Whoa! Local dealer has 360 Modena

Whoa! Local dealer has 360 Modena

Post by Tristan da Cunh » Fri, 08 Dec 2000 04:00:00


Yellow? Surely no-one of sane mind could possibly consider owning a yellow
360, apart from a successful Miami ***

Tristan da Cunha
Proud owner of a big dirty ugly burgundy Mercedes Gwagen
Hereby proving it takes bad taste to recognise bad taste


Quote:
> A local higher-end used car dealer has a yellow Ferrari 360 Modena for
> sale.  They look much nicer in real life.  This beauty is about 500
> yards from my office.

> To sell or not to sell the house and buy a slightly smaller home with
> Modena in the garage is the question.  Tis nobler to drive around with
> screaming Ferrari power built by Italian craftsman not NYC frauds like
> Mr. Frusti. Decisions decisions.

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Post by Barry Posne » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 00:59:46

Quote:

> Yellow? Surely no-one of sane mind could possibly consider owning a yellow
> 360, apart from a successful Miami ***

Why not? It is the official colour of Modena, and the *real* historical
colour of Ferrari. The red is the Italian colour, not the Ferrari
colour.

bp

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Whoole » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 00:22:54


Quote:


>> Yellow? Surely no-one of sane mind could possibly consider owning a yellow
>> 360, apart from a successful Miami ***

> Why not? It is the official colour of Modena, and the *real* historical
> colour of Ferrari. The red is the Italian colour, not the Ferrari
> colour.

Go for the 360 in silver. Oh, baby...

Mike.

 
 
 

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Post by frankha.. » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 01:54:48

I would go for the red myself.  I think yellow might be the second
choice.  The other Ferrari choices as far as I know are silver, black,
dark metallic blue and maybe white(?).  They used to have an ice blue
but I think they dropped that color.  The dark blue looks nice on a
F355 cabrio. I am not crazy about black or silver.

BTW, what would an unsuccessful ***drive? ;-)



Quote:
> Yellow? Surely no-one of sane mind could possibly consider owning a
yellow
> 360, apart from a successful Miami ***

> Tristan da Cunha
> Proud owner of a big dirty ugly burgundy Mercedes Gwagen
> Hereby proving it takes bad taste to recognise bad taste



> > A local higher-end used car dealer has a yellow Ferrari 360 Modena
for
> > sale.  They look much nicer in real life.  This beauty is about 500
> > yards from my office.

> > To sell or not to sell the house and buy a slightly smaller home
with
> > Modena in the garage is the question.  Tis nobler to drive around
with
> > screaming Ferrari power built by Italian craftsman not NYC frauds
like
> > Mr. Frusti. Decisions decisions.

> > Sent via Deja.com http://SportToday.org/
> > Before you buy.

Sent via Deja.com http://SportToday.org/
Before you buy.
 
 
 

Whoa! Local dealer has 360 Modena

Post by Tristan da Cunh » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 09:17:13

Maybe a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo?! In canary yellow of course.
Quote:

> BTW, what would an unsuccessful ***drive? ;-)

 
 
 

Whoa! Local dealer has 360 Modena

Post by Tristan da Cunh » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 09:39:10

Whilst I suppose their might be some basis for Ferrari to recognise yellow
as a favoured colour from when Enzo absorbed the Baracca family shield, I
wasn't really thinking of a yellow Ferrari being any less 'standard' than
any other colour, just a bit tackier.
Yellow Camaro, maybe, if you wish, but yellow Ferrari, please no, at least
not in my street. I came across (not literally) a burgundy 360 the other
day, and it looked very very fine, not as gorgeous as the silver Facel Vega
HK500 parked next to it, but fine in a nineties Ferrari way.

Tristan da Cunha, (sad, that only himself and the French remember the glory
of Facel Vega)

Quote:

> >> Yellow? Surely no-one of sane mind could possibly consider owning a
yellow
> >> 360, apart from a successful Miami ***

> > Why not? It is the official colour of Modena, and the *real* historical
> > colour of Ferrari. The red is the Italian colour, not the Ferrari
> > colour.

> Go for the 360 in silver. Oh, baby...

> Mike.

 
 
 

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Post by Pete Fenelo » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 09:57:46


Quote:
> Yellow Camaro, maybe, if you wish, but yellow Ferrari, please no, at least
> not in my street.

Seek out, if you can, a photo of Olivier Gendebien in the yellow-liveried
Dino 156 "Sharknose". Ostensibly "Equipe Nationale Belge"-entered at Spa
in '61. Gorgeous. (Mind you, the Sharknose would've looked good in
Rob Walker blue in '62 for Moss as well -- It was all set to happen,
although the odds are he would never have used it 'cos the Lotus
would've been better....)

pete

 
 
 

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Post by frankha.. » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 10:41:58



Quote:

> > Yellow Camaro, maybe, if you wish, but yellow Ferrari, please no,
at least
> > not in my street.

> Seek out, if you can, a photo of Olivier Gendebien in the yellow-
liveried
> Dino 156 "Sharknose". Ostensibly "Equipe Nationale Belge"-entered at
Spa
> in '61. Gorgeous. (Mind you, the Sharknose would've looked good in
> Rob Walker blue in '62 for Moss as well -- It was all set to happen,
> although the odds are he would never have used it 'cos the Lotus
> would've been better....)

> pete

I am not a Ferrari maniac and their F1 cars are not always the
prettiest.  The 70's, 80's and 90's cars are not that great looking.
The 1960s cars are another story.  Many are very beautiful. I lose
track of all of the model numbers but the early to mid sixties Ferraris
were beauties.

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Post by Fredrik B. Knutse » Mon, 11 Dec 2000 20:57:55

Quote:


> > Yellow Camaro, maybe, if you wish, but yellow Ferrari, please no, at least
> > not in my street.

> Seek out, if you can, a photo of Olivier Gendebien in the yellow-liveried
> Dino 156 "Sharknose". Ostensibly "Equipe Nationale Belge"-entered at Spa
> in '61. Gorgeous. (Mind you, the Sharknose would've looked good in
> Rob Walker blue in '62 for Moss as well -- It was all set to happen,
> although the odds are he would never have used it 'cos the Lotus
> would've been better....)

Not to mention the similarly liveried Dino 246 at Spa in 1958, the vivid
Belgian yellow contrasting with the red of the cars of Musso, Collins
and Hawthorn.
The "sharknose"....well, having to run tons of static negative camber to
compensate for a woefully inadequate suspension really dampens the
visuals
for me, it is so obvious and a constant reminder that it is a car where
the engine was everything. The chassis was pretty poor.
 Doc

Quote:

> pete

--
Doc Fredrik B.Knutsen

Cheek Racing Cars
www.cheekracing.com

 
 
 

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Post by Pete Fenelo » Tue, 12 Dec 2000 05:14:43


Quote:
> visuals
> for me, it is so obvious and a constant reminder that it is a car where
> the engine was everything. The chassis was pretty poor.
>  Doc

It's a pity no real ones exist so us young'us can't decide for ourselves :P
I've seen one of the recreations Chris Rea had made for his dire movie "La
Passione" -- but it was quite clearly tarted up. No real Ferrari chassis of
that era was ever welded that neatly, judging by sports cars and
photographic evidence of F1s that I've seen :)

Nice quote in this week's Autosport, incidentally: "Paolo Martinelli is
the first engine designer at Ferrari who doesn't think that the chassis is
just there to stop the engine from scraping on the ground". (Ross
Brawn, who else? :)

pete