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Forget the 812, this converted Ferrari Daytona is the Competizione you want

The 812 Competizione may be the car of the moment, but this converted 1970 Ferrari Daytona Competizione, up for auction at BH Auction’s Collector Car No. 10 sale, proves that there’s no school like the old school.

The fact that the 812 Competizione will likely be the last non-hybrid NA V12 Ferrari has us reflecting on Maranello’s treasure trove of twelve cylinder berlinettas. And it just so happens that this stunning Competizione-converted Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona from 1970 is about to be auctioned online from the 11th to the 17th of April in BH Auction’s Collection No. 10 sale. While it may not be a factory-built Daytona Competizione, it’s easily the next best thing. Painstakingly converted by Franco Bacchelli of Carrozzeria Auto Sport, now known as Bacchelli & Villa, you can rest assured that this conversion was done using traditional methods with the highest degree of expertise and skill. That’s because Franco Bacchelli began working on cars when he was just 14 years old, after he was taken on by Piero Drogo, the legendary Ferrari racing driver and coachbuilder. We think it’s safe to say that Franco Bacchelli knew his way around a prancing horse. Aside from the Competizione’s striking headlights and swollen arches, easily our favourite aspect of this car has to be those aerodynamic “fences” of the front wings, which just add that extra bit of gravitas to the Daytona’s otherwise elegantly reserved form. If this Daytona is for you, then be sure to take a look right here.