Ferrari from 1969 to 1973 produced 1,200 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona and five of them wore a full aluminium chassis, in order to race in the 24 hours of Daytona endurance race. Just one of those aluminum Daytona was able to move legally on the road and it will now be auctioned, after being found forgotten and in a bad condition in a warehouse in Japan.
The unique Ferrari Daytona 365 GB4/4 Alloy Berlinetta by Scaglietti will be auctioned as part of the auction Ferrari Leggenda E Passione which will take place at Maranello next month. The car was built in June of 1969 and unlike the other Daytonas, it features lights from plexiglas, electric windows, a black leather upholstery and it is painted in the Rosso Chiaro color.
The car was bought from the dealership Motor S.p.A di Carla Allegretti in Bologna, by Luciano Conti, founder and publisher of the magazine Autosprint. In 1970 it was sold to Guido Maran from Verona, who sold it a month later to Carlo Ferruzzi from Ravenna.
It has changed also other owners and in January of 1972 it was found in Japan where it was bought by Makoto Takai. From then until now it was in the possession of the Takai family. It has done 36,390 kilometers and it is estimated that it will be sold between €1.4 and €1.7 million.