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Funniest/Stupidest comments you have received about your Ferrari

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  1. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ
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    you lucky dog!
     
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  2. absent

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    My biggest win in a lifetime lottery.
     
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  3. willrace

    willrace F1 World Champ
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    .....and he's smart enough to know it.
     
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  4. Cigarzman

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    Three college kids are walking by my car snickering and so forth. One asks me knowing full well “ what kind of car is that “? Laughing ..... I said it’s the new Ford Mustang. His buddies were laughing hysterically.
     
  5. IloveGT

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    So fast that you traveled in time!
     
  6. Sir_Ferrari

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    52? Really? She looks more like 25 to me. :D
     
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  7. jkddad

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    Should have added, "and you should go by your local Ford dealer, they start at 15K". So if he was truly oblivious to what it was, it would have been funny to watch him try to explain to the salesman.
     
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  8. daytona355

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    When I met my wife, I was 39, she was 18, and we went out to a bar at Xmas with her friends. A guy she was at school with fancied her and wanted to ask her out, and was annoyed I was with her. When we left the bar, in an attempt to embarrass me I suppose, he said as we passed him ‘she only wants you for your ferrari’ to which there were a few titters. I stopped, walked back to him, at which point he shrunk back a bit as he’s 5 foot 6 and I’m 6’2, and calmly said ‘no, get it right, I’ve two Ferraris, a Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche. How can you tell which one car of all those she really wants?. Get a job, you’ll be able to dream of buying one from me someday’. People in the queue clapped and laughed at the little turd. Suffice to say, he never ever said a word to me if we saw him afterwards
     
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  9. jcurry

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    ok, so which car DID she want?:D
     
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  10. daytona355

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    The Ferrari trouser snake 5000! Oh, and the Aston Martin!
     
  11. Mickey Gambale

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    My head of product walked up to me and said. Oh you got a new car, I see it parked in your bay. Yes I said ... nice was her reply but I thought you were and Italian car guys , why then the mustang ?

    Mustang i said??? Yes is it not a mustang it has a horse on the back .....

    Needless to say thank god she does not design cars for a living or I’d have a problem


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  12. Il Co-Pilota

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    Yet another case of colour confusion.

    In the spring last year come to a stop at a light where a guy in a pristine '57 Impala pulls up. Note that in this country I'd say there are less than 10 of those, so a guy in that car would most likely be a pretty serious enthusiast.
    Anyway, me in a Rosso California 488 Spider with top down him in his ride arm out the window and Creedence blaring from his stereo, exchanging compliments one car guy to another, untill... "Funny, I thought they only came in yellow and black". Me smiling, saying something like "nono, white too". He then asks "Is it a California?".
    That was really odd as I have NEVER heard anything but the "do they make them in anything but red?", but I suppose he hadn't seen a 488/458 Spider in the wild before. He did seem very surprised that I complimented his '57 Impala rather than his "Chevy," and he laughed when I then complimented his buddys '56 Nomad which was right behind him. Don't think he was used to people recognize both model and year of such cars in a country where they are as rare as a 458 SA.

    Good times:)
     
  13. dodici

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    57 Impala??? I had a 57 Bel Air and there wasn't an Impala in 57 in the United States. No wonder there were less than 10.
     
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  14. Il Co-Pilota

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    Haha. You are right. It was a '58, an error in the writeup. Was thinking of something else while writing. The '56 Nomad is correct though:) There are a few Trifive Bel Airs around here, and what set it apart was that it was an early Impala. The '58 and on are quite different looming from the Tris after all:)
     
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  15. dodici

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    I was never a fan of the '58's styling. But 57 Bel Air hardtops (not posts) and Nomads were my favorite back in the day. I wasn't a fan of the two speed power-glide they often came with however.
     
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  16. Il Co-Pilota

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    '57 is definitely the Trifive year to have. The PG is a bit sluggish, but it's pretty bulletproof.
    Not a huge fan here of the '58 styling either. I'm actually more of a Chrysler guy when it comes to the late 50's. While I know it's technically a 1960, 300F is a bit of a dream for me.
     
