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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  • My childhood dream car 😥 But then I got my driver’s license and a 1970 Chevelle SS with a rumbling 396 c.i. beast. Memories .....

    JC JammerJC Jammer2 dögum síðan
  • Can we discuss the porta John in the back

    Brent DamesBrent Dames3 dögum síðan
  • James May is incorrect. Not because the opposing perspective is the correct one, but because he has missed the point. The 308 is understandably out of step with his current taste and level of patience, but to call his 308 out of step with the current times is not accurate. At least, saying that with a negative connotation is not accurate because, in order to say that, one must ignore the fact that it was ahead of its time when new. A Ferrari 308 is an example of one of those material items that never actually suit one period of time more than the other. In both style and substance, they are timeless.

    Alistair SAlistair S3 dögum síðan
  • Well, now I can use this as a reason to not buy my dream car, and what I believe to be the most beautiful supercar ever made, the XJ220, in green.

    Big Black DawgBig Black Dawg4 dögum síðan
  • given his Ocd... a secondhand Ferrari own by James may is probably the highest quality secondhand ever... that beauty belongs in a museum

    Kinson CheungKinson Cheung4 dögum síðan
  • Nonsense

    j xj x6 dögum síðan
  • 458 italia? Donate it to meeeeeeee

    EnterTheCarpEnterTheCarp6 dögum síðan
    • Oh. That?

      EnterTheCarpEnterTheCarp6 dögum síðan
  • James May of St Peter’s Grove

    K insK ins7 dögum síðan
  • Should have kept it, now you don't have anything SHTF proof...

    Dave SmithDave Smith10 dögum síðan
  • I can hear what you are saying about not being able to appreciate technology as they did in its time as someone who is a collector/purveyor of old computers.

    The Flying ScotsmanThe Flying Scotsman11 dögum síðan
  • Lovely talk, full of gems. James May knows that if you are going to philosophize and you are British it is absolutely essential to talk about something like football or cars while you are doing it, and to get your references to actual philosophers completely wrong so as not to come across a smart-Alec (Plato wrote nothing resembling the quote May lavishes on him). Lovely talk.

    Dan KraggerDan Kragger16 dögum síðan
  • Some of these quotes could 100% be framed as life guru “love, Live, life” pictures. Perfectly explained completely forgot it was about a car in the end. 😂

    Resolute FitnessResolute Fitness19 dögum síðan
  • Worst sales pitch ever lol

    Matthew FitzgeraldMatthew Fitzgerald19 dögum síðan
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 dögum síðan
  • Big mistake... That Ferrari won't be replaced by anything nearly as nice

    Ben LoweBen Lowe22 dögum síðan
  • How can James May talk against a Ferrari with Weber carburators? I lived ten years with the same car (only car I had) with two Weber DCOE 45 (after fitted) and revved the engine to 8.000 rpm every day and enjoyed it immensely! Now I also have a BMW 2800 CS (1970) and what was a luxury car in its day is more like a tractor today compared to todays car as regards quality of driving and and quality of interior! So I can follow James a long way. But the main thing with James and his 308 is that he has too many cars and have not time and interest in the 308. Besides James likes to be controversial and to provoke people to think. So to conclude, the 308 is a fantastic car for the right person

    Ketill JacobsenKetill Jacobsen23 dögum síðan
  • No james i wont buy electric

    ev andersenev andersen23 dögum síðan
  • The guy shouts about putting antiquated wheels on the car because he's such a diehard purist. ...too bad that purism means he can't enjoy a beautiful car because he can't tolerate a handful of updates that would put it on par with what we expect today. It's not like the thing has draglink steering.... Wide tires, appropriate springs and dampers, it's going to drive like it's on rails.

    Private PartyPrivate Party27 dögum síðan
  • I once got a giftcard for my birthday to drive a Ferrari for 20 minutes. It could have been a 308. It was the most horrible driving experience. Almost no power, clunky gearchange, pedals to close to each other. I was overtaken by a Fiat Panda while getting on the highway.... and glad I could climb out of it and get in my comfi old Volvo.

