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Old 02-15-2017, 12:24 PM
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I am not trying to hijack this thread.... but somebody should start a thread asking how many Ferrari cars you have driven over 120 MPH - my number would be 4 - or maybe just add that info into this thread

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Zero.

But I did drive a Fiero with a Ferrari kit - does that count? If so, then 1
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:59 PM
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Interesting thread, I hope I can add more in the future. I was sold on buying one from about the time I could walk. It only took one car to car swap at a cars and coffee to convince my wife. It was happy hunting from that point on. I bought my first Ferrari 5 months later.

1) 360 Challenge Stradale
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:25 PM
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I have some catching up to do...have only driven 2x 355s
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:26 PM
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How many different Ferraris have you driven?

Only lucky enough to drive 1 so far. An F430

Hoping to double that in the next few weeks and get my 308 on the road. If it weren't for the "while I'm here" jobs, I'd probably have done it already!


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Old 02-15-2017, 08:32 PM
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I wonder how many of his cars Enzo Ferrari himself drove? I mean, he was the boss, right? He could drive anything he wanted! Or would he be, "I can't be bothered!"?
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:48 PM
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I wonder how many of his cars Enzo Ferrari himself drove? I mean, he was the boss, right? He could drive anything he wanted! Or would he be, "I can't be bothered!"?
Enzo usually drove either a Peugeot or a Mini and in later years was driven in a Fiat Chroma, or Lancia Thema.

when he drove a Ferrari in the 50's and 60's he usually went for the 2+2 cars. There is some footage of him driving a Ferrari 250GTE and some pictures of him in a 250 SWB, as well as driving a PF coupe. in the mid 60's he'd drive a 330, and occasionally a 330gtc but that was pretty rare by the late 60's. The combination of him getting older, and the threats against "industrialist" by the communists in Italy made him drive in a non descript car, and usually by Pepino Verdelli & a body guard.

There are a couple of stories of people who drove with him, and stated that he was smooth, and aggressive, very quick, and usually did not pay much attention to road signs. there is one story of him driving his mini with the new driver / body guard, and at one point Ferrari goes to pass a large truck, but clips the bumper, and drags the bumper from Formagione to the Maranello factory ... gets out and looks at the car, and say's - can you believe that guy almost hit me! ... then told the body guard to get the car fixed by lunch.

in the late 60's and early 70's Ferrari would be out drinking and chasing girls... and usually would be a bit tipsy so he had a driver... who was "discreet" that was usually Pepino.

he did give his Son Dino a Ferrari, but by that time he was not able to drive much. I forget the model, it was a mid 50's racing / road car. based on a TDF? I think.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:52 PM
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I am not trying to hijack this thread.... but somebody should start a thread asking how many Ferrari cars you have driven over 120 MPH - my number would be 4 - or maybe just add that info into this thread
Hmm.. over 120MPH...

Testarossa
308GTB qv
F-40
348GTC
FF
458
512 BB

all were on a race track.... except for the TR and 308 & FF... but not saying where....
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308 gt4
308 Vetro
400i
328
Testarossa
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I have hit 120 in four of them
A short list but do I get a half point for owning a Lancia Thema 8.32 in the past....
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:16 AM
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good question, I haven't driven as many as people would think. I turn down offers to drive personal cars all the time, not a fan of driving other peoples cars and the dealer in past has never involved me much for drives. the exception is Enver for a couple years, who moved from Boardwalk to San Antonio.

250 Lusso
308 GT4
308 GTSi
328 GTS
348 ts
355 Challenge
430 Scud
Cali 30
TR
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599
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1953 Formula 2 car center accelerator, LH shift (on 17 Mile Drive in PB)
1952 340 Mexico Spyder s/n 0228AT (in the hills above Mailbu and down PCH)
410 SA
250 Boano
250GT Zagato s/n 0515
250 SWB
250 SWB Sharknose s/n 3269
250PF Coupe
250 PF Cab Series 1
250 PF Cab Series 2
250GT/L
250 Nembo Spider s/n 1777 ??
275GTB s/n 6437 Batista Pininfarina's car (including ramp at PB)
275 Nart Spider conversion
275GTS
330GT early and late
330GTC standard
330GTC Lilian de Rethy Speciale (the first one, pop up lights, standard GTC rear)
330GTC Lilian de Rethy Speciale s/n 10107
365GT 2+2
365GTC
365GTC/4
365GT4/2+2
365GTB/4 Coupe
365GTS/4 Spider
365GTB/4 Comp
365GT4/BB
206 Dino prototype s/n 0106 (alloy body,one piece engine/rear trunk lid)
246GT
246GTS
308GTB fiberglass dry sump
308gt4
308 GTB & GTS all versions
328 GTB & GTS all versions
348 all versions exc Challenge
355 all versions exc Challenge
360 all versions exc Challenge
400 all versions including aftermarket cabriolet conversion
412 both stick & manual
456/456M all versions
550 Maranello
550 Barchetta
575 6 speed & F1
F40 LM (never got outta 2nd gear)

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250LM s/n 6025
new 1991 F40 on track at Laguna Seca
BBLM at Roebling Road in Savannah
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:19 PM
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1953 Formula 2 car center accelerator, LH shift (on 17 Mile Drive in PB)
1952 340 Mexico Spyder s/n 0228AT (in the hills above Mailbu and down PCH)
410 SA
250 Boano
250GT Zagato s/n 0515
250 SWB
250 SWB Sharknose s/n 3269
250PF Coupe
250 PF Cab Series 1
250 PF Cab Series 2
250GT/L
250 Nembo Spider s/n 1777 ??
275GTB s/n 6437 Batista Pininfarina's car (including ramp at PB)
275 Nart Spider conversion
275GTS
330GT early and late
330GTC standard
330GTC Lilian de Rethy Speciale (the first one, pop up lights, standard GTC rear)
330GTC Lilian de Rethy Speciale s/n 10107
365GT 2+2
365GTC
365GTC/4
365GT4/2+2
365GTB/4 Coupe
365GTS/4 Spider
365GTB/4 Comp
365GT4/BB
206 Dino prototype s/n 0106 (alloy body,one piece engine/rear trunk lid)
246GT
246GTS
308GTB fiberglass dry sump
308gt4
308 GTB & GTS all versions
328 GTB & GTS all versions
348 all versions exc Challenge
355 all versions exc Challenge
360 all versions exc Challenge
400 all versions including aftermarket cabriolet conversion
412 both stick & manual
456/456M all versions
550 Maranello
550 Barchetta
575 6 speed & F1
F40 LM (never got outta 2nd gear)

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250LM s/n 6025
new 1991 F40 on track at Laguna Seca
BBLM at Roebling Road in Savannah



Not bad.


No TR's, no BB's? Mondials? All that time in dealers and you never drove those?
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Great list Brian! Love to get you in F12 and 488 for comparison to those vintage models.
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Enzo usually drove either a Peugeot or a Mini and in later years was driven in a Fiat Chroma, or Lancia Thema.


I always smile that Enzo drove a Peugeot 404 Break.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:43 AM
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Four and three were mine.
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Sorry Brian, I was interrupted repeatedly while compiling the list.
I did have 365BB on the list though, and I have driven both carb & injected 512 Boxers, TR's, 512TR's, and all versions of the Mondials including the Mondial Valeo. That was a bizarre abomination. Reminded me of driving a friends VW Beetle "Automatic Stickshift" back in high school.
Rode in the Special Edition Ferrari Club 599 @ 140mph. What an impressive car!
Hey Rob, would love to give you my thoughts on the modern cars......
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:33 AM
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330,
308,
TR,
Mondial,
328,
348,
355,
360, and 360 CS
430, and 16M
550, and PFB
575, and SA
612,
599,
Cali,
F40,
F50.
Driven over 120 MPH?

355, 360 CS, 430, 550 PFB, 599, F40, F50.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:21 AM
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:56 PM
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Only 2

550 Maranello
599 GTB

and both are mine.

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