Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ferrari found after 40 years in a Japanese barn will sell for £1.5m, easy

Not only was it once the fastest car in the world, this legendary ferrari is the only one ever made with an aluminium body. The Daytona was capable of 174mph when it went on sale in 1969. Around 1,200 standard Daytonas were built over a four-year period along with five competition cars for endurance racing. Under the hood of the Daytona is a 4.4-litre V12 engine which developed around 350bhp when it left the factory in 1969.

Ferrari also commissioned just one street version of the Daytona with an aluminium body – and very few people are aware of its existence. But it has now emerged after being left to gather dust and dirt in a lock-up in Japan for over 40 years.
Ferrari historian Marcel Massini confirmed its identity. “What a super scarce Daytona barn find, the only remaining aluminium-bodied production GTB/4, sold new to Luciano Conti, a friend of Enzo Ferrari.”
The Daytona has now been shipped back to its birthplace, Maranello, Italy, where it will be sold at auction.
The one-off Ferrari, once a bright red sports car, is a tired-looking classic now but it is set to create a storm among collectors.