Cars We Sold

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Serial Number 16787


Lead photograph of 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Serial Number 16787

We are pleased to offer 1973 USA Model Ferrari 365 GTB/4 s/n 16787, a very-late (February, 1973), high-chassis-number USA Daytona with a well-documented ownership history from new. Finished in excellent older Rosso Corsa paint with near new black leather seats; black leather inserts and black leather door panels; new mouse-fur on the dash; a recovered center console; all new headliner and visors and new red carpets; all completed by Westminster Auto Upholstery in late 2012 at a cost of $8,500. In the same time period in 2012 s/n 16787 was treated to a complete full engine rebuild and gearbox overhaul. All six cam and cam-drive gears were replaced with all new gears to eliminate the usual excess cam noise from most Daytonas. Also fitted with state-of-the-art modern lightweight higher compression pistons and rings; modern cam profiles; 24 new valves and valve guides; a full carb rebuild; a rebuilt water pump and a new clutch assembly plus a steering rebuild by Rod Drew’s F.A.I., Costa Mesa, CA, at a cost of $51,213.79. Also fitted with stainless steel Euro type headers and exhaust for more power than a Euro Daytona. Idles at 800 rpm and pulls like a freight train. Rebuilt transaxle with new syncros and input shaft. Runs better than new, idles great, no cam gear or valve train noise and pulls very strongly to redline. Near perfect new syncros that go into 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear cold without a problem! We have all invoices for the interior, the engine, transaxle and accessories on file in PDF format, e-mail us for copies. All work was completed in late 2012 at 49,627 miles. Today 365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 has only 50,467 miles so only 840 miles since all work was completed.

365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 comes with all the goodies and many extras including the full set of tools in their leather tool roll, with the jack kit; all the books and the correct leather carrying pouch plus a rare original sales brochure. Also fitted with the original and period correct Becker Mexico radio; the original Factory USA model Digiplex ignition boxes (fitted with much more efficient MSD internal electronics); the original USA headers and the very hard-to-find US model air injection pipes and smog pump. Has the factory front mounted A/C supplemented by a very efficient rear A/C unit designed to cope with Arizona and Texas summer heat! 365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 sits on very sharp Cromodora mag wheels with correct and excellent 215/70 X 15 Michelin XWX tires and a Michelin XWX spare. Very nice body and panel fit. We know 365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 well, having sold her to the current owner in 2012 and the previous owner in 2010.

As the last of the Enzo-era V-12 Berlinettas, the Daytona has always represented the pinnacle of front-engined exotic car styling. Add in 350 horsepower (or 375 hp with s/n 16787) and an exhaust shriek to die for, and you have the epitome of the 70’s super car. Thanks to its abrupt tail, its four menacing exhaust pipes, its distinctive long nose and its aggressive stance, the 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” epitomizes “macho” good looks. Beyond its classical and timeless body lines, the Daytona will do 55 mph in 1st gear, 85 in 2nd, 115 in 3rd, 150 in 4th and there is one gear left for those brave enough to touch 170 mph in a forty-four-year-old road car. An effortless bullet at high speed, the brakes, steering and shifter effort are just heavy enough to let you know you are driving a very potent machine at low speed or a tight curve. With little modification Daytonas were raced on the great circuits of the world, from Le Mans to Daytona, adding multiple GT class victories to the winning tradition of Ferrari GT racing. Ferrari’s return to this layout with the 550 Maranello and 599 has proven that the front-engined V-12 is a timeless concept that still competes with the most exotic mid-engined cars. Just 1,284 Daytonas were built making the Daytona the last of the Enzo-era V-12s!

365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 makes a stunning presentation in Rosso Corsa with a complete near-new interior in black leather and red carpeting. The tools, tool roll, jack kit, full set of books, the correct leather carrying pouch with the USA supplement and the sales brochure all combine to make 365 GTB/4 s/n 16787 a “pride of ownership” Enzo-era Ferrari. Absolutely mechanically superb with everything working as it should. Dual (front and rear) A/C that really works. Runs extremely well, pulls strong to redline with near perfect syncros that go into 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear without a problem! We have owned, sold and driven well over one-hundred Daytona coupes, so we can state that s/n 16787 rides better, shifts better, has less engine noise, more power and is much faster than any stock Daytona. We welcome any mechanical inspection as we do not believe there is a Daytona that can compare in today’s market. We welcome a “fly in” personal inspection or a pre-purchase inspection by the shop of your choice. All invoices on file, email us for PDFs. Priced right at $629,500.

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