ยฃ199k Daytona Spyder

ยฃ199k Daytona Spyder

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priley

471 posts

153 months

Sunday 31st January
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Interesting stuff! I’d imagine that a car such as this will have value in the long term, after all its a pretty rare donor car underneath.

67Dino

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2,274 posts

70 months

Saturday 1st May
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This is back up for sale at £170k…

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11158539

Still about £80k too much I think.

bish_345

112 posts

35 months

Saturday 1st May
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Agreed.
Chopping the roof off genuine Daytonas (as some have done) is one thing but at least in those cases you have all the mechanicals and chassis and almost all the bodywork of a genuine Daytona.
However much the sales puff tries to obfuscate things, this is just a replica body on a different model of Ferrari. amongst other things, the 365GT4 2+2 has a different engine from the Daytona (yes it is a 4.4L V12 Colombo but it's a different tipo from the one in the Daytona); it has a longer chassis (so must have had chassis surgery); and has its gearbox at the front as opposed to the Daytona's transaxle. So it will presumably drive nothing like a Daytona.
Admittedly it's one step up from a replica Daytona body on Jaguar running gear, but I think for the money I'd rather just buy an unmolested 365GT4 2+2 and an immaculate 355 Spider and still have plenty of change left over.

priley

471 posts

153 months

I agree with that. I’m not really for the butchering of a car to turn it into something else. I guess it’s understandable if the donor car was beyond help.I very nearly bought a Dino GT4 chassis, 2ltr Dino engine and a 206SP body kit to make a 206SP for relative buttons ten years ago. Would have been a Dino on the V5 too. Sort of regret that now...
Back on topic, yes, the 355 and 365 would be a good alternative.

sparta6

2,538 posts

65 months

Tuesday
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bish_345 said:
Agreed.
Chopping the roof off genuine Daytonas (as some have done) is one thing but at least in those cases you have all the mechanicals and chassis and almost all the bodywork of a genuine Daytona.
However much the sales puff tries to obfuscate things, this is just a replica body on a different model of Ferrari. amongst other things, the 365GT4 2+2 has a different engine from the Daytona (yes it is a 4.4L V12 Colombo but it's a different tipo from the one in the Daytona); it has a longer chassis (so must have had chassis surgery); and has its gearbox at the front as opposed to the Daytona's transaxle. So it will presumably drive nothing like a Daytona.
Admittedly it's one step up from a replica Daytona body on Jaguar running gear, but I think for the money I'd rather just buy an unmolested 365GT4 2+2 and an immaculate 355 Spider and still have plenty of change left over.
Not my cuppa tea either.
On a positive the rear will be nice and light !