In a recent story in The Times of India, a journalist asked a Ferrari dealer if it could be salvaged.
The dealer, whose identity was not revealed, told him, “No, no, I don’t salvage.”
A Ferrari enthusiast, whose name we are withholding, told the reporter, “Yes, you can.
But I think you’ll have to do a lot of work.”
And another, who wished to remain anonymous, told me that Ferrari had been working on repairing the car for a decade.
The car had been in the possession of the man, the journalist wrote, “for a couple of years, and the Ferrari dealer told me it was in poor shape.”
The car is believed to have been lost after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Mumbai, India.
The owner of the Ferrari is a former member of the Indian government and had taken the car to India in the hope of buying it.
After he had returned it, he was approached by the owner of a local Ferrari dealer and asked to donate the car, which was in great shape, to the car’s original owner.
“There was a very big gap between the time when the car was stolen and when the Ferrari was repaired, which is the only way to restore it,” the Ferrari enthusiast told me.
“So, it was only when we gave the car back to the owner that he was able to salvage it.”
“You have to take into account the fact that it was a Ferrari and that Ferrari is an iconic car.
People think about a Ferrari for a long time.
I think they are very proud of their car, but they also want to preserve it,” said Nandakumar Jadhav, an engineer and former senior official at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
He told me: “I think the car will be in good shape in a few years, if it is not damaged.
But we need to do some work to get it ready to go back to its former owner.”
The Ferrari enthusiast I spoke to said that he would work on restoring the car in the coming days.
He added: “We are going to do this for free and that will help us out a lot.”
A man who gave his name as Rajesh said that the car had a “very big gap” between the date it was stolen in 2015 and the date he bought it.
“It has been in poor condition for some time, but it has been working for about five years now,” he told me, adding that he had given the car a final overhaul.
“Now it is being put together.”
Rajesh added that he hoped that the Ferrari would be given a new lease of life, with the help of a specialist.
“We want to get the car repaired.
It has been a good year.
I would like to see the car being restored.”