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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Michael Pitts, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Michael Pitts

    Michael Pitts Rookie

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    Tried to post this before and was shut down. Just in case it did not post, I will try again.

    Around a month ago coming back from Florida, I stopped in a Wallmart in Manning, SC. A guy was loading shopping bags into a yellow Ferrari. I don't know much about the older cars but I would guess it was from the 60s. It had Florida tags, wire wheels and the number 60 on the right rear side window.

    I live near Philadelphia and I remember seeing a similar car around here four or five years ago - or maybe the same one.

    Why would anyone use an old Ferrari to go shopping?

    MP.
     
  2. Napolis

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    Because one needed to buy something.
     
  3. GuyIncognito

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    maybe the Bugatti was in the shop?
     
  4. stevenwk

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    same reason I take mine out to get bagels........it's fun.
     
  5. kevfla

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    that belongs to noted light-bulb engineer Bob Zambelli.


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  6. readplays

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    Fred Leydorf used to take 3765 LM to the grocery store.
     
  7. Randy Forbes

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    He probably didn't want the ice cream to get soft on the way home.
     
  8. Jeff Kennedy

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    In the early 80s I remember seeing 166MM in Ft. Lauderdale being used to carry a Christmas tree home.

    Jeff
     
  9. readplays

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    166 MM/53.. G.S. ?
     
  10. Glassman

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    I'm thinking to get food or maybe booze. Could be both. Although sometimes I need a lotto ticket so that might be a consideration too.
     
  11. geno berns

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    Some people have style and absolutely will not be caught driving a mini-van.
     
  12. VisualHomage

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    well it is a car, and it functions as a car and can be taken out on public roads, to gas stations, theatres, stores, other places.
     
  13. jdlegg

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    Hey, I drove my yellow 360 to the grocery store today. Had to limit the purchases to only 3 bags since my wife was with me (that's all that fits into the "boot").
     
  14. ArtS

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    #14 ArtS, Dec 31, 2009
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    Welcome aboard Michael! Contrary to popular belief, old Ferraris are quite usable cars, possibly moreso than modern ones. Here are some old pictures as examples:

    Old Ferrari used for Christmas tree shopping (Jeff - I hope the 166 was a coupe or the pine needles would have been in the drivers face... :) )

    Old Ferrari at local health food store (the healthy alternative to Hybrids)

    Regards,

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  15. TheMayor

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  16. Ferrarinw2

    Ferrarinw2 Five Time F1 World Champ

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    Any old classic I have owned,I've driven to work down to the shops ,at the end of the day their just bits of metal with a pump in 'em.
     
  17. Ferrarinw2

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    or this.
    S/N 23388yu built 1988,1st owner um Mr Smith and followed by,just let me make it up.
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  18. Jack-the-lad

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    Wow. I've lived in Ft Lauderdale since '56 and never realized we had a 166MM in our midst. We have had some old school Ferrari enthusiasts here though, going back to the days of Cressman, Baumgarten, Publicker, etc...


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  19. yb360

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    Actually you can lay a couple more bags sideways across the top of the 3 or 4 that are sitting verticle if you really need to load it.

    I used to take my yellow 360 to Costco all the time. Now I take my yellow 430.... it's really amazing how much stuff you can stuff in there when you need to :)
     
  20. Randy Forbes

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    WTF is that?!

    That's hideous, I feel sorry for the people's house it's parked in front of.

    ;)
     
  21. don

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    I used my old GTO for going to work, taking kids to school, raced it, hillclimbed it, vacationed in it, and if I had to park somewhere on the street, it got used so my 365GTC didn't get dinged!
    It had so much more trunk space than the LM. Well a bit anyway.
    We are only here once, so drive it. Or just buy a picture for the wall.
    Don
     
  22. ArtS

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    Michael,

    Now that we are all done *****ing about your 'use' comment, here is the car you saw:

    It is Bob Zambelli's 330 GTC. Oh, by the way, he has almost 200,000 miles on it - lots of shopping! ;) :D

    Regards,

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  23. 365gt2+2

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  24. 2GT

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    I can attest that not only does Bob Z. take his GTC shopping, it also "hauls" in other contexts. On a drive down the NY Thruway in 1986 to Lime Rock Park in CT, we were doing an indicated 135 mph when his radar detector went off. A NY Trooper was headed in the opposite direction, and apparently took little note of the bright yellow blur. That car is perfection itself! Fred
     
  25. Bob Zambelli

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    Hello, All.
    Finally responding to this thread - yep, that was me. I've lived in Manning since April, 2008 and have put quite a few miles on the GTC, now that:
    1) I no longer have to drive it among the S/E PA drivers (who really scared me!)
    and 2) NO SALT ON THE ROAD! I can and do drive it all year.

    Furthermore, I have met a really fine bunch of people in SC who are most enthusiastic about thier cars - Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. I've even had the pleasure of helping out at one of the track events.

    Bob Z.

    Fred - how could you accuse me of such a thing - breaking the speed limit? Besides, I doubt that we were doing any more than 130!! The speed limit was 55 back then.
     

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