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On My Travels: Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 in Paris, France

Written by Ken Altes

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.)

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On My Travels: Ferrari 412 Near Hitler’s Bunker in Berlin

Written by Ken Altes

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.Ferrari 412 in Berlin Germany on truck Ferrari 412 in Berlin Germany

Family Car: Ferrari FF at Petrol Lounge in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

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

Ferrari FF at petrol lounge atxcarpics.com Ferrari FF stored at Petrol Lounge atxcarpics.com