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Daytona #14273 - Is there life after death?

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  1. Edward 96GTS

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    Grant, in the photo it looks like the headlight pop up pods have the rounded corners?
     
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  3. Wheels1

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    35 years after sitting in my first Daytona the magic of the Marques finest still lingers long. The owner paid £6000 in 1976. It was RHD and yellow. He used to advertise it at £35,000 but refused to or 'changed his mind'. I have followed this line of correspondence since spotting the auction history
     
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    Very interesting thread, does anyone have news about it? Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Lel

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    I suppose this is #14273 as of today.

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    you can also see a littel video here:


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    #206 Nembo1777, Jan 3, 2022
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    Thank you, even though I am a track person it is somewhat sad that it it did not become once again a road car used for trips across Europe as was the intent of the man who put so much effort into it for countless years as opposed to a racing car which it never was ...But still it is alive and not rotting in an English ditch so I will say to the Danish owner Tack ska du ha, ha det kul, thank you (for getting it running) have fun!:)
     
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  9. 300GW/RO

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    Any idea as to the specs of engine rebuild?
    What a story.
     
  10. PAUL500

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    It is the perfect candidate for such a conversion. In the eyes of many its past life would have tainted its future as a normal road car, and to convert a non story car would have been sacrilege to those same people.

    Its spec is amazing now, clearly the current owner is very proud of the car, and its past life has nothing to do with its current incarnation going forward
     
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  11. Nembo1777

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    On that I fully agree yes.
     
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  13. Lel

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    I've seen it being test driven on the race track and it both looks and sound gorgeous.

    Built by Motorima in Sweden.

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  14. GBTR6

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    I'm by no means a Ferrari expert, I just like them. I am wonering about the 'no stories' aspect of cars. With the comments on this one, it seems some 'stories' are less likely to be a factor in value. This car was destroyed, and rebuilt, no problem. Some are stolen, recovered and rebuilt, problem. I understand if the chassis number is in question, or it's wholly non-original are bad 'stories' cars. How do you define a car with 'stories' as good or not? Just curious.

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  15. PAUL500

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    Good question, and very subjective I guess is the answer.

    Also "stories" are perceived as different between race cars and road cars, where the race cars are expected to have had a life, and it actually adds value in many cases, the road cars have to be virgins! if they are to be put on that pedestal of original and unmolested.

    As a race rep, this cars past life would not really make much difference, as future owners would be buying it as it now is, not what it used to be, or what happened to it.

    Same with the SWB and GTO copies based on GTE etc chassis, it is a totally different market sector from those who would only ever want a Classiche level Ferrari.

    You also see it with wrecked F40s, they tend to end up as LM clones, as even if they had a nut and bolt back to original rebuild, the past life would always come back to haunt the car, where as many people want a copy LM but the value of a nice car makes it uneconomic to do the conversion any more to such.

    There will always be buyers for LM clones, SWB and GTO copies etc, horses for courses.
     

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