A unique Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona shooting brake will become available on the auction block during the upcoming weekend Gooding & Co’s Monterey sale and is expected to bring in about one million dollars.
This model is certainly an acquired taste – it was conceived back when Florida architect and real estate developer Bob Gittleman approached Philadelphia dealer Chinetti Motors in the early 1970s for a different Daytona. Because he liked shooting brakes he commissioned owner Luigi Chinetti Jr. to design the car – with British coachbuilder Panther Westwinds taking care of the manufacturing process. This spectacular creation was so difficult to build that in the end only the windshield surround and A-pillars were left in their original state. You can see it’s a Daytona when looking at it from the front, but the nosecone has been slightly elongated and a rectangular grille with horizontal bars is now under the bumper – a quirky full-width reflector is sitting above the bumper, as well.
The rear, meanwhile, is an entirely different course – it comes with a brutal and blunt ‘Kamm’ tail with a fixed glass panel; and the cargo area is accessible via huge, curved, glass panels on both sides that go up gullwing-style. The interior has also been fully customized – wood veneers and a host of gauges, including speedometer and tachomteter – has been moved on the center console.