This is why James May is selling his Ferrari...

27 sep 2020
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Yup, you've read that correctly, James has put his Ferrari up for sale. Listen as he explains why he has decided to let it go...
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  • A lot of true (in my personal view) words Mr May. Some aspects feel a bit sad, but, yes.

    Markus H. GlenzMarkus H. Glenz5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Utterly gone DAFT

    Gary RitterGary Ritter12 klukkustundum síðan
  • You can appreciate it more because of how they did it before all this dumb tech came along.

    Paul JessyPaul Jessy16 klukkustundum síðan
  • James, you OK?

    razz brazz b18 klukkustundum síðan
    • You haven't met Megan and Harry have you?

      razz brazz b18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I beg to differ with James that he doesn't have anything old. I can see a few things.

    Squeeze My LizardSqueeze My Lizard20 klukkustundum síðan
  • James has an outhouse in his garage. Indoor plumbing is new tech

    A SkiA Ski20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Blew all the Grand Tour money on a pub?

    Gavin MacBrideGavin MacBrideDegi Síðan síðan
  • who is James May?

    John VerriosJohn VerriosDegi Síðan síðan
  • How much

    the warthe warDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’ll buy it

    the warthe warDegi Síðan síðan
  • He needs to sell the Ferrari to hire the Plumber to install the Loo in the Garage.

    P RunP Run2 dögum síðan
  • Just what we all need a site dunny in the corner.

    LE BearLE Bear2 dögum síðan
  • I have all ways wanted a Citroen DS Goddess but you have now put me off. I will stick with my Vauxhall Insignia.

    meistertynemouthmeistertynemouth3 dögum síðan
  • I could listen to James all day...he has great insight, intelligence and knowledge

    Paul MorphyPaul Morphy3 dögum síðan
  • my 2 cents - never sell a car - you invariably end up regretting it and wanting to buy it back - simply buy new ones

    Sell Side DreamSell Side Dream3 dögum síðan
  • Such lies everywhere If you think the golden age is always now, why did you buy a special while the 488 was there ?? You know deep down the golden age is passing for ICE

    iMANTlSiMANTlS3 dögum síðan
  • Are you saying you enjoy the EV engine more than ICE ? lol trying to be philosophical to justify a mistake

    iMANTlSiMANTlS3 dögum síðan
  • I call BS just to justify selling he's because he's too old to enjoy it

    iMANTlSiMANTlS3 dögum síðan
  • Some times I'm not sure if May is really a car enthusiast and coincidentally hooked up with Clarkson and Hammond

    iMANTlSiMANTlS3 dögum síðan
  • Bla, Bla, Bla

    Jo BeuckenJo Beucken3 dögum síðan
  • Seriously you got rid of the magnum Ferrari

    Brian DaviesBrian Davies5 dögum síðan
  • Spirit of the age? Really?

    Doctor ForbinDoctor Forbin5 dögum síðan
  • Somehow i still want to buy it

    j cj c6 dögum síðan
  • I agree with James, as to the reasons why an old car now is not the same today .I sold my 57 Thunderbird that was still fun to look at and got lot's of attention out on the road or at concours shows I took it to. The driving and work to keep it going just was not what I looked forward to anymore. I know a 57 Tbird is not a Ferrari 308 performance wise but the idea of ownership is similar . Kind of been there done that, going back to my childhood where I dreamed of owning one but many years after the world has moved on and I am moving also.

    g rayg ray6 dögum síðan
  • Knorr or OXO its your choice

    frogmarchedfrogmarched6 dögum síðan
  • As another child of the 70s I totally agree. I love driving my manual car over 30,000 a year, but why go back to the grief my dad had with his cars. I remember, poor ride, constant fixing, changing the oil every few month, no protection from the other idiot drivers, over heating on hills and the constant smell of petrol inside.

    Trevor CookTrevor Cook6 dögum síðan
  • was so ready to buy it until i realised you put the steering wheel on the wrong side...

    James BondJames Bond7 dögum síðan
  • This makes me miss the days when the boys where. Doing top gear loved the program like your tee shirt 🚗

    Tyrone WhiteheadTyrone Whitehead7 dögum síðan
  • It would preferable to maintain the right to choose, no matter what the future has for us.

    shane woolseyshane woolsey9 dögum síðan
  • weirdly i know how he feels... as a kid i really wanted a high-end gaming computer... parents wouldn't buy me one so i saved, saved, saved and bought one when i moved out on my own. It's great, i love using it and have spend a lot of time playing (and more recently working) on it and has provided me a great service... but i am keen to update it.. keeping it because it has that nostalgia ting is a bit unrealistic and pointless. I can take pictures and have the memories of owning it but new things come out and i want to experience those.

    adamadam9 dögum síðan
  • You changed me. Thankyou for sharing. I’m a new man forever. 💪🏻

    Ron PetersenRon Petersen10 dögum síðan
  • Testosterone is gone.

