1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti

Sold For €2.479.000

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Body No.
16783
B 2552
1230

Documents: US Title

  • Extremely low-mileage example; 4,156 actual miles
  • Remarkable condition throughout; an immaculate reference piece
  • One of only two Daytona Spiders originally delivered in Rosso Bordeaux
  • Authentic, unmolested and thoroughly superb
  • Application for certification submitted to Ferrari Classiche
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This superb Daytona Spider, the 85th of only 121 original Spiders, was built to U.S. specifications, with both Borletti air conditioning and a Voxson radio, as well as instruments in miles, left-hand drive and finished in Rosso Bordeaux over Beige seats with black inserts. Completed by the factory in February 1973, it was stored for three years by the famed Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports of Paoli, Pennsylvania. Its official ‘delivery’ date was 8 July 1976, via the famous Algar Enterprises.

In late 1976, this car was offered via Brian Motor Cars, Inc. of Flourtown, Pennsylvania. The ad in the New York Times described the car as unregistered and showing 829 miles. Larry Farrell of New York next advertised the car for sale in 1981, describing it as an original spider with under 1,000 original miles. In November of that year it was sold to Dr Laurence W. Wolf of Houston, who covered most of the car’s present mileage, selling it in 1993, with 4,120 miles recorded, to the present owner. This owner, only the third since new, has stored the car now amongst his large collection for nearly a quarter of a century, during which time it has never been shown in public.

The Daytona Spider is offered today with 4,156 actual miles, at the time of cataloguing, and in impressively well-preserved, largely original condition. Its top is the original, as is the remarkable tan and black interior, with upholstery that shows only the faintest patina and appears only a few years old, a virtually unmarked steering wheel and an excellent dashboard with fine ‘mouse hair’ and crisp, clear gauges. The only apparent alteration from original specifications has been the installation of a Sony radio, which replaced the original Voxson unit many years ago. Inspection of stampings and finishes throughout the chassis and engine compartment also show superb originality and authenticity. The original top boot and spare wheel are both in the trunk.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the lowest mileage Daytona Spiders on the planet, in true ‘time warp’ condition. Few, if any, examples have been as immaculately preserved as this automobile, which carries its wonderful honesty proudly, on every panel, nut and bolt. It is only fitting to offer it here at Maranello, as it wears the same finishes applied by this factory’s artisans 44 years ago.



Lot Number
121

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