1970 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder Replica Set Up For Jag V12 Engine & Trans
Price: - Item location: Bozeman, Montana, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: 365 GTS/4
- SubModel: Very Close Replica - Not Corvette Based
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Daytona Spyder Replica Uses Jag V12 Engine & Trans
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: none
- Color: Red
- Engine size: needs Jaguar V-12
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Needs Jaguar Transmission
- Drive type: RWDaytona Spyder Replica Set Up For Jag V12 EnginD
- Interior color: Daytona Spyder Replica Jag V12 Engine & Trans
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder Replica Uses Jag V12 Engine & TransThis listing features a full-size replica of the famous Ferrari Daytona 365 GTS/4 convertible, roadster or "spider" as they are called in Europe. This vehicle is not a compromise based on a Chevrolet Corvette as so many are. It was built in England from scratch using a welded steel tube frame that is set up for Jaguar V-12 front and rear suspension which are included. It is designed to accepta Jaguar V-12 engine and transmission but no engine or transmission is included with this vehicle. The molds for the fiberglass body were taken off of a real Ferrari Daytona.
The windshield frame on this vehicle is set up to accept aTriumph TR7 or TR8 windshield glass.The windshield glass is not included but is availablefor $668.78from a glass shop here in Bozeman Montana so it should also be available wherever you live. That seems like a lot of money for a windshield so I am searching for a better deal. The convertible top assembly is also from a Triumph TR7 or TR8 and will need a new covering. The use of the Triumph windshield glass and top assembly which very closely resemble those used on the real Ferrari Daytona help make this replica look way more authentic than those replicas based on a Corvette.
Some of the real Daytonas had 4 headlamps hidden under a plexiglass cover. Later models like this replica had hidden headlamps that retracted when not in use. That feature made those later cars look cleaner than the earlier fixed headlamp models.
This car has the famous Jaguar independent rear suspension with the inboard disc brakes. The four 15" aluminum wheels on this car are of the bolt on type rather than the knock-off type. These wheels very closely resemble the aluminum wheels used on some of the realDaytonas. The front suspension is also from a Jaguar as is the steering gear.
The off-white and black vinyl interior closely replicates the real car but it is dirty and showing wear. I don't really know if this car was ever finished and driven or not. I found this gem here on eBay 4 years or so ago, bought it out of New York and had a friend haul it home for me. I did take the marginal photos you see here on the day it was delivered to me. It has been stored in the back corner of a rental warehouse ever since I bought it.
As you can see, there is a small piece of the amber lens on the right front combination park and turn indicator lamp that is missing. All of the fiberglass seems to be in very nice condition with only a couple of minor cracks that would not be difficult to repair. The fiberglass work on this car is a lot better than many replicars or kit cars I have seen. The doors fit nice as do the hood and deck lid.
I can send you some photos of a beautifully completed car like this but it has right hand drive. The builder used a Jaguar V-12 engine and made false valve covers to make that engine look very similar to the real Ferrari engine. They even built a large false air cleaner to match the original Ferrari air cleaner that covered all of the carburetors. The finishing touch was the incorporation of a pair of orange Fram oil filters on top of the front of the engine just like the original Daytona had. On the original car, one of those oil filters was functional while one was used just for show and to make the engine seem to be more balanced or symmetrical.
This replica is the same width and length as the real Ferrari Dayton unlike those replicas based on a Corvette. The fact that this replica is of the proper size and has vent windows is really what sets it apart from the Corvette-basedreplicas that have no vent windows and look so wide by comparison.
It is no problem if you buy this car and wish to leave it here for a few months until you or a friend can make a trip this coming spring or summer to beautiful Montana to pick it up. I have a friend that may be able to deliver this car anywhere here in the USA or Canada for around $.70 per loaded mile depending on where you live and how soon you need it. If you live somewhere other than North America, I can have this car delivered to the port of your choice where it can be included in a large sea-going container being shipped to your country.
I figured I would never sell this project but I found a very nice partially restored 1932 vintage vehicle that I really want so my loss is your gain. This is a ratherrare opportunity to acquire anexceptionally nice, partially completed and very accuratereplica of the famous Ferrari Daytona spider. If you don't have the million dollars or so to own a real one, then you might do well to give some very serious thought to purchasing this project while you can. Thanks a lot, Bob Woodburn in Bozeman Montana USA - 406-799-1847