- Fitted with factory air conditioning, power windows, and aftermarket power steering
- U.S.-delivery example; factory air conditioning and power windows
- Documented history by marque historian Marcel Massini
- An ideal driver’s Daytona
Chassis no. 16447 was born a U.S.-specification Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta that was completed by the factory in March of 1973 and finished just as it is seen today, in Argento Metallizato over a Nero Connolly leather interior. Furthermore, the car was fitted with the desirable factory options of air conditioning and power windows. Later that same month, the car was shipped to the U.S. and delivered new to the official Ferrari dealer Chinetti-Garthwaite in Paoli, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.
By 1976, the Daytona remained on the East Coast and was listed for sale by Robert Minnick of Buffalo, New York, who is believed to have been the car’s original owner. Mr. Mannick had certainly enjoyed his Daytona over the course of the last three years as at the time, it had travelled some 10,000 miles and was allegedly fitted with a custom stereo system. The car’s next owner, Stan Zagorski, resided on the other side of the state in the small town of Mount Tremper. Over the course of the next 13 years, Zagorski put another 27,600 miles on chassis no. 16447 prior to advertising it for sale in 1989, at which point it had been painted red. It was then purchased by Dennis McCann of Westerville, Ohio, who kept the Daytona for another 15 years; although the car did not see much use during this time, it is said to have been well maintained. When McCann parted with his beloved Daytona in 2004, the odometer only showed 37,649 miles.
Passing through one owner in Colorado, the Daytona moved further west where it was purchased by Richard Standage of Moorpark, California. It then moved back to the East Coast in 2011 when it was purchased by Wayne Carini, who returned it to its original silver paintwork. Subsequently, the car was purchased by Bob White of Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2012 and was purchased by its current custodian in January of 2015.
A recent compression test by a Ferrari specialist showed all 12 cylinders at between 124 and 134 psi, showcasing that the car is ready to drive and enjoy. Service invoices from work completed in 2005, 2012, and 2014 are also on file, further supporting its current state of readiness. Importantly, the car is accompanied by a correct set of manuals and a tool kit.
One of Ferrari’s most iconic and recognizable models, the Daytona was the last of the line for Ferrari’s front-engined, two-seater, V-12 grand tourers until the 550 Maranello. Thanks to its gorgeous looks and stunning performance, the Daytona has become a benchmark car in the Ferrari world and a must-have for any enthusiast as a car that can cross continents at high speed in comfort with driver, passenger, and a trunk full of luggage. Even 50 years after its first unveiling, a well-kept Daytona will still have no problems outrunning modern traffic in sublime style in a way that only a twelve-cylinder Ferrari can.