Ferrari driven by Charles on sale

A 1973 Ferrari Daytona with a rich history, which includes being driven by Prince Charles, is scheduled to go on sale.

Because of its appealing history, the Daytona is expected to fetch £180,000 - £210,000 when it goes under the hammer during a sale at Historics on May 18 at Brooklands in Surrey.

The car will interest collectors as it is one of just 158 right hand drive 365 GTB/4s that took up the Daytona name after Ferrari's 1-2-3 success in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race.

The Gran Turismo car, with Blue Ribot metallic coachwork and Borrani wire wheels, was designed by Italian firm Pininfarina.

The car was ordered new by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in 1973, as a UK demonstrator model.

The GT was then loaned to Prince Charles for a week after its arrival from Italy, before being sold for a sum of £9,250 later that year.

The fastest production road car of its time, the Daytona was then bought in the late 1980s by John Coombs, the famed patron of the 1960s and 1970s racing Jaguars and Ferraris.

Modena Engineering Ltd later acquired the car in 1988, before it was handed over to the former president of the FIA, Max Mosely, who had it until 2005, when the current vendor made the purchase.

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