Paris

8 February 2017

Previous Next

Lot 149

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 12801
  • Engine no. B 138

Sold for €705.600

Documents: US Title


352 bhp, 4,390 cc DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers with anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,700 mm

  • Formerly owned by Charles Jourdan, Pierre Bardinon, and Comte Chandon
  • A full matching-numbers, European-specification 'Plexi' car
  • Offered with a comprehensive history file, tools, and full set of books


Manufactured in July of 1969 to European specifications, 365 GTB/4 Daytona chassis number 12801 was originally finished in Rosso Rubino (106-R-12) with a black (VM 8500) leather interior and grey carpet. Refinished in dark blue shortly after it was built, the car was sold by Ets. Charles Pozzi, the French Ferrari importer, to famous luxury shoemaker Charles Jourdan on 25 May 1970 and was temporarily registered as 67 WWF 75. It was then registered in his ownership as 400 MN 26. It remained with Monsieur Jourdan until 3 March 1971, when it was sold to Joseph Zagori, a candy manufacturer of Paris and Marseilles, and at this time, it had 4,379 kilometres on its odometer and was registered as 8052 WZ 75.

Under Zagori’s ownership and upon Charles Pozzi’s advice, Pozzi’s dealership undertook several modifications to improve the car’s overall performance during its commute from Paris to Marseilles. These updates were installed on a gradual basis between 1972 and 1976 and were implemented by Pozzi’s chief mechanic, Claud Fernandez. According to the Pozzi books, the car was outfitted with a factory Group IV-style roll bar, a competition differential, a new Group IV-style nose, competition carburettors with new induction pipes and an airbox, wheels to fit larger Michelin TB5 tyres, bigger brakes, and Group IV air scoops to cool the rear brakes. All these modifications are documented with associated job numbers, and the invoices are included in the file that accompanies the car.

Zagori joined the Ferrari Club de France on 11 July 1974, and through his association with the club, met noted Ferrari collector Pierre Bardinon. It was a serendipitous meeting, as Zagori’s wife, terrified by the Daytona’s performance, wanted it gone as much as Bardinon wanted to own it. In September of 1976, it is believed that the Daytona entered the Mas du Clos Collection, at the time the world’s most important Ferrari collection. Importantly, this was the only Daytona ever owned by Pierre Bardinon. He registered it with the Creuse Department after having used it on trade plates 283 W 34 and, with the brakes converted back to standard units, regularly exercised it on the Mas du Clos track.

Departing from Bardinon’s ownership in 1982, the car was purchased by Comte Frédéric Chandon de Briailles, the head of the famed Champagne House of Moët et Chandon and a close friend of Pierre Bardinon. Comte Chandon used the Daytona sparingly, with registrations 884 AFN 91, 905 JKY 75, and 4321 MT 52 as it moved amongst his various properties in France. In 2004, the Daytona was sold to his cousin, Jean Berchon, the organiser of the famous 250 GTO tour that is held in Europe every five years. The car was used by Monsieur Berchon on several rallies, including the opening of the 250 GTO 50th Anniversary Rally in July 2012. It was always meticulously maintained by the best experts, including an engine and gearbox rebuild by GiPiMotor in Brussels in 2009 and 2010, with new paint in 2014.

Following its purchase by the current owner in 2015, the car’s nose has been returned to its original Plexi configuration. The car retains an extensive file of documentation, chronicling much of its life and including copies of most of the French registrations, including the original registration to Monsieur Jourdan, full invoices from new, as well as a handful of period photographs. With such a wonderful and fully documented history, it is only fitting that chassis number 12801 returns to its adopted home of France. Having spent time in the collection of none other than Pierre Bardinon, it shall surely stand proud within the garage of its next owner.





Moteur V12, 4 390 cm3, 352 ch, 2 ACT par banc, six carburateurs Weber, transmission manuelle cinq rapports, suspension avant et arrière indépendante avec triangles inégaux et combinés ressorts-amortisseurs, barres antiroulis, freins à disques sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 400 mm.

