Nothing like the smell of a ferrari in the garage

Discussion in '308/328' started by cforg308, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. cforg308

    cforg308 Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    Stroudsburg PA
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    I started my 78 308 gts last night to warm her up. I have to tell you the smell of agip oil and gas in the garage is incredible. My wife thinks i'm crazy so I was wondering if anybody else felt the same.
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  3. milstanselnino

    milstanselnino Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2004
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    Jon P.
    That's one thing I don't miss about my Mondial: the smell. For me, though it was mostly the interior, like the seats had been dyed with too much linseed oil or something.
  4. msdesignltd

    msdesignltd F1 World Champ
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    All the Weber Equipped F Cars Smell that way...None of the injected ones do!
  5. cforg308

    cforg308 Karting

    Nov 16, 2004
    Stroudsburg PA
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    its funny because everybody comments on the sound of the carb cars, which is incredible, but I have not heard anything on the smell. I wanted to see if anybody else agreed.
  6. msdesignltd

    msdesignltd F1 World Champ
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    Kind of Reminds me of When I had Dirt bikes and gas cans in the Garage
    30 #@#*&^&*( some odd years ago!
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  8. Chiaroman

    Chiaroman Formula 3
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    Apr 21, 2004
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    I also have a '78 308 GTS.

    The smell is a badge of ownership!!

    It's a great thing.

  9. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    I agree. Mine (78 carb 308) has the same smell of gas in the garage after being driven.
  10. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I only get the smell of gas just after I've filled up. But after a hard drive there always seems to be a smell of oil and who knows what else!
  11. DN35

    DN35 Formula Junior

    Nov 22, 2003
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    D. Norton
    That's a great smell cforg. I have a '78 308GTS as well, and I know just what you mean.
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  13. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    Dec 26, 2001
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    Well, my injected car sure smells great, my clothes smell too after being out there. The inside of the house smells after I let it warm up in the garage and I get crap for it. I love the smell.
  14. 330GT2+2

    330GT2+2 Formula Junior

    Nov 19, 2005
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    Never too old for dirt '97 CR250 sits near the old 330 and ya can't beat the smell of Elf 104 octane mixed with Motul AND the sweet smell of the Webers after a long drive...a added bonus is the interior of the 330 smells like the baseball glove I had in grade school!
  15. sjmst

    sjmst F1 Veteran
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    Jul 31, 2003
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    Agreed, unique aroma.
  16. tatcat

    tatcat F1 Veteran
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    rick c
    oddly enough my wife commented just yesterday how our new garage really smelled like a garage now.
  17. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

    Jul 10, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I would say you CAN get too old for some dirt bikes! I can't see myself riding a bike like the one I have now ('03 CR250R 2-stroke, 55 HP) when I'm middle aged, there would be too much risk of a long hospital stay! But I do love the smell of 2-stroke early in the morning, espeically in cool weather!
  18. peterp

    peterp F1 Veteran

    Aug 31, 2002
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    First thing I thought of when I saw this thread -- the smell of Castrol R (bean oil) burning in dirt bikes -- used to use that oil in the late 70's & early 80's and the smell is unforgetable. Our Mondial 3.2 doesn't really have a smell except for leather in the interior. My old 911's had a very distinctive smell that is also hard to forget.
  19. Hoyt Clagwell

    Hoyt Clagwell Karting

    Dec 5, 2004
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    What about the "snap, crackle and pop" sounds coming from the car after shutting it down? :)
  20. DN35

    DN35 Formula Junior

    Nov 22, 2003
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    D. Norton
    I also like the little "thump thump" of whatever gets vacuum closed after the engine shuts down...
  21. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

    Sep 28, 2002
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    yeah, that wonderful smell!! It even sticks to your clothes! Maybe we could bottle it up and sell it. A true phermone for women to use! LOL
  22. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

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    Good God man, open the garage door!
  23. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
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    Barry Wolinsky
    I get that too.
  24. rsqrd

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    Dec 12, 2005
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    Rick Roth
    Problem is, my 930 Turbo now smells like the Ferrari 308... separate garages? :) Is it even LEGAL to store German and Italian together>
  25. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 26, 2005
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    Great idea. Call it "Carbs, by Ferrari" and price at $199/oz. The sprayer requires annual servicing according to the manual.

    Problem would be marketing "Injected, by Ferrari"...
  26. dinogt4guy

    dinogt4guy F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2004
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    Dino Tifosi
    Yes indeed, I too get that unique aroma. Gotta love it!


    There is nothing like a Ferrari, there never has been and never will be!
  27. sjvalin

    sjvalin Formula Junior

    Aug 31, 2004
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    Steve Valin
    Each era of Ferrari has a unique smell. I can smell my Daytona as I walk up to it outside. It's a combo of gas, leather, vinyl, and who knows what else. It's an incredible smell, which permeates my garage, too. The 80's and 90's Ferrari's have a different, but unique and wonderful aroma. The 360 I had smelled heavily of leather and that was about it. It was also a nice smell, but I find I prefer the smell of the old cars the best. I probably have cancer forming as a result, but it will be worth it! :)


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