1967 FERRARI 365 CALIFORNIA
At our first Pebble Beach Concours d'elegance, it was an honour to have an entry accepted and to participate amongst the most rare and most beautiful cars in the world.
Amongst the most exclusive production Ferrari of them all, the successor to the 500 Superfast sold only to the exceptionally rich and famous. This convertible, styled by Tjaarda, is unique and one of only two right hand drive examples.
In 2015 we commenced the task of restoring the car back to its original colour combination of blue Sera and Vaumol light tan interior.
This was a huge project involving painstaking research (including proving this was the only car out of the 14 ever built to have a black leather dashboard – the remaining 13 having a wooden dashboard). After a year of work the owner decided he would try and enter it into the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours so, on completion, the car was shipped to California for the tour and the Concours on the 18th fairway.
David Houghton and Russell Smith flew over to prepare the car and after the transport worked tirelessly to bring it to show standard. The car got a fantastic reception and the amazing design was truly appreciated in the States which gave the model its name. The highlight was reuniting To Tjaarda with the car he designed.