As far as barn finds go, this may very well be the most amazing one we’ve ever seen. Yes, we have seen some very cool Porsches, Mustangs and Jaguars appearing now and then in some God-forsaken barns, but this alloy Ferrari Daytona barn find may be the coolest of them all.
Ferrari produced 1,200 units of the famed 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, yet only five of the cars received the all aluminum treatment and plexiglass covered lights. These cars had only one mission, to win/finish the 24 Hours of Daytona. But one of those five units had a somewhat different life. Called the Ferrari 365 GB4/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti, this particular car is unlike any other. Apart from the racing pedigree it actually received some creature comforts as well. It has powered windows and a Rosso Chiaro finish over a Nero leather interior. The interior received quite a bit more attention than the race spec version.
So, now, 48 years after Scaglietti finished its bodywork and graced the Ferrari Daytona chassis with it, it has reappeared, and it appears as though no one has been maintaining it for 40 years. In fact, it was sitting in a garage owned by Makoto Taki who actually acquired the car in Japan after it was imported by a local dealership in 1972.