A rare Group IV Ferrari Daytona that finished 5th overall at Le Mans in 1971 will return to the mythical circuit later this year to star in Artcurial Motorcars’ biennial sale at Le Mans Classic on July 7, 2018.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr IV (#12467) is one of three development prototypes that benefitted from modifications made to allow homologation for competition. It was sold by the factory directly to Luigi Chinetti in April 1971, ready for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in June of that year. Driven by Chinetti/Grossman, the Daytona finished 5th overall and won the 1971 Energy Index. Between 1971 and 1973, the car competed in major events in the U.S., including the Sebring 12 Hours, Daytona 6 Hours, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta.
With great racing provenance, this powerful Daytona Gr IV, #12467, one of only 15 competition versions built by the factory, is estimated to be worth between $8–$9.3 million.