Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta

At the 1968 Paris Salon, Ferrari introduced what most agreed was their finest GT car to date, the 365 GTB/4. Never officially called “Daytona,” the car remains notable as the last road-going front-engine model designed before Fiat essentially took over the production side of Ferrari in 1969. Externally, the new 365 GTB/4 benefited from yet another timeless Pininfarina body design, executed by Scaglietti.

Power was provided by the Colombo-derived Tipo 251 V-12 engine, which displaced 4.4 litres and featured four overhead camshafts and six Weber twin-choke carburettors. Output stood at about 350 brake horsepower, sufficient for remarkable zero-to-100 km/h times of just 5.9 seconds and a reported top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). Road & Track testers independently confirmed its breathtaking performance, and without a doubt, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 distinguished itself as the world’s fastest production car.

Part of the RM Auctions event in London in October 2010 and in Arizona in January, 2013.

352 hp (DIN), 4,390 cc DOHC V-12 engine, six Weber twin-choke carburettors, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5".

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Pawel Litwinski

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