1973 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spyder Michelotti

The Ferrari Daytona is arguably one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever produced. And with the number of gorgeous Ferraris produced throughout the company's history, this is no mean feat. Then what would prompt someone to mess with success? Well, Luigi Chinetti, founder of the North American Racing Team (NART), decided to have his hand at a rework of the Daytona Spider. The result is interesting, with squared off lines more fitting of a late 1970s or 1980s Ferrari. The reasoning behind this restyle was that this Daytona Spider was used in the movie "A Star Is Born" and was damaged during filming. For sale in Belgium, this car is being offered with no reserve. Will this Spyder be as valued as the original?

1973 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spyder Michelotti

Ferrari Daytona 365 Spyder Vin 16467 Original Body by Michelotti. Car was used in the famous movie and was rebody by Michelotti after a accident by Luigi Chinetti. Unique opportunity to own a piece of the American legend and have a unique Ferrari to show in the Concours d Elegance. If really interested, please call 01133613916500.

Known for creating many unique Ferraris included the coveted Spyder California, Luigi Chinetti commissioned this particularly odd rebody on an original 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder.

After being damaged during the filming of the movie 'A Star is Born', this Daytona Spyder was sold to Chinetti, who then had Giovanni Michelotti design a unique body for it. Despite being years out of production, the 365 was sent to Italy and recieved updated styling as well as a new interior. Upon completition, the car was given the name NART to recognize Luigi Chenetti's North American Racing Team and sent to the 1980 Turin Motor Show. Little did either party know at the time that this car would become the very last car designed by Giovanni Michelotti whos career was both long and prolific.

A standard Daytona Spider might bring anywhere between $800,000 to over $1 million based on current auction results. There were only 122 Spyders ever produced, and this car being a one off, it is a bit difficult on which to place a value. Even though it's more rare than the standard Spider, I tend to think this car might not reach the same heights in terms of value. It certainly has pedigree, I can't help but think this particular Ferrari looks a lot like the kit cars that emulated various Ferrari models over the years.

-Paul

Posted under: Ferrari
Dated: Nov 02 2012

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