The 1972 Daytona designed by Pininfarina is the 15th of only 158 examples finished in Argento Auteuil (silvergrey) colour. Originally supplied by Maranello to H.W. Motors of Walton-Upon-Thames, bearing the chassis number 15835, the car was delivered brand-new to a classic car enthusiast and historic racer. The Daytona featured the optional extra of air conditioning, original number plate “MPB 125K,” with 35,900 miles remaining on the car today.
Easily recognised by its unmistakable bodywork by Pininfarina, underneath the hood is a 4.4 litre, quad-cam V12 engine that develops an astonishing 352 bhp and boasts a top speed of 174 mph. Also, this example has a low-mileage and is said to be a highly collectible 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, it has changed through several hands of some significant collectors in the past.
However, “It’s in incredible condition thanks to the very careful ownership of its previous guardians, and I’m sure it will be of serious interest to car collectors worldwide,” commented Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Adam Rutter.
This year marks the 50th anniversary since the great launch of the 1972 Daytona at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. Noted for being the quickest and most expensive on-the-road model Ferrari had ever built up to that point, the Daytona represents a very special collector’s piece from the auction house’s inventory as it is the first-ever “Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owners’ Club GB” at the world-famous Silverstone circuit on May 18, 2018.
Estimate to auction off between USD 700,000 and USD 806,000 at the inaugural Silverstone Auctions.