Race Car for Sale – 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione – Daytona Gr4 – Ex Paul Newman
From the listing for this Ferrari Daytona Race Car for sale:
Ex CLINT EASTWOOD and ex PAUL NEWMAN
Sold new to Scuderia Filipinetti
One of the only 4 alloy Daytona GR4 raced in the period
1971: Tour de France – 4th O.A.
1972: 24 H du Mans – DNF
1977: 24 H Daytona – 5th O.A. with Paul Newman
The first racing version of the 365GTB/4 was prepared in 1969: an aluminium bodied car was built and entered in the Le Mans 24-hour race that year (the car crashed in practice). Ferrari did not produce an official competition car until late in 1970.
The official cars were built in three batches of five cars each, in 1970-1, 1972 and 1973. They all featured a lightweight body making use of aluminium and fibreglass panels, with plexiglas windows. The engine was unchanged from the road car in the first batch of competition cars, but tuned in the latter two batches (to 400 bhp (298 kW; 406 PS) in 1972 and then around 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS) in 1973).
The cars were not raced by the official Scuderia Ferrari team, but by a range of private entrants. They enjoyed particular success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with results including a 5th overall in 1971, followed by GT class wins in 1972, 1973 and 1974. In 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4s took the first 5 places of the GT class.
This model, also known as the Daytona in recognition of the P4’s victory, enjoyed a successful career both commercially and in competition guise. In fact, 18 berlinetta versions were race-prepared and used by the Chinetti-NART, Pozzi, Filipinetti, Swaters, and Hoare teams. In some cases, aluminium coachwork was used, whilst in others steel was retained, albeit lightened where possible by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. The engines were also tuned and the suspension adapted to suit track use.
Listed for sale by G.T.C
PRICE ON REQUEST FROM G.T.C