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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 in Project Gotham Racing 4, Racing, 2007

Class: Cars, Coupé — Origin: IT

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

dodge1970 CA (9)

2009-05-15 04:31

Such a beautiful car...

ShantJ US (9)

2010-01-28 18:37

Daytona is just a nickname.

Antti-san FI (38)

2013-06-02 00:03

The retractable headlights weren't introduced until 1971, right? I think this and a few other "Daytonas" need their years corrected.

Tuppence870 UK (67)

2013-06-02 01:09

Antti-san wrote The retractable headlights weren't introduced until 1971, right? I think this and a few other "Daytonas" need their years corrected.


Actually, no - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_365_GTB/4_Daytona

Antti-san FI (38)

2013-06-02 01:42

"Early Daytonas featured fixed headlights behind an acrylic glass cover. This particular setup was completely abandoned in 1971 favor of retractable pop-up twin headlights due to new safety regulations in the U.S., which outlawed headlights behind covers."

Tuppence870 UK (67)

2013-06-02 02:23

Antti-san wrote "Early Daytonas featured fixed headlights behind an acrylic glass cover. This particular setup was completely abandoned in 1971 favor of retractable pop-up twin headlights due to new safety regulations in the U.S., which outlawed headlights behind covers."


All that says is that the acrylic lights stopped in 1971 - the pop-up headlights started before that. This is the image Wikipedia uses for the 1968 model.

Antti-san FI (38)

2013-06-02 02:28

Sorry for the wall of text, this is from Ferrari's own website:

"Early prototype examples featured a nose style based on that of the outgoing 275 GTB4 model, but the definitive style was a radically different and more angular wedge design, featuring a full width Plexiglass strip behind which were mounted a twin headlight assembly at each side, running into the wing sides with the side/turn indicator units. In 1971 this lighting arrangement was superseded by a twin retractable system, as changes in USA legislation did not permit headlights behind covers. As this model had been designed from the outset to comply with US legislation, due to the importance of sales in that market, the alteration had to be made. An alternative of fixed open headlights had been tried, but this upset the clean shape of the nose, whilst the retractable solution meant that the original profile would be retained, except when the lights were in use."

-- Last edit: 2013-06-02 02:28:47

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