He could picture him behind the wheel of big Italian cars of his design, the engine roaring on the back roads around Maranello in Italy.
There are also many images we’ve seen of the Italian boss promoting his jewelery all over Italy or posing with a prancing horse in front of the brand’s latest model.
But the reality is a little more complicated, according to Enzo Ferrari’s private driver Dino Tagliazucchi.
Ferrari didn’t drive much Ferrari
In an interview with an Italian media, Dino Tagliazuchi claims that “Commendator” was only one model from his lineup at the time. A 365 GT that he only uses for promotional operations. Logistics was well established.
A carrier loaded the 365 GT onto a car carrier, while Enzo discreetly arrived by road in a Peugeot!
How did Enzo discover Peugeots?
Designed by his friend Sergio Pininfarina, who is also the author of the most beautiful Ferraris, Peugeots were no strangers to Enzo.
Regularly, Pininfarina boasted to him the road qualities of French cars. But it was his driver, Dino Tagliazucchi, who introduced him to the charm of the Peugeot 404 family. And with good reason, this was his personal car. But why did Enzo fall in love?
ball take offs
According to his driver, Enzo Ferrari had a pretty good idea at first about the Peugeots whose lines he liked. But another quality that will capsize the Italian’s heart. “One thing that Comendatore demanded and should not be disappointed with is departures. Or rather, it starts at the traffic lights. When the lights turned green, Enzo Ferrari always wanted us to be the first to jump in. He noticed that the Peugeots were particularly good in this little game. . Much more than Fiats.”
Several Peugeots in your garage
After the driver family 404, Enzo will get another gray 404.
It was out of the question for Enzo to miss the Peugeot 504 sedan in 1970. But it’s the Coupé version of the 504 that will capsize it. Designed by Pininfarina like their own car, Enzo loved the lines. But some love stories are impossible.
Peugeot banned for Ferrari
The first problem will come from a knee injury. Unable to drive anymore, Enzo Ferrari leaves the steering wheel of his Peugeot 504 to his driver forever. The blow will come from Fiat, which has been Ferrari’s main shareholder since 1969.
We don’t see Enzo’s Peugeots very positively in Turin. After several years of resistance, Enzo finally gives up. He will only drive from the Italian group.