For All Of Its Extreme Supercar Performance, The Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Was Elegantly Simple

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An unthinkable thing today.

It is essentially accepted as fact that the Lamborghini Miura changed the world of supercar styling. But this didn't happen overnight, and the car that would take the title of fastest production car in the world was one that was fairly conservatively styled. This car was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, of which there was also a drop-top version, the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider. Styling for both versions was done by Scaglietti, which had also styled the 275 that the 365 replaced.

The car is definitely something special, but the designers refrained from making the looks actually outrageous. The lines are clean and simple, the interior similarly luxurious but straight forward. A number of hardtops were converted by their owners into convertibles, but authentic Spiders with the paperwork to prove it are the more valuable versions. The one you see here is going up for auction at Amelia Island next month, and we mention the aftermarket conversions because this is one of the actual authentic Spiders. Just absolutely beautiful.

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