• Ancienne propriété de Charles Jourdan, Pierre Bardinon et du comte Chandon
• Version "Plexi" tous numéros concordants ("matching numbers"), spécifications européennes

Ancienne propriété de Charles Jourdan, Pierre Bardinon et du comte Chandon
Version "Plexi" tous numéros concordants ("matching numbers"), spécifications européennes
Dossier historique complet, outils et jeu complet de manuels

Produite en juillet 1969 aux spécifications européennes, cette 365 GTB/4 Daytona (châssis 12801) était initialement de teinte "Rosso Rubino" (106-R-12) avec une sellerie en cuir noir (VM 8500) et des moquettes grises. Repeinte en bleu foncé peu de temps après sa sortie d'usine, cette voiture était vendue le 20 mai 1970 par les Établissements Charles Pozzi, importateur Ferrari en France, à Charles Jourdan, le célèbre fabricant de chaussures et elle recevait l'immatriculation temporaire 67 WWF 75. Enregistrée ensuite sous le numéro 400 MN 26, elle restait en possession de Charles Jourdan jusqu'au 3 mars 1971, jour où elle était achetée par Joseph Zagori, un producteur de bonbons dont l'activité était basée à Paris et Marseille. A l'époque, la voiture affichait 4 379 km et elle adoptait l'immatriculation 8052 WZ 75.

Sur les conseils de Charles Pozzi à Joseph Zagori, le garage Pozzi effectuait plusieurs modifications pour améliorer les performances de la voiture sur ses trajets fréquents entre Paris et Marseille. Ces améliorations étaient effectuées de façon progressive entre 1972 et 1976 par Claude Fernandez, le chef mécanicien de Pozzi. Selon les archives Pozzi, la voiture a ainsi été équipée d'un arceau de sécurité style Groupe 4, d'un pont arrière compétition, d'un avant style Groupe 4, de carburateurs compétition associés à un nouveau collecteur d'admission et une nouvelle boîte à air, de jantes pouvant être chaussées de pneus Michelin TB5 plus larges, de freins plus gros et de prises d'air Groupe 4 pour refroidir les freins arrière. Toutes ces modifications sont répertoriées et associées à un numéro d'ordre de réparation, et les factures correspondantes sont incluses au dossier qui accompagne la voiture.

Zagori rejoignait le 11 juillet 1974 le Club Ferrari France, ce qui lui donnait l'occasion de rencontrer Pierre Bardinon, célèbre collectionneur de Ferrari. En fait, la rencontre était inespérée car l'épouse de Zagori, terrifiée par les performances de la Daytona, souhaitait s'en séparer autant que Bardinon avait envie de l'acheter. Il est probable que la Daytona ait rejoint en septembre 1976 la collection du Mas du Clos qui était à l'époque la collection de Ferrari la plus importante du monde. Il est à noter que cette Daytona est la seule que Pierre Bardinon ait jamais possédée. Il l'immatriculait dans le département de la Creuse, après l'avoir utilisée sous le numéro provisoire 283 W 34 et, après avoir installé à nouveau des freins standard, la pilotait régulièrement sur le circuit du Mas du Clos.

La voiture changeait de mains en 1982 et passait entre celles du comte Frédéric Chandon de Briailles, ami de Pierre Bardinon qui dirigeait la fameuse maison de champagne Moët et Chandon. Il utilisait peu la Daytona et l'immatriculait successivement 84 AFN 91, 905 JKY 75 et 4321 MT 52 en fonction de ses différentes propriétés françaises. En 2004, la Daytona était vendue à son cousin Jean Berchon, organisateur du célèbre "250 GTO Tour" qui se tient tous les cinq ans en Europe. Jean Berchon participait à plusieurs rallyes avec la voiture, dont l'ouverture du rallye du 50e anniversaire de la 250 GTO, en juillet 2012. Elle était toujours soigneusement entretenue par les meilleurs experts et faisait l'objet en 2009 et 2010 d'une réfection moteur et boîte de vitesse par GiPiMotor, à Bruxelles, et recevait une peinture neuve en 2014.

A la suite de son achat en 2015 par son propriétaire actuel, l'avant de la voiture retrouvait sa configuration "Plexi" d'origine. Elle est aujourd'hui accompagnée d'un volumineux dossier de documentation qui constitue une véritable chronique de son histoire, avec une copie de la plupart des immatriculations françaises (dont celle au nom de Charles Jourdan), des factures depuis l'origine, ainsi qu'une série de photos d'époque. Avec un historique aussi abondamment documenté, il est logique que 12801 soit de retour en France, sa terre d'adoption. Ayant fait partie d'une collection telle que celle de Pierre Bardinon, elle saura trouver une place de choix dans le garage de son prochain propriétaire.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more