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Anyone here own nothing other then Ferraris?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by YellowMaranello, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. YellowMaranello

    Jan 7, 2004
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    Anyone on here own nothing other then Ferraris? Or has a Ferrari as a daily driver, no matter the conditions outside?
     
  2. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    I've got a RED 2002 ZO6.
     
  3. YellowMaranello

    Jan 7, 2004
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    The Z06 is the 'beater'? haha, nice.
     
  4. tvrfreak

    tvrfreak F1 Rookie
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    Good question--who owns only Ferraris?

    There's a guy in San Francisco who owns only one car...a black Testarossa. Also, there is a CPO (Close Protection Operative) from England who fits the bill. He had a 328 and a 355. I believe he's got a 360 now. He posts on this board sometimes.
     
  5. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    Hi TVRFreak, i think you may be talking about me,i am a CPO (close protection operative) I have a 328gts,and now own a 355 spider, i do reguarly use my bosses 360 spider. My every day cars are a rangerover and a nissan 300zx. We once spoke on the phone regarding me thrashing the TR. Or is there another CPO that posts.Your the guy with the TVR Cerbra right.
     
  6. tvrfreak

    tvrfreak F1 Rookie
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    That's me, and I was talking about you--sorry, never talked to you about the other cars. Shoulda checked before posting. Edited the above post...CPO it is (but if there's three of you, do you become 3CPOs or C3POs?! :))
     
  7. goyal99

    goyal99 Karting

    Mar 5, 2002
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    Anyone's profile should include what cars most people drive other than Ferraris....I personally like P-cars as a daily driver...

    VK
     
  8. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    One 308. That's it. Nothing else.
     
  9. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

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    You say that like it's a bad thing.
     
  10. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    That's not what I meant. Although it is sometimes testing, especially in the winter time...

    What I'm trying to say is, that this is really my one and only car. Many people have a hard time believing that. And yes, that's the car I use when I go grocery shopping or to Home Depot.
    :)
     
  11. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    My only cars are Ferraris, with the exception of my '66 MGB, which has been in storage for 9 years. The TR is the daily driver.

    As many people have written already on this site, the frequent use has made the car very reliable.

    David
     
  12. ferrarigr

    ferrarigr Formula 3

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    I have a Land Rover freelander parked on my Ferrari red painted garage
     
  13. F SPIDER

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    I have a Lotus Elise as a dayly driver in Europe. Does that qualify?

    Rijk
     
  14. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't forget the famed F50K, the F50 in New Orleans with 50,000 miles on it... Jim Spiro used it as a daily driver before he picked up 0808... That same F50 is now owned by someone else in New Orleans who drives it pretty often... If i understood correctly, at one point, the F50 was Jim's only car for a while... Hot stuff if you ask me...

    When i met him at the track day during the Ferrari French Quarter Classic, i asked him if the Forza article was true; if he really drove his 1962 330 TRI/LM to work... His reply?

    "Yeah, 3 or 4 times a week..."

    Nice guy, too...
     
  15. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    That guy sounds like one of the coolest guys ever.
     
  16. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

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    let's be honest..Ferraris are not daily drivers. I own several and I know.
    I think a better question would be...what else do you drive: me, i drive a 750 BMW iL, a 330i BMW, a Porsche cayenne (my wife's car), and a 90 ZR -1 corvette. I love driving my ferraris but they are not practical. Not for grocery store shopping, for hauling your dogs around, for taking friends out to dinner...they are just fun to drive, WHEN they are driveable.

    My 2 c worth,
     
  17. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Coachi, that's quite an impressive collection of autos you have there...

    i think, for some people, having a Ferrari as a daily driver is not practical, so it's not an option... For others, however, it is, so they do it... If i had a Ferrari, i wouldn't be able to drive anything else... i'd drive it everyday, everywhere... Also, there has been quite a bit of speculation as to the increased reliability of a Ferrari when driven on a more consistent basis...

    For Jim Spiro, it was (is) obviously convenient, regardless of practicality; convenience can be construed somewhat existentially when used to describe something so empassioning as Ferraris...
     
  18. scott63

    scott63 Formula Junior

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    2003 Lotus Esprit!!
     
  19. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

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    All i've got is my Mondial. Drive it every day. My wife has a Trailblazer, but since I don't like to drive it, I never do. The Mondial has 79,000 miles on it and i'm still averaging 20,000 / year and it runs like a top.

    Tom
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I beg to differ. Using the front, the passenger seat and the rear I can haul just about any load of groceries I need. Just did it for my party from last weekend. It also handles nicely when the trunk is loaded with beer bottles.
    :)

    PS: Gilles27' dogs love his 328. The co seat and window needs a cleaning once in a while though.
     
  21. speedemon

    speedemon Formula Junior

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    Daily drivers - BMW M-3; BMW 540; Toyota Tundra Crew
     
  22. enzomoon

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    My wife has a Volvo wagon, but I only drive Ferraris at this point. A 550 for my daily driver, and an F512M garage queen.


    Regards,

    Mark
     
  23. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Wow, its great to hear about those of you who drive your F-cars frequently!

    My boring daily is an '02 ZX2... certainly nothing to be excited about.

    Notoboy, how do like your MG? I have a '71 MGB that I'm finishing the engine on, its a fun car to drive! My dad has had a '71 TR6 in storge for some 14 odd years! Do you ever drive the MG(?), I think you should take her for a spin when the weather heats up. It may not be as quick as your TR but it'll be good for you and her! ;)

    Happy driving everyone
     
  24. Brandi

    Brandi Karting

    Jan 27, 2004
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    My first post... hi everyone :)

    My daily drive is a VW Golf 2.8 V6 4motion, the 355 GTS is for week-ends only...
     
  25. viper

    viper Karting

    Jan 26, 2004
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    In response to your quote, I believe the only true DD of the ferrari list is the 550. I fyou have ever driven a 550, I believe you will know what I am talking about.
    Dr J


     

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