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Discussion in '308/328' started by Martin308GTB, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:41 AM.

  1. Martin308GTB

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    Hello together,

    I think, this should be discussed here on our subforum too. What do you think?
    At €14.000.00 for two days incl. VAT and one companion I think ripoff.

    Though it's great to see, how they promote our cars. And looking at a carb drysump engine on page 8.
    Can't remember when I have seen the last one in a printed, official Ferrari publication. (see attached pdf)


    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/ferrari-classiche-academy-launches-w-308-mondial-3-2.597888/#post-146557804

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  2. 308 milano

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    So for $10,000 US I get to learn to drive a manual? Learn the history of the 308, attend a rally and if I shipped my car over they would give me a driving lesson? Do I understand this correctly? Does this include hotel accommodations?
     
  3. bernardo66

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    I guess GTS owners need not apply.
     
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  4. greyboxer

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    No: I think you spend two days being taught to race their 4 x 308s & 1 x Mondial

    It does not involve your own car or a 'rally'

    But the cost is nearer fourteen thousand bucks for the first person.....
     
  5. Martin308GTB

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    Don't wanna be nitpicking, but don't ignore italian VAT at 22% and currency exchange rate. Not USD, but €.

    So including VAT and a companion, with today's exchange rate it would sum up to $ 16.000.00. $ 13.800.00 without companion.

    I believe not.

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  6. Smiles

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    Wow.

    Ferrari’s Classiche program has actually become even more insipid than it was before.

    Matt
     
  7. 308 milano

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    Sorry guys, it’s early and just having the 1st cup of coffee. Wow.. hope they have enough room. Sounds like this one will sell out quickly. LOL

    Will they throw in a T-shirt?
     
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    #8 Martin308GTB, Apr 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    I meanwhile think, that this offer rather aims at owners of modern Ferraris than at us.
    To show them some kind of vintage feeling. I myself don't need to learn, how to change gears, how to brake. And if I want to experience the limits of my car I can get lessons for a few hundred bucks on the nearby private racetrack of the former official french Ferrari dealer for East France.

    BTW. The title page of the brochure is probably fraud, since I assume, that there's no Michelotto Gr.4 308 available to try out :)

    Best from Germany
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  9. thorn

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    People spend similar sums of money on a vacation cruise, a weekend at an exclusive hunting club (or safari), a trip to Las Vegas (including gambling), or a few days in New York (shows, a shopping spree, and fine dining). Even a family trip to Disneyworld can reach $6K.

    This Academy experience isn't within my recreational budget - and neither are those others - but it would appeal to me more than those others as well.
     
  10. rob lay

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    now if they also I had a day in a GTE and maybe more exclusive access to the 50-60's Ferrari world, then I could see some more demand for me.

    just the looks of this $14k for a 308 and Mondial (how to drive) = the stupidest thing I've EVER seen from Ferrari.
     
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    Lots of track days (race it or pace it) can be had for about 500$ CDN locally. So.....yeah!
     
  12. Andrew McCrae

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    My friendly Alfa specialist is running a track day next month. Less than 200 euro.
    OK It is Fiorano and they provide a GTB. But come on!

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    At one point in time you could have purchased a 308 for $14K or a 250GTO and a Pontoon fender 250 Testarossa.
     
  14. Rosey

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    They really talk up the 308 and Mondial !!
     
  15. dflett

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    I’m sure a Ferrari business analyst has concluded 308 owners are currently under-exploited


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  16. Rosey

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    Hahaha... very true.
     
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    For that kind of money you can experience driving an F1 on track.Ok not a Ferrari or Fiorano.

    If they throw in the Paddock club at Monza including flights, 4 days 5 star hotel ,meals etc, and a few other goodies might be interesting.;)
     
  18. T308

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    Two days at Fiorano? Sounds good to me. Guess I'm just the sucker they're looking for.
     
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    $15K trip to drive 308's at Foriano... I have to say ... I'm thinking about it.
     
  20. Saabguy

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    *IF* they threw in the Classiche certification for your car it would make more sense but there is very little reason to spend that kind of cash for what they are offering IMNSHO.
     

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