This Level of Craftsmanship Will Never Not Impress Me.
Ordinarily when you roll your Ferrari 500 TR you might start to think of contingency plans—particularly in 1958 when they weren’t the precious objects they are today. Re-bodied special? Sell her for parts?
That this shop looked at the damaged hulk and said, “yeah, we can fix that” is admirable. That they pulled it off so successfully is remarkable. That this level of skill and craftsmanship likely wasn’t even that unusual and that coachbuilders of this caliber were probably working in every major metropolitan area is spectacular.
That these skills are largely forgotten is tragic.
More photos and the accompanying article from a 1958 issue of Tekniikan Maailma on Forum-Auto.