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Year: 1971

Manufacturer: Ferrari

Model: 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Country: UK

Hexagon Classics/ Paul Michaels

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 daytona

This Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, chassis no. 13931, was built in 1971. It is a rare ‘Plexiglass’ nose example and is one of just 36 original RHD models imported to the UK. Exactly how many of these models remain in Britain today remains unknown. This example carries Ferrari Classiche certification and is an international concours winner. The first owner was a Mr Peter Stubberfield of Berkshire, who was chairman of the Ferrari Owners’ Club from 1970 until 1988. He purchased the car directly from Maranello Concessionaires, and owned it from January 1971 to February 1983, accruing some 33,000 miles. He always ensured that it was maintained and serviced by Maranello Concessionaires.

The second owner kept the Daytona for only eight months and added just over 1000 miles to the odometer. The third owner was a renowned entrepreneur who had sold his DIY retail chain to B&Q just two years earlier. Over the next four years, this gentleman drove the Ferrari 1400 miles before subjecting it to an extensive restoration by GTC Engineering in Northamptonshire in 1988. The history file includes a comprehensive invoice record and period photographs of this work, and the Daytona was then put away to admire rather than use.

The fourth owner purchased the car in May 1999, and he owned it for six years, during which time he added approximately 3000 miles. A fifth owner acquired the Daytona in June 2005 and completed a gearbox and diff rebuild. Another 4000 miles were added, simply proving what a joy the Ferrari was to use and not just to own.

In 2012 the car was exported to Japan on behalf of an ardent collector, and there is documentation outlining an extensive rebuild of the suspension, overhaul of the braking system, fitment of a new fuel pump and renewed electrical components from a workshop in Tokyo. In 2015 Foskers Engineering repatriated the car on behalf of the current owner, and was commissioned to restore it back to its original glory, with no expense spared, so as to compete at international concours events.

The car underwent a bare-metal repaint back to its original colour of Rosso Bordeaux, as well as a total mechanical rebuild and an extensive detailing process. Progressive electric power-steering and a light hydraulic clutch have also been added, making the model easy and a joy to drive. As such the Ferrari won in the Great V12 category at Salon Privé Concours de Elegance in 2016.

There is an outstanding history file for this car and the clock now shows 44,000 miles. The Daytona also retains the original Ferrari leather pouch, owner’s handbook, blue logbook, warranty card and crucially even the original order from Maranello. Seeing is believing, and this car is truly in outstanding condition.


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