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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by F355Fly, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. F355Fly

    F355Fly Guest

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Just curious as to how old or young some of you guys were when you bought your first ferrari and what model was it. I just bought my 96 F355 at 30.
     
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  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    May 4, 2001
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    I wanted to get my 308 QV before I turned 30. I got it 4 months before my 30th. Just did make it.
     
  5. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
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    Dec 4, 2002
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    I wanted my 328 before I turned 36. I bought/found it 14 days later.

    Ton
     
  6. pwongd

    pwongd Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I bought my own '95 F355 when I was 37.
     
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  8. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Finally purchased my 308 GTB when 37.

    Looks like a lot of us are gonna be at that "certain" age!

    Stig
     
  9. pogibm

    pogibm Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Randy Madamba
    given my first ferrari at 19 back in 85 (512bb) and bought my first at 22(mondial), i still have both cars.
     
  10. jimangle

    jimangle Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
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    My goal was a lamborghini by 30, but since the stock market crashed, and I didn't want another v12 nightmare (yet) I bought a 79 308 gts. I bought it a month after I turned 29. I love it. It's not the fastest, but it handles like a mother, and it's perfect for the area in which I live. Anything more and I would lose my liscense.
     
  11. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2003
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    Phil Hughes
    I've been paid for maintaining/driving other peoples Ferrari cars since 18 yrs old, and swore I'd never own a red one.

    Got a red 512BB carb at age 28, too tempting to refuse. Still got it (like most BB owners), age 33.
     
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  13. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

    Mar 17, 2001
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    I also wanted my first F-Car before I turned 30. Unfortunately this didn't happen as I bought it (328) 13 years later.
     
  14. mvespo348

    mvespo348 Karting

    Jan 5, 2004
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    Michael
    Dream was to have an F car before 30. In 1999 I purchased a 348 Spider. I was 28.
     
  15. Ron328

    Ron328 F1 Rookie
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    I've always dreamed about owning one but never really thought of making it a reality bec. of other priorities (like starting a family, etc.). But in Spring of 2002, I saw a Testarossa and that rekindled my interest. 5 months later, I acquired my first fcar. I was 38. Wish I did it earlier.
     
  16. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    May 28, 2003
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    I just bought a 355 at 28. My goal is to have an F40 by 31. I have certain cash flow goals associated with the cars so in theory it's a make XXX yearly by y age sort of thing.
     
  17. madturk

    madturk Formula 3
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    I was 31 when I bought my 355. I could have before, but I was a Porsche fanatic until I drove one of these things. The good thing about Porsche was I could own one and still have a Harley, and a GSXR. The BMW Dinan M Roadster had to stay, the bikes are gone. But it was a good trade.
     
  18. loungedog

    loungedog Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
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    I was very lucky to be in the position to purchase my 90' Testarossa in 1993 at 25 years old. :) It was a great time to purchase a used V12.
     
  19. davequick

    davequick Formula Junior

    May 27, 2003
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    I had just turned 23 when I got my '87 328 in 1998.

    Hopefully I'll just have turned 30 when I get a '95 or so 456 in 2004. :)

    -dq
     
  20. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    I was 25 when I bought my first, a 328, in April '03.
     
  21. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    joe brosseau
    bought my 79' 308 in january of 02'. 3 weeks after my 22nd birthday. will add a testarossa by 25.
     
  22. spyderman

    spyderman Formula 3

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I turned twenty-seven when I purchased my 1995 355 B. Wow, what a feeling :)
     
  23. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    This is a pretty cool thread.
     
  24. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    31 When I got my 328. :)
     
  25. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Terra
    I was 20 in feb. of 1992 when I bought my first Ferrari a 328 gts white with blue and cream interior and 7,000 miles and my second a Testarossa when I was 29 a 1988 with 8,000 miles.
     
  26. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    May 31, 2001
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    I was 20 or 21. Had my own dealership then and was doing good. It was for inventory but I did not really care to sell it that much.

    My true heart and dream and goal and whatever you call that was a BMW Z1, which I ordered when I had nothing but the shirt on my back and when I was still in school. Deliverytime was 2 1/2 years (like Ferraris :)). So I had a plan to when I will have to have that kind of dough. My dad was making almost half of the purchase price of the car as a yearly salary after 30 years with Lufthansa. They all thought I was nuts. (how right they were).
    I drove a BMW Z1 1 1/2 years later through the streets of Frankfurt/Germany. My car, my plate: F-MW 17 (thats as close as you get to personalizing there )
     
  27. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    Bought my first F-car 360 coupe, 1528 miles, titanium when I was 30, finally :)
     
  28. abarre

    abarre Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
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    Bought my Mondial a week after my 34th birthday.

    On the other hand, I bought my first plane (a Mooney) a month after my 29th - that seemed like a MUCH bigger deal at the time....
     

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