Ferrari 512 gets ticketed in London
This is probably one of those « ridiculous » stories everyone is talking about. BUT, I feel it’s actually worth mentioning for quite a few reasons. The well-known classic car dealers FISKENS has recently acquired a 1970 Ferrari 512M. For those of you who read me consistently, this was actually my favorite car of the Rétromobile auto show, because of its incredible yellow & red « Escuderia Montjuich » livery. The Ferrari 512M is one of the most praised race cars from Maranello, having raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in the « golden era », and being built as a response to the Porsche 917.
So basically the classic car dealer, located in a quiet area of Kensington (London), brought the car out onto the mews (the pebble-floored part of the street) to get a few photos out of the day. So far, so good. But in only the few minutes it took to get the car out, the police was already there ticketing the car lol. They issued a £120 ticket.. on a £10 million car. Which is quite…. silly, to say the least. Apparently it’s the most expensive car to be ticketed. Huh. Now please, someone need to take their 250 GTO and change that!
I can already imagine how laughable this must be to a car enthusiast. Even if the police were only doing their job, I guess there is a time and place for everything, and that is just ridiculous. It’s trying to make money out of the people, no matter the cost nor situation. It’s not like they start-up the car (if you have ever witnessed a Ferrari 512M on track or firing up, you’ll understand why it’s not a good thing to start a race car in the middle of a quiet London neighborhood = IT’S BLOODY LOUD). Can’t even take photos peacefully in London anymore lol. If every Ferrari 512 gets ticketed, they’ll stop going out!
Talk about a good free publicity for FISKENS haha!
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