Our adjacent blog story outlines the history of the 412’s development by Ferrari, from their earlier, simpler 2+2s to the emergence of Ferrari’s first real luxury car. One of our clients was searching for one of these ‘80s masterpieces and we were fortunate to locate one squirreled away in a Houston warehouse after the former owner passed away.
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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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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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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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.
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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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!
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.