Would you take this rare drop-top Ferrari 365 GTC/4 over a Daytona Spider?
Certified by Modena... almost
Although not officially sanctioned by Ferrari, this is no crude, cut-price conversion. It was completed by Carrozzeria Auto Sport in Bastiglia, near Modena, a company whose experience stretches back to 1972, when it was founded under the name Bacchelli & Villa. Before then, Franco Bacchelli was an understudy to Piero Drogo in the 1950s; Roberto Villa worked at Scaglietti – plenty of validation there, then.
Some would argue that the resulting Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Spider is not only prettier than the coupé (the derided-in-period ‘hunchback’ silhouette lost in conversion), but also the rare, factory Spider variant of its predecessor: the ‘Daytona’ GTS. In less subjective terms, this car represents the opportunity to acquire a V12-engined Ferrari Spider for a comparatively modest outlay – and we’re not aware of any similar examples currently on the market, at least not any executed to such high standards.
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