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American Bonanza Society Magazine

The Rarest of Machines 1978 V35B N4984M

Benjamin Younger, Narrowsburg, New York

In 1984, when I was 12 years old, Ferrari built a car called the 288 GTO. I had a poster of it on my bedroom wall. I knew everything about that car. I could speak easily about its origins, lineage, performance capabilities. And I did. To anyone who’d listen. I was obsessed. It was the first machine I ever lusted after. I understand why the 12-year-old me loved that car. It was fast, beautiful, and did not suffer fools. Sound familiar?