Lot 372 - 1978 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 by Southern Roadcraft
|Odometer reading||93,074 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
Southern Roadcraft was created by brothers Ian and Brian Nichols in 1984. They saw a niche for quality replica motor cars available within a realistic price range. Together with their team of craftsmen, Ian and Brian, they built an enviable reputation for superior products based on finer engineering, ease of assembly and outstanding value for money.
Initial success came from the quality of their Cobra replica but the Daytona soon followed as, back in the booming 1980's, the prices of classic Ferrari's were soaring and Crocket and Tubbs in Miami Vice brought the gorgeous Daytona to the attention of millions. People were duly impressed with espadrilles, rolled back sleeves, the Daytona and they wanted them all.
This Ferrari Daytona recreation is one of the Southern Roadcraft cars. Based upon a Daimler Double Six Auto, this car is presented in Ferrari Rosso and is complimented by the Ferrari style alloy wheels. Climb inside the recently re-trimmed tan leather Daytona interior, hold the wood rimmed steering wheel and view the classic contrasting black dashboard with its aluminium instrumentation panel keeping the driver well informed. The Daytona starts easily and idles smoothly. Select drive via the Daimler automatic gearbox and forward motion is delivered in a smooth manner with a great sound emitted from the twin tail pipes. The hood erects simply and quickly with the advantage of electric windows to also aide in keeping out any inclement weather.
The history file contains a build cost sheet as well as various invoices and old MoT test certificates. The vendor advises that the Ferrari will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. This attractive recreation of an iconic Ferrari is awaiting a lucky new owner to experience its wonderful GT performance.
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