There is nothing more that breaks a car lover's heart apart from looking at a classic Ferrari burn down to ashes. At the same time, the same person is the happiest when such as car is restored to its original glory.
This is exactly the case with a 1952 Ferrari 225E, which was badly damaged in a fire accident. The Ferrari arrived in Maranello, and as the company describes, the car was in a terrible state, after it was badly damaged.
The 1952 Ferrari was one of the earliest sports cars made by Ferrari. This particular car with the chassis number 0178 was first owned by Count Antonio Sterzi, and even took part in the Mille Miglia. The Ferrari even won events such as the the Bolzano-Mendola hillclimb and the Coppa InterEuropa at Monza.
Later the car changed a couple of owners and was the sad victim of a fire, that left the car badly damaged. Several attempts have been made over decades ever since to get the car restored.
Later, the current Argentinian owner contacted Ferrari Classiche to completely restore the car's burnt outer shell.
The interior was a different story. Since the documentation regarding the interior of the car was lost, Ferrari had to examine and observe cars made during the 1950s to ensure the interior of the car was made as per the original.
One part of the Ferrari that was not damaged was the engine, which Ferrari rebuilt it to specific standards.
After two years of hard work, the Ferrari was finally ready, sporting a new two-tone blue and white paintjob, leaving the new owner very contended.
Ferrari Classiche was established specifically to provide restoration and maintenance services, technical assistance and Certificates of Authenticity to owners of classic Ferraris. Based out of the Maranello factory, Ferrari Classiche was opened by the President of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, in July 2006.
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