Ferrari Daytona featured on Top Gear goes to auction

The 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona that Richard Hammond drove in a season 12 episode of Top Gear is going up for sale at a British auction in May. To celebrate the Ferrari Daytona's 40th anniversary, Top Gear featured the Daytona in a race from Portofino in the Italian Rivera to Saint Tropez, France. Racing against Hammond and the Daytona was the world's fastest diesel production boat co-piloted by the UK's slowest Top Gear host, James May.

Even if it is wrong-hand-drive, we are confident this beautiful vintage Ferrari wouldn't have any problem drawing interest even if it hadn't been on television. The Daytona's classic lines combined with a 4.4 liter Ferrari V12 make it, in Hammond's words, "the absolute essence of pure European supercar." Pre auction estimates have the car selling in the £180,000-£210,000 or $290,142 to $338,499 range. Even if you don't have the money to purchase this Daytona and take it on a European holiday, you can at least dream about it while watching Top Gear's trip. Part one of the Top Gear segment is below and part two can be found here.

Advertisement


[Historics at Brooklands via AutoBlog UK]