1971 Ferrari 365 Daytona
Poor Bill Hammerstein. He and his wife had so few guests coming by his SoCal home that he converted the guest house out back to a three-stall garage that houses a red Shelby Cobra, a red Mercedes 300 SL convertible and a — you guessed it — red V12 1971 Ferrari 365 Daytona coupe. Yeah, that Daytona. The one nicknamed “Daytona” because Ferrari took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the 1967 24 hours of Daytona. The Daytona that’s become one of the most desirable Gran Turismo cars ever built. The Daytona with impossible lines that would make Mr. Rogers blush.
Couture Cinema treats us to Bill’s own narration punctuated by a quad-carbureted V12 burble that makes our knees weak. He drives the Daytona regularly — once even running it up to a buck 40 (something his wife liked so much she snapped a picture of the speedo) — and has it detailed often. It goes without saying that the Daytona is a sexy, gorgeous example of inestimable appeal, but something about Bill’s folksy charm and his pristine digs make his Daytona particularly special. We know the guest house is gone, Bill, but maybe you wouldn’t mind a visitor… or a passenger?