The only thing more shocking than the 3,227 miles on this 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider is the $1,800,000 asking price on its window sticker. To be sure, this very well may be the lowest original mileage Spider of the 124 produced by the factory and it stands in fantastic original condition. Photos show the paint to be shiny and blemish free and the interior shows only light wear and age. The engine compartment appears clean and orderly and the car looks ready to live up to its reputation as one of the best grand touring cars built in the 70s or any decade, for that matter. But that asking price is $799,000 more than the 29,000 mile+ Daytona Spider Gooding and Co. sold at their Amelia auction earlier this year. And that’s after Gooding’s commission is added. The Gooding car may have had more mileage and a color change from the same Marrone Colorado as this car to Rosso Chiaro, but the mileage and regular light use meant the Gooding car could also be driven with the expectation of encountering normal Ferrari maintenance expenses. With its exceedingly low mileage this car’s highest and best use is to remain stationary, and any future owner who tempts fate by driving it is likely to learn the hard way why sparing use is far better than none at all. Great cars, these 365 GTB/4 Spiders. But we’d save a substantially smaller amount of money for a Daytona Spider we can drive. Find it here on eBay in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Real Money – 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider
May 23, 2012 by Leave a Comment