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1972 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4 alloy spider conversion

Make: Ferrari
Model: Other
Type: 2d convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 24,000
VIN: 15689
Color: Red
Engine: 4.3 liter
Cylinders: 12
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Drive type: 5 speed manual
Interior color: tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

1972 Ferrari Other Additional Info:

A limited run of 121 original 365 GTB/4 convertible “Spyders” were factory-built by Ferrari. This outstanding example, S/N 15689, was built in July 1972 as an original European-specification model. It is one of only two 365 GTB/4s rebodied at extra cost with a full–alloy–body Spyder conversion by Carrozzeria Auto Sport of Modena, Italy. To Ferrari cognoscenti, Carrozzeria Auto Sport was founded in 1972 by Franco Bacchelli, who began his career during the late 1950s at Piero Drogo’s Carrozeria Sports Cars in Modena, and Roberto Villa, an aluminum-forming expert from Carrozzeria Scaglietti. In short, to say that experts performed the full-alloy Spyder conversion of 15689 would be a massive understatement.

In addition, 15689 is even more desirable with its engine and gearbox having been rebuilt to Competition ‘Daytona’ specifications during the late-1990s/early 2000s by a former Chinetti N.A.R.T. team mechanic who was then based in Torino, Italy. Fitted with factory power steering from a 365 GTC/4, it is also particularly user–friendly and easy to drive with a desirably light steering feel.

As offered, 15689 offers an exceptional ownership experience to match its wonderful open-air panache. It is accompanied by over 35 years of detailed ownership history since importation to the USA in 1977, including expert mechanical maintenance without regard to cost. A highly-desirable six-carburetor model, the ‘Daytona’ is further equipped with Borrani 8- and 9-inch wire wheels with Michelin XWX tires and complete with a very nice reproduction owner’s pouch with owner’s handbook, plus an original tool roll including some original tools and some reproduction tools. Running, driving, and handling well and delivering all the power this highly coveted Ferrari is known for, 15689 is a very well-sorted and highly attractive Daytona with a renowned Italian coachbuilding firm’s expert touch with a very nice all-alloy body, good older paint, excellent mechanicals, and user–friendly power steering!