The 365 GTB/4 (or better known as the Daytona) is a very rare car, and with only 1406 cars made when they come up for sale a commotion is always caused. But recently Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini has confirmed the identity of what is the rarest of the Daytonas, and it’s causing quite a stir.
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The car in question has been parked in a garage in Japan for 40 years, so possibly will go down as a barn find legend. It is in original condition and other than dust and grime appears to be complete. But what makes this car special is that it is the only alloy bodied Daytona ever made by Ferrari for a road going model. The alloy bodies were originally made for competition Daytonas only so this lightweight road version is a rare one.
Originally purchased in 1969 by Luciano Conti (Italian magazine Autosprint founder and publisher) a close friend of Commendatore Enzo Ferrari. A year later he sold it, and again in 1970 it was sold again. In 1971 the Italian Registration was cancelled and the car was sold to a Ferrari dealer in Japan where it found its way into the ownership of Tateo Ito, of Nagoya. He parked it in the garage with just 22,500 miles covered and was never driver again.
The car is available for purchase through RM Sotherbys Leggenda e Passione in Italy, perfectly timed for the Ferrari 70th Celebrations. More details can be found here:
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