Enzo Ferrari had a problem. He wanted to win the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1969, so five aluminum versions of the 365 GTB/4 were comissioned. Scaglietti built six cars, the last one was the only street version. All of the race cars met unfortunate ends after hard lives on the track. The only street legal Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with an aluminum body was presumed dead until it was recently discovered in Japan.
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To prove its authenticity, Marcel Massini verified the engine and transmission numbers are original. Barn finds are all the rage, so special care was made to preserve the condition of the car as it was uncovered. The odometer on this Ferrari shows 36,390 km (22,611 miles), and the fully recorded history helps to verify that. It was ordered with power windows and plexi windows, two desirable & rare options. Even in filthy condidion, it is poised to hammer for a record price on Saturday. It will be the centerpiece of RM Sotheby’s Maranello auction, so rest assured we will see more of this dazzling Daytona. Tell us your thoughts on barn find cars. Should it be cleaned up or sold as is? Stay with us for more rare rides from RM.
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