Rare 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona NART Spider Up For Auction

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona NART Spider

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is hailed by many as being one of the Italian carmakers greatest every cars, the Pininifarina designed car was introduced to the public at the Paris Auto Show way back in 1968 replacing the 275 GTB/4 and was built up until 1973 when the 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer arrived.

A Daytona is a rare car in itself, but perhaps more exclusive is the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona NART Spider created by renowned Italian sports car designer Giovanni Michelotti in 1971 for the North American Racing Team (NART) principal Luigi Chinetti. Now the third of the five examples is coming up to auction.

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Commissioned by Chinetti the body retains the original Daytona’s design shark-nose characteristic and slick beltline, remodeled with cut-down doors and subtler vent windows. The targa top Ferrari was fitted with five-spoke alloy wheels, a tan soft top, and an exterior painted in dark blue over grey, contrasted by a bright orange leather interior.

The NART Spider even has the North American Racing Team principal Luigi Chinetti’s wife’s name “Marion” inscribed on the doors with whom he had presented the car to as a present.

With only 5479 miles on the clock the stunning Ferrari is set to go up for auction with RM Sothebys at their Arizona event next month, offering a rare and unique glimpse in to Michelotti’s interpretation of the celebrated Daytona, the one off Ferrari is sure to go for a pretty penny as well as make an interesting addition to any car collectors garage.



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