1970 Ferrari Other
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder This particular Ferrari Daytona started out life as a normal. European Market. European Delivery. European Specification Coupe with the still at that time and now highly sought-after. standard "Perspex Covered" head lights. It was originally ordered and delivered to the official Italian Ferrari agent. Pederioli and was assembled under Scaglietti Job Sequence No. 231 using body No. 232. This Daytona was originally finished in red with a black interior. little else is known about the car's early life but on April 16th. 1978 the Ferrari was already in the States and offered for sale by a San Francisco. California owner through the Los Angeles Times classified add section. He described the car as; "Red with black interior. air conditioning. needs work. 31. 00 miles. It is important to note that this Ferrari was already a Spyder conversion at this point but who and when the conversion was completed is not know definitively even today. At the time it was being offered for sale. the seller claimed the car was an original Spyder. something that only later was confirmed not to be true. This Ferrari was again offered for sale in the LA Times on August 7th. 1983 by Sam Black in Marina Del Ray. California. He described the car as still being red/black but noted it was a Spyder Conversion and fitted with wire wheels. Three years later. European Auto listed the car for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter and described it as follows: "Spyder Conversion. Needs some finish work; needs paint and assembly; missing some minor parts. Runs and drives. " (FML V. 11N. 19) A year later well know car collector and hoarder extraordinaire. Jake Weaver of Jackson. Mississippi offered the car for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter and described it as follows: "Daytona Spyder Conversion. black lacquer with tan interior. Plexiglass nose. 30. 00 miles. " (FML V. 12 N. 8) a few weeks later he listed the car again in the Ferrari Market letter this time noting the mileage was now 34. 00 miles (FML V. 12 N. 13) In the Fall of 1988. Gerald Roush made the following notes after a phone call about the car with FAF's Steve Ahlgrim: Per phone call from Steve Ahlgrim. FAF Motorcars. Tucker. GA 10 November. nbsp;1988 car is in Tucker. Georgia. Being offered as an original Spyder. Per numorous phone calls throughout late 1988 and early 1989 car was being heavily promoted by brokers/wheeler-dealers as an original Spyder "second production car. " In 1989. Gerald Roush published a small article about the car clarifying that it was most certainly not an original Spyder but a Spyder Conversion. Although still not known. the work was most likely done in Italy in period leaving some to speculate that the work had been done at Scaglietti. One year later the car was offered again for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter and properly described as a "Spyder Conversion. " The colors remained at this point black with a tan interior. Shortly thereafter the car was sold to a Japanese dealer and imported for a private museum collection. This Daytona has remained there until earlier this month when it was purchased from a subsequent owner after having been recently disassembled and carefully color changed to "Fly" yellow with a new Tan interior with black seat inserts in order to give the same appearance as the "Prototype Daytona Spyder" original completed by Ferrari in yellow and the only example built with perspex covered head-lights.