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Is only 1969 and earlier really vintage?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by CarreraScott, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. CarreraScott

    CarreraScott Formula Junior

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    #1 CarreraScott, Mar 30, 2004
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    Buying a 1972 Dino 246GT shortly, sure seems vintage to me. :) How come 1969 is the "vintage" cutoff -- I'd think it'd be a rolling date, say, "30 years and older vehicles".
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  2. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't feel bad, Scott. It's only on this site.

    Everywhere in the real world, I think carbs are accepted as vintage!

    A lot of historical rallies I've seen make the cutoff at '75, so you are in!

    My '76, '77 308GTBs, sadly, are still "out"
     
  3. vince308

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    even in the Belgian Ferrari Club, the 308 GT4 is the first vintage at this moment.....
     
  4. El Wayne

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    It was a decision that we made as a group. 1969 marked a major change for Ferrari, being the year that Fiat acquired an interest in the company. Even so, I'm not sure that that has a whole lot to do with why we selected this year as a cut-off. Instead, I think that is has more to do with a change in the "flavor" of the cars that took place around this same time.

    Personally, I feel that discussion of 365 GTs, Daytonas, and 206/246 Dinos is welcome in this section, as these cars were developed and introduced prior to 1970, regardless of the fact that production continued beyond that point.
     
  5. CarreraScott

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    Sounds good. Once I get my Dino I'll certainly be posting here!
     

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