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Made To Drive | S08 E17

1952 Ferrari 340 Spider America by Vignale

This ex-Works Ferrari’s enviable history is still being written
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Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska
5 years ago

Great video. Funny, my sweetheart had the same reaction when I biught an MV Agusta…ok, well, let’s go look (roll of the eyes). And then I fired it up and she was done for…she loved it.

Yea, I agree, the “let me check with my wife” can be respectful (she is my partner) or annoying (she is a dictator). That’s the reason I am not friends with too many married people: their spouses run their lives. Then again, I am fine with that since I am also a divorce lawyer 🙂

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” – H.D. Thoreau

Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska
5 years ago

In this case though it sounds like his wife humors him and maybe she appreciated being in on a decision he had already made. None of my business. If you have the means…

Greg T
Greg T
5 years ago

Well done, amazing car combined with a great production.

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis
6 years ago

1) film: a true masterpiece of scenery-photography. Congratulations to the director.

2) The car: a) mint condition, b) what a sound!!!, c) I like the color, “aristocracy wine red” I would have called it.

3) About the wife’s permission: None of our business. We only care about ….the ferrari!!!!!

4) Doesn’t matter if he wants to sell it and petrolicious helps him to do so. Personally, though, I would never have sold it.

bobby
bobby
6 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Petrolicious! I love these 50’s Ferraris. I would love to see some of the coachbuilt 250’s too!

LARS JONLID
LARS JONLID
6 years ago

Lovley car!

MarveH
MarveH
6 years ago

Beautiful video with stunning scenery and a deft touch on the color correction.
With that being said I have to go into full curmudgeon mode.
I’m sick to the eye teeth of this “get my wife’s permission garbage”. It may have been cute the first 20 or 30 thousand times but its wearing thin. I was standing around a klatch of guys at a car show recently when one inevitably uttered that threadbare catch phrase. Imprudence got the better of me and I retorted, “Sack-up man and take charge of your household.” There followed a stunned silence and the man replied, “Not everyone is a A-hole like you (I’ll grant him that but for other reasons) my wife and I are partners.” Asking permission doesn’t sound like a partnership to me, it sounds like a dictatorship.
There, that’s out of my system, we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Frank Anigbo
Frank Anigbo
6 years ago
Reply to  MarveH

I don’t know about you, Sean, but I’ll be really ticked off if my wife came home with a toy that cost as much as the house without first mentioning it before doing it. Come to think of it, maybe I wouldn’t ticked off because it means I can do the same without talking about it. It seems to me that the issue for you is the way people say it: “get my wife’s permission…” In reality I think it’s more a discussion before doing something that is for the most part, unreasonable, unless you happen to have so much money that it won’t matter. Unless I am selling a car to buy a car of less or near identical value, I better talk to my wife first. It just makes for a better partnership.

Sean Whelan
Sean Whelan
6 years ago
Reply to  Frank Anigbo

It is in the way it’s said because saying my wife and I would have to agree on a purchase that big is different than saying something like, “My wife would never let me have that!”
Think of the Facebook firestorm that would result if your wife said, “I’d have to ask my husband’s permission first.” Her friends would think you the biggest chauvinist in the world and probably try to spirit her away to a battered woman’s shelter.

Brian Benefield
Brian Benefield
6 years ago

Great video, as usual. Given the owner’s passion for the car, I’m a little surprised he’s parting with it. Sure he stands to make a bloody fortune, but he likely paid something close to that to bring it home.

Tris Buckley
Tris Buckley
6 years ago

Another spectacular film by the folks at Petrolicious! Thank you!

Stephen Stuart
Stephen Stuart
6 years ago

so is this film just an extended advert for the car when it is sold at Scottsdale?

Gonzalo
Gonzalo
6 years ago

ja ja:
“but there was one problem, how to convince my wife?”

always was a problem!

Gonzalo
http://www.renault4cv.blogspot.com

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
6 years ago

Ahem .. from the Dept. of Corrections . 340 applies to the engines size not the horsepower . In reality at their very best best the Lampredi designed V12’s have 220 horsepower . That being the ‘ official ‘ Ferrari stat .. knowing full well Ferrari did and still does over state / exaggerate their horsepower and torque numbers .

On a positive note … nice car … nice story .. but you’d thing the owner’ed know a little more about the car he paid a small fortune for in order to drive in the Mille Miglia historica

FYI I’d like to see the chassis number(s) .. just to confirm the back story on who drove this one back in the day .. seeing as how there’s a fair amount of misinformation here .. at least in the text .

Care to comment Mr Lange ?

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
6 years ago
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T. Daniel
T. Daniel
5 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

Actually the 340 designation refers to the cc volume of one cylinder. Ferrari 250 12cylinder 3000cc
Ferrari 340 12 cylinder 4080cc.
Ferrari 500 4 cylinder 2000cc

280 HP from 4 liters is easy with modern pump fuel and cams. Should be bit of beast on 5.50×16 tires.