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Is 348/355 your first Ferrari?

Discussion in '348/355' started by PKF355, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. PKF355

    PKF355 Formula Junior

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    Just as the title said.
    Is it?

    If not, what is your first Fcar?

    Do you plan on keeping your 348/355?

    If not, what is going to replace your 348/355?

    If you plan to keep your 348/355, are you adding another Ferrari to your garage?

    If so, which one?
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    My current 355 is my first Ferrari and I plan to keep it FOREVER....

    If I'm lucky enough to add another Fcar to my stable, it would be a V12 (575, 612 or even better a 599) or perhaps even another 355 but this time a Fiorano. :D
     
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  3. speedy_sam

    speedy_sam F1 Veteran

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    348 is first Ferrari.

    It will probably be the only Ferrari for a long time. The Ferraris I desire cost big money (see profile for list). Having said that having a nice 348 is not a bad place to be in the first place. It is now just serviced and ready for 5 years of play. Hopefully, I am not forced to sell it for any reason.
     
  4. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

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    Yep, a 355 was my first, and my second. I never want to part with this one, and if anything will add another Ferrari to the garage. I will go older, 308 or 328, maybe even older than that again, or a TR, that would be cool!
     
  5. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

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    My current 1997 F355 spider is my first F-car .......... no other will 'replace' it .............. :)
     
  6. CT 328 GTS

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    First car was a 328 GTS (red & black) and second car is a 355 spider (yellow & black). I still have them both and they are fun in their own ways.
     
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  8. No Doubt

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    348 spider is my first. I think that I'd like to go older for my subsequent Ferrari additions (plural), however, if the new California really falls out of favor and plummets during this recession, I could see me snapping one or two up at some bottom-feeding, make-the-sellers mad sort of low-ball price. That's mitigated by how fast the Gallardo's fall, though. I might dip into Lambo territory if the former ballers get whacked hard-enough. Vultures-R-Us. Their pain is my gain.

    No plans to reduce the stable size, regardless.
     
  9. PAP 348

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    Yep, I also bought my 348 as my 1st Fcar! :):)

    She aint going anywhere. Was leaning towards a 308 as my next Fcar, but I may step into a 360 instead and get the 308 later. :D:D

    Although I should get the 308 now as 360's are only getting cheaper over the next few years. :p:p
     
  10. mj_duell

    mj_duell Formula 3

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    348 TS is my first Fcar and I will never sell it. I may add a 12 cylinder when the time is right, but this one stays.

    --Mike
     
  11. Vegas-Guy

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    My 355 was also my first...:) I don't think I will keep it forever, at the time It was what I could afford and I like the look of it. I wasn't a fan or the 360 or the 430 but now the 430 has grown on me so wouldn't mind getting into one. I would also go to a Lambo...:D I'm not one of those guys that's "Brand" loyal..;) If I like the car I don't car who makes it!
     
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  13. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ
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    There's a dealer 6 miles from my house with a Gallardo for $79k right now. Very tempting...and that's full retail price!
     
  14. Vegas-Guy

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    #11 Vegas-Guy, Mar 25, 2009
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    OMG! What wrong with it? Must be an 04 e-gear needing clutch? High miles? Still a great price!
     
  15. CavalloRosso

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    355 is my first. Everytime I think of selling it and getting another car, I drive it and forget all that craziness. I still like the look of it better than many newer V8s and I think ten years from now, I'll still love it. Like many others, I wouldn't mind adding a V12 to the stable.
     
  16. PAP 348

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  18. FandLcars

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    #15 FandLcars, Mar 25, 2009
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    My first Ferrari was a 1965 275GTB/2... short nose, steel, 3 carb, 1st generation open drive shaft. Purchased in 1978 when I was 26. I completely restored it over 10yrs, and sold it for cash plus cars in 1992. One of the cars was a 1979 308GT4 with sunroof. I sold that car in 2003, and just bought my 348 a year ago.

