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The Caretaker

January 7, 2013
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Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo

Uggghhhh. After graduating form college, Andy worked at his friend’s Ferrari shop. After graduating from college, I went to work for an insurance company. Andy – you da man!

Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman

Just watched this video at the end of my working day …. wow. I’m utterly charmed by the film, by Andy and his story. Fantastic … thank you .. made my evening !

Chris Hecht
Chris Hecht

I wanted that video to just keep going. Cool car but even cooler dude! That yellow Ferrari looks and sounds awesome!

Patrick Bøgild Bak Andersen
Patrick Bøgild Bak Andersen

Every time I watch one of these types of videos, they just makes me cry tears of happiness. People are passionate to their cars and jobs. It’s just fascinating.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Nice video, but I would have liked to hear more about the car Andy was driving. The shape of the side windows looks wrong for a factory built 250SWB so I suspect this is a replica built on a Ferrari 250GTE chassis?

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

That is a good question. I will see if I can get Frazer(director) to chime in here and answer your question.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
A link to the video has made it’s way to the Ferrarichat vintage section and concensus there is that is is a replica but a good one. I tried to load a picture of my Dad’s old 62 250SWB chassis 3605gt but it fell over when I clicked on attach file below. Here is a link with pictures to a blog I wrote the car a few years ago you can compare and contrast the shape of the two cars – apologies my blog writing has improved a lot since then and the formate wasn’t updated when the site was… Read more »
Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Okay after staring at the picture all week I’ve finally realised what is wrong with the car. It doesn’t have any quarterlights (or vent windows if you prefer). Early SWB’s didn’t have quarterlights but they also had a more pronounced curve in the top of the door frame (as in the SWB previously featured on Petrolicious). This was changed sometime in 1960 to a straighter door frame and a quarterlight. Sorry to geek on about this but it’s been bugging me since the video was published.

kare pietila
kare pietila

I am sure this was done on purpose as the real competition cars with sliding perspex windows did have the quarterlight eliminated too! Type “ferrari sebring arents” to google picture search see a red one being raced in the day!

Frazer Spowart
Frazer Spowart

Thanks for asking and keen eye! This is indeed a re-bodied 250 GTE. It is an alloy bodied SWB Competizione replica, but all Ferrari. It was actually in Andy’s shop getting a 5spd swapped in over the factory 4spd as the owner wanted something he could cruise on the highway with! Definitely not something one would do to an original, but it is an amazing car and very well done. According to Andy, it looks and drive very closely to an original SWB.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

No worries, geeking out over cars here is perfectly acceptable!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Nice shop, Andy!
Thanks for sharing, Petrolicious.

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