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Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1458 posts)

10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Shell Commercial - Vintage Ferarri
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 19, 2014 01:13PM

Shell commercial.

Ostensibly, they're selling gasoline, but the cars used in the video steal the show.

Ferrari pulled several of their race cars from various ages out of storage, flew them around the world, and filmed them running through the streets of Rome, Rio, New York, Hong Kong, Honolulu and Monaco. No computer graphics -- these are the original cars on the original streets.

The best part is the sound - from the basso-profundo notes of the early, front-engine era, each scene cuts to a later generation, ending with the wail of a modern F1 car. The sounds alone bring a tear to the eye.

Even if you're not a gearhead, this video will stir the soul. There's just something about 3 liters and 14,000 RPM !

Turn up the volume and enjoy!


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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(322 posts)

02/02/2009 07:58PM

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Re: Shell Commercial - Vintage Ferarri
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 20, 2014 11:56AM

Thanks Rick. Forwarded to a few friends who will really enjoy and appreciate it.

Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(691 posts)

02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Shell Commercial - Vintage Ferarri
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 20, 2014 12:39PM

I used to have this on my computer at work and I would play it whenever I got frustrated. Great commercial!

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