- 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.