1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona

RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2021
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Sale Price
$2,250,000 - $2,750,000
Est. Range
22 May 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Visually maintained, largely original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 14863; Engine no. B1486. Giallo Fly with black cloth top over black leather. 4390/352hp, Veglia air conditioning, power windows, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Momo leather rim steering wheel, Marelli ignition modules, painted nose panel, popup headlights, manuals, tool roll.

Evaluation: 1972 New York Auto Show display car. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, 2008 Cavalino Platinum winner. Represented as the numbers-matching engine and gearbox with 13,447 miles from new. Very good paint in the original color, and major chrome. Some trim chrome is lightly scratched and thin. The engine compartment is dusty and has a bit of oily residue. The cosmetics are very good and the rest of the car has been looked after without needing restoration.

Bottom Line: A factory Daytona Spider that has always been a collector car, had continuous ownership by informed and caring Ferrari owners and never needed restoration while accumulating scant miles during fifty years of life. There are a few condition issues, but they are of little importance or significance. This is a result that should satisfy both the seller and the new owner.

by Rick Carey
9 June 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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