not a ferrari story, but.... in 1995 i lived in london but took a job in rome, so in anticipation of needing a LHD car, i went to the LHD Center to see what they had. it was run by this greek guy, and as i was looking around his lot he suggested i look at a car he had just gotten in on consignment. it was a 93 bmw M5. it had belonged to what he described as the second richest guy in greece, whose son drove it to london and then didnt want to drive it back and thats how it was on his lot. it was quadruple black - black paint, black windows, black interior, black headliner, i liked it. but the price was stupid. i bif a price and he declined. but i was relentless, and eventually he acquiesced and i bought the car. i called it darth vader. it had 1 key, and not much else. the driver interface was set to greek, and since i dont speak greek, i had no idea what anything said or meant. i also had no idea of maintenance history etc. so i took it to the the bmw dealer for a full service and reset to factory settings. he called me a couple days later and asked me to come see him. when i got there he sat me down, and said there was good news and bad news. the good news was that it had a dinan chip and was actually putting out 400 bhp, and had no rev limiter or governor. the bad news was that because of that, the warranty was void - too bad. the further good news was that the odometer was actually in km and not miles so it only had 16k km instead of miles. bonus ! then he said he had something else to show me....so we went to the car and he said to pass my hand along the transmission tunnel along the driver;s right side, and feel the 2 switches there, which i did. i asked him what they were...and he said to turn the car on and flip the switches, which i did......then the flashing lights and siren came on !!! he said that by law he was obliged to remove these, but since i was leaving the country he was willing to leave them in.... so i left them in. boy oh boy oh boy, was that fun. imagine being in italy with a car that was as stealth as possible in 95, that could blow off 911's at the stoplight, and run at 180 mph (which i did), and whenever i encountered a traffic jam (rather frequent in rome as you might imagine), you could just flip the switches and become a diplomatic car with siren and flashing lights - it was like the parting of the red seas ! i absolutely loved that car. it was marvelous. only once was i in danger of getting caught, but the rest of the time it was just a magic wand. i kept it for 3 years and sold it for what i bought it for - largely because of the extra features. wonderful car.