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The Ultimate Barn Find

RM Sotheby’s have recently announced that a once-in-a-generation collection of “barn find” Ferraris will be going to auction on 17th August 2023. The 20 Ferraris,

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Lights on!

Here’s another little update on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. After adjusting the genuine Ferrari side lamp covers the other day to be able to

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Ferrari gets modified

Scott has been doing modifications and fittings on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. He’s fitted the rear bumpers, modified the number plate lamp because the

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Daytona Seats

Lydia has continued making the seats for our Ferrari Daytona. Now with a whole new colour pallet, this is more than renovating the seats, its

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Daytona Details

The Ferrari Daytona is currently sat in primer and is being smoothed and prepared for its final paint step: the official colour. Before it can

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Fine Looking Ferrari

On a trip to Bath recently, Charlotte, our Competitions Presenter, spotted this stunning 1989 Ferrari 400GT and just had to get some snaps! Parked up

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Ferrari Dino in Suffolk

Friend of Bridge Classic Cars, Phil martin has sent us these wonderful pictures of his Ferrari Dino in Long Melford, Suffolk. These stunning vehicles were

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Led Zeppelin Manager’s Ferrari 246 Dino GTS Heads To Auction

If you ever wanted to combine rock ‘n’ roll and classic cars; you’d probably end up with this…a 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS purchased from new by Peter Grant, the manager of legendary rock group Led Zeppelin – and that’s exactly what’s going up for sale through an online auction with Car & Classic this week.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Pedigree Meets Italian Craftsmanship

Peter Grant, the man who played a huge role in Led Zeppelin’s meteoric rise to fame and record-breaking success, ordered his Dino as one of only 235 right-hand drive versions brought into the UK between 1972 and 1974. Its configuration alone makes it a rare classic but, with its time living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle added in, this is one special car.

Delivered in a striking Rosso Bordeaux colour (a non-standard, non-metallic option) paired with brown leather upholstery, this Dino was one of just 114 ordered in this colour specification.


A Meticulously Maintained Car

Over the years, the Ferrari 246 Dino GTS has been well maintained by Ferrari specialists. From rebuilt suspension and brakes to the installation of a high-torque starter motor, no expense has been spared in preserving this dream classic. Now MOT-exempt due to its classic status, this Dino still offers an authentic driving experience, remaining mechanically original in most respects.

More Than Just a Car

Dale Vinten, head of editorial at Car & Classic said “With many members of Led Zeppelin known to enjoy their fair share of supercars, including many Ferraris, this Dino, formerly owned by Peter Grant, is a cherished, usable example with a proven history. It’s not just a car; it’s a piece of rock history, a fantastic piece of Led Zeppelin memorabilia, and a lovely example of a collectable 246 Dino GTS – it’s something that everyone can hopefully appreciate carries significant importance.”


The Auction

The auction will begin on 22nd February 2024 and run until 29th February 2024. Car & Classic estimates that the car will sell for between £275,000 – £350,000 and invites all interested parties to register their pre-bids here. 

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1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Pontoon Fender”

In February, a select group of individuals will be presented with a very special opportunity to become the new owner of one of Ferrari’s most iconic and desired models, a 1958 Ferrari 250 “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rossa. Celebrated for the beauty of its design alongside its now legendary racing legacy, this automotive icon will be a once-in-a-lifetime addition to someone’s collection.


The auction, hosted by RM Sotheby’s, will take place in Blenheim, Canada. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful automotive creations of all time, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa comes with a staggering valuation of $34,000,000 to $38,000,000 (approximately £27,000,000 – £30,000,000).

This particular example, Chassis no. 0738 TR, is one of only 19 crafted by the renowned Italian coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti. As well as being a stunning car to look at, 0738 TR has an impressive record on the track too. With nearly 20 period races and four overall victories, it was in active competition for over a decade. Recently restored in 2013, at Ferrari Classiche, it was awarded full Red Book Certification and is one of the very few TRs that retains its matching engine and gearbox


The importance and desirability of this special classic will obviously draw attention. With this in mind, the auction will be hosted through Sotheby’s Sealed, providing potential buyers with the opportunity to competitively bid in a private setting.

