There’s a community subsection of “Oddly Satisfying Videos” that revolves around deep cleaning. Pressure washers, extreme upholstery shampoos, foaming cleansers, and more heavy-duty cleaning products take everyday items from gross to delicious. It’s one of the most satisfying things to watch, and I follow a few different accounts that feature this type of cleanup. So I was tickled to see a video of a sad, rusty Ferrari 328 GTS gets the spa treatment she deserved.
Auto retailer videos of all kinds can be soothing. This one is on a whole different level.
The Original Owner Bought This Ferrari 328 GTS In The Early 90s, But He Hid It classic car in a barn a few years ago because of peeling paint and a generally sad exterior. That is until Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC got his hands on it. Kosilla’s mission was to restore the old Ferrari to roadworthy condition so that the original owner could enjoy it again or sell it to someone who would.
The owner also had a 20+ year old 12 cylinder Lamborghini Espada hidden in one of his storage barns. Layers of history were stripped away during Ammo’s visit to this property.
Watch the video to see the before and after of this intensive ‘rrari rehabilitation.
Is restoring classic cars worth it?
Many DIY enthusiasts do not have the specific skills or tools needed to perform this type of extreme restoration on a classic, vintage or antique car. So a beautiful sports car like the Ferrari 328 GTS can sit unloved and untouched for years or even decades because the effort and cost seems too high. Is it it’s worth restoring a wrecked classic car?
What’s cool about this Ammo video series is that it’s all about the love of cars. By restoring classic cars to their former glory, this team of detailers gives them a second chance at life. Is it worth restoring an old rusty car? Or is it better to just throw it away?
It depends on a lot of factors. If the vehicle has significant sentimental value – as this Ferraro seems to have – or has the potential for high resale value, the cost of restoring a classic car could be worth it.
How much is a Ferrari 328 GTS worth?
The Ferrari 328 GTS hasn’t been sold new in over 30 years, so determining its value can be difficult. Kosilla mentions that the 328 GTS, in particular, is highly coveted as a classic car because it’s easy to work with, at least a typical model is. Its ease of DIY maintenance makes it a good project for hobby mechanics and hobbyists.
Autotrader lists a handful of classic Ferrari 328 models for as little as $80,000 and up to $250,000. We can assume that these prices reflect cars in good or excellent condition. When the team first pulled this Ferrari out of the barn, it probably wasn’t worth much. After a good bath and some interior scrubbing, it could very well be worth six figures.
Restoration projects are a labor of love
This Ferrari 328 GTS was kept in an unair-conditioned barn covered only with a tarp and surrounded by equipment. If you are looking for ways to restore and maintain your classic car, It’s not that. Although it is better to be covered than completely exposed to the elements.
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