The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was launched at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. The car was unofficially known as the “Daytona,” after Ferrari’s astonishing 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. As was tradition for Ferrari, the Daytona has a V12 in the front and is rear-driven. What makes the Daytona special is its elegant fastback styling with a long bonnet. This Daytona was converted to a “Competizione” spec, which provides the car with more of a race car feel.
The Ferrari models which immediately succeeded the Daytona tested out a mid-engine layout, with the 365 GT4 BB and Testarossa, before Ferrari returned to the traditional front-mounted V12 with the 550 Maranello. It has maintained the front-mount set up to this day with the 812 Superfast and 812 Competizione.
This example is chassis “12765,” the 50th Daytona produced. Just like chassis “12719,” also from the BINGO Collection, it had been converted to “Semi-Group 4 Competition Version” by Carrozzeria Vari, and the body number of Scaglietti is also #50. The car features an original exterior finish of “Rosso Chiaro 20-R-190,” with an original interior finish of “Nero VM 8500.”
Among the modifications made to chassis “12765” during the conversion were the built-in roll bars and flared fenders to accommodate wider rims and tires. The headlights were modified to resemble the original Competizione version, along with the addition of a front spoiler and an air dam device. The car also matches the Competizione version with the addition of a fuel cap and an acrylic sliding side window, which were painted black during the conversion.
Year/Make/Model: 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Conversion
Exterior Color: Red