Rare Ferrari being traded for €1.3M despite not strictly being a Ferrari

18-03-2023 11:00
An exotic 1986 Ferrari 365 GT NART Spyder is up for grabs in Germany right now with an unusual exterior design and 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of use on it. Despite the fact that Ferrari barely had a hand in its production, the asking price is a cool €1,300,000.

An exotic 1986 Ferrari 365 GT NART Spyder is up for grabs in Germany right now with an unusual exterior design and 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of use on it. Despite the fact that Ferrari barely had a hand in its production, the asking price is a cool €1,300,000.

The mind and the investor behind the project is none other than Luigi Chinetti, a co-owner of the U.S.-based company NART founded in 1958 as a sports team. In addition to its motorsports function, NART proceeded to also become one of the largest Ferrari dealers in the United States.

The founder of the business, Luigi Chinetti’s father, himself participated in the races and designed new versions of production Ferrari cars. Upon his request, the Italian company released a small batch of roadsters based on the Ferrari 275 GTB chassis, dubbed ‘NART Spyder’.

Luigi felt like following in the footsteps of his father by launching another limited edition. He picked the 1969 Ferrari 365 GT as his starting point and designed a new, lightweight body for it, along with a modified chassis. Multiple tweaks of the stock 4.4-liter V12 enabled the car to launch 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in six seconds.

In the end, an Italian manufacturer by the name of Auto Sport produced only two such cars. It acted nearly independently from Ferrari, which is one of the reasons why the coupe looks so unusual by the marque’s standards.

According to Carscoops, Luigi Chinetti himself admitted that the end result hardly corresponded to his vision to 70%. The issue was that he ultimately had no control over the practical implementation of his idea. Despite this issue-ridden development and production and the fact that only two vehicles were made, Ferrari actually issued its official certificate of approval for the 365 GT NART Spyder.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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