1969'dan 1973'e kadar Ferrari 365 GTB/4'ün 1,200 örneği üretildi. Bu bile Daytona'yı yeterince nadir kılıyor. Fakat bu aracın da Daytona 24 Saat'te yarışmak için 5 adet hafif alaşım versiyonu üretildi. Bu beş özel alaşım aracın da sadece bir tanesinin trafiğe açık yollarda kullanılmak için lisansı var, ve o araç şimdi açık artırmaya çıkmak üzere.
Dünyadaki tek Scaglietti üretimi Ferrari 365 GB4/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy geçtiğimiz günlerde bulundu ve Eylül'de düzenlenecek olan RM Sotheby's Ferrari - Legenda E Passione satışında açık artırmaya çıkarılacak. Otomobil elden geçirilmemiş ve tamamen orijinal halinde, seri numaraları da tutuyor.
Aracın şasi numarası 12653. Daytona sayı sıralamalarında yaklaşık olarak 30. araç ve bulunan otomobilin Scaglietti gövde numarası da 32. 1969'da üretilmiş olan model diğer Daytonalardan farklı olarak pleksiglas ön farlara ve elektrikli camlara sahip. Alüminyum karoser Rosso Chiaro kırmızısı. İç mekanda ise Nero deri döşeme mevcut.
Araç 1969'da üretiminin tamamlanmasının ardından Ferrari fabrikasından Bologna'daki Motor S.p.A di Carla Allegretti bayiine teslim edildi. Aynı ay Autosprint dergisinin kurucusu ve yayıncısı Luciano Conti'ye satıldı. Aynı aracı 1970 yılında Guido Maran of Verona satın aldı. Bir ay sonra ise Guido Maran of Verona aracı Carlo Ferruzzi of Revvenna'ya sattı.
Araç sonunda Japonya'da bir bayi tarafından ithal edilmeden önce birkaç kez el değiştirdi. 1972 Yılında ise Car Graphic dergisinin Ocak sayısına çıktı. Araç sonunda Makoto Taki tarafından satın alındı ve şu anda bulunduğu yerde 40 yıl boyunca unutulmaya bırakıldı.
Şimdi ise RM Sotherby's Ferrari - Leggenda E Passionate kapsamında araç açık artırmaya çıkıyor. Araç 36,390 kilometrede ve 1,65 milyon Dolar ile 2 milyon Dolar arasında bir fiyata satılması bekleniyor.
Kaynak: RM Sotheby's
THE UNKNOWN DAYTONA – A ONE-OFF ALLOY BERLINETTA
With over 1,200 versions of Ferrari’s powerful 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ produced from 1969–1973, only five lightweight Alloy competition cars, which dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona, were built. Further to those, Ferrari commissioned only one street version of the Daytona with an aluminium body, the very car offered here today, a sure-fire standout in any Ferrari collection as the only example of its kind and a car many thought did not exist, bearing the hallmarks of collectability in every regard. A unique car that no other collector can claim ownership to, this Daytona holds distinct ties to its competition brethren yet never turned a wheel in anger and was instead preserved for decades. Presented here in remarkable unrestored condition, having been domiciled for many years and never significantly refurbished, there is no better Daytona for the discerning connoisseur, as it offers limitless opportunities for enjoyment.
Chassis no. 12653 is approximately the 30th car in the Daytona numbering sequence, wearing Scaglietti body no. 32. Completed in June 1969, this Daytona was equipped with desirable Plexiglas headlamps and power windows, in addition to its tailor-made aluminium coachwork, and finished in Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190) over a Nero (VM 8500) leather interior. In September, the car was distributed for retail to the Bologna dealer Motor S.p.A. di Carla Allegretti, from whom it was purchased later that month by Luciano Conti, the founder and publisher of Autosprint magazine. Mr Conti’s company sold the Ferrari in September 1970 to Guido Maran of Verona, who in turn re-sold the car a month later to Carlo Ferruzzi of Ravenna.
In July 1971, the Daytona’s Italian registration was cancelled and the car was imported by a Japanese dealership three months later. Chassis number 12653 was then featured in the January 1972 issue of Car Graphic, a Japanese enthusiast magazine. In May 1975, the Berlinetta was purchased by Goro Guwa of Gifu, Japan, and in April 1979 it passed to Tateo Ito of Nagoya. Almost a year later the car was acquired by Makoto Takai, and he hid the car away for nearly 40 years. It was fabled and known by very few collectors to exist, but many true Ferraristi were unaware that such a special and important car existed, period. Several tried for years to purchase the car, but to no avail. It is offered here for the first time in decades, ready and waiting for a new owner.
Currently in a barn-find state of condition, the Ferrari has clearly been in storage for a number of years, and in June 2017, it underwent a through evaluation by marque expert Marcel Massini. He confirmed the presence of the matching-numbers engine and transaxle, per stampings that correspond to factory build records. While the various Japanese owners conducted a number of minor cosmetic modifications, 12653 remains remarkably authentic in many other ways. The interior in particular displays impressive originality, with good condition confirmed in the door panels, sun visors, interior rear-view mirror, seats, carpeting, gearshift knob and the headliner. Mr Massini also noted that the aluminium panels he examined were stamped with proper matching Scaglietti body numbers and that the original spare wheel appeared to have never been used. When asked about the car, Massini commented, ‘What a super scarce Daytona barn find, the only remaining aluminium-bodied production GTB/4, sold new to Luciano Conti, a close friend of Commendatore Enzo Ferrari.’
Currently displaying 36,390 kilometres, which are believed to represent actual use, this rare 365 GTB/4 is an ideal acquisition for the consummate Ferrari enthusiast searching for absolutely the most unique example of any given model. It may be presented at preservation class venues or, for the collector prepared to underwrite a full restoration, chassis number 12653 offers an unprecedented opportunity to refurbish the only street-specified alloy Daytona.