BaT Auction: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta at No Reserve

This 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a US-market example and one of 1,284 Berlinetta coupes produced in total between 1968 and 1973. The car, chassis 15009, reportedly spent its first few years in Chicago, Illinois, and was purchased by its previous owner in 1975. A repaint in red was performed around 1980, and after residing in Michigan for several years the vehicle was acquired by its current owner in 1999. Power is provided by a 4.4L quad-cam V12 that was rebuilt in 2000 and is paired with a five-speed transaxle mounted at the rear of the car. Additional equipment includes Borrani wire wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, black leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, an 8-track player, and a gated shifter. Maintenance included rebuilding the six Weber carburetors in October 2018, as well as replacing the front ball joints and tie-rod ends in September 2019. This Daytona Berlinetta now shows 43k miles and is being offered at no reserve by the current owner’s son. The car is located in Erie, Colorado, and the sale includes a tool kit, service records, and a clean Minnesota title.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Introduced at the 1968 Paris Auto Salon, the 365 GTB/4 features bodywork styled by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina. This example was reportedly finished in silver from the factory and repainted in its current red circa 1980 by Mike Klees of Detroit, Michigan. Paint correction and detailing were recently performed, and the finish and trim are pictured up close in the gallery below.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

The Scaglietti-built body features a steel shell with aluminum doors and lids. It is mounted over a steel tube-chassis and a fiberglass inner tub. Popup headlights, adopted for the model in 1971 to comply with US safety standards, are shown in their raised position above.

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15” Borrani wire wheels are secured with three-eared knock-offs and wear Michelin XWX tires sized 215/70 up front and 225/70 out back. The brake system features ventilated discs all around and was overhauled in 2007 with caliper rebuilds, rotor resurfacing, and new pads. Four-wheel independent suspension features Koni shocks and received new front ball joints and tie-rod ends in September 2019. A video tour of the vehicle can be watched above.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Black leather covers the seats, door panels, and center tunnel, and tan carpeting lines the footwells and rear firewall. “Mouse fur” dash upholstery has smoothed out over time, and the leather seat inserts show signs of cracking. Interior equipment includes a fluted leather headliner, a gated shifter with a dogleg first gear, an 8-track cassette stereo, factory air conditioning, power windows, and a floor-mounted fire extinguisher. Five-point safety harnesses have been added, and the shoulder straps are secured to the rear parcel shelf.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

A leather-wrapped steering wheel frames Veglia Borletti instrumentation housed in a brushed aluminum surround. Primary gauges include a 180-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 7,700-rpm redline. The five-digit odometer shows just under 43k miles, approximately 19k of which have been added during current ownership.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

The quad-cam 4.4-liter Tipo 251 Colombo V12 was rated for approximately 350 horsepower when new and was rebuilt in June 2000 by Donnybrooke Auto Service Center of Spring Park, Minnesota. Aftermarket ignition modules have been fitted, and a valve adjustment was performed about 4k miles ago in 2007. An October 2018 service by Ferrari of Denver in Colorado included repairing the engine wiring harness, installing a new alternator, and refurbishing the six dual-barrel Weber 40DCN 21/A carburetors with new pump diaphragms and seals. European exhaust headers are installed and an air pump bracket is retained, though no air pump is present.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Compression and leak-down tests were recently performed by the seller’s mechanic, and the results are displayed above. The leak-down test yielded 2 to 8% loss across all 12 cylinders, and the compression test results are accompanied by altitude-compensated approximations. A cold-start video can be viewed here.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Engine stamping 1570 is shown above, though no engine number is stamped on the steering column pad or door jamb plate.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Power is sent to the wheels through a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transaxle. Additional underbody photos included in the gallery detail the suspension, brakes, tube-chassis, and exhaust system.

No Reserve: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

A factory tool kit, jack, and spare wire wheel are included in the sale, and service records showing over $119k in work dating back to 1999 can be viewed in the gallery. A driving video of this 365 GTB/4 Daytona is presented below.

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