Officially, it was the 365 GTB/4. But after it managed a clean 1-2-3 sweep at Daytona beach in 1967, this drop-dead gorgeous grand tourer has been only been called by one name since.
Another Pininfarina masterpiece, the Daytona was styled by Leonardo Fioravanti – a man whose CV stretches from the 246GT to the world-conquerering F40. The ‘Tipo 251’ version of the glorious Colombo V12 boasted 347bhp at an ear-shattering 7500rpm and 318lb/ft of torque – enough to propel the Daytona from 0 to 100kph in under six seconds and on to a top speed of 174mph (280kph).
This manual for a 1973 North American version of the 365 GTB/4 is in great shape, with only minor fading on the front cover, and poses a great opportunity to make a US car’s manual set complete, or simply to keep as a curiosity linked directly to one of the legendary models of the brand.