A Polish Ferrari 328 GTS – R&T Presents Petrolicious – Road & Track

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By Petrolicious .com September 18, / Photos by Pawe#322; Skrzypczy#324;ski

is a small business owner in who has been a car enthusiast his whole Over the years, his cars received a lot of attention where he because vintage cars are sights. We always appreciate someone goes to great to own a car, and Przemek’s story is one to home about: think miles across Northern and a hurricane in the English Channel in the of December. It was all worth it in the end#151;it is.

How did you become interested in cars?

always been a Petrolhead, and the ’90s have always had at one roadster or convertible in my garage. I in Poland where these are not very common, so I have attracted attention with my

What is the car scene like in

In Poland the 328 is a car that attracts a lot of since most of the Ferraris are 360s and newer. I’ve off this car at classic car shows#151;usually on the of local detailers#151;and most at the Swisswax stand.

One of my other hobbies is photography, is how I met Pawel, a fellow Polish car enthusiast, who took these He and I have organized several sessions with the 328 and other cars. We still plan to do night shots to have a portfolio of the car.

How long you owned this car?

owned the 328 for almost seven now and have put almost 40,000 on the odometer. The car has never missed a and has always taken Italian passes and German autobahns in vaporizing any myths about unreliability.

How did you find this car and that it was the right one for you?

One evening I was browsing the UK eBay for interesting left-hand-drive cars and an ad for a Ferrari 328 GTS. I was a registered on ferrarichat.com, and it turned out that the owner, had quite a long of posts on the site. After his history with this I understood that the owner was a fellow car nut, and that the 328 had well cared for, but he was selling it due to a recent itch gotten for the flat twelve#151;he was to buy a 512 TR.

When I posted a question the car on the site, a number of forum from across Europe, who Marc and the car, all chipped in their comments that it was a example. I asked my wife she thought of buying it, and to my amazement her was, Do it if it makes you happy.

I again and then booked a flight to London to see the Ferrari. As I into the Luton Airport car I saw the timeless, red shape that I had 1,000 miles to inspect. We for a drive back to Marc’s I kicked the tyres, rubbed my (un)knowingly, poked around, and some haggling, we shook and a deal was made. (To Marc, the situation must have just as bizarre. Three earlier, he’d received at from a stranger in Poland who to buy his Ferrari (I’m sure all the eBay scams immediately to his mind).)

A week later I was back in with my GPS and ready to jump in and my new Ferrari across northern back to Poland in the middle of The first day was awful. There was a in the English Channel, and no ferries operating. I somehow managed to a place on the tunnel train, and as I in France on a miserable, wet Friday with rain pouring and windows misting up, I couldn’t a comfortable driving position. On top of the surrounding trucks all seemed to to run over my little Ferrari. I at a small hotel in Germany, and fell asleep thinking, the hell have I done?

I woke up the next day, the had cleared, the sun was out, and the autobahn was I fiddled with the two seat levers to try an outrageous, half-reclined, long-arm position, and it actually out to be comfortable. The V8 bellowed on start up, and as I into the dry, empty everything clicked into The sound, the sight over the with the raised headlights as markers, the thumbs up from the family in their Golf, easily to speeds well 200 kilometers per hour on the unrestricted ring road#133; I knew I had the right decision.

What has surprised you about this car?

I didn’t when buying this car I was also buying into a community of European Ferrari who had been regularly meeting in locations, usually Alpine or and spending a driving holiday in an outside of San Gimignano in Italy.

Ferrari 328

The summer after I bought the my wife and I drove with group to Maranello for Ferrari’s anniversary celebrations. It was an amazing to be parked at the Fiorano track hundreds of other shiny with prancing horse After the two-day event, we down from Maranello to which is where the 328 excelled. The countryside, winding roads, and the of several Ferraris from eras and with different counts, roaring through the will always remain one of my highs.

We parked in the center of the town and were immediately surrounded by old men (and in fact anybody who walk) admiring the cars. In San the tour guides looked at us frustration as their distracted turned away from the churches and instead admired finest work.

Since first trip to Italy in we have done two more, time congregating on the same Fattoria Poggio Alloro, the same group of friends the UK, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and even South

What has been your memorable drive in this

We did the most recent trip to with my teenage son, as many car museums and factories as along the way. We drove Warsaw to Berlin, and then through Germany, taking in the Porsche and BMW museums. In Italy we Lamborghini and Maserati, did the Ferrari tour and the highlight of our trip got a personal tour of the Pagani by Horacio Pagani. We covered kilometers in two weeks and came exhausted but with huge on our faces.

Would you ever part with the 328?

Once in a I get the itch to replace it with more practical and modern. that happens I go into my lift off the dust sheet, run my along the flanks, take in the and decide, Naaaaaaaah, it’s a

I have my car serviced at the local Warszawa dealership where the 328 special attention as the oldest car they maintain. The mechanics compliment the easy access to all components and the simplicity and ergonomics of the compared to the new models. Whenever I of selling, they are the first to talk me out of it.

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