Unrestored Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta expected to fetch in excess of $600,000
We don’t usually highlight car auctions on Autos.ca, but this particular car deserves at least a mention.
Heading to the Amelia Island auction hosted by RM Auctions on March 14, this unrestored Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta comes with an interesting tale that includes 25 years stored in a condo garage in Toronto.
While it isn’t a “find” in the typical sense, the Daytona is a time capsule complete with “eight-track tape of ‘Disco Rock’ still stuck in its K-Tec player,” says the listing on the RM Auctions website.
The “Disco Daytona” is still owned by its original owner, Patrick Sinn of Toronto, who left the car behind before heading to Hong Kong on a six month trip that turned into a six year staycation.
Here’s how Patrick tells the story:
In 1989, my dad passed away, and I had to rush back to Hong Kong to take over his shipping business with my two brothers. Because I had to leave in a hurry, I just put the car up on blocks, covered it, and left, thinking, “I’ll be back in a few months.” But things didn’t work out, because after the funeral, there were lots of estate matters to be resolved, so I ended up staying in Hong Kong for the next six years. I finally got back to Toronto, where I was very involved in real estate and very busy. As I already had a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL and a Ford to drive, I didn’t need to drive the Ferrari.
This tidbit and more are available on the listing.
Check out the gallery below. And if one of our readers heads to Amelia Island to buy this, please come by and take us for a ride.
Gallery: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta (Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions)