Man remodels his house -- for his Ferrari

May 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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SHEFFIELD, England, May 22 (UPI) -- A British Ferrari enthusiast says he has converted his garage into a den -- not for himself but for his car, a $56,000 Ferrari F355 Spyder.

John Ryder, 28, worked for month and spent about $1,500 to convert the garage into a den and TV room but kept the garage door in place so he can park the bright yellow 1996 Spyder in the middle of the room, The Sun reported Saturday.

Ryder said he got the idea when he and his wife moved into their home last year.

"I saw the potential instantly," the Sheffield steel worker said. "Now the car takes pride of place in our home."

"The Ferrari is my ultimate dream car," Ryder said of his Spyder, which can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, has a top speed of 183 mph and cost $135,000 new.

When asked what she thought of the house addition, Ryder's wife Caroline, 29, said, "Jon always gets mad ideas, but they seem to work out ... sort of."

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