70’s gems: ferrari 365 GTS4 daytona spider


ferrari 365 GTS4 daytona spider in production from 1968-1973


with a tipo 251, engine sporting 4.4 L, V12 and 365 cc per cylinder (thus the 365GTB)


(above) later model retractable headlights vs (below) the original open headlights covered with glass/acrylic


below the lamborghini miura (shape and proportions) in production between 1966-1973


the ferrari 365 GTB/4, better known by the unofficial name ferrari daytona, is a grand-tourer produced from 1968 to 1973. the name daytona was given to the car by the press rather than ferrari officials at its launch during the paris auto show in 1968, possibly because of ferrari incredible 1, 2, 3 finish the year before at the datona race in 1967. its sharp-edged styling resembled a lamborghini (miura) more than a traditional pininfarina ferrari. early daytonas featured fixed headlights behind a glass cover. this particular setup was completely abandoned in 1971 favor of retractable pop-up twin headlights due to new safety regulations in the US, which outlawed headlights behind covers (think of the e-type and the like). we actually prefer the later models with the covered headlights but regardless either would be a dream to posses. price range low of $700,000 and up. by uh