RE: McNab's Ferrari Daytona

RE: McNab's Ferrari Daytona

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PetrolTed

Original Poster:

34,441 posts

305 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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Lost it once in the wet on M90 somewhere between 140 and 150 mph - thankfully caught it again sharpish!

kevinday

11,714 posts

282 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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Definitely a brown trouser moment! If I had enough money I would have a Daytona. Anybody recall Chris Rea's Road to Hell album with the track about a Daytona?

thom

2,745 posts

275 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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With cars like this McNab you have to become our 'Godfather'



Thom

rev-erend

21,451 posts

286 months

Thursday 10th January 2002
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You lucky bast***

Ah Well - if you have got it; enjoy it !!

domster

8,431 posts

272 months

Thursday 10th January 2002
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McNab - have you been selling millions of books about your time in the SAS to fund these lovely cars?

You do share your name with that successful soldier-author.

kevinday

11,714 posts

282 months

Friday 11th January 2002
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I guess I am lucky as well, because I used to work at a Ferrari garage and have driven most models up to about 1980. The Daytona had a horrendously heavy clutch but was a great cruiser. My favourites (apart from the Daytona) were the 275GTB4, 246 Dino and 250GTO, fastback type, not the flat rear deck type.

McNab

1,627 posts

276 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2002
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Humble apologies to you all. I simply didn't notice this thread, otherwise I would have replied immediately.

No, I've never written a book in my life, although I sometimes bore people stiff by writing long letters! I have been very lucky car-wise, I know, but I suppose being involved in motor sport so long ago started me off, and I can't lose my enthusiasm. Five years as a Ferrari dealer helped too, although the cars I have listed were mine - not the dealership's.

Losing the Daytona in the wet and catching it again was a heart-stopper because I didn't expect it, but to put the record straight I did exactly the same thing again many years later in a 928 and didn't catch it. Not so clever - speed 110 plus and the thing aquaplaned on a fast bend with a 20 foot long puddle in it. Blocked drain apparently. That was a 1/2 mile struggle which ended up denting a wing and breaking an alloy wheel. Not very proud of myself....

Re Godfather status - very kind of you indeed, but I'm afraid it would have to be GodGrandfather!!!