Forgive Me Enzo, For I Have Sinned

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by AJS328, May 14, 2004.

  1. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2003
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    Augustine Staino
    #1 AJS328, May 14, 2004
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    I know that this is going to be quite a surprise to all of you (I'm still digesting it myself) but I no longer have my Azzurro 328. I made a decision this week to buy another Porsche. The 328 was the car of my dreams and it turned out to be everything that I had always hoped it would be. As much as I loved it though, I needed a change. I use my cars a lot and I was piling miles on the Ferrari like there was no tomorrow. Although the 328 proved to be utterly reliable, it was not going to end up being the ideal daily driver for me. My love of Ferraris has always been coupled with a love for Porsche 911's, and that is what I've chosen to temporarily fill the shoes of my beloved 328. The reason I say temporarily is that I know that I'm going to another F-car as soon as it makes sense for me to do so. I doubt I'll ever find a car as unique as the one I had but, incidentally, I happen to like red on Ferraris as well. :)

    The car I bought is a late-1995 993 Carrera 2 Coupe with 38,000 miles. It's finished in Adventurine Green with Marble Gray leather. The car drives like a new one and it's built like a tank. Here are a few pics.

    I want to extend a sincere thanks to all of the great people on this site that have made my first Ferrari experience a wonderful one. I don't think I could have made it through without all of the help and advice of the men and women here. I certainly wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. Thank you all. :)
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  3. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    Well. let me be the first to say, "Congrats on the new ride!"

    Use it well.

  4. Yquem

    Yquem Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
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    Don't understand, sorry.

    Joren REMANS
  5. JPF

    JPF Formula Junior

    Sep 11, 2003
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    No shame in it at all. The 993 (especially the C4s) was the best 911 ever made in my opinion, and the last of the air cooled 911s. Porsches are Porsches and Ferraris are Ferraris, they are totally different cars and having a passion for both is fine. I have the same affliction.

    Congrats on the new ride and enjoy!
  6. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
    keep it forever...get another ferrari later..the coolest cars ever..the 993...Im a turbo guy myself, but the C2 is a close second, or the S for that matter.
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  8. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    Nov 5, 2002
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    Congrats on the new ride. Looks great!

    Are you still moving to SoCal?

  9. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    nice, 993 is my favorite Porsche!
  10. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    But if you're happy, I'm happy.

    Send me a PM - Would like to know where you sold the 328 & what kind of price. :) I need some tips.
  11. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2003
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    Augustine Staino
    That's the plan. I'll be out there again next week. See you at "The Cove" :)
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  13. Chiaro_Slag

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  14. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Very Nice!

  15. cab7104

    cab7104 Karting

    Mar 25, 2004
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    I can't say that I don't share your same passion for both a Ferrari and a Porsche. The 993 is one of my favorites. Have fun driving it, and put miles on this like crazy too :)

  16. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    May 31, 2001
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    Let me be the first to tell you:

    You'll be back!!!!

    Ferrari ownership is a virus. Once you catch it you can not go without it. There is no counter drug, especially NOT from Germany!
    The virus is in you for LIFE. The only way to escape it is by death!
    To counter the virus you will have to buy another horse (eventually).

    The symptoms of the F-Virus are:

    * utterly bored with your ride
    * feeling strage when talking to your ride in italian and the damn thing answers "was ist los?"
    * you realize that Fahrvergnuegen has nothing to do with Driving!
    * your heart beating faster when passing your local Pizza place, yet you do not go in to eat but to talk to the owner and hear the lovely accent.
    * the manual in your new car is clear and understandable and yet you feel empty!
    * You start crying in your garage when looking at the small horse in the P-logo.

    As Homer said: "He'll be back"
    (it certainly wasnt our last Cheese Doodel !)
  17. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
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    Congrats on the 993 - since the first time I took the Boxster S to my Porsche guy here in LA he's been telling me "What you REALLY should have is a 993!"

    Bit of a surprise, though, as the last I had seen you were keeping the 328 and bringing it to sunny SoCal.

    I saw Jerry's posts already - as Jerry is the official ambassador for blue Ferraris in SoCal I am not surprised he is disappointed.

    Enjoy the new ride!!

  18. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    I was looking forward to seeing it. :)

    I'll just have to look forward to seeing the 993 now.
  19. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
    Cool, very nice car, best of luck and I hope you can rejoin us soon in the fcar family. :)
  20. HUTCH91TR

    HUTCH91TR F1 Rookie

    Nov 7, 2003
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    GUS - How does Josie like the new ride? And you will certainly miss having the wind blow through your hair on nice sunny days... that is a feeling that only a Ferrari GTS can deliver. I know that feeling of absence all to well going from a 308 GTSi to the TR.
    Nevertheless, congrats on the new ride!!! I look forward to a ride in your new 993 someday!!!

    - Will you be bringing it to WWoC on Sunday?
  21. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2003
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    Augustine Staino

    That was hysterical! If I want to hear the accent Ill just talk to my family. They're a bunch of "wops"! LOL :)


    You are welcome in my car any time! I can't make it to WWOC unfortunately.

    Thanks to everyone else for the positive comments. It's helping me get over the withdrawl. :)
  22. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
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    Sweet car Gus!! You must bring it to CA and give me a ride though. The only time I have been in a Porsche was as a passenger on a short 2 minute drive. No fun at all :(
  23. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    993 is a great car but WHY ?? Poor Azzuro ! :( .
  24. vraa

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    I love that ad.. Kills bugs fast!
  25. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Carbon McCoy
    Gus, you're dead to me.

    Nice Porsche; too bad it belongs to SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T EXIST...!!!
  26. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Nothing wrong with a Porsche 911. If it makes you happy, great. Build up the slush fund, there is nothing wrong with owning both. :)
  27. triXXXter

    triXXXter Formula Junior

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Steven G. Ogden
    Car ride whore.

    Damn, need to do what you do.
  28. Cincy Ken

    Cincy Ken Karting

    Jan 24, 2004
    Congratulations on the new car. I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment from it. My neighbor has a 993 that he loves, and we're always trading stories and information on our cars.

    You make this sound like a goodbye. No reason to leave the forum. Being an owner, you're a veteran now, and part of the family. And, as Marlon Brando would tell you, you can't ever leave the family.

    Looking forward to hearing more from you. Enjoy the car.

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