My Ferrari Daytona Spyder conversion is now for sale. I have owned the car for 8 years having spent the first 5 years having the car restored. The restoration has been published worldwide, on Ferrari Chat in the vintage section called " The Holey Daytona" it was also published on other web-sites and also with 3 articles in the Ferrari Owner’s club magazine. My car had everything removed down to the chassis frame and was then built up with mostly new Ferrari body parts including a genuine Ferrari Spyder rear clip which came from the USA, it also has had the steel front inner wings made as per the originals. All the mechanicals were rebuilt including the engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, etc. the interior and hood were re- trimmed and a new hood cover was made by Brandoli in Italy. My car was one of the rare 158 UK RHD Daytona coupes and was converted into a Spyder in the 80’s by EG AutoKraft at a cost of £11,000 which was close to half its value at the time. It has now been made correctly to full UK Spyder specification by Mike Osgood. He worked for Ferrari UK for over 20 years and was their restoration manager. Mike did all the correct chassis modifications/ strengthening which are normally not present on a conversion. We were fortunate to view one of the 7 RHD cars in order to confirm the accuracy of my car. The mechanicals were all rebuilt or new parts sourced by Monza automotive. The car was finished in late 2012 and my first outing was the Ferrari World record at Silverstone, shown in the photo. I have also since displayed the car at numerous events since, including The Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance and I was fortunate to be invited to display my car at the last 2 Ferrari Owners Club Concours in 2013 and 2015. The car chassis number 16611 left the factory as blue with blue interior, but I believe it was sold new to the first owner as, Celeste Metallic Blue with Beige or so the final invoice indicates. It has had 6 previous owners, all of note. The car was at one point sold in Monaco in 1988 by Christies for Lord Chichester [ catalogue included] to the last owner who is a motoring, TV and film presenter, he had the car for around 20 years, before I bought it 2007. The car was showing 16500 miles on the clock when I purchased it, I have done just less than 3000 miles since the total restoration. I have a large history file with all the owners’ details, 4 files of receipts from the rebuild, Ferrari Owner’s club magazines featuring the car, an owners pouch with manuals and tools as shown that came with the car. A memory stick with about 1000 photos of the restoration also comes with the car, plus the alloy wheels and spinners are also included in the sale. This is now quite a famous car known Worldwide, with the rebuild achieving the highest standard of finish. Photos- As my car is now, start of the build-up in 2008, the engine being tested, the building up well under way, Silverstone 2012, V12 group July 2015, Salon Prive Concours d'Elégance 2014, interior and engine, books, and lastly the car as it came to me before restoration. There are 20 more larger photos available on request.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Ferrari|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
|No of views||1,255 total views|
|Advert placed on||October 1, 2015 11:22 am|