• Jan 15, 2010
Ford's '72 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery

Crockett and Tubbs sure looked pimpin' cruising the streets of Miami in their Ferrari Daytona Spyder. Thing is, as big a Ferrari nut as producer Michael Mann is, he wasn't man enough to get hold of a real drop-top Daytona: the one featured in Miami Vice was a replica. But Mann wasn't the only American executive trying to get his hands on one. Though his great grandfather may have lost the opportunity to buy Enzo Ferrari's outfit outright, Edsel Ford II managed to acquire this very rare and highly sought-after Daytona Spyder on his own.

Only 121 examples were officially produced by Maranello – supplemented by a wealth of chop-jobs perpetrated on the more common Daytona coupe – and this one was once owned, among its three pink-slip holders – by Edsel Ford II. One of only 22 made in yellow, this example has recently undergone a full restoration and comes certified by the rigorous Ferrari Classiche program. It's anticipated to fetch upwards of $1 million when it crosses RM's auction block on Amelia Island in March.

The Daytona isn't the only rare, million-dollar Ferrari classic among the early consignments lined up for Amelia Island, though. The RM Auction event will also feature a rare four-cam, alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4. The car was acquired by Luigi Chinetti, the official importer of Ferraris to the United States, and displayed at the 1967 New York Auto Show. The fully restored show car, in a rather striking copper paint scheme, is estimated to fetch between $1,350,000 and $1,750,000. The auction is stillstill several months away, so stay tuned for more key consignments as they're announced. In the meantime, you can check out these particularly stunning stallions in the galleries below.




[Source: RM Auctions]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I believe it was his father that tried to buy Ferrari, not his great grandfather, who died about the time Enzo was setting up his own shop.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The auction is stillstill several months away"

      Must've been excited at the time of writing this article.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gotta love the Diehard battery!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have to say I don't see the appeal of the Daytona Spyders. To my eyes they are the least attractive Ferrari. There's actually an owner of a Daytona Spyder who lives near me so I see one on the road a few times a year and every time I think "meh, it's OK I guess". I can't imagine paying a million plus for one.

      I'd certainly be proud to drive that 275 GTB though!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It was Edsel Ford II's father Henry Ford II that tried to purchase Ferrari, not his great-grandfather Henry Ford who had died the year Ferrari was founded.