This was a special car and a pleasure to detail. The first road car to feature the F1 style paddle shift operated gearbox that would go on to be common place many years later! In classic Rosso Red this Ferrari has been used as intended by the owner on track days and race circuits- which is how it should be! However the owner now wants this fine machine to have more of a sedate life, away from the race track with a future of shows, meets and long country drives in mind. As part of that plan he wanted to re-juvenate the car’s paintwork and interior for the summer with plans for a re-spray to sort out the track rash around the front and lower parts of the car come winter time. With the potential respray in mind I suggested the basic Enhancement Detail package featuring a hand polish via Autoglym Super Resin, rather than going the machine route. Not only does this makes things cheaper for the owner – it also makes a lot of sense considering large portions of the paint may be getting replaced completely within the next year. Autoglym Super Resin is still very capable of improving the appearance of a car’s paint work and when coupled with the other stages in the package certainly gives a wow factor to the finished article.
Unfortunately the weather was against us a little bit on this detail with spells of rain trying to spoil the fun. When it looked like the rain had cleared off for the day we got the car out of the garage to finish the interior and seal the paintwork however the inclement weather returned just when I was taking the finished pictures! Very frustrating as I didn’t manage to get any finished shots of the lovely V8 engine and the gleaming paintwork in the sun. However, I will hopefully see this car again in the future and I’ll be sure to get some more snaps then. Here’s a run down of the complete process:
Here are the pictures of this lovely machine, enjoy.
You wouldn't guess it was an 18 year old car!