  17. Nospinzone

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    I was just registering for the FCA Annual Experience in Mont Tremblant when I remembered an experience we had one time when leaving Canada. It was a Sunday afternoon in the summer when we approached the border crossing in our 612 OTO. There were three lanes and each lane had about 20 cars in it. We were in the middle lane. I kept looking at my temp gauge anxious to get through and get moving again.

    When we reached the CBP officer he had a smile on his face. Now we travel out of the country several times a year and CBP officers are rarely smiling. They are polite and cordial, but very business-like. In jovial way he said I need to know where you've been, what you did, what you bought, what you are bringing back. He was obviously in a lighthearted mood. I answered his questions (as usual I didn't buy anything, only my wife bought stuff).

    As he handed our passports back, he pointed to a sign that was about 100 yards up the road. He asked, "How fast can this car get to that sign?" I knew what he was insinuating and asked, "Are you serious?" He leaned into my driver's window and with a huge grin said, "Hey, we can't give out tickets."

    So I rolled out of the shute and once clear I nailed it. The sound of my upgraded exhaust is just unreal, and I stayed on it well past the sign he had pointed out. I think it was his way of making an otherwise tedious and repetitive job just a little bit entertaining.

    The funny part of this was (and I hadn't thought about it), my wife said to me, "All those cars behind us must think we're running from the Border Patrol!" :D
     
  18. G. Pepper

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    I so relate to this. Once I was in a drive-through in my 360. Nobody ahead, so I just ordered, pulled up to the window, and shut it off. The kid asked me why I shut it off and I came up with a good one: "Ferraris are like sharks; if you don't keep them moving, they die." :)
     
  19. Clyde Romero

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    that's too funny
     
  20. Clyde Romero

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    ok not car related but close
    I am a retired airline captain
    I started out sitting sideways on a 727 I was the flight engineer
    back then people would always come into the cockpit to look around when we were on the ground
    I had this one guy and his son come into the cockpit and the kid asked me what type of plane this was
    well we were in a 727 and it has 3 engines
    the dad piped up and said son
    the 737 has 3 engines
    this is a 727 it has 2 engines
    and the 747 has 4 engines

    so I said then how may engines does a 707 have ?


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  21. sidtx

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    On the other hand, I once flew on a 3 engined 707!!! (as a passenger)

    It was late 60's -- trans Atlantic flight, the outboard engine on the right side started spitting fire. The captain came on the PA and announced -- in a very British accent -- "Ladies and Gentlemen, in case you haven't noticed, our number 4 (I'm not sure I remember the number correctly) is currently on fire. But....not to worry, we are shutting it down. And....as we are past the halfway point, we are continuing on to New York".

    They did shut it down, and we continued on with an otherwise uneventful flight.

    Also, there are "technically" 5-engined 747s (yes -- I know it's just an engine being ferried, and is not operational on the aircraft).
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  22. Newjoint

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    The stupidest thing I’ve heard was a few years ago when my wife and I were sitting in traffic in my Grigio Titanio 458 spider with the top down on St Patrick’s day. As revelers walked past us an obese young man in a tee shirt and green hat coughed multiple times “midlife crisis”. I didn’t understand what he was saying until my wife told me later.
    Funny thing is after 3 Ferraris and multiple other sports cars I don’t think I’ve hit my midlife crisis...yet. He obviously has.



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  23. Steve Magnusson

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    More cute and unusual, than funny or stupid, but I pull into the grocery store parking lot this morning, and as I've got the door standing open and am donning my bio-hazard outfit, a young (20~30ish) woman in a Honda stops behind me, rolls down her window and says: "I've got you in my LEGO set". I can honestly say that I had never heard that before in my 20 years of TR use.
     
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  24. ross

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    i had my midlife crisis at 33 :)
     
  25. Ianjoub

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    If it was a 'mid life' crisis, I would have to have had it 33 years ago :p
     

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