One Ferrari crash that brought a tear to our eye.
On this week’s Friday Fail, we have another Ferrari crash that reportedly was the result of a mechanical failure. We’re used to these Italian cars burning, like one football star’s car, but we’re not used to seeing a vintage and valuable model like this Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona totaled and in the trees.
The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is an iconic V-12 Ferrari that is relegated to high-priced collections that are constantly washed, waxed, and maintained, and usually not driven. But, like all automobiles that we as enthusiasts lust after, some just beg to go out for and be enjoyed.
In the back of every collector’s mind, there’s always the thought that some kind of ungodly accident, damage, or malfunction can occur while driving. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to one 39-year old collector’s 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider in Germany.
While driving his vintage Ferrari, the driver lost control and was unable to stop due to the fact that the brakes had failed. Without anything to stop the Daytona, the driver ended up guiding his convertible into some trees, where it suffered some very bad damage. Luckily, the driver was unharmed and the Daytona Spider did not suffer the same burning fate as other Ferraris are susceptible to.
The brake failure resulted in some very extensive damage to an already rare car. Ferrari only made 122 Daytona Spiders, seven of which are right-hand drive, making this red with black interior Daytona one of 115. The car itself is valued at approximately $616,000 in pre-crash condition, of course, and should command a very big repair bill.
This week’s FAIL may not be one that focuses on stupidity, but is a literal mechanical fail that brings a tear to our eyes. Just make sure the cars in your collection are in working order to prevent crashes like these in the future, thank you.