Classics That aluminum-bodied '69 Ferrari Daytona barn find sold for $2.2M

20:15  19 september  2017
20:15  19 september  2017 Source:   Autoblog

Legendary Harrah's Ferrari Daytona Comes to RM Sotheby's Auction Monterey

  Legendary Harrah's Ferrari Daytona Comes to RM Sotheby's Auction Monterey Next month in Monterey RM Sotheby’s will offer Harrah’s personal 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta . Harrah had Francisco Mir’s Service Center in Santa Monica mount competition-style nine-inch rear wheels and fender flares and, as legend has it, upgrade the engine. Finished in Rame Metallizzato, the car has U.S.-spec pop-up headlights, Borrani wire wheels, and Borletti air conditioning.© Provided by Forbes Media LLC Harrah Daytona has US=spec pop-up headlights.

Barn finds are a strange thing. The idea that some beautiful or rare car can simply be locked away and forgotten about seems unthinkable to many enthusiasts. Still, there's entire communities and several television shows dedicated to unearthing these vehicles.

One of the most notable finds in recent memory was the sole road-going aluminum - bodied 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona in existence. The car just sold for about $ 2 . 2 million at an RM Sotheby's auction this past weekend.

Barn finds are a strange thing. The idea that some beautiful or rare car can simply be locked away and forgotten about seems unthinkable to many enthusiasts. Still, there's entire communities and several television shows dedicated to unearthing these vehicles. One of the most notable finds in recent memory was the sole road-going aluminum-bodied 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona in existence. The car just sold for about $2.2 million at an RM Sotheby's auction this past weekend.

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According to the auction house, this is the 30th of just over 1,200 Ferrari Daytonas ever built. This particular car was found stowed away in Japan, having sat collecting dust and dirt for nearly 40 years. While five aluminum-bodied Daytonas were built for racing, this is the only known street car with aluminum body panels. According to an evaluator, the engine and transaxle are both numbers matching. The odometer reads 36,390 kilometers, or about 22,611 miles. That number is believed to be accurate.

All the aluminum body panels wear the correct Scaglietti markings. This car has Rosso Chiaro paint over Nero leather (red over black). Other options include Plexiglas headlamps and power windows. The interior is said to be in surprisingly good shape. The car sold for just more than its initial estimate. Let's hope the new owner gets it back into running condition.

Shelby is Building Six New Big-Block Daytona Coupes .
Shelby American will build six aluminum continuation big-block Daytona Coupes to the original specifications of the car that could have dominated Le Mans.Shelby American has announced plans to build six Daytona Coupes with 427-cubic-inch big block engines as part of an official continuation series. The company brought the first of six, CSX2603, to the Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Monterey this past weekend, where it made its public debut.

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