Monday, 22 November 2010

Panther 365 GTB/4

There are few cars as beautiful as the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona'. So would you be brave enough to rebody one as a shooting break? Luigi Chinetti Jr was. In 1974 the son of the three-times Le Mans winner Luigi Chinetti penned a radically altered design, with detail layout by Gene Garfinkle and Bob Gittelman, which was made into a reality by Panther Westwinds of Surrey.
A multiple concours winner, the Panther Daytona has only covered around 5,000 miles from new and is worth around half a million dollars today. (This, to me, seems a bit of a shame - why design in extra practicality if you're not going to then spend your days touring around the hotels and casinos of Europe...?)

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