This Ferrari Daytona was abandoned in a Japanese barn for 40 years

Published on Nov 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Nov 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

This Ferrari Daytona was abandoned in a Japanese barn for 40 years

This Ferrari 365 GTB4 has just been discovered in Japan after being hidden away for 40 years. 

Ferrari took to Twitter today to reveal photos of the car in a serious state of neglect

In even more unfortunate news, the Italian marque revealed it was the only road-going Alloy Daytona in existence.

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Ferrari didn’t reveal where the car was stored with exact precision, but if the photos are anything to go by, it wasn’t exactly inside a glass case. 

Colloquially known as the ‘Daytona’, the Ferrari 365 GTB4 is also known as the Ferrari Daytona and is one of the supercar maker’s most beloved models.


The nickname was born from Ferrari’s first, second and third place finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967

Ferrari fans first coined the name, and it’s stuck to this day.

About the Ferrari 365 GTB4

The 364 GTB4 was the world’s fastest production car when it was first launched in 1968.

The 4.4-liter V12 that powers it produced 347 horsepower and the car weighed just 1,200 kg. 

The Daytona is extremely hot at the moment: the average price of a pre-owned model today is over $600,000. 

Although this one in particular would need a bit of TLC before it could hit the auction block. 

The Daytona is now being stored at the Ferrari museum in Modena, Italy, where it will get the attention it desperately needs. 

Unfortunately, this story is not unique and there are dozens of supercars discovered in various states of neglect. 

An old 1962 Aston Martin DB4 was found earlier this year after three decades of abandonment inside a barn near New York.

Unsurprisingly, it was discovered rusted within an inch of its life.

An E-Type Jaguar was also uncovered this year, decades after it was left to rust. 

The 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe still had its original engine, making it quite sought after. 

While an all-original E-Type in pristine condition could fetch up to US$400,000 at auction, this was not the case here.

This one, which was uncovered in a less-than-ideal condition actually sold at auction for $53,000.

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Kate Bain is the Page Editor at She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.