Le Mans Classic, one of the historic motoring hotspots, is the rightful location for an auction which is part and parcel of the Le Mans Classic highlights. Both collectors from all around the world and crowd enthusiastically attend. The first ones to buy, at any price, the beauty they are longing for; the others for thrill and you never know jump at the unhoped-for chance! Indeed, this is all the auction magic…
A rare Ferrari Group IV Daytona that finished 5th overall at Le Mans in 1971 will return to the mythical circuit later this year to star in Artcurial Motorcars’ biennial sale at Le Mans Classic on 7 July 2018.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Group IV #12467 is one of the three development prototypes that benefitted from modifications made to allow homologation for competition. It was sold by the directly to Luigi Chinetti in April 1971, ready for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in June, the same year. Driven by Chinetti/Grossman, the car finished 5th overall and won the 1971 Energy Index. Between 1971 and 1973, the car competed in major events in the US (including Sebring 12 Hours, Daytona 6 Hours, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta), and remained in American hand until returning to Europe to star in Artcurial Motorcars’ sale this year.
With great racing provenance, this powerful Daytona Group IV #12467, one of only 15 factory built, is valuated 6,5 – 7,5 M€ (8 – 9,3 M$).
Matthieu Lamoure (Managing Director): “47 years after achieving an impressive 5th place in the world’s most iconic race, this exceptional Group IV Daytona, one of 15 examples built by the factory, represents a jewel for collectors.”