More and more sensational barn-find stories are cropping up as an older, buy-and-hide generation passes on. The latest to come to auction is a one-of-one Ferrari, a road-going alloy-body 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe that sat for three decades in an open corrugated-tin-roof shed in Japan wedged amid old tires, used paint cans, a set of drums, and piles of random Japanese trash. Wearing a heavy coat of dust and possibly desiccated chicken poo, the special lightweight Daytona is headed to RM Sotheby’s “Leggenda-e-Passione” Ferrari mega-auction in Maranello, Italy on Sept. 9, where it’s expected to bring €1.4–€1.7 million ($1.7–$2 million). It isn’t clear whether cleaning it will help or hurt its value.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2017/08/31/ferrari%20365%20gtb4%20rm%20sothebys