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How long have you owned your Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by ernie, Jan 6, 2004.

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How long have you owned your Ferrari?

  1. 0 - 1 yr

  2. 1 - 2 yrs

  3. 2 - 5 yrs

  4. 5 - 10 yrs

  5. 10 - 15 yrs

  6. 15 - 20 yrs

  7. over 20 yrs

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  1. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    After reading alot of posts with question about ownership, I noticed that alot of people are soon to be first time owners. I also have noticed that people will trade up from one model year to the next. For example from a 308 to a 348, or from a 355 to a 360, etc. Others have only one car and intend to keep it for good. I was wondering who has been a Ferrari owner for the longest amount of time? What year did you first buy a Ferrari? Do you still have it, or do you play the trade up game?

    As for me I got my 348ts in 2001. It is the first Ferrari I have owned, and to date the only one I own. I don't plan on getting rid of it. But maybe some time in the future I will get another Ferrari. How about the rest of you guys? It will be interesting to see what the average time of ownership is.
     
  2. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
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    2 years, 4 months, 25 days. Not that I'm counting! It's the only one I've ever owned, and I plan to keep it for long time. I want more Ferrari's, not a new Ferrari.
     
  3. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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  4. Meister

    Meister F1 Rookie
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    Apr 27, 2001
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    Will be 4 years in March
     
  5. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    1987-2000 308GTS
    2000-present testarossa
     
  6. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Oh yeah, don't forget to vote in the poll.
     
  7. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    ernie -- What "number" do you want in the Poll? -- total years of (at least 1) F ownership or longest ownership of a single particular F?
     
  8. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
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    Yes, I have one
    1 year, 2 months, 11 days on the 328.

    Like Jim, I just plan on adding to the stable as the years go by.

    I figure I'll be shopping for my next personal ferrari (550?) in 2007
     
  9. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I would say vote to total years you have owned a Ferrari.
     
  10. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

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    5 yrs now.
     
  11. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    10 years for the 365 2+2, 5 months for the 456.
     
  12. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    If the timing is right, funds is on, and the right car is there, why not for something better, newer year and fewer miles??
     
  13. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    Because some Ferrari enthusiasts do not think newer is better.
     
  14. MS250

    MS250 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    74 308gtb since 1994 with 300,000 miles (redid trany and engine in 97) still have it to date, will be 10 yrs in may 25.
    Second was bought in Nov 25 in 2000 an 86 testa with 15,ooomiles currently have 30,000 miles and still going strong with both. Will buy a third oneday,health, and money permitting.Too bad I just found out about this site last month,wish I heard about it before.
     
  15. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    Willis, back to work!!!

    I am staying home because of the snow.

    The newer is off course better, more maintenance for older cars
     
  16. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    If you put it that way, then you might be right. Although some may not agree that an older Ferrari require more maintenance than newer ones. Some people buy and keep the older models because they like them. There are a couple of Ferraris I'd like to have on a permanent basis you might consider old.
     
  17. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    More on-topic. It will be 3 years with the 360 by April.
     
  18. Prugna 328

    Prugna 328 Formula 3

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  19. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie

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    I've had my 512BBi for 61 days..... Prior to that, I had a 308QV for five years... prior to that, a 308GTSi for about a year.

    Slowly moving up the Ferrari ladder. ;)
     
  20. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    I have the F40LM since 8/99 and plan to keep her for a while..
    Prior, I had a TR that I sold and bought back a year later to sell it again after a year.
    At the same time, I had a 400i
    They were all RED...
    Roland
     
  21. flashman

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    I bought my first and only Ferrari, a 1981 308 GTSi new that year. I have had the car now for 23 years. It is the longest and most rewarding relationship (next to my wife) I have had. I plan on taking this wonderful piece of rolling art with me into the next life!
     
  22. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Wow flashman. Now thats a long time. Hey you didn't mark your vote in the poll. I bet we have somebody that has been an owner even longer.
     
  23. flashman

    flashman Formula Junior
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    ernie, just sent in my vote on the poll, must have missed the first time. 23 years,------- just seems like yesterday.
     
  24. Ron328

    Ron328 Formula 3
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    Bought my first (and only one) on Dec. 14, 2002 and delivered Dec 25...
    one of the best X-mas gift I got myself.
     
  25. Jerry Fisher

    Jerry Fisher Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    75
    22 years....
     

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