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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1971 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1971

Drastically different from the 275 GTB/4 that it replaced, yet instantly recognisable as a Ferrari, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta was an instant hit when it was first shown to the public at the 1968 Paris Salon.
Gone were the voluptuous curves of the earlier Pininfarina designs of the 1950s and early 1960s, replaced by more angular and aggressive bodywork penned by Leonardo Fioravanti. Fitted with an all-new 4.4-litre V-12 engine capable of producing 352 horsepower and 315 foot-pounds of torque at 7,500 rpm, the 365 GTB/4 was capable of a top speed of 174 mph, making it the fastest production car in the world at the time of its introduction. The car quickly earned the nickname ‘Daytona’ as a result of Ferrari’s incredible 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1971

Despite the car’s forward-thinking design, the 365 GTB/4 still resonated with Ferrari’s existing customers and was as much of a success in the showroom as it was at auto shows around the world.
The car presented here, chassis number 14093, was built in January of 1971 as a Plexiglas-headlight example to European specifications, with instrumentation in miles. The car was finished in a highly compelling colour scheme of Giallo Fly (20-Y-191) with a Nero stripe and a matching Nero leather interior. It was purchased new by a Mr Zavani of Bahrain, but it is believed that the car was kept in Europe in his ownership and never went to Bahrain.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1971

By 1989, the Daytona had been imported to Switzerland and was sold to Fridolin Broder, a Ferrari dealer and resident of Triesen, Lichtenstein. It was then painted in a dark red metallic, and the interior was re-trimmed in light grey leather. The car then returned to Switzerland where it remained in storage until October of 2003, when it was sold to Kenneth R. Grosslight of Blythewood, South Carolina, and subsequently imported to the United States. The car arrived stateside in December of 2003 and remained in the U.S. until it was sold to Fawaz Al Hasawi, the Kuwaiti owner of the Nottingham Forest Football Club, who kept the car at his home in England where it formed part of his very impressive collection.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1971

Following that ownership, the car was subsequently sent to Italy. There, chassis number 14093 was sent to Carrozzeria Sport Cars in Modena where it was repainted to its original Giallo Fly with Nero stripe, bringing it back to just as it would have left the factory in 1971. The car was serviced by marque specialists in Modena.