It was time for this one to get completely disassembled and rebuilt, piece by piece in London by expert craftsmen to a better-than-new configuration that is an updated and continuing evolution of the original race car.
They stripped it down to almost a bare shell with the aim to upgrade everything along the way except for the engine, which is being rebuilt but it’s configuration left as-raced.
Michelotto, who normally is very resistant to release information, much less any actual parts, were very helpful in agreeing to supply brakes, hubs, and suspension pieces. Normally they do not assist unless the subject car was one of their own ex race cars, so they were very lucky to have them cooperating on this particular project.
When the F40 was originally built, they had such a very thin layer of paint applied to their carbon fiber skins that the texture was able to be seen through their paint. Hey, the less paint, the less weight but not all of their first owners saw it that way and many had to be repainted by the factory to please them. On this particular race car, they decided to skip the arduous, time consuming process and paint it a deep and gorgeous 300/12 Rosso Corsa.
Although they claim that they are not over-restoring this car, their amazing attention to detail everywhere is evident in the photos. The cars were never this perfect from the factory, so we wonder if this car is not actually better-than-new flawless, then what could possibly make them happy?
For now we will remain quiet for the remaining moments of this feature out of pure respect for this glorious build thread that can be seen on ferrarichat.com.