5053: Home Again!


I finally got a chance to bring my 330 America home this week. It has been 8 months since a valve seat worked itself loose which precipitated a complete overhaul of both heads on my engine. My wife dropped me off at François’ shop and I took my time getting the Ferrari home. We had some spectacular weather that day, so I took the long way back to reacquaint myself with my Ferrari and to enjoy the drive. It’s coming up on 10 years since I bought this car in boxes and pieces in 1999, and it would be an understatement to say this car changed my life. I felt like giving up at some points, but it was times like the drive home this week that made it worth every minute!

The next day, I drove the Ferrari to the Post Office. After leaving with my mail, I rounded a corner to find a deer bounding in front of the car! I hit the brakes in an instant, trying to figure out a few things. First, which way the deer was intending to go, and second, where were the others! As I figured out there was only one deer, and that I needed to stop harder, I pushed even harder on the brakes, locking up one wheel. I watched in slow motion the deer cross my bow with my left headlight missing her white tail by mere inches!

I drove home thinking about the entry I might have been writing to my website if things turned out just a little differently….

Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.

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