the ferrari detective

digging into the stories behind maranello legends

4y ago

You know that feeling when you're introduced to someone for the first time, but the individual introducing you doesn't bother to tell you anything about the other person? That's precisely how I feel when someone shows me a classic car without telling me anything about its history.

Whether a car built in 1966 is worth eight million bucks or eight grand, they each have a back story that spans five decades. It's the detail of that story that really interests me.

A make and a model name isn't enough to nail down how significant a car is; perhaps least of all with Ferrari. There are, for example, exceptional 250 GTOs and far less exceptional examples - and the true gap between the best and the worst is probably in the order of £20 million.

The Ferrari Detective tribe is all about bringing to life some of the most interesting and unusual stories behind these fascinating cars, with a particular focus on those built before the 1980s. As the name suggests, this tribe will examine, investigate and evaluate - and it will remain completely open to contributions from others.

Nobody knows *everything* about Ferrari, and so many of the articles in this tribe will also include insights from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world. If you want to hear about some of the characters who owned these cars when new; take a look at Ferraris you never even knew existed; or learn about some of the greatest mysteries behind the Prancing Horse, then you're in the right place.

As well as taking a deep dive into the histories of particular Ferraris, the tribe will be a place where such histories can be researched in more detail. So if you own a classic Ferrari, or even if you've just spotted one and want to know more about it, then share it here and start the discussion.

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