SOLD | 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Plexiglas
The beautiful, Pininfarina-designed, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ presented here was completed at the Maranello factory on 22nd July 1970 and finished in Celeste Metallizzato with a Pelle Rosso Scuro interior, the came configuration as it is retains today. This car was delivered new to Franco-Britannic Autos SA in Paris later the same month, before being sold to its first owner, Dr Emile Bouton on 22nd October 1970. Bouton was a Radiologist in Paris and registered this Daytona on Parisian license ‘4647 WT 75’.
In 1973 Dr Bouton retired and moved to Strasbourg, where he re-registered this Daytona on license ‘7673 QX 67’. Within the cars history file are copies of the early French registration documentation, along with images of Mrs Jeanne Bouton sat in this Daytona.
In 1976, this car was bought by Mr Pascal Boyer, having passed through one other short-term owner. Mr Boyer was a resident in Montchauvet and registered the car with French license ‘3223 CX 94’. Less than a year later he sent the car to Paul Mercier, Official Ferrari Concessionaire for engine and service works with the invoice, a copy of which is in the cars history file, noting the car to have already covered 57,187 kms, clearly a car that was being driven and enjoyed by its owners. A year later and Mr Boyer relocated to Yvelines where he changed the registration to be’8448 LM 78’, and again sent this Daytona for service works at Paul Mercier, with the mileage now noted as 68,088 kms.
The ownership changes of this car are well documented within the comprehensive history file accompanying it, and after passing through several further French owners, this car was purchased by the renowned Dutch collector, Edgar Schermerhorn in 1996 and added to his ‘ISC Collection’. This car was registered on Dutch license plate ‘DM-21-44’ and shown by Schermerhorn at the Ferrari Club meeting at Zeist in December 1999.
In April 2009, this 365 GTB/4 was awarded its Ferrari ‘Red-Book’ Classiche Certification, confirming it to be a ‘matching-numbers’ example. Then a month later the car was sold to Mr Horacio Lopez at the RM Auctions Ferrari auction in Maranello, shortly after being UK registered on license ‘EPV 84H’. In Lopz’s ownership the car returned to Italy where the engine, suspension, brakes and transmission were all overhauled by Autofficina Omega and repainted by Carrozzeria Sport Cars Modena.
We have driven many Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona’s and genuinely believe this to be one of the most powerful and strongest road specification engines we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The works carried out in Italy are documented with invoices and images within the cars history file.
The car passed through Max’s hands once more at RM Auctions London auction in September 2012 where it was sold to its current owner, joining a well-established European collection. The cars of this collection are maintained by an on-site dedicated mechanic who oversees all aspects of the maintenance. Prior to offering this car we have sent the car to Ferrari specialist, Bob Houghton, for a full service.
A Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ is a great car, it marked a change in Ferrari’s appearance and is certainly regarded as one of the best grand tourers to leave the Maranello factory gates. This Ferrari Classiche Certified example is presented in stunning condition, and when paired to this freshly-serviced, spectacularly powerful engine, offers the next owner a fabulously grand touring experience.