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Interview with leading Swiss collector Albert Obrist

Albert Obrist

Albert Obrist


Maranello, 18 December, 2014

The great Ferrari collector Albert Obrist visited Maranello to pick up his new Grigio Ferro Met La Ferrari in recent days. The Swiss national has been a Ferrari enthusiast since in the 1950s and bought his first Prancing Horse car, a 250 GT 2+2 (a four-seater forbearer of the FF) in 1962. In the intervening decades, Mr Obrist has built up one of the world’s most important Ferrari collections. His most prestigious cars have included, for instance, the 250 TR59 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1959, the 375 MM that finished first in the 24 Hours of Spa in 1953, and the 315 S which triumphed in the very last “real” Mille Miglia in 1957 with Piero Taruffi at its wheel.

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In this video clip, Albert Obrist talks about his love for Ferrari, the importance of restoration (of homes, aircraft and boats as well as cars) and, of course, his latest gem, the LaFerrari. He immediately test-drove the latter and then described it as: “Not just a car but something completely new. Incredible! Fantastic!”