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Lurkers:What would your first Ferrari be?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by jjtjr, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. jjtjr

    jjtjr Karting

    Aug 29, 2016
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    john truskowski
    Just wondering among the lurker community what their favorite first (and maybe permanent) Ferrari would be. Also, please put current age in replies too as it will be interesting to see if the 308 crowd would still include younger folks, or will cars like the 458 and 488 win.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

    Jun 25, 2005
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    Definately, am looking to be a long term caretaker for one of the following, in order:

    1 Boxer
    2 Scuderia
    3 458
    4 365 GTC4
     
  3. Fiat2Ferrari

    Fiat2Ferrari Rookie

    Nov 2, 2013
    32
    Chicago
    458 d'Italia. I drove one at a track event. Pure adrenaline for me.
     
  4. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3
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    Apr 16, 2004
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    Las Vegas, NV
    Age - 31

    360 Modena
    360 Spider
    550 Maranello
    575M
     
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  5. Atreides

    Atreides Rookie

    Apr 9, 2018
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    Odessa, FL
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    Paul Motulewicz
    Age 46 - does this count as young?

    Looking at 458 Spyder for the west coast of Florida and occasional track days.

    Have had e36m3, boxster and jcw mini in the past.
     
  6. 02A4kid

    02A4kid Rookie

    May 24, 2014
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    Ben Nash
    Age 27:

    I've always wanted a supercar from my birth year (1991)

    1) Ferrari 348 (realistic)
    2) Ferrari F40 (ultimate dream car)
    3) Ferrari 512 TR
    4) Lamborghini Diablo
     
  7. obryan214

    obryan214 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2018
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    Tacoma Washington USA
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    Bryan Owe
    308
    Testarossa
    250 GTO
    275
    Laferarri
    458 or 488
     
  8. AceMaster

    AceMaster Two Time F1 World Champ

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Mike
    My first and still is 348 age 36 when I bought it.
     
  9. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I bought my F355 in 2001 and still have it today.

    ETA:: I am 65 YO.
     
  10. F355 Fan 82

    F355 Fan 82 Formula 3
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    I like hearing that bc Im 32 and have a 575 and they keep telling me its an old man car!
     
  11. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3
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    I desire the production cars from when I was coming of age, the cars that made ME fall in love with the marque. The new ones are masterful pieces of engineering, but to me they aren't as special as the late 90's, 2000-era cars. Many would disagree with me, but we are generally most emotional about the cars connected to our youth.
     
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  12. F355 Fan 82

    F355 Fan 82 Formula 3
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    you hit the nail on the head, I've always thought as much that when guys our age are 60-70 the cars fetching monster dollars today the 1940-70 cars will not be so in demand, we shall see. I love my 575, its been fun, but im limited on space living in a condo so it might be finding a new home soon, awesome car, childhood dream checked off the bucket list.
     
  13. 360Marnix

    360Marnix Karting

    Jan 4, 2017
    163
    Friesland, Holland
    Bought at 33 a manual 360 Modena. (and crashed it a half year later, due to an unexpected slippery road)

    Now I am 34 and I bought a 612 last May. Fabulous!

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn G3121 met Tapatalk
     
  14. TXG23

    TXG23 Rookie

    Sep 14, 2014
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    Kell
    Looking for my 458 right now. So torn on a few of them out there. I’m 42 and have been in the Porsche world for the last few cars.


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  15. zsnphoto

    zsnphoto Rookie

    Feb 1, 2017
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    A 550 Maranello will be my forever car
     
  16. Jaguar36

    Jaguar36 Karting

    Nov 8, 2010
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    NJ
    Hoping for an FF, might consider doing a 458 instead though.
     
  17. Automoblog

    Automoblog Rookie

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Gino
    430 Scuderia in TdF blue with a solid white stripe down the middle.
     
  18. halr75

    halr75 Rookie

    Nov 19, 2013
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    Eugene, OR
    Age 35

    Pie in the sky - 458 S
    Ridiculous stretch - Scud
    Realistic aspiration - 430

    In the middle of our forever house build and college educations to pay for, i will likely be dreaming for another 10 years or so.
     
  19. Natkingcolebasket69

    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 2, 2017
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    Bay Area
    Age 34- To this date a testarossa i own.
    Dream would be f40 and currently working on upgrading to a 512tr.
    Current ferrari, 458 aside, i am not that much of a fan...


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  20. MAPS

    MAPS Rookie

    Jan 13, 2017
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    Porto, Portugal
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    Marco Silva
    Age 40, FF or GTC4Lusso,and will keep it for life (mine or the car)
     
  21. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Rookie
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    Edward
    46
    First was 430 Spider
    Now have 16M
    Close to getting S or SA

    If I were a first buyer again I think Scud is great value in today’s market


    Sent from my 16M
     
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  22. ilappassionatodicavallino

    Nov 2, 2016
    23
    Texas
    The first Ferrari to catch my eye when I was nine years old was the 330 GTS. I will forever consider that model in Rosso Corsa with tan leather, gated shifter and Borrani wire wheels to be the quintessence of the marque. The Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder also shares my Dream Road with the 330. Of the more modern Ferraris, I think the one I would most love to own would be one of the exceedingly rare three-pedal 599 Fioranos. It is a simply gorgeous Grand Touring machine. Of course, being a man of modest means precludes my owning any of the aforementioned cars. What I do have is a 2006 F430 Coupe, which is what I could reasonably afford and which I truly enjoy on the back roads of my native country, Texas. The only change I would make to it would be to replace the F1 system with a proper gated shifter and clutch pedal.
     
  23. Xtreme5053

    Xtreme5053 Karting
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    512TR
    360
    575M

    Cheese-grater has always been my favorite. Had my senior photos taken with a 360 (Thanks Ferrari of San Antonio). I think the 575 would be a wonderful GT car.

    The newer stuff I’m not really a fan of the design language (458 excepted) and the older stuff I never formed a connection with.

    F50 would be number one for halo, though I wouldn’t turn down an F40. Enzo and newer just isn’t my jam.


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  24. 94tiger

    94tiger Rookie
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    Sep 9, 2017
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    Jim
    It would be a 612 for me (age 46). I like that it doesn't shout "Ferrari" to onlookers like the 2-seaters, that the whole family can fit in, etc.
     
  25. JohnLClark

    JohnLClark Karting

    May 15, 2005
    175
    50 years old.
    I always liked the 456 with the manual of course. It always seems overshadowed by the 550. But that would be my main driver if I had the means. Of course have to have a 308GTS, and to round out the collection a 288GTO.
     

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