On Auction: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione

Based on factory records, this Daytona began life as a European-specification road car but in April 1971, it became a significant piece of Ferrari racing history. This Daytona's story truly begins when it was serviced at the Ferrari Factory Assistenza Clienti and then sent to Autofficina Sport Auto in Modena, where it was prepared for competition use. During its prestigious racing career, this car was campaigned by the North American Racing Team (NART) in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971 where it achieved 5th Overall and won the Index of Thermal Efficiency.

Following this Daytona's outstanding result at Le Mans, Ferrari recognized the model's potential as a GT-class winner and developed three series of purpose-built Daytonas for endurance racing. Following its triumph with the NART team, the car went on to be successfully campaigned by Baker Motors at Sebring, Daytona, and Watkins Glen. Today, this car is presented in its original 1971 NART Le Mans livery. Considering its remarkable race record, documented provenance, and extraordinary versatility, this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione is an indisputable piece of Ferrari racing history. It is estimated to sell for estimate: $5,500,000-7,000,000 when it hits the Pebble Beach Auction block August 16 - 17. Price: $TBD