A low-mileage and highly collectible 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its inaugural ‘A Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owners’ Club GB’ at Silverstone circuit on 18th May.
One of only 158 UK-supplied cars, and one of just 15 finished in Argento Auteuil, the exquisite Daytona will headline the auction house’s first ever Ferrari marque dedicated sale since partnering with the prestigious car club.
Adam Rutter, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions, said: “Without doubt, this is one of the most exceptional Ferraris we’ve had the pleasure to offer for sale. It’s in incredible condition thanks to the very careful ownership of its previous guardians, and I’m sure it will be of serious interest to car collectors worldwide.”
This year the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona celebrates 50 years since its launch at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, where it was announced as the most expensive and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built.
Supplied by Maranello to H.W. Motors of Walton-Upon-Thames on 10th May 1972, chassis #15835 was delivered new to classic car enthusiast and historic racer Mr Jeremy Agace, with air conditioning as an optional extra. Its original number plate, ‘MPB 125K’, is still worn by the car to this day.
The unmistakeable bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by the equally well-respected Scaglietti features a long bonnet, cut-off tail, steeply angled nose and flared wheel arches.
It is just as impressive underneath the bonnet with a 4.4-litre, 4-cam V12 engine producing an astonishing 352bhp and a top speed of 174mph.
In 2012 the car benefited from a fastidious full engine rebuild under the watchful eye of Iain Tyrell and his team at Cheshire Classic Cars, as well as a restoration of the original Blue Connelly hide interior, door trims and dashboard using period correct materials, courtesy of an ex-Connolly craftsman.
Today this very special Ferrari presents in excellent condition reading just 35,900 miles and will be offered for auction with an estimate of £500,000 to £575,000.
“Chassis #15835 has passed through the hands of some significant collectors during its time. Anyone looking to own a Daytona should certainly consider this example, and what better time to buy than in the 50th anniversary year of the model?” concludes Adam.
The car is accompanied by a fascinating history file containing over 20 old MoT certificates, copies of the original factory order form and invoices from respected marque specialists including Colin Clarke, QV London, SMDG and Cheshire Classic Cars. It will join a catalogue of just 30 specially selected Ferraris to be offered at the sale, alongside a Ferrari memorabilia auction.
For more information about the Ferrari Daytona for sale and Silverstone Auctions’ ‘A Sale of Ferraris in association with the Ferrari Owners’ Club GB’, visit https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1972-ferrari-365-gtb4-daytona-11647.