David Lee had his 1972 Dino fully restored, at the same time giving it a 400-horsepower Ferrari V8 and a modernized chassis. But don’t call it a “resto-mod” or an “outlaw.” This is a re-invention to bring a classic model to its full potential.
Every vintage racecar has a story. Some of the more compelling ones are those intrinsically linked to a marque’s formative years. “The Admiral’s Ferrari,” a 1955 Series II Mondial, is one. This August, after 58 years in one owner’s hands, the car will go in search of a new steward at the Gooding & Company auction in Monterey.
Ferrari 458 Italia reset almost every measurement bar one could apply to a high-performance sports car. Editors at Motor Trend magazine wrote: “The 458 Italia surrounds you so completely with its talent, it almost feels an organic extension of your senses… This Ferrari turns mere mortals like you and me into driving gods.”