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This workshop is where really expensive Ferraris get restored

Welcome to Ferrari's Classiche department, restoring and sprucing the world's most expensive prancing horses

Published: 15 Apr 2024
15 minutes 27 seconds

In a quiet corner of the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy, a small, dedicated team documents the past and offers classics a future. This is Ferrari’s Classiche department – and it’s where the world’s most expensive cars come when they need a spruce up.

But it’s only a relatively recent development, as under founder Enzo, Ferrari was a race team first, always focused on what’s next, not what’s past.

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It was only in 2004 that CEO Jean Todt spotted the value in the back catalogue and realised that if others were restoring and rebuilding Ferraris, the firm itself should have a stake in that. The Classiche (that second one is a hard C) unit got going two years later.

Two decades on, we’ve been for a poke around, to see just how diverse and adept Classiche has become. Top Gear magazine's head of car testing, Ollie Marriage, is your guide…

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