How old were you when you bought your first Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by stevel48, Dec 12, 2006.


at what were you when you got first ferrari?

  1. under 21

  2. 22-30

  3. 31-40

  4. 41-50

  5. 51-60

  6. over 60

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  1. HUTCH91TR

    HUTCH91TR F1 Rookie

    Nov 7, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
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    25 when I bought my '82 308 GTSi

    28 when I bought my '91 TR.

    My next car will be acquired in 12-18 months.... :D
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  3. RMDC

    RMDC Formula 3

    May 15, 2005
    Boston, North Shore
    62, but bought my first airplane at 36
  4. desmomini

    desmomini F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Nov 18, 2003
    Upstate SC
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  5. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 19, 2006
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    51, but I was thinking about it for a year. Does that count?
  6. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 4, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
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    29 years and 7 months for me. Bought John Apen's black 308 QV. That was Sept 1997.

    I originally decided I would own one at the age of 13. That was back in 1981 and the 308 was the hot model. Took me 16 years but I kept my promise to myself. I'll never sell her either. Love it, love it, love it!
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  8. Jackmb1

    Jackmb1 F1 Rookie

    Dec 27, 2005
    33 when I bought my 328GTS.
  9. drjohngober

    drjohngober Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jul 23, 2006
    Cville and Gbury Tex
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    Dr.John Gober
    26 when I bought a 1978 308 GTS...delayed gratification after a long residency.
  10. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran

    Jul 2, 2003
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    Sheesh, that was a long time ago.........

    It was a 330 GT 2+2, series 1.
  11. curtisc63

    curtisc63 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Dec 13, 2005
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    Curtis Campbell
    It was 1984 when I saw my first picture of the new Ferrari called the Testarossa, or Red Head. I fell in love immediately and after devouring the accompanying article I knew that one day I would own one. That day came 22 years later in September of this year. I was 42.

    In 1984 I had a full head of red hair and the Red Head was the rage. The TR is still the rage - at least in my mind, which by the way, is no longer covered in so much red hair - what's left is more gray than anything...

    Oh well, at least some things never change. The TR is still a supercar. If you can swing it, definitely go for it.

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  13. Rosso328

    Rosso328 F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2006
    Central FL
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    I was 12 when I saw my first one up close and said "Dang! Someday I'm gonna have one of those." I was 40 when I said "Dang! What am I waiting for?" and bought one.
  14. f40carlo

    f40carlo Formula Junior

    Dec 31, 2005
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    I bought my first Ferrari at 29, my F40 when I was 39 for my fortieth B-day.

    Cheers........get one even if you only keep it a short while.....

    If bought correctly gently used, and properly serviced, a few years old, you won't really spend a lot on an ongoing basis, and the experience is priceless!

    (or you could develop a strange "Ferrai-related' obsession that your wife will deem a 'mental illness', like me!)
  15. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Ryan Alexander
    You still have el F-40?
  16. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    A 40th birthday pressie, from me to me :D
  17. AndersJL

    AndersJL Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2001
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    12 when I saw a 308 for the first time, and made up my mind to one day get one.
    30 when I drove a 308 GTS for the first time.
    33 when I bought my 328 GTS (took a couple of years to convince my wife...)38 when I changed to 550 Maranello.

    Ciao Tutti !

  18. tsyntax

    tsyntax Karting

    Dec 6, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
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    Tony Syntax
    I was 24 when I purchased my first back in 1971. It was a 4 headlight 2+2. It had 23K km. It was much easier to drive than I thought it would be.
  19. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    Austin, Texas
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    Michael C
    My friend Miguel (Challenge Stradale on FChat) has a Challenge Stradale and he's just 22 years old now. He specced out his first Ferrari (360 Modena) at age 17 when he was still in high school. His CS is his 4th Ferrari and there are more on the way.
  20. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
    17?! And a Modena?! I don't know if I hate him or if he is my hero...
  21. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    Austin, Texas
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    Michael C
    You might hate him when I tell you that he traded it for an F1 because he couldn't drive stick. LOL...
  22. mdaj

    mdaj Formula Junior

    Apr 26, 2004
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    Mark W.
    I will be 34 when I purchase my first F car. I'm currently 23...unless we can count diecast models? :D
  23. Sven-F

    Sven-F Rookie

    Jul 4, 2006
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    Sven Peter Jorgensen
    First time in a Ferrari, I was 49. I was co-driver in a Maranello.
    The driver was the former F1-driver Michel Alboreto.
    Next year, when I was 50, I bought a 93' Ferrari 348 ts. Now I have had my Ferrari for 7 years
  24. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
    North shore, MA
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    THE Birdman
    I bought my 308 at 35. When it was delivered on the truck, it was the first time I had even seen a 308 up close. When I drove it into the driveway it was the first time I had ever even sat in a 308, nevermind driven one! To say I was lucky that I didn't get a total lemon is the understatement of the century!

  25. Fastviper

    Fastviper F1 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2003
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    26 a 348ts. I am so old now.
  26. driven

    driven Rookie

    Mar 23, 2005
    NW PA
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    Jack Launtz
    21---275 GTB from Algar $8500 in 1968.
  27. tx246

    tx246 F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Nov 4, 2003
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    21 - bought my first ferrari, a 308 gtsi
    23 - bought a testarossa
    27 - bought my first dino gts........
  28. Mikestradale

    Mikestradale Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 25, 2006
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    Bought my F355 when I was 25

    I'm 26 now.

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