For as long as I’ve loved the automobile, my most desired driving experience has been seat time in a Ferrari 250 California Spyder. Yes, it stems from first seeing the car in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And yes, I know the car from the movie wasn’t the real deal. It doesn’t matter. That old Ferrari is still one of my favorite things of all time. I’ll likely never get the chance to drive one, as they’re all worth eight-figures a piece at this point. Still, never say never, right? (Maybe I can say “Never” here…).
I have other dream drives too, of course. There are many race cars I’d love a crack at. A winged Mopar machine ranks high on my list of Bucket List driving experiences. I’d also like to spend a long weekend with the Dodge Challenger-turned-Trophy Truck from the Fast & Furious films. There’s a certain 1974 Ford Falcon XB in black with side pipes that sticks in my mind.
All of those are dream drives for me. The Ferrari is probably at the top of the list, even after all this time. The others would be great. Yet that Ferrari would almost be a sort of culmination of all the reasons I originally began to notice and appreciate “the car”.
What is your absolute dream drive?