About us

Let me introduce myself

I’m Mervin Lapré, the founder and owner of  Lapré Engineering BV . My career began in 1998 when I start working for a Ferrari and Porsche specialist in Apeldoorn where I lived that time. After a few years there working as an assistant mechanic my foundation was created. After that I started to work for one of the most famous Ferrari specialist in the Netherlands in Rheden for 8 years. I created lots of experience both in the restoration and engineering and in particular racing abroad and all the facilities around that. After that I start working at a good friend and Ferrari specialist in Oss and after a while he helped me over the threshold to make my ambitions a reality and I launched my own business on January 14, 2008.

I started in Deventer as Lapré Classic & Sportscars ,in a portion of an old dairy where I had a workshop which originated from hobby, that’s how it started, after 6 months I had the opportunity to move to the Groningerstraat in Deventer, where we now have established since June 2008. On August 2015 we have moved across the street where we realized a better facility for our restoration projects and a bigger seperate engine/gearbox room.

My passion for cars, particularly Ferrari and Maserati is ambitious and may I say it was no surprise that I eventually go in here.The restoration of classic Italian cars for me is one of the greatest things to do and to do it well, so for me the most important aspect for a good restoration, strive for originality, but also to the wishes of the customer. The wishes of the customer is our priority.

Through the years

Through the years we have done many restoration projects of Ferrari’s, Maserati’s but also other exotic Italien automobiles like Lamborghini , Iso Rivolta and DeTomaso

Our experience gives us great depth and breadth of knowledge, which combined with our extensive availability of original parts, or reproducing new parts ,assist us in restoring cars to the highest standard.

Events

We regularly visit and participate in several events through Europe such as Concours, Fairs, Auctions and Rally and Race events. We keep you posted about our next event we will visit or participate.

News & feeds

News

Classiche Masters book

We are proud to announce that we are part of Classiche Masters book wich brought to you by Marc Sonnery  and is about his journey searching for the finest Maserati restoration company’s in the world , The book holds 12 of the very best. And will be presented at Retromobile Paris 2020. check out the […]

Touring Carrozzeria Superleggera Ambassador

We are honored to announce that we are member of and ambassador for Touring Carrozzeria Superleggera. We are personal invited by Mr. Giovanni  Bianchi Anderloni and Alberto Bianchi Anderloni and we agreed a cooperation for information and documentation mostly about Maserati by Touring automobiles. Thanks to Presidente del Registro Mr. Franco Bruno Ronchi and Consiglieri Mr. Carlo Brambilla.