Ferrari 365GTB4 “Daytona” [1968-73]
Number made: 1,270 coupes (est.), 124 convertibles (est.)
What one will cost you: $105,000-$140,000 (coupe), $300,000- $400,000 (convertible)
Engine: 4.4 liter, twin-cam V-12
Top speed: 174 mph
0-60 mph: 5.9 seconds
History: It was also the first car to go from New York to Los Angeles in less than 36 hours: A 1972 model driven by grand prix driver Dan Gurney and Car and Driver’s Brock Yates on the Cannonball Run made abundant use of the car’s 170 mph top speed.
Design: Lightning in a bottle. In one cursive swoop the shark-nosed Daytona captured all the grace, power, and sex appeal that made Enzo Ferrari the Zeus of sports-car makers. The 365GTB4 had a low rear end, a long protruding hood that signaled powerful rear wheels, and a massive engine. The driver sat tucked back over the rear axle, reclining. Mechanically speaking, it may not have been Ferrari’s most avant-garde car – it wasn’t midengined – but it was the fastest and best-looking two-seater extant.Back to top