Ah yes, Ferrari and Burberry, that age-old combination. Apparently. We’re not so sure ourselves, but apparently beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or possibly beer holder, in the case of this curious machine that’s not only Burberry-wrapped, but also lacking its lid.
The Testarossa you’re looking at here has had quite the journey. Firstly, it’s had it’s roof removed by Scuderia Baldini & Co. Based in Rome, the company has a long history of modifying what many would consider to be the un-modifiable. After all, we’re talking about Italian icons here, not Morris Itals. Still, the company seems to know what it’s doing, as the car goes to show. Plus, their reassuring slogan is “the secret of success is the eccess”. We’ll ignore the fact they can’t spell “excess”.
Details of the conversion are thin on the ground. It looks to have been done well, though we doubt there’s a folding roof anywhere to be seen. You know, what with the engine being in the way? Still, the lack of roof isn’t the main draw here. No, that would be the wrap.
Unless Goldie Lookin’ Chain have come into some money, we’re not sure who commissioned the wrap. What we do know, categorically, is that they’re clearly not the shy, retiring type. Not by a long shot.
Choice of pattern aside, there’s no denying that the team at Garage Italia Customs has done a damn fine job. It really is flawless in terms of a wrap. But that’s like saying by dunking the Mona Lisa in a vat of blue paint, you’d get flawless coverage. Flawless is not a pseudonym for good.
It’s happened though, it exists and we hope that someone is very happy with it. Plus, there’s no denying that a car like this pushes the boundaries of what can be done. It’s not a technical revelation, but it certainly is a brave project.
Each to their own, and all that. Though do you want to know what really annoys us? It’s not the cut-off roof. It’s not even the Burberry. It’s the fact they’ve not done the wing mirrors. Come on, get it sorted!