Shelby Myers, Global Head of Private Sales at RM Sotheby’s said “I have always believed that the 250 Testa Rossa should be the most desirable automobile in the world, especially in the context of Ferrari. When compared to the most revered prancing horse model, the 250 GTO, the TR far outpaces the GTO’s competition record. It revolutionised the World Sportscar Championship and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans an unprecedented four times; it is also much rarer in terms of the total number of cars produced. Its rarity, open-top experience, and iconic ‘pontoon fender’ design, present in only 19 cars, elevate it to the level of Michelangelo and Bernini’s art. No world-class collection is complete without the masterpiece that is the Ferrari 250 TR, the epitome of rolling art. These opportunities rarely come up, and it is fittingly offered through Sotheby’s Sealed, our most exclusive acquisition method,”

Magnum PI – Forty Years Of Cool

Earlier this month, on December 11th, we passed 43 years since the debut of the iconic ’80s detective show, Magnum PI.

Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Magnum, quite possibly the coolest private eye of all time, as he solved cases in Hawaii, where the show was set. Hawaiian shirts, a legendary moustache, and, of course, that Ferrari all combined to make an extremely successful TV show.

Thomas Magnum clearly had style, but his personality was probably even more appealing to viewers of the show. The show portrayed his friendships, his desire to do what’s right, and the adventures he went on while successfully solving cases.

Magnum PI – The Car – Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole

Leonardo Fioravanti, from Pininfarina, was the mastermind behind the design of the 308. It had curved wing tops, attention-grabbing air intakes, and a fibreglass body crafted by Ferrari’s Scaglietti subsidiary before later being swapped out for steel.

The 308 also had removable roof panels that added even more coolness and style. Throughout the ’80s, this V8 mid-engine, two-seater was very well received and became a dream car for many. In fact, it was so popular that Ferrari built more than 12,000 308s between 1976 and 1985.

Following the success of Magnum’s 308 GTS, in 1982, Ferrari launched the 308 GTSi, which had four valves per cylinder, resulting in greater power and speed.


More Than Forty Years And Still Very Cool

It may have been more than four decades since Magnum, P.I. debuted on TV but, there is no doubt, it still has a huge fanbase.

As we recently launched our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, we couldn’t help but put something together as a nod to Magnum himself.

The video below was one that we filmed but, ultimately, didn’t use to promote the launch of the competition to win our 308 GTSi. However, we feel that Molly pulls off the coolness and style so well that we need to share it.

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Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo Sells At Auction

Following the very successful debut of Monaco Car Auctions’ L’AstaRossa sale, which was held earlier this month, a 2002 Ferrari Enzo, belonging to Fernando Alonso, has found a new home after being purchased for €5,400,000 (approximately £4,600,000).

The Car

The car was sold directly from the private collection of the two-time Formula One World Champion, which was obviously a big draw for many potential buyers. The Ferrari Enzo is widely considered to be the hypercar that defined the breed – its bold design, legendary performance, and stunning engine note made it something of an instant icon. With a carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb monocoque chassis and a six-litre V12 that is capable of hitting a 7,800rpm red line, even 20 years after its release, the 3.1-second 0-60 time and a top speed of more than 210mph mean the Enzo can still go head-to-head with many modern performance cars.


If Alonso’s ownership wasn’t appealing enough, the car also carries the significance of being ‘Scocca n.1’ – the first body manufactured – which is confirmed by the car’s Ferrari Classiche red book. With a little under 3000 miles on the clock too, this was always going to be an attention-grabbing sale.

At the auction, attendees, both in person and online, saw an exclusive video message from Fernando that showed just how special his Enzo is. In the video, Alonso said: “It means a lot to me, and I’ve had a great time with the car – it’s a magic piece of art. I know that it’s going to be in good hands… please take care of the car and enjoy it.”

