What is the most respected Ferrari to own ?

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Most respected Ferrari

  1. 312PB

    36.4%
  2. 250 GTO

    63.6%
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  1. greg246

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    Toilet wall?
     
  2. moretti

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  3. greg246

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  4. Nutbehinddawheel

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    1960’s 250SWB
    1970’s. 365GTC/4
    1980’s. F40
    1990’s. F355
    2000’s 360CS
    2010’s 598GTO
    BUT for me —-
    F12 tdf tops them all .


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  5. moretti

    moretti Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The picture of the 250LM is a great photo but what is the strange matting it is parked on ?
     
  6. greg246

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    Maxi oil pad :p
     
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  8. TifosiGB

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  9. moretti

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    Can't be, Ferraris don't leak .............. well none of the ones I've owned did :)
     
  10. kena

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    Did Phil tell you that?
     
  11. moretti

    moretti Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't know anyone by that name o_O
     
  12. Aircon

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    Is that why they call Phil Hughes "oil leak"?
     
  13. greg246

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    Wasn’t that the name of the nurse? Phil McCracken? :p
     
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  15. Maranello550

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    Ben Doon's mate? .......:)
     
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    greg246 F1 World Champ
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    There was the Russian nurse as well, Titiana Sukyakokov
     
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  17. G. Pepper

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    Vis-a-vis posters, I had a Sunoco Porsche 917 poster, and I can't find the shot via any search engine. It was from above on track - helicopter shot maybe - and you could see down into the engine.

    One of the most dramatic racing photos I've ever seen. Hard to believe such a famous photo just vanished. I had it on the ceiling, so it was the first thing I opened my eyes to in the morning.

    Also had a poster of a yellow over black 512 BB. Still one of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time to me.

    I love seeing vintage cars at shows, but I have no desire to own anything before fuel injection, so I have a 1980 308 GTSi, the first year of FI. :) People love seeing it, so it's plenty respected.

    All time favorite is the F50, though. Never got the appeal of the F40. Saw one at Southfork Ranch in the 90's, and it did nothing for me. Still does nothing for me.
     
  18. Bluebottle

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    #66 Bluebottle, Jan 13, 2018
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    Dino 246GT of course! Best car Ferrari ever made. V12 and V8 Ferraris are common as muck. A Dino says you don't need an outward sign of the size of your ego / wily ( I have my 550 for that!:D) A Dino is subtle and understated.. Classy and elegant. Etc., etc.

    Not biased you understand! :D
     
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  19. 360C

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    Yup, I had the exact same poster actually.
     
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  20. Shamile

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    Are you kidding? What's "the" Ferrari to own?

    The Testarossa of course!

    12 cylinders, gated shift, the last of the mid-engined 12's and last of the all mechanical no computer cars.

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  21. moretti

    moretti Three Time F1 World Champ
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    No, he was part of that famous legal firm, Ben Dover and Phil McCracken, drove a 360 spider :p
     
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  22. Maranello550

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    Pair of LWV8C's heh.........:)
     
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  23. PAP 348

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    No eye deer!
     
  24. PAP 348

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    Yes indeed! :D
     
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  25. IanB

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    I'm an ex 246 owner and I love them, but I am perplexed as to why they've jumped in value so much and have become something of a cult car. Frankly, they don't deserve it. Ferrari built nearly 4000 of them, a huge jump from other models. There were more 246's in Australia than all of the Ferraris built beforehand. A fiberglass 308 is a better car in every respect and dramatically rarer, for 60% of a 246 price today, go figure.

    The 246 engine block is cast iron, made by FIAT and done purely for cost saving. No Ferrari before or since has an iron block engine. It's a bit of a lump in every sense, drive an all-aluminium 206 and you'll understand what I mean - it revs fast and eagerly and is much closer in feel to a race engine. Of course, few of today's 246 buyers realise that the 206GT was the car Ferrari designed before the FIAT accountants got involved.

    A 246 has 195 overstated Italian horsepower, to drag around nearly 1300Kg (the factory weight claims are false). A 1974 911S with the same power weighed 1100Kg. Today a 246 struggles to keep up with a taxi.

    The seats are awful, the accelerator pedal position guarantees a sore ankle if you drive for more than half an hour. There is no ventilation. When you open the quarter windows, the glued on catch will fall off. The body has double skinned sections behind the rear wheels, what kind of idiot would do that? No Ferrari before it had so many rust traps, nor was so poorly made.

    Yes, they look wonderful, the induction noise is fabulous and they're great fun to punt at 7/10ths on a windy road, but "Best car Ferrari ever made" - I don't think so. :)
     
  26. Aircon

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    I'm an ex 246 owner too, and that's all you had to say.
     
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  27. IanB

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    Stop bullying me! :eek:

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