This pristinely restored Daytona is believed to be one of the most exhaustively refurbished examples ever to become available on the market, with a thorough and painstaking degree of attention put into its restoration. Originally completing factory construction on october, 1973, chassis number 16835 was finished in Marrone metallizzato (metallic brown) paint and was appointed with a beige interior and factory air conditioning.
This car was imported in Europe by Mr. Antolini-Ossi, owner of the Ferrari dealer “Motor SPA” in Modena, and minimally used, essentially being stored for a period of almost 10 years.
Recognizing the strong potential of such a well-preserved, low-mile Daytona, Mr. Antolini-Ossi commissioned a ground-up restoration, entrusting his company Motor SPA to completely refurbish the car to factory-correct standards.
Completely disassembling the Daytona, Mr. Antolini-Ossi authentically refinished or replaced every part and component to factory-correct standards, including every nut, bolt, and fastener. Proper original Maranello factory standards were replicated with respect to color finishes, cad-plating, black-oxide plating, and wrinkle finishes, while correct ladder-ties, zip-ties, and wire-ties were sourced and utilized. Every body bolt was either a proper Lobo or Fiat bolt, and the proper Nylock nuts were integrated, as per original specifications
The matching-numbers engine was completely disassembled and redone by the same workers than made it in Ferrari factory at the begin and at that time workers for the dealer Motor spa. The motor has since been meticulously detailed, with the carburetors tuned and dialed in as needed. Further mechanical work included the installation of a new clutch and flywheel..
Mr.Antolini-Ossi sent the body to Carrozzeria Autosport, in Bastiglia (Modena), the world known specialist for a bare-metal repaint in the authentic Ferrari color of Fly Yellow, and a correct interior was made from Romano Luppi’s shop in Modena, which is famed not only as one of Ferrari’s original upholstery suppliers, but also for its founder’s 40 years of work for Scaglietti.
Completing refurbishment by mid-2000, chassis 16835 was published in the most famous historic cars magazines
In 2001, chassis 16835 was acquired by Mr. Masselli, a Ferrari connoisseur based in Bologna, and successively in 2004 sold to Mr. Lorenzo Beltrami, the ASI’s( Historic cars registry of Italy) Ferrari inspector, and then in late 2012 sold to actual owner.
Offered now, this Daytona is a verifiable award-generating machine, and future concours acclaim doubtlessly awaits its next caretaker. The car is accompanied by restoration documentation, awards, and a full set of owner’s manuals, and it currently displays less than 11,000 kilometers since restoration (It is rare to come across a 365 GTB/4 that has been refurbished to such a high level irrespective of cost, and the availability of this fantastic example promises to change the perception of the Daytona market’s potential for the foreseeable future.