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James May explains why he’s sold his gorgeous Ferrari 308

Published: 28/Sep/2020 10:54

by Kieran Bicknell

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The Grand Tour host and television icon James May is well-known for his diverse car collection. It seems that May is moving with the times though, as he has put his gorgeous Ferrari 308 GTB up for sale. 

May is not one to shy away from new technology, in fact, he embraces it with open arms. He has previously been vocal about his love for the quirky BMW I3, and also owns a Tesla Model S as a daily driver.

He has always been one for the classics too, but he is now downsizing his collection, having put his Ferrari 308 up for sale. Saying that it is “gone for good,” James reveals his reasons for selling in DRIVETRIBE’s September 27 video.

James May sells Ferrari 308
YouTube: DRIVETRIBE
May says that his 308 was “old tech” and “out of step” so chose to sell it.

“I liked looking at it… I just didn’t drive it!”

In typical James style, he said the Ferrari has “fallen out of step with the spirit of the age” and felt it was time to replace it. Not only is it “old tech,” but there was also the small matter that he didn’t drive it – which is quite an issue for an old car such as the 308 GTB.

That’s not to say all love was gone, however. May described the 308 as “one of the prettiest Ferraris ever made… I liked looking at it, I just didn’t drive it!”

Confirming he still has a love for the Italian Ferrari brand, he clarifies that “of course I’m talking about the 308, I haven’t sold the (458) Speciale… that would be an absurd thing to do!” Despite selling off one Ferrari, it seems that there will be a Ferrari in May’s garage for the time being.

Taking a loss

He also reveals that he will be selling the Ferrari at a considerable loss. May explains that classic car prices have dropped a lot in the last year, meaning even a car with celebrity connections such as his hasn’t escaped depreciation.

May also admits that buying the Ferrari was somewhat of a ‘bucket list’ experience for him: “Buying the 308 was like exorcising a demon from my youth… but I’ve done it now, the ghost is gone.”

He added: “It’s an old car… and I don’t really like old cars, though everyone thinks I must,” as he also reveals that with the 308 gone, there are no classic cars left in his fleet.

It remains to be seen if the 308 GTB will be replaced. Judging by the way May speaks of old cars, it is likely to be replaced by an EV of some sort – such is progress, after all.

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TikToker Tayler Holder unveils dazzling “dream car” Lamborghini Huracan

Published: 21/Nov/2020 19:39

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikToker Tayler Holder is clearly enjoying the fruits of his labor, as he unveiled his brand new Lamborghini to fans and photographers during an outing to BOA Steakhouse.

As a former member of the Hype House, Holder has a huge and devoted fanbase. He boasts 5.6 million Instagram followers and 17 million on TikTok which includes snapshots into his life, relatable content as well as collaborations with the platform’s other stars, like Bryce Hall.

In a recent trip to BOA Steakhouse in LA, Holder caught up with reporters from The Hollywood Fix, where he excitedly told them that he “bought a new car today, so today is a good day”.

As the reporter speculated what kind of car Holder bought, he smoothly pointed out the white Lamborghini parked outside, which led to the reporter reacting with disbelief: “That’s not your car, Taylor!” before congratulating him.

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The vehicle is a Lamborghini Huracan, which boasts specifications like a 5.2 L V10 engine and a maximum speed of 201.3-201.9 mph. With the car’s retail price starting at over $240,000, it is clear that Holder is truly living the high life with his new purchase!

When asked about the purchase, the TikTok star said that it was a “long process”, admitting that the white Lambo was his “dream car”.

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YouTube: The Hollywood Fix
The sports car can reach a speed of over 200mph.

Indeed, a tweet from 2017 – which was posted before he achieved fame and fortune as an influencer – demonstrates that this statement is no exaggeration, as he posted several photos of a white Lamborghini while calling it his “dream car”.

Holder has been enjoying a lot of success in his life recently; not only is his social media presence stronger than ever, he also recently announced to fans that he was in a relationship with Charly Jordan, fellow TikToker and member of content house Clubhouse BH.

Since then, they’ve been making cute content together and have been appearing regularly on each other’s social media channels.

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Instagram: Tayler Holder
Holder recently announced that he was in a relationship with Charley Jordan.

And now TikTok’s newest power couple gets to ride around in one of the nicest sports cars in the world.

Congratulations, Tayler!