Ferrari restores Steve McQueen’s classic model

We love iconic sports cars, particularly those from the 1960s.

Ferrari recently restored the 1967 275 GTB/4 that had been owned by iconic actor Steve McQueen. Ferrari will restore old models for a price, and the car’s current owner paid over $200,000 for the restoration.

ACB: Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Italia Vintage HRE wheels from eGarage on Vimeo.

Once again, HRE’s vintage wheels have made it onto Afternoon Car Break. This time though, we see the wheels in motion on a stunning Ferrari 458. Make sure to crank the volume at the end of the video (hint, hint). And for the full rundown on the wheels of the car, check the original post here.

New Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Debuts

When a new Ferrari debuts, it’s an event. When a truly breathtaking one debuts, it’s world changing. No other car company creates the same response as a new Ferrari, and that continues with the new F12 Berlinetta’s launch. First, there are the stunningly gorgeous looks. Even their new grille design that seems so awkward on the FF, blends seamlessly on the new F12. In a world gone retro looking for new design ideas, Ferrari manages to combine the natural beauty of the past, with modern design cues.

And of course, a conversation about Ferrari’s always includes how fast it will go. In this case, power will be coming from a 740hp, naturally-aspirated V-12. No Turbos that go whoosh, or superchargers that whine, this power is all natural. In fact, this is the fastest Ferrari around Ferrari’s test track. Faster than an Enzo, faster than the new 458, and in a car that is not meant for all out speed but for long distance trips. With both devastating speed and cross country comfort, the new F12 is the automotive equivalent of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

Knee-weakening looks, and devastating performance nearly wipes memories of the F12′s predecessor the 599 nearly off the map. I thought the 599 would be the last time we saw a grand touring Ferrari that was both classically beautiful, traditionally powered Ferrari Grand Tourer. Thankfully, I was very, very wrong. Long live the new F12 Berlinetta.

Video of Ferrari 458 Spider with Retractable Hard Top

Here’s a video of the new Ferrari from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ferrari purchase can also make you money!

Money.co.uk.com writes…

Investing in Ferraris can prove genuinely profitable. Well-chosen models increase in value faster than any other car, and demand for them greatly outstrips supply at international classic car auctions.

Classic cars are exempt from capital gains tax when they are inherited or sold on. As their lifespan is generally considered to be fifty years or less, they count as “wasting assets”; the same applies to guns and antiques, but you’ll need a certificate to own a gun and a grandfather clock is boring.

Ferraris are the polar opposite of boring, so the team at money.co.uk had fun examining the ten best models based on their ROI…

Check out the full article.

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