Restoring a Ferrari with an electric engine is either 'future-proofing' it or 'taking away its soul'

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It'll set you back the same as a deposit for a house, but advocates say converting a classic car to electric will 'bring it into the 21st century', while purists insist 'it's just not the same'.

Owning a classic car is a sensory experience. Purists say it's the feel of the leather, the smell of the fuel, the growl of the engine that brings a classic car to life. But on an industrial estate in Newtown, mid-Wales, that growl is silenced. Three Ferrari Testa Rossas, a Maserati Ghibli and a Land Rover are all getting their old engines ripped out and electric motors put in.

' 'But as time goes on, and more and more people are driving electric cars, they're starting to get it. 'They're starting to understand, 'Oh, it's got a bit of poke. It's quite nice to drive around in a nice, quiet, smooth car'.' He sees it like modernising a home - and the cost of fitting one of these motors could pay for a house deposit. It can range between £20,000 and £120,000 to have your old engine replaced by Richard's team.

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