From the Shop and Showroom

From the Shop and Showroom

Bill Orth

Bill Orth
Bill Orth is Farland Classic Restoration's Ferrari expert. Working with the brand for decades, he brings knowledge and a hands-on expertise found nowhere else.

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Ferrari's First Luxury Car - The 412

Posted by Bill Orth on August 2016

Even early on, Enzo Ferrari catered to a very select, fortunate clientele, many of whom were European royalty, film stars and producers or just really, really wealthy.  It was the patronage of these individuals who bought his road cars that funded Ferrari’s racing efforts.  Many are the one-off, specially-outfitted cars done for important clients, and as the years went by, more engineering effort went into developing cars that were luxurious by intent, like the 250GT Lusso, whose name actually means ‘luxury’ in Italian.

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The Dramatic Rise of the Lowly Ferrari 2+2s

Posted by Bill Orth on April 2016

For many years, the various 2+2 model Ferraris have been considered ugly ducklings and only worth a mere fraction of their 12-cylinder siblings’ value. The 250 GTE, Ferrari’s first 2+2, debuted in 1960 and quickly became a popular car, even when sitting next to the other contemporary 250-series icons, like the SWB and California Spiders, because it was a more practical automobile.

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