1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona "Condo Find" Heads to Auction
The single-owner Ferrari was parked in a garage for 25 years.
RM Auctions will offer an unrestored, original 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta at the Amelia Island sale in March 2015. Chassis no. 14385 is a one-owner example that was stored in the parking garage of a downtown Toronto condominium since 1989.
Patrick Sinn, the original owner, took delivery of the car in the summer of 1971 and put more than 56,000 miles on the car during the first 18 years of ownership. A family emergency in 1989 required Sinn to travel to Asia for business. With the trip expected to last just a few months, the car was placed on blocks and covered. Sinn returned to Toronto in 1995, but career interests kept him from driving the car, which was finally uncovered in November 2014.
After seeing the car at the 1971 Geneva auto show, Sinn immediately ordered one from the Ferrari factory. The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta was finished in Rosso Rubino over Nero. The car has been nicknamed "The Condo Find Daytona" due to its location, or "the Disco Daytona" because of the Disco Rock eight-track tape still in the eight-track player.
The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, chassis no. 14385, will be offered for sale by RM Auctions at the Amelia Island sale in March 2015. The car, which originally sold for about $18,000, is expected to cross the auction block at more than $600,000 -- not the priciest Ferrari to ever hit the block, but a pretty penny nonetheless.
Other cars offered at the Amelia Island sale include a restored 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Cabriolet by Gangloff (chassis 57710), a numbers-matching 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder (chassis AM115/S 1087), a 1927 Stutz Vertical Eight Black Hawk Two-Passenger Speedster (chassis AA-C18-86501), a numbers-matching 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC (chassis 09659), and a restored 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (chassis E53F001274).