    SadWings RagingSadWings Raging10 dögum síðan
  • Interesting that James May has a Hawker Hurricane on his t-shirt while talking about how worthless classic cars are.

    Thomas CofieldThomas Cofield11 dögum síðan
  • I don't like being told by the government to buy an electric car. If they were suitable for my use I might, possibly. But not one of them is suitable. So I won't.

    Tony GriffithsTony Griffiths11 dögum síðan
  • great sales pitch

    FelipeFelipe11 dögum síðan
  • Money got ahold of James's taste in cars 😢

    Zach PeloquinZach Peloquin11 dögum síðan
  • the way may is sitting, i sit simillarly to him lol

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim13 dögum síðan
  • because the dacia sandero always has a place in james may's heart

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim13 dögum síðan
  • Phew 😂 Don't sell the 458 Speciale.

    Temel ErdinchTemel Erdinch13 dögum síðan
  • I'm sick of James May...

    theodore Dow-mantheodore Dow-man13 dögum síðan
  • My money is on James announcing his engagement`s always the toys you love most that she will "convince" you to sell right before the wedding, it`s a test to see how much of a door stop you are going to be later down the line.

    Robert BrownRobert Brown13 dögum síðan
  • ty for your honesty and not try to be greedy and hype people to buy it at high price

    ali kamaliali kamali14 dögum síðan
  • We live in sad times :(

    Mc LovinMc Lovin14 dögum síðan
  • followed your lead. the wife was old tech, and i never got a ride anymore, and the maintenance costs were creeping up. so got rid of her. kept my ferrari though. never been happier.

    waldo pepperwaldo pepper16 dögum síðan
  • Play Top Gear Music Tonight on DRIVETRIBE Jame’s hair looks even more gray There is a macano bike in the background And James says he doesn't like old cars.

    BobbybearAlphaBobbybearAlpha16 dögum síðan
  • I LOVE the 308.... always have. That hasn't changed, so.. imagine I always will. IF I were floating in seas of $$$$$$$$$ - ??? THIS's history - care, maintenance, and James' finger prints on it somewhere (????)....."provenance"....would be MY CHOICE even after all my (and the car's) years. LOVE IT. At the time, it was surely MEAN TO BE James'. HINT.... he'll love it forever. 'Bet 'ya. TY

    Dennis WhiteDennis White16 dögum síðan
  • Always the most intelligent and interesting person on Top Gear

    Simoncelli 58Simoncelli 5816 dögum síðan
  • Man oh man...get over yourself!

    Ken MooreKen Moore17 dögum síðan
  • How about getting one of those new flying machines like a big drone in your garage

    Rick MartinRick Martin18 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for informing me why I shouldn't have it

    NoEstOy DebromANoEstOy DebromA18 dögum síðan
  • Intrestring to see another person their view on old things, somehow I do like cars from 1998 to 2008 the most newer cars are difficult to keep running because of computers.

    Remy HendrikseRemy Hendrikse19 dögum síðan
  • This is one of the most amazing philosophical rambles ever recorded. He covers art, capitalism, time, novelty, engineering and our own inevitably outdated perceptions all in under 8 minutes.

    michael hallmichael hall20 dögum síðan
  • That is an amazing philosophical lecture hidden in a used car ad. The value of art over time and the power of novelty and the transparency of ownership so subtly camouflaged I couldn't even be bothered scrolling to see if anyone else had already mentioned it.

    michael hallmichael hall20 dögum síðan
  • James May must have gone to RISD to learn that clap technique

    spike spiegelspike spiegel21 degi síðan síðan
  • this is where it gets interesting 3:45

    Eunice CEunice C22 dögum síðan
  • The james may says like, comment, subscribe is more appealing than any other top tier youtuber, its soo cold that you have to like comment subscribe

    piyush patilpiyush patil23 dögum síðan
  • Laaangweilig

    Andy RandeeAndy Randee23 dögum síðan
  • Why do I Flood the Cowling?

    st1300st130023 dögum síðan
  • That’s the one magnum PI had wasn’t it? I loved that thing.

    Daniel MuscarellaDaniel Muscarella23 dögum síðan
  • tesla cars have killed there owners happy to be stuck in the past with petrol cars

    S HS H23 dögum síðan
  • I found this really moving tbh. A very clear-headed view.

    swssfmsswssfms23 dögum síðan
  • I remember to talking on your plans to sell your Ferrari. I think it's hard to to leave cars you learned live with or love and care. But you you just need to find another classic that is more suitable and kind of car that you love to drive. I see that you like to drive your cars.