    I don't plan to sell the 348. I currently also have a Lambo 400GT 2+2 that I've taken apart, but has a lot of rust and is going to be a job to do. It would be nice to find a solid Jarama, Bora or Ghibli at a great price. I always keep an eye out for a super deal on something besides the 348 that would be fun to drive but less $. But no timetable, just a deal too good to pass on. I've been following prices on Cambiocorsas, 911SC's, DB7s, Esprits, and even Panteras and NSXs. Also XK8's look like a lot of car for current $. Too bad they're all automatics, though..... Too much of a cruiser for me.
     
  19. RossoCorsaItaly

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    355 IS MY FIRST, will keep it forever. No desire to own any other entry level cars, next if I can ever afford it will be F50. Have entertained the thought of getting another F355 if income justifies it.
     
  20. No Doubt

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    Could be. I just looked it up online and *now* they are claiming to have a new clutch in it...but the price is $89k!

    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=ascending&sortfield=PRICE+ascending%2cPRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7cE-%7cM-_25_%7cH-%7cN-N%7cR-10000%7cI-1%2c7%7cP-PRICE+ascending%2cPRICE+descending%7cQ-ascending%7cX-popular%7cZ-35223&aff=national&paId=305024466&recnum=6&leadExists=true

    Oh well. I can wait. It's not like I'm hurting driving around in a Ferrari spider in the meantime.
     
  21. vvassallo

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    First was my 348 Spider. Next is the 348 SS. Can't say if there will be another, but I might weaken someday for a hair gel berlinetta. Keep praying goth...;)
     
  22. potxoli

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    348 was my first, I'll probably keep it for a *long* time. I'm lusting after front engined V12s as well, I'd love to pair it with a 550 like the one toggie got. 80K for good ones now-adays....
     
  23. UConn Husky

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    I love the title of this thread....implying you can't just have ONE Ferrari :D

    355 is my first, loving every second of it. I'd be happy to keep it for 10 yrs...but given the current economics, I could be tempted to sell it towards a 360 CS. :D Also watching 456's, it'd be nice to have a back seat for the kiddos.
     
  24. MBFerrari

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    Yes, the 348SS is my first. I love some of the posts in this thread! No Doubt, you are the vulture's vulture man, ya have to love that - you make me laugh :D!!!

    I will certainly keep my 348 for a long time. If I add another to the stable it will clearly be going older in the bloodlines, not newer. However if a touring model (550) came along at the right price it would make me consider that view. Right now I am thinking about eventually adding a 328, although if a good enough 308 QV/B comes along, it may change my mind. In a perfect world where my new business (finalizing shortly, news to follow) goes well, I would like a 365GTC.

    This is all just fun to me guys, I mean hey, we are talking about the best marque in the world IMHO, so you really can't lose if you get a good example of any model!

    MB
     
  25. carlissimo

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    355 is my first and my favorite F-car. I wouldn't trade it for any other car. If I had the opportunity to add another F-car to my garage, it would probably be an "everyday" driver. Something like a 430. Would still keep the 355 for special occasions, like 8500 RPM drives through the twisties.
     
  26. Night life

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    348 Spider my first Ferrari I would love to see me move up to a 360 spider but the thought of having a 328 and 348 in my stable would be cool also.
     
  27. ricbowling

    ricbowling Karting

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    a 1993 348 Spider is my first and only Ferrari. needs pampering and is now in the garage having the 30k major and new suspension. love it.
     
  28. First Ferrari

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    #25 First Ferrari, Mar 26, 2009
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    My first was a 80 308GTSI, great car to learn the breed. I replaced it with a 95 348 spider and love that car. Sure it not the fastest, some question the look. But for me it is fun, comfortable and all the issues have been worked out so it is a get in and drive car, perfect for my needs and that keeps my wife off my back......

    I will keep it for a few years and if anything I may move to a 512 or another 12 cyl for the heck of it!!
     

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