Ferrari Daytona Spider
1972 Ferrari Daytona Spider, 1 of just 122 produced, finished in Nero. Recent full restoration and complete with Classiche Certification.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 or Daytona remains one of the most iconic cars ever to come from Maranello; at one time the fastest production car produced and one of the most competent Grand Tourers ever to wear the prancing horse.
The 365 GTB/4 was revealed at the 1968 Paris Salon, and was instantly different to the 275 series of V12s that preceded it. The Daytona became an icon of both speed and style; that curvaceous body combined with the 4.4-litre Colombo V12 pushing out around 350bhp and a top speed of 174 mph.
However, as special as the Daytona remained, Ferrari revealed the 365 GTS/4 or Spider variant at Frankfurt 1969, which was to instantly become one of the rarest and most famous Prancing Horses ever produced.
Not only did the shape of the Daytona lend itself perfectly to a soft-top variant, the fact that only 122 Spiders were produced (a fraction of the total Daytona production) has ensured that long term demand has always been incredibly strong.
In fact, the desirability for Daytona Spiders has seen a number of coupes be converted over the years, further enforcing the fact that these are undoubtedly the most sought after variant. As with the hard top, the majority of Spiders were sent to the US, where the open-air V12 thrills fitted perfectly with the market.
The car we are proud to offer is 1 of the original 122 Spiders; built in August 1971 and believed to be the 18th example produced. The vehicle was delivered new to San Francisco equipped with factory air conditioning, Voxson radio, instruments in miles and seats with red insters.
The car was stored in a humidity controlled warehouse for the first 30 years of it's life, before being sold on as part of an estate in 2006. The car then underwent a sympathetic restoration, culminating in the recieval of it's Classiche documentation in 2009, in 2010 the car made it's was to Switzerland where it underwent a restoration to return it to Concours condition; which included the removal of the US-Spec marker lights, repaint in black and interior re-trim in red leather by Luppi.
The vehicle was subsequently upgraded by Joe Macari; including adjustable damping and ride height, electrical power assisted steering, electric ignition and a bespoke stainless steel exhaust system.
The Daytona Spider remains one of the most collectible Ferraris ever produced, and with such low numbers produced, will always be a fantastic investment opportunity, on top of being one of the finest V12s to own and drive.