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RE: Ferrari Daytona Spyder: Spotted

RE: Ferrari Daytona Spyder: Spotted

Monday 11th December 2017

Ferrari Daytona Spyder: Spotted

A super rare Ferrari is one thing; a super rare Ferrari with some Hollywood heritage is another!



Let's get one thing out of the way first: this drop-top Ferrari 365 GTB/4 - better known as a Daytona Spyder - is an expensive motor vehicle. A seven-figure asking price beginning with a '2' rather guarantees that. Not that that's absurd in the world of classic Ferraris, of course - at least it's not an eight-figure sum.

Values have soared for a variety of reasons, particular cars notable for their motorsport exploits, famous owners or especially rare specifications. Sometimes all three. But what about film cars?


See, this Daytona Spyder has not been at the Goodwood Revival, it's not completed a load of classic rallies and it's not been in the garage of rock royalty. It has, however, featured in a movie.

This Daytona Spyder became the car used in 'The Gumball Rally' after the first car was biffed in an accident. The upholstery had to be changed to tan and the headrests removed to match the spec of that original, which has remained to this day.

Even excluding the motion picture notoriety, this Ferrari has quite an interesting history. Having originally been the LA show car, it was purchased by Warner Brothers in 1975. By 1977 it had 22,000 miles on it, and reached notable collector Robert Toney in 1983 after another owner between '79 and '83. Having been shown at a couple of American events during the 90s, the car was kept in a collection for 20 years before now reaching Joe Macari's showroom floor. Seeing any Daytona Spyder is a rare occurrence - with only 122 believed to have been built - so to have one actually for sale in the UK is some opportunity for the well heeled.


And leaving aside the film link, it's a V12 Ferrari roadster; a Daytona Spyder, no less. Old hat it may have looked in the Miura's company, but there's no denying the presence and allure of a 365 GTB/4. That front-engined V12 Ferraris disappeared for 20 years following this car (until the 550 Maranello) and V12 drop-tops until the Barchetta only adds to the aura. It's a rare car, it's a cool car, and it's a Ferrari V12 - even the most sceptical can see the appeal.

It's not like you're short of choice at £2.5m though, is it? There are faster, newer, lower mileage Ferraris around well within budget. Moreover, let's be honest, it costs the same as an F40 and an F50 if you're lucky. Or a regular Daytona with all manner of convertibles, Spiders, Apertas and Superamericas with it, if you fancy. Still, this is a unique car, and the importance of that rarity shouldn't be underestimated to classic enthusiasts. It's a one-off, not to happen again and with heaps of history to back up its story. And, well, it's probably quite a nice thing to take down to the pub on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Everyone knows winter is the best time to get a deal on convertibles too...


SPECIFICATION - FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPYDER

Engine: 4,390cc, V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 352@7,500rpm
Torque (lb ft): 319@7,500rpm
MPG: N/A
CO2: N/A
First registered: 1972
Recorded mileage: 36,000 miles
Price new: N/A
Yours for: £2,400,000

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365daytonafan

Original Poster:

266 posts

110 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Car sold for $2.172m at RM's Monterey sale back in August. Even accounting for import fees that's a big dealer mark up.

If it were mine I would sort out those ugly US market front bumpers that sit lower and protrude more that the Euro ones, and the weird black paint on the sills that does the shape no favours.

Rawwr

18,484 posts

159 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Ah, the days when Ferraris were beautiful.

Spuff_Monkey

1 posts

21 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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At least the rear view mirror has been refitted.

TooMany2cvs

21,257 posts

51 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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365daytonafan said:
Car sold for $2.172m at RM's Monterey sale back in August. Even accounting for import fees that's a big dealer mark up.
If anybody's happy to pay the £2.4m asking price, they could easily have bid at the auction, too... A Daytona spider is hardly an impulse purchase.

TIGA84

4,620 posts

156 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Someone a few years ago near me had one of the 7 RHD spyders (his was black) that he allegedly paid £1m for.

God only knows what that would be worth now.
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givablondabone

2,271 posts

80 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Burn me at the stake but I think I prefer the coupe.............................................

paperbag

Turbobanana

829 posts

126 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Article said "That front-engined V12 Ferraris disappeared for 20 years following this car (until the 550 Maranello)"

Umm... 400? 412? 456?

OverSteery

2,704 posts

156 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Hmm, What I really need is a PH buyer's guide to help me.

kambites

53,124 posts

146 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Turbobanana said:
Article said "That front-engined V12 Ferraris disappeared for 20 years following this car (until the 550 Maranello)"

Umm... 400? 412? 456?
I assume they meant "front-engined 2-seater V12".

Twoshoe

377 posts

109 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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"That front-engined V12 Ferraris disappeared for 20 years following this car (until the 550 Maranello)"

Not correct - the 400 & 412 were front-engined V12s.

Edit: Oops, beaten to it (twice!)

Edited by Twoshoe on Monday 11th December 12:23

Turbobanana

829 posts

126 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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givablondabone said:
Burn me at the stake but I think I prefer the coupe.............................................

paperbag
Nope, agreed.

In fact I tend to prefer coupe variants in general.

corozin

2,448 posts

196 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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I love all this "36,000 milles" stuff, because I can clearly remember back to the early 80s when Daytonas were being retrospectively written about in magazines like Car and Fast Lane - and all Daytonas seemed to have 30,000 miles on them back then too!

Funny how Ferrari clocks all seem to stop after a bit of use wink

RDMcG

11,961 posts

132 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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A beautiful car and only a few million too expensive for me.

ducnick

812 posts

168 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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I used black hammerite paint on the sills of some of my older cars to disguise the rust too. At least they can’t claim this particular car as “never raced or rallied”. One careful lady owner it is not!

BigChiefmuffinAgain

32 posts

23 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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I remember my father going to the actual factory to pick up a 365BB when it had just come out. He said that they had a few of these lined up at the door, which were effectively run out models. At the time, the Daytona was very much seen as old hat, as mid-engined cars were the "way forward". The factory were offering all sorts of deals to try and shift them, but no one was interested....

How times change.....

TooMany2cvs

21,257 posts

51 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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BigChiefmuffinAgain said:
I remember my father going to the actual factory to pick up a 365BB when it had just come out. He said that they had a few of these lined up at the door, which were effectively run out models. At the time, the Daytona was very much seen as old hat, as mid-engined cars were the "way forward". The factory were offering all sorts of deals to try and shift them, but no one was interested....

How times change.....
I'd still rather have a 365 GT4 BB/512BB than a Daytona, tbh.


<thinks> Not that I'd refuse a Daytona... Dear Santa...

MOORO

265 posts

84 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Some great scenes in the film with the AC Cobra - both cars sound epic!!

Gus265

114 posts

58 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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I am sure for the £2.4m, Joe will make it look like it did in the film - so get rid of black sill paint, change the wires over to the cromodora alloys and put the 2 Cibie headlamps on the front!

Oh, and as Spuff-Monkey noticed, rip off the rear view mirror

InductionRoar

1,586 posts

57 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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MOORO said:
Some great scenes in the film with the AC Cobra - both cars sound epic!!
Particularly where they both pull away from the petrol station towards the end. Nice slow gear changes from the Cobra and the howl from the V12. Best scene of any film.

Collaudatore

843 posts

127 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Spuff_Monkey said:
At least the rear view mirror has been refitted.
hehe