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Ferrari in RM Auction at the Concours d’Elegance

Feb 09, 2015 02:00AM
An all-original 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, which recently emerged from 25 years in storage, will make its auction debut at RM Auction’s Amelia Island sale, on March 14, at this year’s Concours d’Elegance. Offered on behalf of its first and only owner, this time warp Daytona, chassis no. 14385, surfaced last month following 25 years in a downtown Toronto parking garage.

The Daytona was an impulse buy for Toronto businessman, Patrick Sinn, who instantly fell in love with the Ferrari at the Geneva International Motor Show. He took possession of the car in the summer of 1971 and spent a month touring in his Ferrari Berlinetta in Europe before bringing it to America. At 77 years of age, Sinn has now made the decision to part with the car, offering it for auction at RM Auctions’ sale. Accompanied by incredible documentation, a complete tool set and manuals, the vehicle, which cost approximately $18,000 in 1971, is expected to command in excess of $600,000 at the March sale.

“This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime find,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. For a full description of the Daytona, including recollections from Sinn, visit: http://rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1072201.