The Founder and Director of Monaco Car Auctions, Laurent Blomet, said: “The sale of Fernando Alonso’s Enzo is the icing on the cake of what has been a very successful first auction. Achieving such a strong figure for a car with such provenance, on top of some excellent results across sales, further demonstrates our ability to achieve market-leading prices. Congratulations to the new owner on their special acquisition.”


Other Cars Sold At The Auction

Alongside Alonso’s former Enzo, the auction also saw the sale of a race-run 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano, which sold for €1,512,000 (approximately £1,300,000) – a record for such a car at a public auction. The one-of-14 alloy-bodied coupe, built for Ferrari by Carrozzeria Boano, competed in the 1956 Nassau Governor’s Trophy with Jan de Vroom in the driver’s seat.

Other highlights included a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, which sold for €784,000 (approximately £675,000), while a 1975 Ferrari 246 GTS and a 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M both sold for €448,000 (approximately £385,000) in the auction.

N.B. All sale prices include auction fees.

The Ultimate Barn Find

RM Sotheby’s have recently announced that a once-in-a-generation collection of “barn find” Ferraris will be going to auction on 17th August 2023. The 20 Ferraris, which have been named “The Lost & Found Collection“, will be going under the hammer during Monterey Car Week held in Monterey, California.

Untouched for decades, the incredible group of Ferraris has been tucked up in a secure warehouse in downtown Speedway, Indiana since 2004. It seems somewhat fitting that cars of this pedigree have still been within touching distance of an icon of motor racing (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) despite being out of sight from collectors, restorers, and the general public.

A warehouse with 20 Ferraris inside is no doubt an impressive sight to behold. However, you’d be forgiven for not instantly recognising that some of these machines have been involved in some of the world’s most famous races such as Le Mans, the Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia. Equally, it wouldn’t be immediately obvious that a Ferrari formerly owned by royalty has sat in a warehouse not getting the time and attention it so rightfully deserves.

Perhaps, the most pressing question is simply how did these 20 vintage Ferraris end up in an Indiana warehouse left to gather dust in the first place?

The Lost & Found Collection Darin Schnabel ©2023 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Hurricane Charley

Back in 2004, Hurricane Charley caused massive destruction along the coast of Florida. It was during the storm that this stunning collection of Ferraris first came into sight, after the barn they were stored in since 1990 partially collapsed. It was at this point that they were very carefully moved and placed in the warehouse in Indiana which is where they have been ever since.

The Lost & Found Collection is expected to attract car enthusiasts from all walks of life. In what must be the ultimate dream for any collector, this ultimate “barn find” will certainly generate lots of attention from potential buyers.

Rob Myers, the man behind RM Sotheby’s said:

“While a select group of Ferrari collectors knew about the existence of these extraordinary cars, the rest of the world remained unaware. This represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire these iconic Ferraris, some of which have participated in renowned races. Most of these lost Ferraris remain untouched, preserving their purity and original condition since the day they were acquired—a true embodiment of the ‘barn find’ concept. It is the first time that RM Sotheby’s has presented a barn find collection of this magnitude to the market.”

The Lost & Found Collection

The Lost & Found Collection includes some very special vehicles including:

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina – One of four 250 GT Coupes built by Pinin Farina in 1956 with Superamerica-style coachwork, this car was sold brand new by the factory to its first owner, King Mohamed V of Morocco. Traces of its breathtaking original colour combination of Celeste with a Nero roof over a Naturale Connoly leather interior, as well as the presence of its numbers-matching V-12, make this Speciale a tantalizing restoration candidate Estimate: $1,700,000 – $2,300,000 (approx £1.3 – £1.8 million)

