Single mum and classic car enthusiast Carly Jeffrey is delighted that she can now call her Vauxhall a Ferrari.
Carly has owned her Corsa for 6 years but has just legally rebadged it as an ultra-rare Ferrari 250GTO, after a surprise EU ruling on protected trademarks.
“Don’t get me wrong” said Carly “the Corsa’s a fine car – especially the 1.8 GSi with alloys and air-con as standard – but it’s always been my dream to own a £3M Italian supercar. With this historic ruling, it turned out I already had one in my front garden.”
Carly is hoping her application to join the nearby Dunstable Ferrari Owners Club will be successful. “They’re a bit stuck-up but Ferrari only made 30-40 of these 250GTOs, so they’d be foolish not to let me in.”
A part-time Teaching Assistant at St Mary’s Primary in Harold, Jeffrey is not finding it a cheap car to run and has re -mortgaged her home to fund the next service. “I’ve usually maintained my car with a Halfords £78 service kit (oil extra) but you can’t take chances with a priceless classic”.