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1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Plexiglass RHD - £649,995

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This is a wonderful example of the most sought after variant of the 365 Series. The 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Plexiglass, Factory Right Hand Drive and supplied new by Maranello Concessionaires to the famous Ferrari collector, Sir Eric Miller. Chassis 13333 is a well known car, being one of only 42 RHD Plexiglass cars made, and the ONLY RHD Daytona finished in Silver with Red Leather from new! Our car has spent almost all its life in the UK with a brief stint recently in Australia. It comes on stunning Chrome Borrani Wires and is a sight to behold.

As mentioned our car is finished in Argento Auteil Metallizato with Rosso Leather interior, THE most amazing, modern and stunning Colour scheme for Ferrari and is in a lovely restored condition and ready for its new home. It is matching numbers, has been assessed and Classiched by the Ferrari factory and comes with a known history report from Marcel Massini. The history of this car is known from new.

Our car was built in April 1970 and supplied to its first owner in May that year, it was kept by Eric Miller for a few years before being offered for sale with David Clark Cars in Finchley with 24k On the clock. It had a couple more owners in the Eighties, a Mr R Penfold and then a Mr. C Emson and was then offered for sale by Micheal Fisher in 1984 with 29k Miles. It was then in a long term UK ownership before being bought by Hexagon Classics in mid 2007. It then spent a few years in Australia being coming back in 2015.

It is in a perfect restored condition, has a believed genuine 45k Miles on the clock, comes with Toolkit and Owners Book Pack, the important Ferrari Classiche Certification and must be the best, most attractive version of the rarest Ferrari Daytona of them all, a RHD Plexi.

'It's a hard muscled thoroughbred, the Daytona - easily the most awesome and yet disciplined road-going Ferrari in that firm's brilliant quarter century of existence. The Daytona isn't fast – it's blinding. It will eat up a quarter-mile of asphalt in 13.2 seconds at 110mph and scream out to 175mph - or it will slug through traffic at 1,500rpm with the Sunday manners of a FIAT. It is the perfect extension of its driver. You can cut and weave through shuffling traffic with the agility of a halfback, or lope down the freeway with the piece of mind that comes from knowing you can contend with anyone's incompetence. To say, after you've driven it, that the Daytona is desirable doesn't begin to sum up your feelings - you would sell your soul for it.' - Car & Driver, January 1970.

Every Ferrari is, to a greater or lesser extent, a 'landmark' car, but few of Maranello's road models have captured the imagination of Ferraristi like the 365 GTB/4. The ultimate expression of Ferrari's fabulous line of V12 front-engined sports cars, the 365 GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon gaining the unofficial name 'Daytona' in honour of the sweeping 1, 2, 3 finish by the Ferrari 330P4 at that circuit in 1967. Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, later the famed Carrozzeria' director of research and development, was responsible for the influential shark-nosed styling, creating a package that restated the traditional 'long bonnet, small cabin, short tail' look in a manner suggesting muscular horsepower while retaining all the elegance associated with the Italian coachbuilder's work for Maranello. One of Pininfarina's countless masterpieces, the influential shark-nosed body style featured an unusual full-width transparent panel covering the headlamps, though this was replaced by electrically-operated pop-up lights to meet US requirements soon after the start of production in the second half of 1969.

Fioravanti later revealed that the Daytona was his favourite among the many Ferraris he designed. Although the prototype had been styled and built by Pininfarina in Turin, manufacture of the production version was entrusted to Ferrari's subsidiary Scaglietti in Modena. The Daytona's all-alloy, four-cam, V12 engine displaced 4,390cc and produced its maximum output of 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. Dry-sump lubrication enabled it to be installed low in the oval-tube chassis, while shifting the gearbox to the rear in the form of a five-speed transaxle meant 50/50 weight distribution could be achieved. The all-independent wishbone and coil-spring suspension was a recent development, having originated in the preceding 275GTB.

Unlike the contemporary 365GTC/4, the Daytona was not available with power steering, a feature then deemed inappropriate for a 'real' sports car. There was, however, servo assistance for the four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Air conditioning was optional, but elsewhere the Daytona remained uncompromisingly focussed on delivering nothing less than superlative high performance. At the time of its introduction in 1968 the Daytona was the most expensive production Ferrari ever and, with a top speed in excess of 170mph, was also the world's fastest production car.

Deliveries commenced in the second half of 1969 and the Daytona would be manufactured for just four years; not until the arrival of the 456 GT in 1992 would Ferrari build anything like it again. Only about 400 Plexiglass cars had been made when production ceased in 1970 and these early examples have become the most sought after.

There are never that many Plexiglass Daytonas for sale, and genuine UK RHD cars are even Rarer with only 42 being made. The known history from new and condition of our car is very nice indeed. When owning and collecting Ferraris you cannot fight the numbers, when buying a Daytona you must own a RHD Plexiglass Car, She is available for any inspection, we own our cars outright and any trades or exchanges are welcome, cars, watches, boats even!

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