Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, is a two-seat grand tourer by Ferrari from 1968 to 1973. It was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 to replace the 275 GTB/4, and featured the 275's Colombo V12 bored out to 4,390 cc (4.4 L; 267.9 cu in). It was offered in berlinetta and spyder forms.
It looks like a great build, David, given the time the kit was produced. I particularly like the black wash on the seams. A great post with interesting background.
Anyway, for better or worse, here is my hand built 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona by Record M.R.F..
David, It was for the "better". Thank you for the history lesson of the car as well as Record Models morphing into Starter kits.
I built two of the Starter kits, in fact the 1st two models I built after retirement and returning to a childhood passion. I was fascinated with the wire wheels made from real wire. Below is #2 build, a 1964 275B
I was rather proud of the laminated wood/metal/wood steering wheel done by scraping the paint
Models = Miracles in miniature = Holding History in ones hand
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
You did an excellent job on this one. Wonderful paint job and that steering wheel is great. I have this Starter but it is a factory made edition. Buying is not quite as satisfying a successful creation from a kit. Your displays are impressive Steve. My displays are very disorganized. You set a good example that I need to follow more.
@stewil Wow - scraping around the edge of the steering wheel really took some patience!
I used to have a ton of Record/Starter/PM kits, but when Spark arrived on the scene I sold almost all off. Plus it was easier for me, a hopelessly poor spray painter, to get the ready-builts. Kyosho made excellent Daytonas, both 1969 and 1971 versions. They have impressive engine detail - you can even read "Fram" on the battery.