Reader Bill F shared this tale you may not believe even after seeing the pictures. This 1959 Ferrari was sitting in an apartment for over 30 years. It seems this fellow bought it in 1975. He drove it for about eight years and then decided to restore it. But where the heck do you find a secure place to do the work in a rough part of Hollywood? Why not in an apartment of course, especially if you own the building. He cut open the wall so the opening was not visible when it was closed, rolled the car in and got to work. He didn’t even empty the apartment! He bought lots of parts and had the engine rebuilt. There’s a six inch thick binder of documentation of the work done. The restoration work stopped in the early nineties. Eventually the fellow finally let his friend have a look and they end up purchasing it last April. The story is on Petrolicious and it makes an interesting read. Can you imagine how the buyer felt when he first saw the car? He had no idea what kind of car was in the apartment. I wonder what the neighbors thought about their quiet tenant in number eight that no one ever saw. Thank you Bill F for sharing this amazing tale!
There’s the rebuilt engine sitting in front of the fridge. I hope he emptied the fridge before he started this project! I know I’d love to have a Ferrari engine parked in my kitchen, how about you?
The mattress is leaning against the wall and the vintage light fixture is still in the living room. And, yes, there’s a Ferrari sitting there. This is going to be a beautiful car when it’s completed, of course, with a very interesting story. Can you believe it now?