When I was a kid, the Ferrari 308GTB was my car. Well, not literally of course, but if there was one car I knew more about than any other – and I knew plenty about lots – it was Pininfarina’s gorgeous V8 coupe. To this day I can tell you the precise carburettor specification – four twin choke downdraught Weber 40 DCNFs in the almost inconceivable event that you’re interested – and the more important options such four pipe exhausts, Pirelli P7 tyres and an extended chin spoiler.
Thank Frankel It's... Monday ‑ The Ferrari of my childhood dreams
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.
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