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Another great production.
Really enjoyed this film and full respect to the attention to detail and following through on a dream.
I really like that Chayinin feels that part of the pleasure of classic cars is in giving others pleasure. And we can see he gets his own driving pleasure in the mountains too – not hanging about!
Of course he had to do the Magnum PI opening credit slide 🙂
I love the shot of him driving it with no windshield and no interior…like a puppy off the leash.
Sir, I have never met you, but I have been to your part of the world. I am truly happy you got to do this. Congrats!
And since I didnt get to ad: I love the way this was filmed. The use of light is wonderful, as it is in all your videos, as if I was sitting in my cave talking to the owner and the car was sitting in my driveway. This video proves our enthusiasm is universal. I like the shots of the krewe that helped put it together. The classic Rolex, the insistence on purchasing the shop manuals and trying to engage the mindset of the engineers as much as the designers, the cold beer with friends as they wrench on it….stuff… Read more »
To those who watched whole video with subtitles watch it again, after hitting the CC button at the bottom.
One of my favourite Ferraris and love the attention to detail. Great video – subtitles would be of benefit but could grasp the passion of the owner.
great video, great car-mint condition, the man is a real enthusiast. Congratulations!!!
Love this one, great passion for his car and seem to be rocking a Ref:6239 Newman Daytona, so he’s got good taste in watches too 🙂
Don’t have a clue what he is saying but am certain I agree 100%!
Can it be I saw this car outside a mall back in 2008? How many daily driven bright yellow 308s can there be in Bangkok?
Unless he changed his tires since 2008, that is a different car.
What a beautiful film! Thanks for sharing. I drove a friend’s 308 once and took it on a road I normally scoot my BMW 2002 down. I just remember diving into a long right hander and it kept on pushing and the curbing kept getting closer and my heart rate started climbing… but I just kept my foot in it and off I went. My friend was following me in his Mercedes, and I am certain that his heart rate went up more than mine did. What I really remember, though, was the sound of the engine behind me. That… Read more »
… he had always wanted a Ferrari, and that was the one that struck him (obviously from his childhood). One day however, the car caught fire while he was going up PCH and he pulled over to watch it burn to the ground. I’m glad that didn’t happen on my watch.
I’ve known two people with that experience… the other was in an NSX.
This. Was. Wonderful.
I think many of us kind of overlook the 308, probably because, at least in the U.S., they’re almost common.
To see such a nice example so beautifully portrayed gives me a new appreciation of the car. I must say it’s stunning in giallo.
Great video and amazing looking car, plus passionate owner and friends.
I know it’s got a V8 but it doesn’t really sound like one.
I love the shots in a the garage with the owners friends working together and just looking it over while having a beer. Those are always some of the best memories of any project.
Absolutely. Some good friends
How do you get subs on Ipad? Great work, big inspiration!
You guys cant make these fast enough! Keep up the good work!
What set the tone for me was the guy saying about getting and studying the manuals prior to purchase. True passion.
The meticulous attention to detail and originality from then on followed naturally.
Good man Chayanin!
Lovely restoration, beautiful 308 GTB.
Petrolicious, great footage post 6:00. This is a keeper!
Hello, This is the first time I have entered a comment, however I have been enjoying this fine collection of passion at work for many years. I have watched every single one of your videos and I am touched and amazed by the craftsmanship and the earnest devotion to craft. This is Art at the highest level. To appreciate this kind of work, my theory is that you need to have been touched by a wonderful car during your impressionable youth. I believe that that young love of a machine that talks to you becomes burned into your subconscious and… Read more »
Fantastic. Love the drone shot of the bridge.
anyone else have trouble reading the subtitles?
Nice! It is surprising to see a very light traffic. Was it a special day or time of the day?
We may not speak the same language, but I have a feeling that Chayanin and I would have a lot to talk about. Chayanin if you are ever in the U.S., please get in touch I would love to buy you a drink and show you my collection!
Loved the film and great to see a Ferrari being used regularly in an environment that you perhaps might not expect. Also great to see a 308 in original spec with the 14″ wheels and no deep front spoiler. Couple of questions from the film, it’s not quite clear if the car is a glassfibre 308 or a later steel example? I’m also mildly intrigued on the car’s back story as it appears to be an originally UK supplied car (RHD and dry sump) would love to know the story of it emigrating to Thailand.
This looks like a steel bodied car — ’78 or ’79. I couldn’t quite make out from the photos if it has the A-pillar seam that denotes fiberglass cars but it does have the later engine cover strut system adopted post fiberglass. The earlier cars have a single, manually operated and centrally-located metal bar similar to an F40.
Next to the 330 GTC and maybe a 246 GT, this is my favorite Ferrari of them all.
Thanks Frank I knew about the A pillar didn’t know about the struts. 330GTC is an awesome car first Ferrari I ever drove on a public road.
He did mention a fiberglass body, carbureted model, but I’m not sure if he is referring to the first 308, or his 308. I love the original, smaller wheels as well. Really fits the look for that car, in my opinion.
Thanks for another great video! I have been waiting for a good, well grounded video on the Ferrari 308 and you nailed it! Thanks again Petrolicious!!
Little by little these are getting longer. Before I know these will be half hour long and I will still make time to watch them thoroughly. I look forward to Tuesday’s like a paycheck. Wonderful video as usual.
Two thumbs up! He must have some very good friends to help him like that. That would be fun to tear apart a Ferrari and put it back together. This was great watching! He has a very good presence on camera. The yellow is very good also. I have had three yellow cars over the years and they always drew admirers. The shop manual thing is real. I must have 40 shop manuals I have collected with my cars over the years. I cherish each one. Keep up the good work!
Wonderful video. I really enjoy hearing from these owners, like Chayanin Debhakam, who know their cars from the inside out. The way that he works with his team of mechanics and restorers is also very interesting: that there are two hierarchies working at the same time. In one set of roles, Chayanin is the owner, he funds the project, and he directs the work. In the other set of roles, there is set of understandings based on openly recognized skills and capabilities. When I worked in Peter Seferian’s restoration shop in Cambridge MA in the 70’s we did not have… Read more »
A really great film thanks. A pleasure to see the yellow 308 being used daily in Bangkok. Such great street scenes for the car.
I never knew they drive on the left in Thailand either!
PS: is it just me or there’s a lot of yellow everywhere?
It is quite a fortunate coincidence that the 308 was originally yellow . Yellow is considered the royal color in Thailand and is a symbol of enlightenment. That’s the reason there is so much yellow on buildings, cars, etc. in the video.
Very well done and interesting video. Love it!
Wow another video so well done and the story line told to perfection. Being a person who works in Asia 6 months of the year and has worked in Thailand for over 15 years, to see a vintage Ferrari would be a delight that I’ve never seen there. Whats great about this story is just how hard it is to have a car like that there and using it everyday in the traffic and the heat is a job in itself. This video sums up why we all love vintage cars, and why we all work so hard to keep… Read more »
Great film! I love that he buys the manuals before the cars. That’s true passion. And seeing the 308 being pushed around the corners sure made me smile!