1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4SOLD
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We are pleased to offer 1973 USA model Daytona Spyder S/N 16987. The 106th of only 122 Factory built Daytona Spyders. This stunning quality Daytona Spyder has been restored to Platinum level by Carobu Engineering. Taken to a bare shell and completely rebuilt, including engine, gearbox, brakes, suspension and every other moving part. The body was stripped to bare metal and finished in gorgeous new fly yellow paint. The interior was refitted with all new tan leather. Top and dash redone to the highest standards. Every suspension or trim part has been re–plated or re–coated. Full original leather pouch, owner’s handbook, USA supplement handbook, warranty card, warranty service book, delivery card from Chinetti Garthwaite Imports and Consumer Information booklet. Also has the original full briefcase tool kit and the original jack kit and bag. A no expenses spared restoration on a Daytona Spyder with all the ultra–hard to get original memorabilia. Very low mileage with fastidious documentation from 1974 to present. Only 16,005 miles from new.

Reference Number 10983

as of 7/7/2007

Overview
Car 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4
VIN 16987 
Small Series  106 of 122 
Exterior / Interior Color      Yellow /      Tan 
Mileage 16,005 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

S/n 16987. 1973 USA model. 106th of 122 Daytona Spyders built.

New in Fly Yellow with tan leather. Engine # B 2794.

1973, June, build date.

 

New to Knauz Continental Auto, Chicago, Illinois. Authorized Ferrari dealer for Chicago area and Mid-west USA.

1974, 12 Aug., sold new by Knauz Continental Autos, to Lawrence M. Rosenberg, Highland Park, Illinois, 60035.

1975, back to Knauz.

1975, sold to Roderick Macarthur, owner of the Bradford Collection, a company that makes and markets collectables such as plates, models, etc.

1977, August, still owned by J. Roderick Macarthur, Northbrook, IL.

1977, 26 Aug., shown at FCA Central states region Concours and track event, Rockford, IL.

1978, seen at Joe Marchetti’s shop, Yellow/Tan.

1982, March, car was at Joe Marchetti’s. Yellow/Tan. Same as advertised in 1978.

1994, Roderick Macarthur died. Still in his corporation’s name.

2001, 8 Sept., for sale in FML by rhammer@bgeltd.com, 847 581 8197 or 847 955 2770, IL. Yellow with tan interior. 16,000 original miles. All receipts, etc.

2003, 23 June, spoke with Rick Hammer. The corporation/family will sell the car. Initial price agreed.

2003, 02–10 June, at Lake Forest Sports Cars for inspection by Mike Sheehan.

2003, 10 June, sold to current owner.

2003, August to Carobu engineering for a frame–up restoration. Taken to a bare frame and body shell. New paint. Full leather, carpet, top and dash all new. Full suspension, brake, shocks rebuild. Axle and transaxle rebuilt. Engine rebuilt to 377 hp on the Carobu dyno. All under–hood assemblies rebuilt.

2005, December, restoration finished for an owner who expects his cars to perform as new, or better. A fully sorted Ferrari. Platinum quality, with original books, right down to the warranty card, pouch, briefcase tool set, jack kit. Total cost over $200,000 and just over two years!

2006, January–to date, maintained regardless of expense by Geoff Provo, GP Enterprises, Redwood City, CA.

2007, 28 June, inspected and photographed by Mike Sheehan. Now has less than 400 miles since complete restoration.