This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona from Scaglietti from 1967, with chassis number 10287, is of great importance to Ferrari. It’s the harbinger of Ferrari’s answer to the Lamborghini Miura: the classic Daytona. Enzo Ferrari, however, preferred to put the pair in front of the car, and not behind it. So a more traditional approach to the new model of the time, with the engine at the front and the drive at the rear wheels.
Unique engine for this car!
The Enzo remains traditional in its approach and once again relies on Pininfarina for the design of this new model… resulting in an exceptionally smooth line! The highlight of the model, however, is its engine, which is unique to the model. The Colombo V12 (named after the engineer behind the engine design) was carefully studied and saw its displacement increase to 4.4 liters, with many other special details: dry sump lubrication, 6 Weber carburetors, double ignition and even a special distribution with 3 .valves per cylinder. The engine is taken directly from the 330 P4 race car. That is also a unique article!
The missing link
So this model is the missing link between the 275 GTB and the next Daytona. We also see visual elements from both models. After being used for factory testing, chassis number 10287 was first registered in 1968 and has passed through several owners before returning to Europe for a complete restoration.
Its unique design and fascinating history make this unique car a sought-after item for connoisseurs. As a Daytona model, this car occupies a special place in Ferrari history, and is sure to make a great addition to any luxury car collection. So get out your wallet! Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona prototype will be auctioned by RM Sotheby between 22 and 26 May.
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About the author: Christiaens Jean-Francois
Jean-François Christiaens has been a car journalist since 2005. He loves everything that drives, from electric cars to hypercars.
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Photo ©: Alberto Chimenti Dezani ©2023 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.