Tubi Style has been a prominent brand among Ferrari enthusiasts for over 30 years, initially dedicated to motorsports—achieving victories in major global competitions—and later to the production of custom exhausts for personalized sound.

Today, Tubi Style has expanded into a new realm: vintage car restoration, where the company has achieved a high level of excellence.

The extensive knowledge of historical Ferrari cars, accumulated over the years, and the broader understanding of the Italian automotive world have enabled Tubi Style to offer consultancy in significant restoration projects for private collectors, specialized workshops, and manufacturer departments located in the Emilia region. These projects often involve top-tier vehicles, frequently of inestimable value, auctioned for over €20 million, and winners of the world’s most prestigious elegance competitions.

This history of consultancy has allowed the company to build a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the restoration field, offering exhaust lines equivalent to the original for all existing Ferrari models, from the first Ferrari 125S to the late ’80s Ferraris.

The workshop can produce exhausts using materials and procedures from different historical periods. Even today, professionals at Tubi Style often follow the processes of Master Michele Leo, who, as in the 1950s, fills iron pipes with sand, heats them with a blowtorch, and manually replicates the original exhaust curves, creating unparalleled craftsmanship that has earned the highest originality ratings from juries at contests like the Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este.

In the vintage car world, the overall evaluation of a car depends on the assessment of individual components, and even official suppliers often fail to stay true to the original project due to a lack of historical know-how.

Tubi Style’s offerings are primarily distinguished into two product types, covering two different historical periods:

From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s

All Ferrari cars produced from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s were crafted in Ferrari’s early factories using an artisanal process, resulting in different mufflers for each vehicle to fit often very varied bodywork. These exhaust systems require above-average installation skills due to the necessary adaptations performed directly on the car. 

In these instances, vehicles can be taken directly to Tubi Style’s partner workshops, coordinating the restoration with the staff. This service is recommended for restoring the most valuable cars.

From the mid-1970s onwards

Starting from the mid-1970s, Ferrari’s industrial processes evolved, ensuring the repeatability and interchangeability of individual components. For these products, the approach is more “catalog-based”: bolt-on components ready for installation as delivered, even by a non-specialized workshop. For these vehicles, Tubi Style technicians can provide consultancy and direct installation, particularly for high-value cars like the F40, on which they have extensive knowledge.

The F40 LM Restoration Project

One of the most valuable interventions by Tubi Style technicians was performed on the Ferrari F40 LM.

In 1989, a racing version of the famous supercar was created to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first two units produced for this purpose were named F40 LM. Based on the road model—powered by the legendary 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 with 478 HP—it could reach a power output of 900 HP, depending on the configuration, with a weight just over 1,000 kg. The last of the 19 units produced was sold for $1.25 million.

The restored F40 LM features the Tubi Style LM exhaust, recognized in elegance competitions as an original component even on road-going F40s. This exhaust is used in many F40 restorations, allowing them to enjoy the unmistakable sound of this solution.