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Santa Fe Concorso Car Show 2016

Posted by Tom Van Ness on September 2016

Our team is just back from the 2016 Santa Fe Concorso over a lovely New Mexico weekend. We were happy to bring down our 1962 Porsche 356 Super 90 Sunroof coupe, as well as a 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Spyder that we restored a couple of years ago. 

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1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Roadster

Posted by Tom Van Ness on July 2016


NOW IN THE SHOWROOM

We're proud to offer this great original Colorado E-type for sale. With this machine, you'll find a great-driving Series I Jaguar that has everything going for it. In the same family since 1971, it was repainted several years ago. It also has a newer interior and soft top. Click on the video below to learn more.

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Our Latest Around the Shop Video

Posted by Tom Van Ness on June 2016

Click the video to see our latest update. We're finishing up a beautiful 1971 Volvo P1800, working on a couple of Ferraris and more. 

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Amelia Island Video

Posted by Tom Van Ness on May 2016

 We are just back from the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Please click our video about this spectacular annual show and the 1972 Maserati Ghibli Spyder SS that we restored, and represented for our client. 

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Topics: Show update

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Report

Posted by Tom Van Ness on March 2016

The Farland Classic Restoration team is just back from the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the week of fun therein. We're back home with memories of amazing cars and several awards to toot our horns about. 

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Cavallino 2016 - 25 Years of Ferrari

Posted by Tom Van Ness on March 2016

2016 was the quarter-century mark for the prestigious Palm Beach Ferrari event called Cavallino.  Hosted and organized by the publishers of Cavallino magazine, John and Alicia Barnes, the Ferrari-only extravaganza celebrates the finest of Enzo’s masterpieces. Primary focus is on exquisitely restored vintage road and race cars from the ‘50s & ‘60s—an era considered by many to be Ferrari’s “Golden Age”. Read More

Around the Shop February 25th

Posted by Tom Van Ness on February 2016

We just released our latest "Around the Shop" video. This time, we're working on a Ferrari, a Maserati, an Olds 442 and the biggest Chrysler limousine you've ever seen. Subscribe to our newsletter below and we'll keep you informed of all our projects. Happy motoring!  

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The Ferrari Flat 12 Era - Boxer to Testarossa

Posted by Tom Van Ness on January 2016

Ferrari built their first flat twelve-cylinder engine (actually considered a 180-degree V-12) for the 1964 Formula One season. This creation was a 1.5 liter four-cam Grand Prix unit that enjoyed great Formula 1 success with increasing displacement all the way through 1979. 

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Thoughts on Pricing on High-End Classics

Posted by Tom Van Ness on December 2015

Since 2013,  many specialty cars have exploded even more dramatically in value.  Porsche 930 Turbos have gone from being cheap cars to commanding very significant money.  Ferraris last went nuts in 1988 when Enzo died, but the past eighteen months have seen even more phenomenal appreciation in their  normal production  cars like the 308 & 328 series, the previously-unsellable V12 2+2s and even the trouble-prone F355s. 
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Advertising Classic Cars on Jay Leno's New Show

Posted by Tom Van Ness on December 2015

Nobody loves classic cars more than Jay Leno. During and after his remarkable success on the Tonight Show, he has pursued and restored some of the most amazing cars around. So, when we heard his famous YouTube channel was coming to TV, naturally we had to be part of it. So look for our ad on CNBC in the Denver area. Thanks Jay!

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