18-19 August 2017

Previous Next

Lot 226

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 16445
  • Engine no. B 2208
  • Gearbox no. 1085

Sold for $715,000

  • Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers drivetrain
  • Fully restored by Ferrari of Atlanta in its original colors
  • U.S.-delivery example; originally fitted with air conditioning
  • Platinum award, 2017 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet
  • Accompanied by an owner’s manual, tool kit, and jack

The Ferrari Daytona presented here, chassis number 16445, was originally finished as it appears today, in Rosso Chiaro (20R-190) over Beige leather (VM 3218), and was fitted with air conditioning and a Becker radio. A U.S.-production example, the car was completed on 8 March 1973 and invoiced to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York on 20 April. Interestingly, Pan Am Airways noted that the car was hit by a pallet transporter, damaging the rear light and denting the bumper. The Daytona was immediately sent to E&S Body Shop in Port Chester, New York, for repair before being delivered new to Martin Manzeilli of Belmont, Massachusetts, on 26 April.

By 1990, the Daytona was listed in the Ferrari Owners Club of America register as being owned by John P. Arnold of Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The car remained with Arnold through 2006, at which time he had relocated to Charlestown, Rhode Island. The Daytona’s next owner is noted as Marvin Brame of North Carolina, in August of 2010. By 2011, the car had moved further south to Jack Dowling of Marietta, Georgia. The car remained with Dowling before being acquired by the consignor in June of 2015, having been partially restored.

At this time the car was sent to Ferrari of Atlanta, where it received a full, frame-off restoration over the course of the next year and a half. During the restoration, chassis 16445 was granted Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it still retains all its original mechanical components, including engine and gearbox, and is presented today as it was when first delivered. Following the completion of the restoration, the Daytona was shown at the Ferrari Club of America Annual meet this past March, where it received a Platinum award.

The world’s fastest production car in its heyday and still a truly thrilling car to drive and enjoy, the Daytona is a landmark automobile for Ferrari and is considered by many to be one of the marque’s most iconic cars. Fully restored to its original specifications and Classiche certified, this Daytona checks all the proverbial boxes.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more