That's lovely. The forgotten Ferrari? By me anyway. The 288 GTO has always been my dream Ferrari but that 512 is retro cool. I'd take this but that old XK 140 in black is gorgeous too.
Yeah, absolutely loooovvveee the 288GTO. The 512 is lodged in my consciousness as that was the cover story on the first car magazine I ever read...
You know, I do believe that is a 'pec'...
Ah I see, is that the copy you mentioned you still had? Presumably that's how you've scanned the cover. I'd love to see some old adverts from 1981 in the mag, if you have time. There's gotta be a XR3 ad or a Opel Manta or something!
The DK place had a black 512, don't know if you noticed. Looks flippin gorgeous, also a really nice interior leather colour. The 512 has some curious switches/levers in the centre console. Would love to have a sit in one and have a fiddle. With the levers!
Yes, saw the black one. The were quite a few of the two tone BBs around at the time so that's the one imprinted on my mind. They're both in excellent condition, inside and out. Yes, when I've got time I'll scan a few pages from that mag and the other one with the 308 and Esprit Turbo.
De Tomaso Mangusto. Never seen one of these before but I want one.
That is a delight! It looks absolutely spotless, the interior untouched. There's a few peaches on that site which means I've got yet another distraction from work.
I hope your recent shizz is settling down a bit.
Is the opening to a sentence about any other car on the planet
That's very true. Although an E-Type runs it close.
If we notch down from supercars to four-pots, I've always fancied one of these Alfas. I know they were steel bodied and too heavy to race, but they did get around 120mph from 1300cc. They don't photograph particularly well, but in the flesh you just want to run your hand all over it. Some had nice two tone interiors.
Love the interior – wonderfully simple and focussed, unlike the gadget laden hell-holes that we see in todays exotica…
Thanks Capt, much appreciated. Things have improved somewhat, touch wood.
Here's another Ferrari I've not seen much of but looks fab. Used to be Elton John's apparently...Bet he couldn't see over the wheel.
^ That one seems to be sitting unusually high on its springs. Also interesting is that it has no headrests.