1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief
- Believed to have once been owned by Princess Shams Pahlavi of Iran
- Ferrari Classiche certified
- A wonderful driver’s Daytona
- Offered with books and tools
Completed by the factory on 7 April 1970, this early Plexiglas-nose Daytona was finished in Argento Metallizzato (106-E-1) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior and boasts a rather interesting tale of ownership. Delivered new to the official Ferrari dealership, Parauto S.r.l. of Genova, Italy, the following month, the car eventually made its way to France to Charles Pozzi’s distributorship in Paris. It is believed that the car was then later sold by him to Iran, where it was delivered to Princess Shams Pahlavi, the elder sister of the Shah of Iran.
The Shah owned one of the largest and most significant collections of cars in the world, and his family was known for their lavish lifestyle. It is only fitting that the family would own what was the fastest production car in the world at the time of its unveiling. Many of the cars in the Shah’s collections were sourced from European distributors rather than directly from the factory, as is the case with this Daytona. Although there is evidence that alludes to Princess Pahlavi’s ownership, her ownership cannot be confirmed with 100% certainty at this time.
Later registered in France (number 1197 WT 75), the car was eventually exported to Germany, where it was noted as being owned by someone in Hamburg. The car would remain in Germany and was eventually restored in its original colours just prior to being sold to its current owner in December of 2012 by the respected German specialists Modena Motorsport. Immediately thereafter, the car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it is mechanically accurate to how it left the factory in 1970. To aid in drivability, the consignor has also added electric power steering. Since the car’s acquisition by its current custodian, it has been well kept in his collection and seldom driven, yet remains ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.