Ferrari Daytona Spyder Replica 365 GTS/4
Jaguar 5.3 V12
Build Date: 1988
Mileometer Reading: 1,700
Registration Date: Jan. 1978
Only 122 spyders were produced by the Ferrari factory of which only 7 were right hand drive. A few Berlinettas got converted to spyders during the boom years when these cars were worth £millions. It was voted top sports car of the 1970's by Sports Car International and frequently voted best Ferrari of all time by other leading journalists, easily outstripping its rivals the Lamborghini Muira and Masserati Ghibli. It featured in many classic films and tv series like The Gumball Rally and Miami Vice and of course Top Gear raced one along the south coast of France against a boat! On the track the car enjoyed success at Le Mans & Daytona itself.
There have been several companies producing replicas over the years and this example by RS (Richard Stewart) is about as good as they get. The project was 4 years in the making and is accurate to within 2 mm of the original. A huge history portfolio supports this project from the beginning and documents everything right up to a recent £8,000 refurbishment which included a new mohair roof and sat nav with tracker.
This factory built car is finished in Rosso red with correct black & tan leather upholstery. Instrumentation is correct with sliders for heating controls. Alcantara dashboard top. The engine fitted is Jaguar's V12 5.3 litre unit with manual 5 speed gearbox. In built fire extinguisher system. Everything has been badged as Ferrari including the dust caps! 15" Ferrari style alloys with Pirelli P600 tyres. Power steering. Electric windows, woodrim steering wheel. Quad exhaust tail pipes. Many original Ferrari parts fitted.
This car is superb and authentic in every respect. It will get you noticed and invited to many `A list` parties. These replicas change hands for anything up to £50,000. Incredible value when you consider the cost of a real one, not to mention maintenance and insurance costs.. The last one we had went to an oil baron inTexas! This car is a credit to its previous owners and is the best one we've owned.