This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is approximately the 30th made, and is the only road-going Daytona with an alloy body, Plexiglas headlamps, and power windows. At this point, you may be wondering how a one-off Scaglietti-bodied Ferrari ends up in this condition. Well, the Daytona was first sold to Luciano Conti, the founder and publisher of Autosprint magazine. Enzo's friend made some money passing it on to somebody in Verona, only to have the car end up with another buyer within a month.
In July 1971, #12653's Italian registration was cancelled and the car was imported by a Japanese dealership. Nine years and two Japanese owners later, the car was acquired by Makoto Takai, who hid the car away for nearly 40 years, refusing any offers from the few who knew about its existence. And that's how we have this preserved, $2 million Ferrari barn survivor.
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The 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti as part of the Ferrari- Leggenda e Passione lots on September 9th. There's no reserve, but it's estimated to sell for somewhere between €1.4 - €1.7 million.