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1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

A warm and delightful week sends me searching for open-air vehicles to traverse the countryside. You couldn’t do much better than the 365 GTB/4. When it was introduced in 1968, it was the fastest production car in the world.

ferrari he calls the 365 an “evolution of the 275 GTB4” which it replaced. Production ran from 1968 to 1973. The 4.4-liter V12 built with six Weber carburetors produced 352 horsepower (315 pound-feet of torque) at 7,500 rpm. It accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and the top speed was 174 mph. The driving compartment stands out, with 8-gauge instrumentation and dashboard and a 5-speed manual.

He “DaytonaThe nickname arose from Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish in the February 1967 Daytona 24-hour race.

Only 122 Spyders (and 1,284 Berlinettas) were produced, making the one below #113 of 122 extremely rare. It is part of a collection that will Sotheby’s auction on May 20. These regularly go for the low figures of 7 (See this and this).

It will be interesting to see what this lovely deep Marrone exterior (106-M-73) on Pelle Nero Connolly below gets next month.


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