Ferrari bringing Steve McQueen's 275 GTB4 back to life
Ferrari Classiche announced that they have taken delivery of one of the most famous cars ever to have left their factory in Maranello. The Ferrari 275 GTB4 that was owned by Steve McQueen when he was filming the movie Bullitt, has found its way back home. The new owner contacted Ferrari’s Classiche department to have the iconic car restored back to its original specifications.
McQueen originally took delivery of the new Ferrari 275 GTB4 while he was in San Francisco filming Bullitt. After the legendary American film star sold the car, the new owner, sometime in the 1980’s, tried to make a Spyder out of it by chopping the top off. And since there were only 10 real 275 GTB/4 NART Spyders ever produced, he wanted to make his into one.
The car was sold to a new owner who has just recently contacted Ferrari’s Classiche Department to have its roof rebuilt and the car returned to original factory specifications. Ferrari Classiche was established in 2006 specifically to provide restoration and maintenance services, technical assistance and Certificates of Authenticity to owners of classic Ferraris. The restoration facilities are housed in the former Ferrari foundry within the Maranello factory.
With the recent record sale of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $35 million, Ferrari’s continue to be an excellent investment for those who can afford one of the classics. And McQueen’s cars continue to bring big bucks at auction and are sought after by collectors.