If you own a classic Ferrari and want the car restored to its former glory, there’s really only one place you can go: Ferrari’s Classiche Department. The employees that work in the Classiche Department are dedicated to painstakingly restoring customer’s cars so they look just as good, if not better, than when they first left Maranello all those years ago.
Don’t expect to be driving your newly restored Ferrari in a couple of weeks, though. Ferrari recently spent 14 months restoring the engine, bodywork, suspension and running gear of a 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, but meticulous jobs such as this cannot be rushed.
The 250 GT SWB was first purchased by Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver Dorino Serafini, who later sold it to Frenchman René Richard. After Richard crashed the car he sold it to Belgian driver and mechanic Lucien Bianchi who repaired it and later took it to auction in 1984 where a Belgian collector purchased it. The collector then had it painted yellow as a homage to Belgium’s official racing colors – a paint scheme which stayed until Ferrari Classiche painted over it with a Pininfarina Grey shade.
After receiving the car in March of 2014, the owner of this Ferrari 250 GT SWB was able to take delivery of the car last week. The restoration was a long and meticulous process, however you can watch it go down in a few short minutes by watching the video above.