A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti will be sold by RM Sotheby’s on August 13 as part of ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio’. It is just the 66th of 121 genuine Daytona Spiders ever produced and should sell for between $3 million and $3.5 million.
This particular Daytona Spider was ordered new by a collector from Virginia and is chassis number 16223. The car was painted in Rosso Chairo complete with a Bianca leather interior with Blu inserts and carpeting. It was also installed with a Becker Mexico radio and air conditioning and delivered in mid-1973 despite originally being expected to arrive in the U.S. in late 1972.
After passing through the hands of numerous owners, it underwent a restoration in the late 1980s. As part of the refurbishments, the body was stripped and repainted while the interior was also reupholstered in black leather. The restoration cost an amazing $75,000. In 2000, it then underwent a mechanical overhaul which saw the transmission being rebuilt and installed with new synchros as well as the drive box, steering box and half-shafts being rebuilt.
The current owner came into possession of the vehicle in 2011 and has 33,500 miles on the odometer. Powering the car is a 4.4-litre V12 engine delivering 352 hp.