This is why James May is selling his Ferrari...

We can't believe it...

44w ago

Yup, you've read that correctly, James has put his Ferrari up for sale. Listen as he explains why he has decided to let it go...

If you are interested in the car, it is for sale here.

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  • In many ways I agree, but I still have my old things and enjoy them. It was once explained to me by a well known vintage car collector that the car you buy is the one that improves your mood and outlook every time you see it. Once it no longer does that for you it’s time to let it go and in that you will have increased appreciation for it as it will now hopefully be providing enjoyment for somebody else and not collecting dust tarnishing your happy memories of it. Well done James.

      10 months ago
    • Yeh I agree. Classic cars can’t really be justified be modern standards, so the reason you have one is for the yearning that pulls you towards it. Once it’s gone, there is no need for a classic car anymore.

        10 months ago
  • I just love how that turned into a philosophical contemporary monologue in a few seconds. He's right though, I've driven a 308 some 5 years ago, and I wasn't impressed.

    I was so disappointed, because, ever since I got to watch Magnum p.i. on TV as a young boy I wanted to drive that car one day. And it's not a great drive by today's standards, to be honest, I like my 1998 MG-F better, even if it's not as fast.

    Sometimes it's better not to hang out with your heroes...

      10 months ago
  • Bitter sweet

      10 months ago
  • I've driven my 1963 Nova Wagon for over 10 years. She has a 283 V8 and I know in the future she will have to be updated in some way to become more future ready. I enjoyed hearing this, as it is true. I often feel like I step back in time when I drive it, smell of petrol, lap belts and no airbags :) but miss the entire feeling.

    I so love the sound of solid metal doors/bonnet closing. Her electric back window still works great, easy to work on the engine and I'm a sucker for round headlights.

    Hot vinyl bench seats in the summer can burn your cheeks if not careful.

    But as autumn is at full peak here, it sure feels good waving at other classics on the road, I love that connection on the road & seeing other old cars still driving.

    James thank you for always having such good topics.

      10 months ago
  • My dad always loved this car. Trying to persuade him to sell some bonds and buy it. "You can't drive premium bonds"

      10 months ago