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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by venusone, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    What car did you drive before you got the Ferrari? Was it fast?
     
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  3. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2002
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    Jeff
    I had a killer ZR-1 Corvette....about as "exotic" as it gets for an American car. Even though it would eat my TR for lunch, I've never regretted the move to Ferrari....not for a minute!
     
  4. Dr C

    Dr C Formula Junior

    Dec 1, 2002
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    Mitsu VR4 with Hennessey performance upgrades. Yes, it was fast.

    Kansas Jayhawks rock!
     
  5. flashman

    flashman Formula Junior
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    William Rappaport
    1975 Lamborghini LP400 Countach that I drove for 6 years, it was the fastest car I had ever had up to that point. I was going through tires like you would not believe. Traded it in on a 1981 Ferrari 308GTSi, not the fastest, but what has turned out to be the love of my life (a guy thing).
     
  6. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie
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    Chris
    Started out like every average Joe, had Civic, Maxima likes, them moved to Lexus GS400, M roadster, had a 650rwhp '97 SupraTT, now roll in E46 M3 daily and 996TT fun/track. Looking to get into a F355. Wishfully a Modena in a year or two.
     
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  8. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
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    Gary B.
    E46 M3, before that Turbo Carrera.
     
  9. 512tr

    512tr Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2004
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    tony
    what is an E46 ? I know the M3 is a BMW.
     
  10. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Bart
    A sled. SLow, economicial, and ugly.
     
  11. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie
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    E46 is the latest generation M3, 2001 and up.
     
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  13. 512tr

    512tr Formula Junior

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    thanks
     
  14. F456 V12

    F456 V12 F1 Rookie
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    Christian
    Lotus V8 TT
    Lotus S4S
    993
    911
     
  15. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    I had a 86 Toyota Camry, then a 91 Lexus ES250 (a Camry with a nicer radio) before I bought my 365 GT4. The Ferrari was the first car I owned that was a manual gearbox.
     
  16. madturk

    madturk Formula 3
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    Seyhan Kilincci
    BMW 330I Dinan, Audi TT, Porsche 928S4, and Harley Fatboy. All had to go for my 355 and two BMW's.
     
  17. Bel360

    Bel360 Karting

    Nov 23, 2002
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    Bart
    Honda S2000
    Roock 996
     
  18. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Mar 8, 2003
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    Wolfgang
    Porsche 914/6 bought it 1979 for ca. $ 1.200, sold 1981 for $ 1.000,- :(
    Porsche 924
    Porsche 944 wonderful car and I still miss it
    Porsche 928
    Porsche 911 Turbo
    changed to Italy:
    Alfa Romeo Spider Fastback (from 1980)....I could kill myself, sold it.
    changed to Ferrari:
    starting with a `85 308GTSi QV and now happy to drive a `91 testarossa.
     
  19. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    1989 205 GTI
    1986 M3
    1990 964 Targa
    1994 993 Coupe
    1994 964 Speedster
    1996 993 C4 Cab
    2000 Boxster S
     
  20. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Wolfgang...Spider still on your mind eh ? Those little alfas are amazing ! I miss mine too !
     
  21. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Oh yes, I was realy so stupid to sell this wonderful Spider after 10 years driving all round Europe. Sold it for just DM: 9.000,- /€uro: 4.500,- in 2000.
    Here is one of the last pics.....will never forget this beautiful spider with all the wonderful memories.
     
  22. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
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    Triumph TR3A
    Daimler SP250
    63 Corvette 327/340HP
    Jag XKE coupe
    Jag XJ6 with 350/350 Chev
    Corvette LT1
    Jag XJS V12 then 350TPI LT1
    Jag X-Type
    The Baby 77 308 GTB
     
  23. F SPIDER

    F SPIDER F1 Rookie
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    Jan 30, 2002
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    rijk rietveld
    I went in 1998 to WWoC to trade in my M3 for an M Coupe when it just came out, but drove away in a Ferrari.
     
  24. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 23, 2003
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    New Jersey
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    Augustine Staino
    1987 Carrera Targa
    1991 Carrera 2 Targa (964)
    1995 Carrera 4 Coupe (993)
    1988 Carrera Coupe
    and now...'89 328 GTS
     
  25. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    Dave
    65 corvette convertible - powerglide

    and my favorite:

    2003 white chevy cargo van
    it's a sleeper! LOL :)
     
  26. solly

    solly Formula 3

    Jun 2, 2001
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    Westchester NY
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    Dr. Steven S.
    '73 Camaro ZR-1-loved it at the time. Fast enough for a 17 y/o.
    '79 Corvette- good looking but no power
    '84 Corvette-not as good looking but pretty fast. loved the 4+3 overdrive
    '96 Porsche 911 C4 Cabrio-fairly quick, but couldn't get along with the wannabes at the PCA.
    '00 BMW 540i 6 spd-killer sedan
    First F-car: '74 Dino 246GTS-beautiful but low on power
    Next: '01 360 spider-quick as hell but twitchy at real speed
    Next: '00 360 Challenge-quicker and even twitchier but what a blast
    '02 Scooby WRX Turbo, heavily modified-my daily driver. rain, snow, whatever. $28k and can give most F-cars a run for the money.
     
  27. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    I guess I should have mentioned what I have now & I'm trading up from: 72 240Z w/ V8, 2 Mazda RX7s & a Miata.
     
  28. ILMAESTRO

    ILMAESTRO Karting

    Dec 29, 2002
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    Aston V8 Vantage Volante, 63 E-Type Roadster, 63 Corvette Roadster, AC MKIV, and Yes years ago in college, I had a 1974 Alfa 2000 Spider, Still miss it as well. Same thing for my TR-5.
     

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