Representing a paradigm shift in Ferrari’s design language, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta, later nicknamed the “Daytona,” was first introduced to the world at the 1968 Paris Motor Show.
An early European-specification example with Plexiglas headlight covers, this Daytona was originally finished in Blu Dino over a Nero interior. Completed by the factory in September of 1969, it was immediately shipped to Maranello Concessionaires in England. It is believed that when new, this car was likely used personally by Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires before being sold new to its first private owner. The Daytona then passed through another British owner and was repainted gray with a black stripe.
Later, refinished in red, it returned to its native Italy, where its most recent owner acquired it in 2006.
Confirmed as a matching-numbers example, this would be a wonderful Daytona to drive and enjoy as an example of one of Ferrari’s most celebrated road cars. Chassis number 12905 is indeed a highlight of the Duemila Ruote collection and would continue to hold pride of place at any Ferrari gathering.