    DueVolviDueVolvi27 dögum síðan
  • The deserted ground nationally annoy because apartment optically injure before a flat hacksaw. rigid, fixed attack

    rizveee ahmedsrizveee ahmeds29 dögum síðan
  • I swear it's like talking about his wife: "I just don't love her anymore. I like to look at it (...) it's probably one of the most beautiful women ever made"

    Luca TrifanLuca TrifanMánuði síðan
  • “It’s become old tech.” Yet, there’s a tricycle-looking thing with a flat tire in the background.

    Gaz 808Gaz 808Mánuði síðan
    • That's a meccano motorbike from james may toy stories

      Łukasz WronaŁukasz Wrona22 dögum síðan
  • 0:43 me trying to explain to my mates why I sold my cars in gta v

    F S P 9F S P 9Mánuði síðan
  • wow, this was depressing

    Doc SurelyDoc SurelyMánuði síðan
  • 30.01.2021 So was it sold, they should put a little badge on the side, previously owned by James, May.

    Steven HombradosSteven HombradosMánuði síðan
  • Have to disagree about old cars. There are old cars which will give you an experience no new car can offer. I have a giant Plymouth convertible with bench seats, there's nothing even slightly like it. The handling and so on is terrible, it drinks fuel even by late 60s US standards, it's too big for most UK roads, but there's nothing else like it on an open road in nice weather. It sits 3 across the front and 3 across the back, almost nothing can do that either.

    System11 YTSystem11 YTMánuði síðan
  • Mr. May has elevated this sale to a philosophical level I did not realize was possible.

    Matt SchwartzsteinMatt SchwartzsteinMánuði síðan
  • You can’t go home..........won’t stop people from trying.

    UberPilotUberPilotMánuði síðan
  • He rambles on and on endlessly and I still don’t know what the point of this video is

    Robert NiemiecRobert NiemiecMánuði síðan
  • If he sold the modern Ferrari i would have been shocked. And gutted.

    Ulrik StrandUlrik StrandMánuði síðan
  • Didnt you buy a f430 and Jeremy ate a chocolate bar in your car.

    Paul LeatherPaul LeatherMánuði síðan
  • He did well to make it sold by someone else... XD

    BloodysugarBloodysugarMánuði síðan
  • I've thought about this argument and, it could equally be flipped the other way; yes it's not possible to drive a 1970's car in the 1970's but also it's not possible to experience a modern car as young people experience it in the present because you are old. I'm not saying you are a 'try hard' but it is certainly in that area and something to be considered!

    Right then.Right then.Mánuði síðan
  • He is going to buy Datsun

    MrPILJOMrPILJOMánuði síðan
  • And now you can get your new toyota aygo XD

    Simone V.Simone V.Mánuði síðan
  • Not long ago i hate to hear that, but now when i have ordered new ID 3 my mind have changed :D

    tommi rantanentommi rantanenMánuði síðan
  • Porta loo in the shot. Stinky!

    Lauren BaileyLauren BaileyMánuði síðan
  • Msgnum would be sorely disappointed, Mate.

    bryce jacobsenbryce jacobsenMánuði síðan
  • We are cheaper than a counselor...

    Eric StoeverEric StoeverMánuði síðan
  • I actually disagree with him. There is a golden age for a special kind of technology, and to expierence it is something rather special. There are people who use a late 1920s Ford Model A as daily driver because they like the feel of it, some people especially love certain eras of cars and I think it is cool to daily drive an electric car and go for a spin in an old Porsche or Ferrari on the weekend.

    JuStris GarageJuStris GarageMánuði síðan
  • By an F355 James.

    win7ermu7ewin7ermu7eMánuði síðan
  • James May is a communist CONFIRMED

    Jiang ZeminJiang ZeminMánuði síðan
  • well said james

    Mark KMark KMánuði síðan
  • 2:05 "reasonably" ...

