From: Road & TrackDate: June 1982Price then: $15,000 ($37,200 adjusted for inflation, about the cost…
Classic Classified: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider
From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: January 2005
Price then: $550,000 ($670,000 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of three 2015 Ferrari 458 Italias)
Price now: $2,100,000 – $2,700,000
Approximate dollar difference: $2,300,000
Annual rate of return: 14.9%
Ferrari: 1971 365 GTB4S Daytona Spider, silver/black US car, 39,284. $550,000.
It is no secret that the classic Ferrari market has exploded in recent years, and certainly over the last 10. While $550,000 is still a lot of money, in 2015 it seems like a bargain for a genuine Daytona Spider. Today, that won’t even buy a Daytona Coupe that’s in any kind of reasonable shape. With the rapid rise in value these cars have seen, here’s hoping that whoever gave this car up in 2005 isn’t kicking himself too hard today.