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti – Making its debut on the Ferrari stand at the XLVII Torino Motor Show, this 275 GTB participated in the 1966 Targa Florio with Luciano Conti (publisher of Italy’s Autosprint magazine) and co-driver Vittorio Venturi. Notably, this was the first “long-nose” 275 GTB to be fitted with a low-weight alloy body and six carburettors. Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000 (approx £1.6 – £1.9 million)

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina – If an automobile could talk, the weathered chassis of this Ferrari 500 Mondial would have an incredible story to tell—in no small part because it has the most extensive racing history of the 20 cars offered. Originally clothed in Pinin Farina Spider coachwork, it was sold new to Scuderia Guastalla principal Franco Cornacchia for the use of ex-Scuderia Ferrari driver Franco Cortese. Significantly, Cortese and co-driver Perruchini achieved 4th in class (14th overall) at the 1954 Mille Miglia. Subsequently rebodied by Scaglietti, further notable races include a Benzoni-Naust effort at the 1956 Targa Florio. Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,600,000 (approx £944,00 – £1.2 million)

1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione – This Ferrari 512 BB Competizione is one of three factory-specified examples prepared for the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. Entered by Luigi Chinetti Sr./ NART as race #87 and driven by Jacques Guérin, Jean-Pierre Delaunay, and Gregg Young, the car managed an impressive showing, completing over 19 hours and 232 laps before retirement. Appearing largely as it did when it left the Circuit de la Sarthe, this Ferrari boasts a short ownership chain of just two private caretakers. Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,800,000 (approx £1.4 – 2.2 million)


The full Lost & Found Collection

1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione                                                        

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti                                                      

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina                              

1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series I by Pinin Farina               

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina                                                                  

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina                                   

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina                                                      

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti                              

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti                       

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti                       

1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti                                                  

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Series II by Pinin Farina                               

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina                                                              

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina            

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ by Scaglietti                                    

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina                                                 

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I ‘Interim’ by Pininfarina                                   

1980 Ferrari 512 BB                                                                             

1991 Ferrari Testarossa                                                                        

1977 Ferrari 400 Automatic

Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo Up For Auction

On the 8th of June, Monaco Car Auctions will host their inaugural L’AstaRossa sale, held in partnership with Top Marques Monaco, at the Grimaldi Forum. This will be a Ferrari-exclusive auction and will include more than 40 very special vehicles. The headline consignment is a beautiful Ferrari Enzo that is currently part of the private collection of two-time Formula 1 world champion, Fernando Alonso.

The iconic Enzo is widely thought of as the hypercar that defined the Ferrari breed. From its bold design, impressive performance, and stunning engine note, it made a big impact in the automotive world. This particular Enzo has a carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb monocoque chassis and a 6-litre V12. When you add this to the fact that only 399 were made and this is “Scocca n.1” (first body), the estimated price tag of €5 million (around £4.3 million) is steep, but somewhat expected.

Although not much is known about Alonso’s ownership of the Rosso Corsa (red) Enzo, the car has covered just under 3000 miles and has been certified by Ferrari’s Classiche division.


There are other, even rarer, Ferraris available in the June 8th auction including a one-of-one Felber Ferrari 365 GTC/4 ‘Beach Car’ by Michelotti, a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano, and a unique 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB which has been modified for use by Lapland Ice Driving.

The Ferrari Roma Spider Is Here

The brand new Ferrari Roma Spider has been revealed – and it certainly seems to be causing quite a stir.

This 612bhp V8 convertible supercar is the first front-engined Ferrari to have a fabric roof since 1969 when the 365 GTS4 was released. The new Spider is heavier than the Roma Coupe (84kg heavier, in fact) but the added weight is mostly the result of the roof storage and wind deflector that helps increase comfort and aerodynamics.

The wind deflector rotates the backrest of the rear seats into a position where it sits behind the driver and passenger’s head. This clever design is deployed with the press of a small button on the centre console. Speaking of the centre console, the new Spider has the familiar Roma dual-cockpit look thanks to the high position of the control panel.

