the moment came to write down this modest page, we didn't want to
talk about the Ferrari's, because the subject has already been spoken
and righted about so many times, the myth and the fashion having
made there path...
And then, why not speak
about things which one likes with our own way ? Having had the privilege
to own one or two of them, that was to many years ago, there were
no valid reason to discriminate the subject.
Among all the Ferrari's,
the series of the 250 is undoubtedly that implanted the "MYTH",
well assisted by an unrestrained participation of the mark and it's
many successes. But there is more: mechanics out of the common stream
(V12) and the brilliant body designers who gave style to what could
of been only "una bella vettura".
One of them, Pinin
Farina, was perhaps the most inspired of this time. He loved cars
so much that he designed a Ferrari for his personal use, he had
the kindness to share it with other amateurs under the name of Lusso.
The first Ferrari of road were not really what one calls a luxury
car except for the Superamerica which was out of price... Lusso
was the "GT"... literally: refined cockpit, perfect line, exceptional
mechanics, road behavior worthy of it's performances, in spite of
the archaism of the rigid axle and the semi-elliptic springs.
V12 is expressed with
joy in an unforgettable symphony, low registers with acute rising
in mode. Driving this kind of car is a real job, a 250, Lusso or
not must be trained, the rear rigid axle is from an other era… Finally
its successor, the 275 GTB had four independent wheels.
The 250 did not like
the city, capricious carburetion which clogged ignition was the
obsession of the townsman eager to take a ride in the country side
and to benefit from the symphonic sounds of the V12. The finishing
touch of luxury was nevertheless perfectible, and the many commands
of plebeian origin were discouraging.
Second hand consideration,
when one can profit of a myth… .