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Austin’s Petrol Lounge is a first class operation with many outstanding cars. These cars are kept ready to go, are regularly exercised, bathed and watered, ready to romp when you are.
Older cars are banned from the city center during work days but on the weekend they invade the city. I was not really prepared and was unable to be in position to photograph most of the interesting cars that zoomed by me. It was kind of comical, as I would give up waiting for one to appear, then one would sneak by. It happened a bunch of times but I was, at least, able to get a long shot of this dream car. Ferrari made 800 of these sleek, v12 powered Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 (Grand Tourismo) cars between 1968 and 1971. (Note the line of cannon behind the car, at the front of the Hôtel des Invalides.)
Here is another more practical, four seat Ferrari with a front-mounted V12. I discovered this Ferrari 412 on a flatbed approximately above Hitler’s last stand in his underground bunker in Berlin, and a block or two inside the old Berlin Wall. Almost 3000 of this series was built from 1975 to 1989. I like these handsome cars a lot and found a similar one for sale a while back on N. Lamar in Austin.
Another extraordinary car stored/coddled at Austin’s own Petrol Lounge. I am sometimes asked which is my favorite car: This is the car I would most want for everyday use.
To keep your family safe and happy, Ferrari kindly created the Ferrari FF in 2011:
- four wheel drive (first for Ferrari)
- folding rear seats give 28 cu. ft. of storage space
- 6.3 liter V-12 turns out 651 hp @ 8000 rpm
- 7-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic paddle shift transmission
- 117.7 inch wheelbase, 4150 lbs.
- top speed (in case of emergency): 208 mph