Performance figures are pretty impressive too with 612bhp being generated from the 3.9-litre V8 turbo. 0-62mph is done in 3.4 seconds and you can carry on all the way up to just under 200mph. It also has an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and it sounds even better than previous models thanks to the new exhaust tune.

The roof can be opened or folded away in 13.5 seconds and this can be done at any speed up to 37mph. Inside the car, the driver benefits from an 8.4-inch central display and, as an optional extra, a screen can be added to the passenger side too.

A Ferrari like this certainly won’t come cheap and the UK price point has not yet been confirmed by Ferrari. However, a smart guess would be that it will be more expensive than the coupe which currently starts from around £175,000. This might make it an unobtainable car to most but, even admiring it from a distance, you can’t help but appreciate its stunning looks.

Ready To Win – Entry Is Now Open!

Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial is now ready for its brand-new owner.

It has been thoroughly checked and has been given the go-ahead from our workshop team that it can be put live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Entry is now open so you can get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning your very own Ferrari at Bridge Classic Cars Festive Live Draw.

The draw has already been guaranteed for Thursday 22nd December so someone will win our 1985 Ferrari Mondial before Christmas.

Good luck!

Throttle Cable Adjusted

Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial is going to be a big part of our Bridge Classic Cars Festive Live Draw. With one lucky person going to win this beautiful classic car in time for Christmas, our workshop team are working hard to make sure everything is working as it should be.

Classic car technician Steve has been giving our Ferrari Mondial a thorough inspection and assessment. While he was doing so, he adjusted the throttle cable as he wasn’t satisfied with its current performance.

With our 1985 Ferrari Mondial going live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website very soon, you can be sure that it will be ready to go for its new owner to win on Thursday 22nd December at our Festive Live Draw.

Just Arrived – Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial

It may have been a wet and rainy evening when it arrived, but our 1985 Ferrari Mondial still looked impressive as it made its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Once it was inside and dried off, it looked very much at home surrounded by other classic cars.

Our team of experienced classic car technicians will thoroughly assess and inspect the latest addition to our workshop before we decide what the future holds for this beautiful classic car.

Repairing the exhaust manifolds.

Scott has been repairing the exhaust manifolds for the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. They’re made of stainless steel and were cleaned up before being painted in black high-temperature paint to make them look like genuine Ferrari.

Engine plunges into the Ferrari!

On Friday, the newly-built engine was plunged into the bay of the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona, using a heavy duty crane, with Scott and Ady levering the engine in with the chains. The car originally came to us with an over-heated engine, so wasn’t running. Fortunately, it came with a spare Jaguar V12 engine. The old, blown one was stripped apart and any useful parts were left to be used in the re-building. Scott’s now been re-connecting everything back in the engine bay now it’s in.

Lights on!

Here’s another little update on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. After adjusting the genuine Ferrari side lamp covers the other day to be able to fit on this replica, they’re now on. Scott is now working on repairing the exhaust manifolds. They’ll then be taken to the spray booth to be painted with paint that can withstand high temperatures.

Ferrari Daytona’s peeling steering rack…

We’ve found that the paint was flaking off the steering rack of the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona, so it was taken into the paint shop. There, Lydia blasted as much paint off as she could with an air gun and then took the rest off with a combination of a blade, a grinder attachment on a drill and thinners with a red scotch pad. The steering rack is now clean and masked up, ready to go in the spray booth.

Ferrari gets modified

Scott has been doing modifications and fittings on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. He’s fitted the rear bumpers, modified the number plate lamp because the car is made of fibreglass, whereas the number plate lamp is made to go on a metal car, the position of the headlamp mechanism has been adjusted and the headlamp motor has been fitted, he’s rewired the motor and checked that it functions properly, the horn has been fitted and it’s got new wiring, and the front grill has been fitted. Scott is now starting to modify the side lamp covers because they’re genuine Ferrari lenses and so they won’t fit in their original state.

Axles fitting time for the Daytona.

