Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari Daytona, officially designated the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, is a two-seat grand tourer by Ferrari from 1968 to 1973. It was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 to replace the 275 GTB/4, and featured the 275's Colombo V12 bored out to 4,390 cc (4.4 L; 267.9 cu in). It was offered in berlinetta and spyder forms.

The first racing version of the 365GTB/4 was prepared in 1969: an aluminium bodied car was built and entered in the Le Mans 24-hour race that year (the car crashed in practice). Ferrari did not produce an official competition car until late in 1970.

The official cars were built in three batches of five cars each, in 19701, 1972 and 1973. They all featured a lightweight body making use of aluminium and fibreglass panels, with plexiglas windows. The engine was unchanged from the road car in the first batch of competition cars, but tuned in the latter two batches (to 400 bhp (298 kW; 406 PS) in 1972 and then around 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS) in 1973).

The cars were not raced by the official Scuderia Ferrari team, but by a range of private entrants. They enjoyed particular success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with results including a 5th overall in 1971, followed by GT class wins in 1972, 1973 and 1974. In 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4s took the first 5 places of the GT class.

The final major success of the car was in 1979 (five years after production ended), when a 1973 car achieved a class victory (2nd overall) in the 24 Hours of Daytona.

 

1972        
Kyosho 08164G; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Competition; 1972 24h Le Mans 8th; Bell, Pilette, Bond; RN36 Solido 601; Ferrari 364 GTB/4 Daytona; 1972 24h Le Mans 5th; Ballot-Lena & Andruet; RN39      
Kyosho 08164G; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Competition; 1972 24h Le Mans 8th; Bell, Pilette, Bond; RN36 Solido 601; Ferrari 364 GTB/4 Daytona; 1972 24h Le Mans 5th; Ballot-Lena & Andruet; RN39      
1973        
Top Model TMC011; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 13th; Migault & Chinetti; RN38 Detail 287; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 20th; Andruet & Bond; RN34 Top Model TMC012; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 20th; Andruet & Bond; RN34 Kyosho 08164F; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Competition; 1973 24h Le Mans 6th; Elford & Ballot-Lena; RN39 BBR KIT11; Ferrari 364 GTB4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; di Palma, Garcia-Veiga; RN37
Top Model TMC011; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 13th; Migault & Chinetti; RN38 Detail 287; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 20th; Andruet & Bond; RN34 Top Model TMC012; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans 20th; Andruet & Bond; RN34 Kyosho 08164F; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Competition; 1973 24h Le Mans 6th; Elford & Ballot-Lena; RN39 BBR KIT11; Ferrari 364 GTB4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; di Palma, Garcia-Veiga; RN37
Corgi Toys 324; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; JCB/Corgi, Corner & Green; RN33        
Corgi Toys 324; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; JCB/Corgi, Corner & Green; RN33        
1975        
BBR KIT44; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 12th; Andruet, Pilette, de Fierlandt; RN47 Top Model TMC007; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Mignot, Gurdjian, Jones; RN48 Detail 288; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Jones, Mignot, Gurdjian; RN48 BBR KIT12; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Jones, Mignot, Gurdjian; RN48  
BBR KIT44; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 12th; Andruet, Pilette, de Fierlandt; RN47 Top Model TMC007; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Mignot, Gurdjian, Jones; RN48 Detail 288; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Jones, Mignot, Gurdjian; RN48 BBR KIT12; Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona; 1975 24h Le Mans 13th; Jones, Mignot, Gurdjian; RN48  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
Jouef; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1969 24h Le Mans 1st; Ickx & Oliver; RN6 Starter; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1969 24h Le Mans 1st; Ickx & Oliver; RN6 Bang 7074; Ford GT 40; 1969 24h Le Mans 1st; Ickx & Oliver; RN6 Spark 18S128; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; 1969 24h Le Mans 3rd; Hobbs & Hailwood; RN7  

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