    Guilherme BatistaGuilherme BatistaMánuði síðan
  • But isn’t that the goal of owning a classic. To try and capture and experience what once was. I guess to a few like me and my 77 GMC C15 I was alive in the 70’s or 80’s and I want to try and experience what those who were alive did... but to each their own

    Will NorthWill NorthMánuði síðan
  • i have driven 986/996 for almost 15 years... every time I drive something else. i go back. just fast enough... just fancy enough... three pedals and working air conditioning. add bluetooth. and you have a modern mule you can still work on. i wouldn't mind ventilated seats though 😉

    rodan onerodan oneMánuði síðan
  • 308's are garbage anyway

    Rik AusRik AusMánuði síðan
  • As always very well said.

    Kenny TangKenny TangMánuði síðan
  • Santayana said it

    Mike Raymond WoodMike Raymond WoodMánuði síðan
  • Buy a bicycle James. A new luxury version with battery and 8 hub gears.

    MrHanswatchMrHanswatchMánuði síðan
  • What a load of postmodern drivel

    Cantium KnivesCantium KnivesMánuði síðan
  • Is James describing a car or a relationship?

    Jim TomlinsonJim TomlinsonMánuði síðan
  • I like this guy he is cleaver old gizar.

    Mitko MikovMitko MikovMánuði síðan
  • 308 engine rebuilds every 30k,rust,windows run with miles of wire,no rear vision,not that fast,fun getting in & out,dont blame you james,i sold my cousins & had the joy of fixing it !

    pete grooverpete grooverMánuði síðan
  • You sold a peace of art

    Giovanni CordoneGiovanni CordoneMánuði síðan
  • Does he come from a upper class background ???

    GTA V Editor VidsGTA V Editor VidsMánuði síðan
  • How did this man get a job on a car show honestly that Toyota 😳

    dan ryandan ryanMánuði síðan
  • May trying to get removed from the Old People's Mood Room.

    Jezza UsJezza UsMánuði síðan
  • I'm 16 and I drive a 1970s car, as fantastic as new cars are, there's just something about having a car thats analog

    Sam WestenskowSam WestenskowMánuði síðan
  • Another champagne socialist.

    Daniel SmithDaniel SmithMánuði síðan
  • What a load of old coal this is

    Tony FlanaganTony FlanaganMánuði síðan
  • Air up those tires behind you Jim.

    Keith NorvellKeith NorvellMánuði síðan
  • I would like to own it but I can’t afford it

    davidlelkingtondavidlelkingtonMánuði síðan
  • Don't panic car lovers he isn't selling the 458 Speciale it's the 1977 Ferrari 308 that's gone

    Ciaran McGuinnessCiaran McGuinnessMánuði síðan
  • the ordinary man act globalist may wears - is gone.

    Morocco MoleMorocco MoleMánuði síðan
  • What just spilled out? Flood the Cowling is into Hydrogen peroxide. Ferrari.. selling..I would cut my arm off to drive..Politely that Car.

    Christopher MairChristopher MairMánuði síðan
  • Why do you have a portable toilet in your garage?

    Justin LindsayJustin LindsayMánuði síðan
  • Why is there a portaloo behind him?

    David LavrinovichDavid LavrinovichMánuði síðan
  • I enjoyed your music analogy James.

    HuxxyHuxxyMánuði síðan
  • An Alpine? Like a Sunbeam?

    leonkennedy74leonkennedy74Mánuði síðan
  • “The past is gone, that’s the thing” 😂 amen

    Brandon DurhamBrandon DurhamMánuði síðan
  • is it weird that i want the car specifically because it was his?

    VicodinoVicodinoMánuði síðan
  • Ahhhh so this is why he wanted the money for the pub he brought 😂😂

    Ellis JamesEllis JamesMánuði síðan
  • Being out of step with the spirit of the age is the best reason to keep it.

    G SG SMánuði síðan
  • what utter bollox

    Michael BrindMichael BrindMánuði síðan
  • I disagree with you James! I think perception becomes reality. So if you want to, you can put yourself in a state of mind to be able to perceive exactly what those people in the let's say 1700's perceived. It takes a person with high intelligence, depth of feeling and empathy to do this. I do believe it is possible to put ourselves into the state of mind of others from a different time.

    Sebastian KuehneSebastian KuehneMánuði síðan
  • Ma no!

