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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Tomf-1, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 F1 Rookie
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    I currently have a 512TR and am giving some initial thoughts of adding a second F-car to the collection. Just curious to know:

    1)how many of you "currently" own more than one F-cars?
    2)what are they?
    3)what goes into your decision-making process when adding your 2nd F-car?
     
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  3. chaa

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    F355 spider and 328gts.
     
  4. richard_wallace

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    95 355 Spider - 67 330GTC and just sold a 61 GTE.

    What goes into the decision process - endless addicition to these darn things, and the love of spending to much time and money on them... I guess just the text book definition of "addiction". :)
     
  5. Tomf-1

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    hello richard--- fabulous collection.

    i suffer from the same addiction. it single-handedly responsible for many failing relationships and break ups.....i'm beyond help (lord knows, i'd seek help if i believe it'd do some good). in any case, i like how you mix your collection up with old/new and varying engine sizes....
     
  6. Eric308gtsiqv

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    Currently: 308 GTSi QV and a Testarossa

    Purchase only the F-cars that I've dreamed of owning since a youth.
     
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  8. Victory

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    I used to have 3 at one time. A 328GTS, a F355 and a 360 Modena. I wanted to have a collection of the V8s. The reason for the V8s was, the road tax on cars and that's payable annually is a exponential function, which is stupid. A 3.6litre car will cost US$1,100 per annum and a 5.6litre car will cost US$2,800. So there's reason for owners to avoid V12s.

    The problem was the Ferraris are weekend cars. Initially I took everyone out at leat once a week, then I had time to use the only the 360 and by the time I got back to the 328, it's more than a month. That's when the problem started. The car wouldn't start and I have to call the Ferrari mechanics every time it happens. And at the same time I started to get into performance cars, Skyline R34, Mitsubishi Evos and so on and these were excitng cars. So I sold the 328 and ordered a Skyline R34 GTR from Japan,then I sold the F355 and got a Porsche GT3. And now I've sold the Modena and waiting for my Stradale.

    Well I have no regrets, though. I've enjoyed the Skyline and still have the GT3. And now anxiously waiting for my CS.
     
  9. Red Baron

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    355 Spider, 328 GTS. Oh yes, and two MV Agusta motorcycles with Ferrari developed / involved engines...sometimes I think it's hard to choose between a run in the twisties between any of them!

    I too have bought only cars I've dreamed about since youth. I'm thinking of a Testarossa (which would be my first hardtop car...ever.
     
  10. Tomf-1

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    Victory-- Splendid collection, man.

    I'm actually contemplating the addition of either a 456M or 550M and have a collection of V12s. The 512TR is my first F-V12 car and I must admit I'm enthralled with her sheer thrurst and impressed w/ her power. Thanks for sharing the info. and experience. Hope you take possession of your Strad. soon.
     
  11. 134282

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    i currently own 24 1:18 Ferraris... :D
     
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  13. Tomf-1

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    Nice, Red Baron..

    I too had a 328GTS..
    BTW, a childhood-dream fulfilled is the best reason I've received so far.

    Thanks, guy.
     
  14. ferrarinascar

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    I own a 550 Barchetta 2000 and looking into purchasing a Enzo or Stradale from Europe. Just love to drive them. I'm a buyer its also my job.
     
  15. Tomf-1

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    A passion is....a passion, man.
    FWIW, you got the most F-cars so far.

    Thanks, NNO.


    Tom,
     
  16. F40

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    The 512TR is a flat 12...
     
  17. henryk

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    I have an 88 TR, and an 83 Boxer. I wanted to sell the TR, which I had for 6 years now, and move on to a Boxer........that was my plan.

    However, I found the "perfect" Boxer, at the right price, before I sold the TR.........so I bought it, thinking that I will now sell the TR.

    I had the TR for sale, for about 6 months........no sale. Since it was a used car, I felt that it should bring a price that, if I ever wanted one again, I should be able to buy one for the same price. Well, the best offered price was just TOO low........so I decided to keep both. I am currently doing a major (plus) service on the TR.
     
  18. donv

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    I have a 456GT and a 69 365GT 2+2. I used to have a Mondial Cab, but I traded it in on the 456.

    I like the 2+2s, what can I say!

    Each of these cars gives a different experience. The 456 is just a wonderful automobile, period. The 365 has a great vintage feel and sound. They are both fun to take on trips.

    Ultimately, though, it's not a rational thing!
     
  19. StoryBook

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    360 spider 6spd and a 575M F1.
    No debate on 6spd or F1 here.
     
  20. ze_shark

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    2)what are they? '98 355GTS F1, '01 550
    3)what goes into your decision-making process when adding your 2nd F-car?
    a) seeking complementarity vs redundancy. The 550 is a good complement to the 355. Stick vs F1, torque vs peaky engine, coupe vs GTS. I find the 355 GTS almost boring with the top on while I can't stand being inside when it's warm and sunny.
    b) having enough parking space
     
  21. Tomf-1

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    Chris---Over the top collection.
    You and I need to trade career for a day or two....
    Cool gig, guy. Thanks.
     
  22. Tomf-1

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    Hello Henry---Whow.....if you have to be long an extra Ferrari, TR a great one to have. I bet they look stunning side-by-side. I love Boxer....
     
  23. Tomf-1

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    Ze_Shark--- That's the exact same reason I am giving serious consideration to add a 456GTA....(as Kuzi said, please no debate on manual vs. F1). Awesome collection, guy.
     
  24. Tomf-1

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    Hi Don--- Nothing wrong with your passion for the 2+2s. I'm actually thinking of adding the 456GTA as my second F-car.
     
  25. htran

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    to tom, read your PM message a few hours ago. still a freshman with F-chat-just sign up a couple months ago.I have own a '92 512tr, when i saw an 512m @ newport autosport,i traded it in, get to know armen288gto ,owner of newportautosport,you have to check out his collection. i think he posted his cars on showroom section. i also own '99 355 spider f1 and '74 dino gts. i'm looking for a 330 gtc or 288 gto and i can die peacefully in motor heaven. I have drove an F40 that you want., but the low bumper height and the long overhang would just kill the underside, garage driveway must be repave to accomodate
     
  26. Steve B

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    I currently own a 1998 F355B and a 1976 365 Boxer. My rationale is to have one "new" car with modern fuel injection and suspension and one "old" car with Weber carbs but still having a newer looking body style.
     
  27. maranelloman

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    2000 Maranello & 1986 328GTS
     
  28. WCH

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    03 575 F1 and 04 Stradale.
     

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