1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona SpiderSOLD

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20 and 21, 2011. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 4,390 CC DOHC V-12 Engine Six Weber 40 DCN Carburetors 352 BHP at 7,500 RPM 5-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Disc Brakes 4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Wishbones and Coil-Over Shock Absorbers About this Car: Chassis 16223 is the 66th of 121 factory-built Daytona Spiders and one of the popular US specification examples. According to copies of the delivery records, the Ferrari was originally equipped with Borrani wire wheels, a Becker Mexico radio and air-conditioning with coachwork finished in Rosso Chiaro over a unique interior treatment consisting of white leather upholstery with dark blue leather inserts and carpeting. Completed on September 15, 1972, the exotic Spider was originally delivered through Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Inc. to Algar Enterprises in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Although J.L. Meador of Roanoke, Virginia, placed a deposit on the car in Fall 1972, the first owner on record is Alan R. Patterson who also owned the special Pininfarina-bodied 250 LM displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. In 1975, Jean Banchet, a restaurateur living outside Chicago, Illinois, acquired the lightly used open Ferrari from Mr. Patterson. Mr. Banchet?s restaurant, Le Français, was the subject of a 1980 Bon Appétit magazine cover story calling it ?the best restaurant in America,? and chef Banchet?s cuisine later earned him one of France?s most prestigious awards, the Chevalier du Mérite National. Although the car was briefly advertised for sale in 1980, Mr. Banchet kept his cherished Ferrari until 1988 when, in a series of rapid transactions, it was sold to Stuart Hayim of Los Angeles, California. Shortly after taking possession of the car, Mr. Hayim commissioned a cosmetic restoration to be undertaken by some of the best specialist firms in Southern California. The body was stripped and repainted by Mike McCluskey, a Cobra restorer renowned for outstanding metalwork. The engine was then removed and serviced by Bruno Borri at Modena Sports Cars. Tony Nancy, the famed Los Angeles upholsterer, attended to the interior, including trim and the correct ?mouse fur? for the top of the dashboard. When the Daytona was finally reassembled, Bill Larzelere gave the car a complete detail in preparation for its earliest outings. This combined work amounted to over $75,000, a substantial figure at the time. In January 1992, the Ferrari was sold to Dennis Farey of Dani Investments and two years later Dane Prenovitz, the company?s manager, displayed the car at the 30th Annual Ferrari Club of America International Concours d?Elegance at Monterey where it earned a Gold Award. Subsequently it was shown at the Palo Alto Concours d?Elegance and was the subject of feature articles in both Forza and Millionaire magazines. On July 13, 2000, Bill Kling of Malibu acquired the car with 27,375 miles on the odometer. He immediately had GT Motors of Glendale, California, give the car a mechanical overhaul. The transaxle was rebuilt with new synchros, as were the half-shafts, the drive box and the steering box. The engine was torn down to a short block and received new gaskets and a valve job. The suspension was addressed and parts were replaced and serviced as needed. In August 2001, this exceptional Daytona Spider was driven from Los Angeles to the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California. Not only was the car presented in the ?Circle of Excellence? as one of 30 cars invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pininfarina?s involvement with Ferrari, it was one of just 10 cars selected as milestone cars and presented on stage by Sergio Pininfarina and Piero Ferrari. In May 2002, the Daytona Spider was displayed at the FCA Ferrari Nationals in Los Angeles and recieved its first Platinum Award, an honor that was followed with a second Platinum Award at the FCA Nationals in 2004. During its active concours competition, the Ferrari was driven to almost every event, including the competitive FCA outings. Additionally, any issues discovered in judging were addressed and the car has been consistently maintained. This Daytona Spider?s exceptional appearance is a tribute to the care and minimal use it has benefitted from since the initial restoration was completed by the previous owners. Accompanying the sale of this Platinum Award-winning thoroughbred is an original tool roll, a set of books and the Certificate of Authenticity from the Ferrari Classiche program. In addition, a comprehensive file of documentation is available with the car, complete with judging sheets, restoration receipts, delivery and ownership records and a complete history report compiled by Marcel Massini. A well-documented and exemplary Daytona Spider, this car can continue to be exhibited in judged events with little, if any, preparation. Should the new owner wish to enjoy this Ferrari on the open road, it would make a wonderful candidate for events such as the Copperstate 1000 and vintage rallies where its long legs, 12-cylinder song and open two-seat coachwork can be fully appreciated. One of the finest examples of a legendary Ferrari road car, this Daytona Spider is sure to impress the most particular collector. We invite close inspection of this remarkable automobile to capture the full extent of its many qualities.

Reference Number 129961

as of 12/24/2011

Car 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider
VIN 16223 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
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Known History

Formerly the Property of Jean Banchet