1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4-A Daytona Berlinetta

Coachwork by Pininfarina

"The Ferrari 365 GTB/4...will make the most blasé car nut consider financial slavery to acquire one" said US author Dean Batchelor back in 1969, whilst Belgian racing driver Paul Frere commented that the styling "suggests speed even when the car is stationary and...is striking without being flashy." The most powerful two-seater, road-going GT and the world's fastest car at the time of its launch, the Daytona was capable of over 170mph (270km/h) and will always be a landmark in Ferrari history. 
 
This European type ‘A’ specification Daytona was supplied new via Pedini Auto Srl of Perugia, Italy, liveried in Rosso Chiaro with beige leather. By 1990 it was in the collection of Italian entrepreneur and powerboater Renato della Valle, passing later to the present owner, a longstanding business peer and friend of Della Valle. Described as ‘well preserved’ rather than restored, still painted red but now with black leather trim, the car shows 52,462km (32,598 miles) and is fitted with optional Borrani wire wheels, air conditioning and period Blaupunkt radio/ cassette. It is Italian (EU) registered on old style black and white plates and represents excellent value for the future.