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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1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Roadster

Posted by Tom Van Ness on July 2016


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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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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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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