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 of the Daytona is chassis “12719,” which was the 40th road-going Daytona produced. It received a“Group 4 Daytona Competizione” conversion by Carrozzeria Scaglietti (now known as Bacchelli & Villa), resulting in a new body, Scaglietti’s body #41. Numerous modifications were made for this Competizione conversion which include flared fenders to accommodate wider rims and tires, a roll cage, competition-type headlights, Plexiglass slide-type windows, and quick-refuelling fuel lid.
The chassis “12719” was given a Certificate of Production on November 10th, 1969, and it was delivered to its official dealer, Motor Sas di Carla Allegretti e C. in the same month. Ugo Roselli became the first owner of this Daytona and registered the car under “Roma E76365.” However, it was cancelled in September 1971 and re-registered under “Roma H31155” before selling it 16 days later. The car went through a number of other owners before it joined the BINGO Collection.
Year/Make/Model: 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Conversion
Exterior Color: Red