Ferrari F40 LM Restoration – The Build Thread

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Just wanted to share with you a build thread of eye watering expense, as the owner of a newly acquired Ferrari F40 LM shares his progress of the car’s restoration. It runs to many pages, with photographs and progress from initial teardown confirming many of their worst fears, right through to the final rebuild to a superb standard. The car had been left to deteriorate for more than eight years and several people had viewed it, then walked away. It takes confidence and courage to undertake a project like this, particularly in the financial area. It’s a fascinating read, so take a look at the full thread here at the Ferrari Chat discussion boards. You’ll need to register to see all of the images, but it’s worth the effort, as Ferrari Chat is a good place to take in all kinds of Ferrari info directly from owners of the cars.

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Author: Neill Watson

If you love the sound of the Cosworth V8 as much as the V12 Merlin, the smell of Jet A1 as much as Castrol R and admire the late Ray Hanna as much as Sir Stirling, you’ll find you’re both on the same page. Neill's love of art deco buildings means that his ideal home would be a brilliant white, 1930′s control tower in Southern France, with crisply mown grass, biplane parked on the driveway and a Ferrari 288GTO in the garage. This is something that those around him tolerate, though it does concern them from time to time.

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