From 1968 to
1974, Ferrari built what many consider to be the best front engined V12 Ferrari,
the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Powered by a
352-horsepower, 4.4 liter engine equipped with a six-pack of Weber carburetors,
the Daytona could reach 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph, making
it the fastest car in the world in its day.
The Ferrari Daytona was offered in two distinct body styles. The more
common is the Berlinetta, which is identifiable as an aggressive–looking coupe
with cab-back proportions and a long hood line. The factory delivered 1279
hardtops, and only 122 of the rare Daytona Spider, which dropped the top for
more dramatic convertible styling. Obviously, the more rare convertible body type is the
most desirable amongst collectors, and as such, some of the original couples
have been converted to the open-top styling.
It is estimated that about 120 hardtops have been converted to the
Daytona, S/N 12815 is presented in its original color of Rosso Corsa with black
interior and red Daytona inserts. It has
its original engine #12815 and beatiful
Borrani wire wheels. This is a European
market car supplied new in Italy to racing team owner Corrado Manfredi, who
together with partner Giampiero Moretti (Momo Steering Wheels) was one of
Ferrari’s best clients. The second owner
registered the car in Monaco before it was sold to its third owner, a prominent
Italian collector of Ferrari’s, where it was maintained by his personal
mechanic. The car was converted from its
original coupe form to spider configuration in Europe in the 1970’s. The conversion is faithful, very accurate and
superb quality. The fourth and current
owner acquired the car in 2005 and imported it to Southern California, where it
has resided in a private collection since.
maintained by the current owner, the car has been used regularly but sparingly
and currently shows approximately 54,000 kilometers (less than 34,000 miles) which are believed to be
original. This is a no accident car that has
been meticulously maintained by Fast Cars in Redondo Beach, California for the
past 10 years and is mechanically excellent.
Body and paint are great with a new interior installed in 2006 that is
still like new. This is a truly
reliable, non-needy car that starts every time, is very responsive and easily
makes the roundtrip from Los Angeles to Monterey.
The car is in Southern California and
is available to be viewed by appointment.
Please only bid on the car if you are serious about owning it. The car is represented accurately but is sold
as-is with no warranty. Buyer is
responsible for shipping, and car cannot leave until payment is complete and
verified. $500 deposit is due within two
days of auction end, with balance due within 10 days. Thank you for your interest and good luck.