The First Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Prototype

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 — nicknamed "Daytona" after Ferrari's 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967 — was a leap forward in styling for Maranello. With flip-up headlights, wrap-around turn signals, and a far more sharp-edged overall look, it was a radical departure from Ferrari's classic offerings of the '60s. But before the design was finalized, chassis no. 10287 served as the prototype for what would go on to become one of Ferrari's best front-engine GTs. As the very first prototype for the Daytona, this car has an extremely important place in Ferrari history and shows the progression of Pininfarina's design. The prototype's fastback roofline is nearly identical to the production Daytona, while the front carries the classic lines and fixed headlights of Ferrari's iconic '60s lineup. The car has been restored by Dutch Ferrari specialists and carries the all-important Ferrari Classiche certification. The car goes to auction via Sotheby's Sealed, ending on May 26, 2023.

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