3. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider (RM Sotheby’s)
The genesis of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is so well known that it almost requires no introduction. Nicknamed for the manufacturer’s 1-2-3 sweep at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, the 365 GTB/4 was initially conceived as a stopgap model while a planned rear-engine car with a horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine underwent further development. Gioacchino Colombo’s classic short-block V-12 was further bored to displace 4.4 liters, but the new type 251 engine was fitted with dual-overhead cam valve actuation, making the Daytona model Ferrari’s first DOHC road car. The powerful mechanical elements were clothed in an aggressive new coachwork design penned by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, and the shark-nosed body style remains one of the most singular forms ever to grace a roadgoing Ferrari. Once owned by a famous Hollywood director, this beautifully restored Platinum Award-winning 365 GTS/4 is one of the most desirable examples of Maranello’s celebrated spider. According to the research of Rosso Corsa Consulting, it is the 31st of 121 examples built. Factory-equipped with air conditioning, and specified with instruments in miles, the Daytona was originally finished in Argento Metallizzato paint over a Nero interior, exactly as the car presents today.