Lot 136

Monterey 2023

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

Offered from the Lost & Found Collection


$500,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
Engine No.
B 1148
Gearbox No.
US Title
  • Originally finished in stunning and extremely rare Azzurro La Plata over Rosso Connolly leather
  • Available for the first time in almost three decades
  • Retains its numbers-matching engine and gearbox
  • Rides on the Ferrari Daytona’s signature center-lock Cromodora alloy wheels
  • Sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • The final iteration of Ferrari’s classic front-engined V-12 grand tourers

The radical 365 GTB/4 that sat under the bright lights of the Ferrari stand at the 1968 Paris Motor Show brought the automaker into a new era. With its headlights hidden behind Perspex covers, the car possessed a streamlined appearance more in line with the supercars of its day than the upright grand-touring machines of the past. At the rear, the 365 GTB/4’s truncated tail was an exercise in restraint, with two light clusters sitting above delicate chrome bumpers and intimidating chrome-tipped quad exhaust pipes.

While the Lamborghini Miura had ushered in the mid-engined revolution, the Daytona was in many ways resolutely traditional, ultimately becoming the last in a line of legendary front-engined V-12 grand tourers from Maranello stretching back to the 250 GTs of the mid-1950s.

The 365 GTB/4 soon became universally referred to as the “Daytona” in honor of the Scuderia’s 1-2-3 result at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona and featured the latest 4.4-liter Tipo 251 development of Gioacchino Colombo’s famous V-12. With a 9:1 compression ratio—8.8:1 on US-spec cars—plus dry-sump lubrication and six Weber carburetors, it was good for over 350 horsepower.

Leonardo Fioravanti’s Pininfarina design rode on the same wheelbase as the 275 GTB/4, but with widened front and rear track measurements. Suspension was independent all around via wishbones and telescopic dampers, while the transaxle layout was also carried over from the departing 275.

While the Daytona did achieve competition success—Charles Pozzi-entered cars won their class at Le Mans in 1972, 1973, and 1974—it was primarily a roadgoing grand tourer, built to cover long distances at immense speed. Nothing emphasized this more than when Brock Yates and racing legend Dan Gurney drove a Daytona from New York to Los Angeles in just under 36 hours in the infamous 1971 Cannonball Run. They averaged 80 mph, with Gurney noting that “we never once exceeded 175 mph.”

This Daytona Berlinetta, chassis number 14341, is offered for the first time in nearly three decades. Completed on 17 June 1971, it was originally finished in the stunning, extremely rare color combination of Azzurro La Plata over Rosso Connolly leather. A left-hand-drive, United States-specification Daytona, chassis 14341 was sold new via the famed Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut to its first owner, Mr. Lee Becker. Following Becker’s tenure, the car was repainted red and passed through a series of owners. The car was once part of Japan’s famed Matsuda Collection, and still exhibits what is believed to be a 1980 Japanese registration sticker on the center of the windshield. The car was eventually acquired by Walter Medlin in October 1996.

Offered now from the Lost & Found Collection, this Daytona has just emerged from numerous years of indoor storage and will require refurbishment before returning to the road. Importantly, it retains its numbers-matching engine and gearbox as confirmed by a copy of a history report by marque expert Marcel Massini. Exterior features include a driver mirror, Ansa exhaust tips, and center-lock Cromodora alloy wheels with Borani spinners. On the driver’s side of the windshield a 1996 Sears Point Raceway parking sticker remains in place. The interior is equipped with power windows, a Voxon radio unit, and Veglia Borletti air conditioning.

Sort as needed and enjoy a celebrated classic Ferrari or return to concours condition in its stunning and rare factory livery, chassis 14341 presents an interesting opportunity for collectors of the marque.