Scott has now finished re-assembling the front axle for the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. The rear axle was re-assembled last week, which you can see a blog post about here. A blog post showing the front axle’s progress from yesterday can be accessed here. Now both axles are re-assembled, they were able to be fitted to the car!

The front and rear axles have both been rebuilt with all new bushings, bearings, shocks and springs. The brake calipers have been refurbished and Scott has replaced all the brake lines. The car was then lowered down onto the newly built axles and they were bolted on with new mountings.

Front axle nearly complete on the Daytona!

Scott has been getting up to speed on the front axle of the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. The only tasks left to do on it is that the steering rack needs to be installed, the shocks need to be mounted and the front anti-roll bar needs to be installed. After all that, the front axle will be completed!

Reassembling the rear axle of the Daytona.

Now that the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona is back in the workshop, Scott’s been straight back to work with it. In these photos you can see he’s started to reassemble the rear axle back together. An interesting point to make with this car is that the discs are on the inside of the rear axle rather than on the actual wheels.

Daytona back in the workshop!

This week we’ve welcomed the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona back into the workshop after it’s been in storage for a little bit of time. The last time it was in here was back in March when the body had just been painted and the seats had finished being re-upholstered. You can read about its progress so far here. Stay tuned for updates!

Ferarri Daytona Update: Paint, Trim and Heater

Heater removal

Scott has been taking out the heater in our Ferrari Daytona so that it can be re-wired and refurbished.

Trim

The trim restoration for our Daytona continues with Brian taking off any extra leather around the skirt of the seat, adding in eyelets for the headrest and pulling the leather over the side of the base onto the back. Lydia has been marking out and cutting new pieces of foam to glue onto the “inner” frame and glueing the foam in place and adding more foam padding to fill out the frame. Lydia has also pulled the cover over the frame and foam and glued the sides into place. She started with the calico strips that run around the edge, she then pulled it tight to get the shape of the seat. Once the seat frames were completed, she fitted the backboard and inner section into place.

Lydia also sanded down and re-covered the sills recently and then glued on new foam and leather.

Masked And Painted

The engine bay, bonnet, boot and wings have also been masked and painted, meaning that the exterior is now finished.

Daytona Dash, Trim And Suspension

Lydia and Brian have been working on various panels for the Ferarri Daytona. Lydia has taken off the original leather and the screws from the sun visor panel to clean the fibreglass, ready to be recovered. She has also been taking the covers and foam off the A, B and C posts and sanding off the old glue. She then glued on s fresh 3mm of foam before wrapping the posts in new stretchy vinyl. Brian has removed the old cover from ‘c’ posts, sanded and filled any fibreglass to make it smooth before recovering in new vinyl. He has also removed the cover from the ‘a’ posts and cleaned the metal so it’s ready to be recovered. He did the same for the B panel too. Brian then removed the cover from the rear window top bar and cleaned up the fibreglass. He added new foam onto the top bar and glued new vinyl onto the rear of the panel. He repeats this process on the a, b and c panels too.

Kath has been recovering the head rests with new updated modifications to make the head rests a slimmer design on the clients request.

Kath has made the skirt and clipped the four sections together in position before sewing all the parts together. After sewing the mock together, Kath could refit the foam. She then unpicked the skirt ready to cut out new parts to then sew together. Once all sewn together, Kath could place the cover over the frame to see how it’s going to fit. With a few modifications, the cover fits perfectly and the skirt folds over the back of the cover. For the inner piece, Kath drew around the centre of the foam, marked out new leather, clipped together the pieces and finally sewed them all in. Once she ensured it fit perfectly, she could assemble all the pieces. She repeated the process on the second headrest.

Lydia has also been working to make the centre rear carpet section. The original carpet was red, which she needed to remove first before cleaning all the glue off the base. She drew around the original pieces of carpet to make out the new template which she then cut out new leather from. Once this was done, she sewed around the edges of each carpet to bind, then glued around the surround section. She then glued the fabric into place.