Many years ago, my boss and I picked up his newly federalized silver Mclaren F1 AND and a brand new red Ferrari Enzo from Shelton Ferrari in FT Lauderdale. Was a rather interesting day, and a long story. My boss had ordered the F1 and waited quite a while for it to be converted to American specs. The day finally came, and as luck would have it, the Enzo arrived the same week. So, we decided to make a day of it, flying in via helicopter, driving a turbo Mercedes to the dealership and paying them a fortune! As luck would have it, Jimmy Page was there, he introduced himself to me, as he noticed the turbo Mercedes we drove up in, said he had the exact same car, and I pretended not to acknowledge who he was. We talked for about 30-40 minutes about cars and other things as my boss did the paperwork. Very, very intelligent man, rather articulate, neat and well dressed. Quite unlike the stage persona.
Time came to drive home to West Palm Beach. Boss gets into the F1, goes right (North) on US1, and takes off. I can't figure out how to get the Enzo into reverse. (hint, it's a button on the steering wheel, something I did not know) I had to back out of the parking lot, and back into the street, as the parking lot was small and did not have a way for me to turn around. Page walked out into the street, blocked all 3 lanes of Northbound traffic and marshaled me out on to US1. What fun!
We rallied all the way home. Yes, the F1 is faster than the Enzo, and a whole lot more responsive. I've driven them both, I prefer the F1, due to it's raw nature and instant response.
A pic to prove it's me behind the wheel of the Enzo, that's me in Africa, 4th from the right.
It would be interesting if this recent sale was the very same car my boss purchased! Also, I swear it was not me who hit 148.7 MPH on interstate 95. That must have happened before we took delivery...