In 2017, a Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti was discovered in Japan, abandoned in a garage for over forty years. The uniqueness of the car, assembled in June 1969, lies in the fact that it is one of five cars with an ultra-light aluminum body from the Scaglietti studio, which were built to participate in the 24 Hours of Daytona. is the only sports car of this modification in the world certified for public roads.
In the year of its discovery, the unique Ferrari was auctioned by RM Sotheby’s for an impressive €1.8 million and the car is in the same condition as it was found. It is not known who bought the car, but this owner decided to temporarily donate his sports car to the Ferrari factory museum in Maranello – now everyone can see the rare 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti.
The car with Plexiglas headlights, electric windows and black leather interior was delivered to a dealer in Bologna in 1969, where the sports car was bought by the founder and publisher of Autosprint, Luciano Conti, a close friend of Enzo Ferrari. In 1970, the sports car changed owners, who sold it again a month later. Soon the car was in Japan, changed hands several times and even appeared in a local car magazine. In the early 1980s, the sports car has changed owners for the last 40 years, keeping it in the garage.
With cracked headlights, rusted chrome, rusted exhaust pipes, dirty wheels, torn sills and a thick layer of dust in the cabin, the car ended up in a museum. It is not yet known whether the owner of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti plans to restore his sports car or leave it in its grainy state forever.