1975 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Michelotti NART Spyder


1975 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Michelotti NART Spyder

1975 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Michelotti NART Spyder

Known for creating many unique Ferraris included the coveted Spyder California, Luigi Chinetti commissioned this particularly odd rebody on an original 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder.

After being damaged during the filming of the movie ‘A Star is Born’, this Daytona Spyder was sold to Chinetti, who then had Giovanni Michelotti design a unique body for it. Despite being years out of production, the 365 was sent to Italy and recieved updated styling as well as a new interior.

The end result is a clever mix of Ferrari 365 with Triumph TR7, and we mean that in the best way possible. While much of body inbweteen the wheels remains somewhat familar, both the front and rear are drasically different. Particularly the angular front which features popup headlights and a much more streamlined appearance. From head level, the huge intakes, nearly hidden by the thin integrated bumper, are subtle and the best part of the design. At the rear, the treatment isn’t quite as graceful, but fitting with the rest of the car.

Inside a curious hue of dark brown is everywhere and the standard instruments are laid out in a fairly obvious pattern. For a clean look, the doors lost their A-pillars, and this means new glass is fitted which mates to the original fold-up top.

Upon completition, the car was given the name NART to recognize Luigi Chenetti’s North American Racing Team and sent to the 1980 Turin Motor Show. Little did either party know at the time that this car would become the very last car designed by Giovanni Michelotti whos career was both long and prolific.

After the show, the NART Spyder stayed in the States for a number of years before selling at auction in 2006 for $385,000 USD.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeLimited Production Car
engineWater-Cooled V12
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement4390 cc / 267.9 in³
bore81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke71 mm / 2.8 in
compression9.3:1
power263.2 kw / 353.0 bhp @ 7500 rpm
specific output80.41 bhp per litre
torque432.51 nm / 319.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline7500
body / frameStressed Steel Panels
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires215/70-15
rear tires215/70-15
front brakesGirling Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
rear brakesGirling Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 19.0 cm / 15.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 19.0 cm / 15.0 x 7.5 in
steeringZF Worm & Roller
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Telescopic Dampers, Anti-R
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Telescopic Dampers, Anti-R
wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track1440 mm / 56.7 in
rear track1425 mm / 56.1 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.075:1, 2.120:1, 1.572:1, 1.250:1, 0.964:1
final drive3.300:1

Auction Sales History

1975 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Michelotti NART Spyder

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona NART Spider 14299 – sold for $720,000 An Exceedingly Rare Michelotti-Bodied Daytona. Commissioned by Luigi Chinetti for His Wife Marion. Displayed at the 1980 Torino Motor Show. Loaned to the Le Mans Museum Between 1981 and 1982. Pristine Original Condition with Only 1,570 Miles Since 1976. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction