Exterior color: Argento Metallizzato
Interior color: Rosso
Transmission: 5- speed Manual
This car here at DJM Investments was purchased new by Mr. Charles Casper of Pittsboro, NC. He kept the car for 36 years driving it only 8,500 miles. Mr. Casper picked up the car directly from Chinetti-Garthwaite, the Ferrari Importer in Paoli, NJ and drove it to his home in Pittsboro.
In 2009 Mr. Casper sold the car to Bud Sherrill who was one of the owners of Foreign Cars Italia, the Ferrari dealership in Greensboro, N.C. In late 2010, the car was sold to collector Steven Blankenbeckler who only drove it 400 miles and decided to part with it when he found and bought an original paint low mileage 300SL Mercedes.
The next owner and caretaker would be another collector Billy Weaver in South Carolina who would show the car at the 2012 Cavallino Classic FCNA Concours and win a Platinum Award for Preservation and an additional award sponsored by Ferrari for the Best Certified Ferrari! Needless to say, this is a tough class and a well deserved award.
Purchased by David Mohlman in early 2020, the car will continue to be shown, driven and enjoyed.
The Ferrari Daytona, officially designated the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, is a two-seat grand tourer produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1973. It was introduced at the Paris Auto Show 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). The unofficial Daytona name is reported to have been applied by the media rather than Ferrari and commemorates Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish in the February 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. To this day, Ferrari itself only rarely refers to the 365 as the “Daytona”, and refer to it as an “unofficial” name.
Unlike Lamborghinis, mid-engine Miura, the Daytona was a traditional front engine, rear-drive car. The Daytona engine, known as the Tipo 251 was developed from the earlier Colombo V12 that was used in the 275 GTB/4. It was a DOHC 2 valves per cylinder, with Weber carburetor and had a compression ratio of 9.3:1. It produced 7500 rpm and at 5500 rpm, the car could reach 174 mph. The Daytona has 0-60 mph acceleration of just 5.4 seconds. For the American version, slight modifications were made – the compression ratio was reduced to 8.8:1 and the exhaust system was equipped with a large central silencer, requiring visible alterations to the primary pipes.
The five-speed manual transmission is mounted in the rear for optimal weight distribution, and a four-wheel independent suspension featuring wishbones and coil springs. Although this car is a Pininfarina design, many previous Ferrari road cars styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, the 365 GTB/4 was radically different, replacing the traditional rounded design with much more sharp-edged styling.
Only approximately 1269 Daytona coupes were ever made making it a highly desirable and rare car.