When you hear “Ferrari Daytona Alloy,” chances are you probably associate the name with some sort of secret Italian metal used for the most exclusive of vehicles. But that’s not the case at all. It’s actually a car, yet still very special and exclusive.
This recent Ferrari Daytona Alloy barn find has an estimated value of – wait for it – 2 million dollars. Keep in mind this is an unrestored Ferrari, weathered by time and elements, and it still costs as much as 16.5 brand new Dodge Viper ACRs. Then again, this is the only Ferrari 365 GB4/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy to have ever been built by Scaglietti.
The car was first sold by the Motor S.p.A di Carla Allegretti dealership in Bologna back in 1969. The first owner was Luciano Conti, founder and publisher of Autosprint magazine, who then sold the car the following year to Guido Maran of Verona. The Ferrari Daytona Alloy eventually ended up in the hands of Makoto Taki, who ended up hiding the car away in Japan for over 40 years.
With only 1,200 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 models produced over a four-year cycle, the Daytona is already a highly-exclusive vehicle. Of those 1,200, only 5 were built to lightweight alloy competition spec, and only this car was commissioned for road use. Some of the differences include Plexiglas headlights and windows, and aluminum coachwork.
The Rosso Chiaro red Daytona is set to cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari – Leggenda E Passione sale, which is schedule to take place on September 9th. Do you think the Ferrari Daytona Alloy will fetch a staggering $2 million? Give us your thoughts on the matter in the comment section below.
Something to consider is the fact that this is by no means the most expensive classic Ferrari to head to auction, and is only a small percentage of the value of the stunning 1957 Ferrari 335 Scaglietti, which was estimated to be worth north of $35 million.