If you've ever driven a vintage vehicle on a regular basis, you know the process from getting from point A to point B is a bit more convoluted than simply hopping in and going. There are rituals to observe, checklists to run through and processes to address before ever touching the ignition. Neglect any one of a number of small tasks and you're likely to find yourself on the side of the road. James Chen, the owner of Axis Wheels, knows all about that. You see, he owns a gorgeous Ferrari Lusso, and coaxing the V12 under the hood to life requires a certain amount of procedure.

Once it's rolling, of course, all that premeditation seems entirely worth the effort. Chen does his best to keep the machine out of traffic, but refuses to keep the coupe sealed away in a museum, so he gets up early and takes to the canyon roads around LA before anyone else is awake. Atta boy.

Check out the latest video from Petrolicious below.



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      Hi There Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don' need no stinkin' radio.
      AronD
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will watch the clip again just for the sound track.
      BG
      • 1 Year Ago
      3-litre V12: awesome. The European companies made a number of multi-cylinder small-displacement engines back then. My stepdad had a Mercedes 230 with a 2.3-litre straight 6. It was smooth, no vibration at all. And notice that the gent in the video is rowing his own gears - real driving, back to basics.
      Andy Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      Petrolicious, you made my Friday.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      awesome curves :)
      Robert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh golly...my eyes are damp now. Maybe I should not have viewed this loving movie, which perfectly describes the Lusso. I had one for seven years, so enjoyed the same early morning romps thru the same parts of L.A. I knew where all the tunnels were - 3,600 RPM, max brake torque - windows down - HIT IT! No Ferrari ever sounded better than that one. Such an easy car to work on, three carbs, two distributors, no trick tools required. And yes, that fuel pump click, the smooth starter whir - then all those cams, timing gears - oh, I want to cry. But I accepted an offer twice what I paid, then bought a fabulous German airplane which I enjoyed for a quarter century, never looked back - until now. I want o cry....
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dat engine sound...
      Aaron Howell
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a gorgeous car. I love when he mentions it's like foreplay...so true. You have to know how to treat the car and start it up, just like a girlfriend.
      Daltini
      • 1 Year Ago
      *drools* would rather have this than a 458...
      turbomonkey2k
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think these guys just stumbled on the recipe for a good video: Less music more car sounds.
      Joanne Dochev
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mad respect for the owner too - love that he takes it out only at dawn
      pghcc2006
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah yes old car starting procedure. Even on my humble 79 continental doing anything other than turning the key, waiting for fuel needle to rise, pumping pedal five times, holding key for two seconds (not one, not three) and letting it sit on high idle for 3 min, then gooseing the throttle two times will make the big broad very unhappy.
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