“It’s a brand new car, the paint is perfect.” A statement, which has proven false far more times than true. Which will be supported by this beautiful example, the very First Ferrari 458 Speciale to arrive to the US. This pretty lady arrived to me a few months ago, April 10th to be exact, after being on US soil for almost three weeks. The owner, who had yet to see the car in person was out of the country. Which gave us time to address all of the important bits, such as getting the paint perfect and protected, body matching or blacking out the Ferrari emblems and logos and so forth. Over the course of a few working days, we took this “brand new” 458 and made it as perfect as it SHOULD have arrived. The visual journey below will show you exactly what to expect from Ferrari’s (as well as nearly every exotic manufacturer) quality control team. Do not get me wrong! They make a beautiful, fantastic vehicle, and for arguments sake not everyone is as attentive to the fine details like myself or the owner of this example. We spent approximately forty hours on this vehicle preparing and perfecting the paint and then protecting her with some of the best available paint protection in the industry, Finest. Not for the feint of heart, but luckily that’s why there are guys like myself around. Enjoy, as I know I have!