McQueen Ferrari goes back to Maranello

| 17 Jun 2012

The ex-Steve McQueen Ferrari 275GTB4 has returned to the Maranello factory for an extensive (and expensive) makeover.

The King of Cool took delivery of the car in San Francisco while he was working on the movie Bullitt.

Its new owner – aware that it had been converted into a Spider at some point in the 1980s – has now commissioned Ferrari to rebuild it to precisely how it left Italy so it can gain one of the company's certificates of authenticity.

As a result the Ferrari Classiche workshops are now returning the car to its original coupé form, reproducing the roof and buttresses with hand-beaten steel panels.

And that means we have the chance to print some fascinating photos of what a 275GTB4 looks like mid-reconstruction.