    Ville HeinonenVille Heinonen23 dögum síðan
  • James give marketing a miss! It’s not for you

    Jamie CollingwoodJamie Collingwood24 dögum síðan
  • Come on, you're just jaded and filled with the past. BTW thanks for making me feel rich, coz I'm watching Ferraris and Lambos and Astons while theire drivers and owners can't do it while they are driving, and it's all for free. WOW I'm so lucky ! I'll go to your seller garage to take a look at your 308.

    Surprise toy CitySurprise toy City24 dögum síðan
  • It's not so much buying the car but keeping it! Thousand quid for a service, five hundred for a tyre.

    EnigmaEnigma24 dögum síðan
  • Obvious why he had to give it to a dealer to sell it.

    Angus McKinnonAngus McKinnon25 dögum síðan
  • Mans almost had me at the beginning. I really thought he sold his 458 Speciale 😭

    SoCalSupercarsSoCalSupercars25 dögum síðan
  • Partly agree. For some, we CAN experience a memory of seeing/hearing or even riding/driving “old cars” within our lifetime. So for people of a certain age, it’s not like Mozart. More like the Stones or the Beatles. aka nostalgia.

    Mark BrillMark Brill26 dögum síðan
  • 99% of automobile advancements since 1945 were due to patents and inventions STOLEN FROM GERMANY

    cody sonnetcody sonnet27 dögum síðan
  • I don't know. I Get that new cars are fast and anyone can drive them and this this is more marketable. I have owned many cars in my time but what I drive now is a very low mileage (Under 10k miles) former top flight 96 LT4 Corvette. Sure, it has some tech in it (An archaic Traction Control System, ABS, Power Steering) but it still has a very analog feel when I get in and drive it. I doesn't rev match for me, when I turn the ASR off it is truly off, and I feel the road. Plus it's quirky and interesting, like a gas pedal that pushes back on your foot when the tires start to slip, pop up lights, and it's like getting in and out of a bathtub. But ultimately it seems to me that the older a car is, the more of that "connected" feeling you get. I mean , there is some truth that this particular evolution of the Corvette was the car that was on every poster and on every car magazine cover from the time I was 6 'till the time I was 18, and so I am eternally connected to it mentally. But still, new cars do a lot of things for you, where older cars YOU have to become a part of the machine as opposed to someone that simply presses buttons and pushes the "go" pedal. Not everyone can get the most out of my car, not everyone is going to hit the R&T numbers to 60, or in the 1320, or around a corner... there is a considerable skill wall to get it to perform at it's peak and that is sorta cool and fun to learn. I guess I feel that the reality (TL;DR version) is this... That Ferrari wasn't brown and therefor James didn't want it.

    Michael The BarbarianMichael The Barbarian27 dögum síðan
  • This is the most soulless explanation of parting ways with a lover you could ever hope to hear from another human being. He's right of course, but it does make you question humanity.

    Bob AdamBob Adam27 dögum síðan
  • bang on mate! I owned a r33 skyliner gtst and it was nice to look at but horribly uncomfortable to driver especially driving home after a 12 hour shift and the novelty wore off after 3 months of owning one

    Jeffrey AquinoJeffrey Aquino27 dögum síðan
  • Great car... see Magnum drive it into the sunset

    J SJ S27 dögum síðan
  • I sold my 458 italia spider because Ferrari has the worst customer service . The cluster lcd was so bad I Couldn’t see half of the dash . The car had 3800 miles ! They wouldn’t honor the warranty nor even offer a discount on the 12,000 dollars they want to charge to replace the screen . Add that to the recall on the defective deadly airbags that can pop anytime causing metal particles to destroy your face ....they had no airbags for that recall and months wait without response or a date in sight ! Ferrari is all about the money now , they’re making an suv for soccer moms and down goes the true legend that Enzo created . It’s a shame . Adios ferrari forever

    Ocean FirstOcean First28 dögum síðan
  • Just as well you gave it to a dealer James. I never knew of so many reasons not to buy ;)

    Garry GrantGarry Grant28 dögum síðan
  • When you sell it. Use the money to buy Bitcoin. That will be a better investment.

    ADA WhaleADA Whale28 dögum síðan
  • Self-obsessed, irrelevant and anachronistic so-called celebrity spouting about an unimportant gas guzzling supposed form of transport. It really isn't worthwhile or interesting to draw a comparison of a motor car to a work of art. James should move on and apply his energies to something that is more purposeful and relevant. The car is just a form of transport that will be remembered for polluting and causing destruction to the countryside regardless of the design concepts that he waxes over enthusiastically.

