Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
This 1972 Daytona was the last of fifteen factory-built Competizione models, one of five Series III models, and one of just two right-hand-drive examples produced. Quite a special little motor, then.
The car was supplied to Garage Francorchamps SA in Brussels in March '73 and immediately pressed into service; it finished 12th at the Spa-Francorchamps 1000km that year, then a decent overall 20th at the Le Mans 24hr. The following year, after a factory refresh, it crossed the Channel and enjoyed a long and diverse racing career from its new UK base, before being mothballed in 1984. But good race cars never stay down, and the car was sympathetically recommissioned this year. It's got a genuine 17,000 miles on the clock, and is thought to be the only unrestored factory Competizione remaining. And what's certain is that it's the last factory-built competition Ferrari that was road-registered from new. Polishes up alright, doesn't it?
Spotted at the 2016 Windsors Concours - more pics here.