Wednesday 23 August 2017

BBC Books - Top Gear : CRAP CARS #18 Ferrari 400

In a tweet I came across this "book" CRAP CARS with a comment made regarding the Ferrari 400. And I recalled this particular book from the wiki:,_400_and_412

Today, its sleek, Pininfarina-designed lines and relatively limited production numbers have made many enthusiasts consider it a classic. It has not been universally admired however, and is listed at #18 in the BBC's book of "Crap Cars" and Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear described it as "awful in every way".[13] However, there have been many other favorable articles about the 400 series in the motoring press, including an outlying view expressed by UK motoring journalist L.J.K. Setright in CAR magazine in August 1984, who described it as "one of the few most beautiful, and one of the two most elegant, bodies ever to leave the lead of Pininfarina's pencilling vision".

Out of curiosity I just checked Ebay and found one listed for 2.39 GBP and the shipping costs was very reasonable. So I figured I could spare the money and ordered it. It arrived today and it's a funny read with indeed some remarkable cars listed.

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