was the 365 GTB/4. But after it managed a clean 1-2-3 sweep at Daytona beach in 1967, this drop-dead gorgeous grand tourer has been only been called by one name since.
Another Pininfarina masterpiece, the Daytona was styled by Leonardo Fioravanti – a man whose CV stretches from the 246GT to the world-conquerering F40. The ‘Tipo 251’ version of the glorious Colombo V12 boasted 347bhp at an ear-shattering 7,500rpm and 318lb/ft of torque, enough to propel the Daytona from 0 to 100kph in under six seconds and on to a top speed of 174mph (280kph).
This matching-numbers example was delivered new in Bologna, and comes with a Ferrari Classiche Certification and an extensive history from noted marque historian Marcel Massini. Befitting an early Daytona, 13465 comes with the more desirable plexiglass headlight covers (as opposed to the later pop-up versions) and a wooden steering wheel.
Chassis 13465 was originally delivered in May 1970 to a gentleman by the name of Pelloni, under licence plate BO 419239. Massini’s expert detective work reveals a rich seam of maintenance by Ferrari Factory Assistenza Clienti at Viale Trento Triesta in Modena for 4,415kms of its early life. In the early 1980s, the car left its European homeland and moved to Japan.