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Saturday, July 4, 2009

1971 Ferrari 365 (Daytona) GTS4 Spyder


Classic exotic car for sale - 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spider


Color: Mileage: 50,300 Stock #: ALR109

Red with black interior, 50,000 miles Straman conversion, all services to date, excelent in every way, Borrani Wire wheels runs outstanding
The engine, 's known as a Tipo 251 and developed from the earlier Lampredi V12 used in the 275 GTB/4, was a 4.4 Ltr (4390 cc, 267.9 cid) DOHC V12 featuring sixa Weber twin carburetors. It produced 352 bhp DIN (259 kW) and could reach 280 km/h (174 mph). Its 0-60 mph acceleration was just 5.4 seconds. For the U.S. version, slight modifications were made - the compression ratio was reduced to 8.8:1 from 9:3:1 and the exhaust system was equipped with a large central silencer, necessitating visible alterations to the primary pipes. The 5-speed manual transmission was mounted in the rear for optimal weight distribution, and a 4-wheel independent suspension featured wishbones and coil springs.

Early Daytonas featured fixed headlights behind an acrylic glass cover. This particular setup was completely abandoned in favor of pop-up twin headlights when lobbying efforts by the Center for Auto Safety led to a variety of new safety regulations for U.S. road traffic in 1970, one of which concerned minimum ride height.

The generally accepted total number of Daytonas from the Ferrari club historians is 1,406 over the life of the model. This figure includes 158 right-hand-drive coupes. Historically, and especially since the mid-80s and early 90s, there has mostly been a considerable market price difference between a Berlinetta and a real Spyder. In the hope for higher value and prospective sale revenue (or even due to the fact that not too many factory Spyders were ever built), many Berlinettas were turned into convertibles. These conversions are usually distinguishable from a factory-made GTS/4 by a more slanted windshield...
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