Steve McQueen’s 275 GTB4 to be restored by Ferrari Classiche

Article by Christian A., on June 19, 2012

Ferrari Classiche has just received an important piece of history a.k.a. a 275 GTB4 that originally belonged to legendary American star, Steve McQueen. According to the manufacturer the car was delivered to McQueen in San Francisco when he was on the set filming Bullitt. Now, Ferrari is very busy as it has to see if the car is authentic, as it known that at some time during the 1980s, when had been converted to a Spider.

In order to achieve the certification, the new owner decided to return the car to its original form and with some help from Ferrari Classiche, a new roof was built using hand-beaten steel panels. For those who don’t know, Ferrari Classiche is company’s department established to provide restoration and maintenance services, technical assistance and Certificates of Autenticity to owners of classic Ferraris.

Another Ferrari, which made quite a buzz few weeks ago, is the 250 GTO built for Stirling Moss which was sold for an impressive $35 million, becoming the most expensive car in the world. A world record price that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch in 1962 of this homologation special (hence the designation Gran Turismo Omologata), of which just 36 examples were built.

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