A 1973 Ferrari Daytona with a hose of royal connections including HRH The Prince of Wales, is set to be auctioned off on Wednesday May 18th, at Brooklands in Surrey. The 1973 Daytona is one of just 158 right-hand-drive 365 GTB/4’s that adopted the Daytona name following Ferrari’s 1-2-3 success in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race.
The model was ordered new by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. in 1973, as a UK demonstrator model. Soon after that the 1973 Ferrari Daytona was loaned to Prince Charles for a week, before being sold for a modest sum of £9,250 later that year.
The 1973 Ferrari Daytona was the fastest production road car of its time and has just 26,281 miles on it before it appeared on Top Gear in August 2008, and recorded an output of 352-hp.
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– By: Omar Rana