    Fiat 127 GENOVAFiat 127 GENOVAMánuði síðan
  • Flood the cowling, plenty of it

    Csongor Ottó DandéCsongor Ottó DandéMánuði síðan
  • What’s the watch he’s wearing during the interview? Looks great

    Oscar BaudOscar BaudMánuði síðan
  • I think James may has to change his mindset of old cars

    Will PlaysWill PlaysMánuði síðan
  • O I thought he sold the speciale 😅😂

    Will PlaysWill PlaysMánuði síðan
  • Get a Dacia Sandero and a Rimac C_two

    Daddys DotoDaddys DotoMánuði síðan
  • -So where do you want to film this car ad? -How about sitting in front of this portable toliet? -Perfect, roll the camera!

    Neretil DeremNeretil DeremMánuði síðan
  • Blah, blah, blah.

    Rick BurchettRick Burchett2 mánuðum síðan
  • But in the past we had cars, today we have computers on wheels, sterile, boring and full of useless technology.

    Getting NervousGetting Nervous2 mánuðum síðan
  • Why not convert it to ev ? ;-)

    JimJim2 mánuðum síðan
  • a rich ,lefty, woke geek moaning about loosing a bit of money on his classic ferrari because of brexir. Cry me a river. 👎🏻

    C BC B2 mánuðum síðan
    • Jealous much?

      Paul Tudor JonesPaul Tudor JonesMánuði síðan
  • Perhaps the ferri does not run very well?

    Hermann WeinzierlHermann Weinzierl2 mánuðum síðan
  • Midlife crisis!

    FREEDOMFREEDOM2 mánuðum síðan
  • 3:36 interesting reflexion, that I think that is focused on James May overcoming the illusions and interest that lead him to buy the 308, the phantom he talks about. Taking that apart, obviously we cannot get back to the past, and then the point is to enjoy and taste at this time the energy and culture that lead to make those vehicles, and also to be in contact with that spirit of the past. It is ok to enjoy new tech, like electric cars, but in the future, all of us will miss those cars and motorcycles with internal combustion engines that beat at the same rythm of our hearts, and with no much technology helping driving. Because those vehicles give us a way of life and a way of interacting with the world in some manner, and that is changing very fast nowadays.

    4KDesign4KDesign2 mánuðum síðan
  • "The golden age of the car is always now." I agree with May: I like new cars more than the old "classic" cars, most of which are, and indeed were, garbage in comparison to new cars.

    David JohnsonDavid Johnson2 mánuðum síðan
  • When you got ferrari problems 🤯

    William WallaceWilliam Wallace2 mánuðum síðan
  • Did you ever drive that one in the buff... ?

    Don KiddickDon Kiddick2 mánuðum síðan
  • Could of turned it electric and kept the look and handling. If want to move with the times and keep an italian legend on the road. Just saying . If your a millionaire why not have best of both.

    Joe KingJoe King2 mánuðum síðan
  • It's a nice car you should buy it, but you should just not drive it.

    Alexander MandlAlexander Mandl2 mánuðum síðan
  • Why not just put a tesla motor in IT instead?🤷‍♀️

    BaumerBaumer2 mánuðum síðan
  • Most people: watches video normally Me: Why is he shaking his shoe right above his cup?

    Unknown youtuberUnknown youtuber2 mánuðum síðan
    • Yeah. Me too. Stuff bound to drop off into the cup

      Bexx GilchristBexx GilchristMánuði síðan
    • Ha!! That is weird

      L PL PMánuði síðan
  • I get where he's coming from... I was lucky to grow up in a place where i didn't need one, to get around. Cars can give a woman independance and security, but a chap often owns one for status. I'm nearly 50.

    Beechgoose 1Beechgoose 12 mánuðum síðan
  • He’s a true Sag

    Conor GrahamConor Graham2 mánuðum síðan
  • im so glad mays not in charge of anything important.

    firebugfirebug2 mánuðum síðan
  • this is what remains of the man who sold a 308.

    Bojan MarseticBojan Marsetic2 mánuðum síðan