Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Scuderia Ferrari Svezia 365 GTB/4

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Here's a Daytona with an illustrious history. Originally a 1970 road car, it was imported to Sweden by Ulf 'Barbarossa' Bohman in late 1976, registered in '77 and rebuilt as a 365 GTB/4 Competizione to Group 4 factory specifications. It was then given rather a hard time, racing extensively all over Europe, and the rest of the world, even as far as the Bahamas. In 1987 it passed into the ownership of Joe Marchetti of Chicago, a stepping stone to its tenure at the hands of Richard Rothenberger from 1987; Rothenberger raced it in various venues in the USA throughout the late eighties, then tucked it away, before hauling it back out in the early 2000s for a new life on the prestige concours scene... and then took the thing racing again. Fast-forward to 2011 and it popped up at Amelia Island in the hands of Tim Summers, who's since wrung its neck at the Silverstone Classic, Goodwood Festival of Speed and, impressively, the Daytona 24 Hour Classic, on UK '70 FAB' plates. Phew. No rest for the wicked, eh?

Spotted at the 2016 Festival of Speed - more pics here.

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