1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake

While the car’s presence is an asset to any event, it is not a factory-authorized build, which makes it ineligible for judging at many shows

Introduced in 1968 with production beginning in 1969, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona was Ferrari’s response to an evolving market and changing regulations in the United States. Compared to Ferrari’s earlier cars, the 365 GTB/4 was bigger, both in bulk and in power, more luxuriously equipped and was wrapped in a Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-built body that was a departure from earlier Ferraris.

Pininfarina’s landmark design epitomized the ultimate in front-engined, V12-powered berlinettas, a combination of beauty and performance that has become an icon of design.

Conceived by Luigi Chinetti Jr. with detail layout by Gene Garfinkle for Bob Gittelman, a Miami home builder, this dramatic Ferrari was clothed by British coachbuilder Panther Westwinds. It is a remarkable statement that integrates neatly with the Daytona’s style. The side windows curve gently into the roof for visibility and an airy feel that belies the bulk of the added bodywork.

Access to the rear compartment is through the side windows which are hinged at the top and open gullwing-style. The instruments are concentrated in the center binnacle and angle toward the driver. Luxuriously trimmed in tan Connolly suede leather complemented by a rich wood paneled rear deck, the Chinetti Shooting Brake is finished in a menacing black livery that enhances the Daytona’s unique lines, and the entire theme is set off by an orange panel across the nose.

One of the most recognized one-offs in Ferrari history, the car’s daring styling befits a luxury lifestyle that may require additional space for luggage, sporting equipment or perhaps a loyal dog. Always ready to take advantage of the arrival of fresh powder on the ski slopes or of migrating waterfowl, it is a unique statement of refined design and utility. This is the only one in the world, and this is an outstanding opportunity for a discerning collector to acquire a Ferrari that will be a highlight in any collection, an eagerly awaited participant in any major concours or Ferrari gathering and an ideal car for long-distance tours and events.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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