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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 has a unique sharp-edged styling that makes it instantly recognisable from afar. The two-seater has been known by its nickname “Daytona” given to it by the media, rather than by the automaker, since the early days. It is believed that only around 1,400 units were made, one of them being this example offered for sale by Hexagon Classics in London.

The rare 365 GTB/4 was produced in 1973 at the “Assistenza Clienti” department in Modena. With an aluminium hood and boot lid, it was meant to be a road-going example but it did feature stretched wheel arches to accommodate the wider wheels and tyres. It was later converted to match with Group 4 competition status in 1999, featuring a 4.4-litre Colombo V12 tuned to produce 450 hp. The car comes in bright yellow paint with sponsor stickers, but in fact it has never hit the track even though it is fully certified and eligible for historic racing events.