Esta é a única que existe no mundo
Apenas 1.200 exemplares da Ferrari 365 GTB/4 foram produzidas entre 1969 e 1973, tornando a Daytona rara o suficiente. Apenas cinco desses foram construídos com carroceria de alumínio, desenvolvida especialmente para dominar as 24 Horas de Daytona. Mas apenas um deles foi feito para rodar nas ruas – e agora está à venda.
A única Ferrari 365 GB4/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti do mundo foi descoberta recentemente, e irá cruzar o pátio de leilão do evento Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione da RM Sotheby's em setembro. Está no estado em que foi encontrada, sem restauração, com os números e documentação verificada.
Com o chassis número 12653, a Daytona é aproximadamente o 30º carro na sequência do modelo, e tem carroceria Scaglietti número 32, completada em junho de 1969. Ao contrário das outras Daytonas da época, este exemplar recebeu faróis Plexiglas e vidros elétricos, além da carroceria de alumínio, e vem com pintura vermelha Rosso Chiaro e interior de couro Nero.
O carro saiu da fábrica da Ferrari para a concessionária Motor S.p.A. di Carla Allegretti, em Bolonha (Itália) em 1969, onde foi vendido no mesmo mês para Luciano Conti, fundador e publisher da revista Autosprint. A Ferrari foi vendida novamente em 1970 para Guido Maran de Verona, que mudou de ideia e vendeu o esportivo um mês depois para Carlo Ferruzzi de Revena.
Passou de dono para dono diversas vezes antes de acabar importado por uma concessionária japonesa e aparecer na revista Car Graphic em janeiro de 1972. Foi parar nas mãos de Makoto Taki, que deixou a Daytona escondida por mais de 40 anos, onde ficou até recentemente.
Agora vai à leilão, como parte do já mencionado Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione da RM Sotheby's. O carro conta apenas 36.390 km no odômetro e deve conseguir um lance entre 1,65 milhão e 2 milhões de euros (entre R$ 5,27 mi e R$ 6,4 mi), mesmo nesta condição.
Fonte: 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.