The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona / Pat Braden & Gerald Roush / Osprey
book in english
Pat Braden & Gerald Roush
22cm x 28cm
Unlike de-frocked Bugatti's rudely sold for junk after the second World War, Ferrari's image had never wavered and indeed grows stronger. The Daytona 365 GTB/4 is the embodiment of that image: a fiercely powerful, sleek and senseous machine combining beauty and strength. As such the Daytona has reached near mystic status among Ferrari enthusiasts, and the stratospheric price tags now attached to the car attest this desireability.
It is the purpose of this book to explore the Daytona's character in every respect, from racing heritage to styling development to production engineering to competition use to road mid-use. Remarkably, the myth remains largely intact, although authors Braden and Roush bring new insights into the secrets of Ferrari's success which may come as a distinct surprise to enthusiasts.
The book is of particular value to those 1425 individuals fortunate enough to own a Daytona, containing a great deal of specialized "inside information" about the car's maintenance and peculiarities. For those fortunate enough to consider purchasing one, there is counsel on what to look for when shopping, as well as an appendix of chassis number information to aid documentation. As for the rest of us, we have the color photography of John Lamm and others to enjoy, plus expensive black and white coverage documenting every facet of this, Enzo Ferrari,s most beautiful V-12 sportscar.