Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas has sparked a ton of chatter online about the wreaked F40 Ferrari they were rebuilding on the show. From changing the paint color to some hammering on the firewall to get things to fit, there was a lot of hate floating around out there. But it looks like Richard had the last laugh taking the car to the Texas Concours d'Elegance and walking away with a best of show. 

The team at Gas Monkey did a lot of modifications to a car that many would consider untouchable, but I must admit I kind of like it. The car looks great in black, the flip up headlight delete is cleanly executed, and so long as they sold it before the shows aired they should be good. Check out more pics below or the full set over at the Gas Monkey Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE 

Source: Gas Monkey Facebook

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  1. Some day, someone will have to put this back the way it belongs. Best in Show? Only in Texas.

  2. I do see that they went at this quite strong on the modifications, but i like it.
    Most F40 sit in an air conditioned museum - which is the single biggest waste of a iconic, beautiful, 'nuts out' speed machine. Use it or loose it i say.
    Some cars are worth preserving. but that car is no longer original, as its been wrapped around a building, so why not turn it into something unique?
    10/10 for guts i say. I for one would love a go!

  3. I do not care for Headlight mod.

  4. I'm normally a purist with cars like this,but i respect the work done by Gas-Monkey!They didn't take it to far,i have seen worse things done to exotic-cars especially by"Rappers",who for some reason,don't get it!But i have no trouble imagining that,Ferrari would have done a similar thing with the F40,if the style of body would still be in vogue now!So,good-job Gas-Monkey!

  5. What happened to the black Recaro seats?

  6. The car wouldn't even exist any longer had they not taken a chance. It's great. Keep doing what you're doing, GMG!

  7. These kind of performance mods are very popular among F40 owners in Japan. Definitely nothing wrong with that. Red is natural for Ferrari, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be any other color including black. Considering the condition at which it got to the shop it needed a repaint anyway. I am not 100% certain about choice of wheels as I would opt for something lighter like TE37 or LMR, but HRE makes great quality wheels and these 3 piece ones look nice on this car.
    I think mods on this car are subtle and tastefully done. Without a shadow of a doubt they preserve the elegance of the original car.