    Back to BassicsBack to Bassics28 dögum síðan
    • You sound disappointed in yourself.

      JM's unemployment tubeJM's unemployment tube23 dögum síðan
  • Tesla !

    Victor GreenwoodVictor Greenwood29 dögum síðan
  • It’s the same with “new” 80’s music, made possible by software, laptops and synthesisers, the latter tech is still with us, old but it works. Sorry edit: new 80’s music is new but obv it’s not from the 80’s, like James Ferrari.

    Fortitude ValanceFortitude Valance29 dögum síðan
  • He talks a lot of sense.

    Peter FenwickPeter Fenwick29 dögum síðan
  • James was always the only one I actually liked from Top Gear. He's a smart guy. Love it.

    Alex HunterAlex Hunter29 dögum síðan
  • I still love my old cars...

    eamonnhayabusa069eamonnhayabusa06929 dögum síðan
  • Can sell ice to Eskimos. Not!

    Wesley HannibalWesley Hannibal29 dögum síðan
  • Needs the cash as Amazon have pulled grand tour lol.

    Wesley HannibalWesley Hannibal29 dögum síðan
  • Does anyone really want to know why James May has got rid of his Ferrari ?

    John DeanJohn Dean29 dögum síðan
  • Its sad how people are looking at "Old Tech".. Just because Einsteins relativity theory is old, Does not mean its bad.. Just saying.

    Roy Willy UrdshalsRoy Willy Urdshals29 dögum síðan
  • .. If a possession no longer brings you joy, it's time to go.

    SmokeRingsPipeDreamsSmokeRingsPipeDreams29 dögum síðan
  • No one wonder why he has a portaloo in his garage?

    Ryan GoldsmithRyan Goldsmith29 dögum síðan
  • Gorden Ramsey will buy it.

    Kenny CraigKenny Craig29 dögum síðan
  • I would not do it to this one, but I think we are entering the golden age of EV conversions. I think there is a definite place for body shapes and interiors of yesteryear with say Art Deco styling propelled by modern EV drive trains and heated and cooled by heat pumps. Those bodies will not be made again, and are being excluded from more and more locals if petrol, so something must be done. Re-Pops have their place, but original stuff is cool too : )

    Broc LunoBroc LunoMánuði síðan
  • Old man moans about old car , because he is bored with it . Yawn , get a life May .

    adonisnetworksadonisnetworksMánuði síðan
    • Moaner moans in the comments of a video that they could easily have just not watched. Yawn. Who really needs to get a life here, adonisnetworks?

      Oli DoranOli Doran28 dögum síðan
  • I absolutely agree with you James.

    Robert ArnoldRobert ArnoldMánuði síðan
  • Well, hello Captain Slow! Sold your Camry did you?

    Hudson DonnellHudson DonnellMánuði síðan
  • My mother is still stuck in the past 😂

    PiccymanPiccymanMánuði síðan
  • You are getting old as well, maybe it's time for you to go as well to the nursing home what you says

    abs absyabs absyMánuði síðan
  • Agree... I never really liked Any Ferrari... Very very few of Them is outstanding

    hillbilly trollophillbilly trollopMánuði síðan
  • James May selling a car: "well it's an old piece of junk now, the right buyer would be someone who understands nothing about cars and who just likes Ferrari".

    Mathieu DMathieu DMánuði síðan
  • James u have just disgraced THE,, only TOP GEAR,, and your self.. hope your proud of getting rid??

    ****************Mánuði síðan
  • Ive sold my ford focus - do I have to make a video?

    ajay999999ajay999999Mánuði síðan
  • I dont spend my money on modern cars, primarily because they have no soul. Great engineering achievements, brimming with technology and sometimes even well thought out. If you take James on his word and "utilitarian" is the key attribute then we would all drive a Prius and actually James, you would be out of work. There is so little virtue to extoll IN a Prius and noone would want to listen to you extolling these few virtues. I have a modern company car, I rent modern cars of various calibers and they all have a few things in common: bland mainstream colors, bulbous bland designs, cheap materials made to look acceptable via manufacturing technologies and a plethora of features ranging from convenience to nonsense. Performance is great, but the street is not a playground. If you value craftsmanship, materials, crisp design, light weight, you don't have a lot of choices in the modern car world. A 2020 911 is certainly a better "utilitarian " transport mechanism than a 1969 911s and many might get a grin from driving the 2020 incarnation, but its a different product not just a different time slice. They sell four doors and sold diesels and are selling to a different market. Hope we dont get a lot of clips on Prius's....

    Andrew BerzinsAndrew BerzinsMánuði síðan