Ferrari Classiche recently took delivery of one of the more interesting cars
ever to leave the Ferrari factory - a 275 GTB4 that originally belonged to
legendary American star, Steve McQueen who took delivery of the car in San
Francisco when he was on the set filming Bullitt.
The new owner brought the car to Ferrari Classiche for the company's
authenticity certification process, knowing that at some time during the 1980s,
when under previous ownership, the car had been converted to a Spider.
Under the provisions of the certification process, a Ferrari can only be
authenticated if it is to exactly the same specifications as when it left the
factory. To this end, the new owner wisely decided to return the car to its
original coupé form and Ferrari Classiche has undertaken the restoration
reproducing the roof and buttresses with hand-beaten steel panels.
A considerable contribution to the interest for classic Ferraris in recent years
has come from the company's direct involvement, with its dedicated department
providing certificates of authenticity which testify to the originality of a
car. Set up in 2006, Ferrari Classiche has to date processed over 3,300
certification requests using the company's exhaustive archive records and