1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder (Converted in 1978 by Autokraft); RHD; Red with Nero Hide and Carpets; V12 Engine; Six Twin Choke Weber 40 DCN20 Carburettors; 5 Speed Gearbox; Independent Front and Rear Suspension; Cromodora Alloy Wheels; Ventilated Disc Brakes all round by A.T.E. with Servo Assistance. Electronic power steering has also been fitted.
Two-Seater Berlinetta designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti.
Supplied new by Maranello Concessionaires Limited, Egham to Dudley Styrron-Mason, Churt, Surrey which was to be his second of seven Ferrari Daytona’s (copy of the Factory Build Sheet is on file).
Mr Mason-Styrron collected the car from the factory on the 10th September 1971 and drove it back via his house in the South of France.
First registered in the UK on the 6th September 1971.
Ferrari conveyed some good news in the following months to Mr Mason-Styrron that they were prepared to build five more RHD Daytona Spyders and Mr Mason-Styrron duly ordered one.
Maranello Concessionaires took back the 356 GTB/4 in part exchange for a Daytona Spyder.
Maranello then sold the car to the second, unidentified owner.
The car was acquired by its third owner in 1977 by Mr Peter Thorp from Bobbie Bell of Bell and Colvill, West Horsley
Peter was the owner of an airfreight company Heathrow but better known for his company Safir Engineering LTD, maker of the Mk (IV) Ford GT40. He was also heavily interested in motor racing, eventually building the Safir Formula racing car. Peter travelled regularly to the USA and had seen several Daytona Berlinattas which had been converted to Spyders and managed to persuade his very reluctant tenants and next door neighbours, Brian Angliss of CP Autokraft to carry out the conversion if he found a suitable car. This he did, resulting in this vehicle.
Peter sold the car to Tom Walduck, a racing driver and owner of a small collection of interesting cars in February 1987. This car was used in a Cadbury’s chocolate TV commercial.
This car was also exhibited on the Cricket Ground at the 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In October 2015 circa of £25,000 was spent at Foskers.Engineering
Chassis Number 14397.
Covered 53,412 Miles from new.
Comes with Bookpack and 2 keys.
The best known Daytona conversion in the UK and comes with one of the most interesting histories for any Daytona including copies of the original order form, Italian customs form and a copy of the original warranty booklet.
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