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What was the first ferrari you owned?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by bkaird1, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. bkaird1

    bkaird1 Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
    138
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Brad
    OK guys, here's something I'm curious about. What was the first ferrari you owned? Why? Do you still have it?

    Brad
     
  2. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 4, 2002
    6,180
    EU
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    Ton
    My current 328 GTS rosso/nero. Because I already fell in love with this car 16 years ago! A timeless beauty!

    Ton
     
  3. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,617
    California
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    Carbon McCoy
    1:18 360, 'cause it was the first 1:18 Ferrari i saw... Yes, i still have it... Along with 17 other 1:18 Ferraris...

    Sorry, i know you're referring to REAL cars, but i just couldn't help it... :)
     
  4. Dave330gtc

    Dave330gtc Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2002
    600
    NW Indiana
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    David Smith
    1962 250 GTE. I bought it in 1982. I picked this car because I like the vintage V-12s, it was advertised locally, and it was in my price range. I kept it for a few years, rebuilt the engine, and then sold it for a modest profit. This all happened before the huge run up in prices later on in the 1980s.
     
  5. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jul 30, 2001
    21,746
    Dallas, TX
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    Jim E
    The first one I owned is the only one I've owned, and the one I still own.

    <------ Thats it over there.
     
  6. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 29, 2001
    16,562
    USA
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    Hugh G. Rection
    My first Ferrari was a 78 308 GTS 15k mile "garage queen" previously owned by a good friend (and car collector). He offerred it to me at a fair price, and great condition (he was adding a Daytona to his collection). I had to part with it due to an accident and the insurance company's plan to "total" it and cash me out. I took that as an opportunity to "upgrade" to a 355 or 328. During the search, a local 328 came up by a fellow FCA member also looking for a 355. This was also a very nice car at a fair price, so I took it.

    The 355 is still in the plan in the next year or so.
     
  7. TestShoot

    TestShoot F1 World Champ

    Sep 1, 2003
    10,248
    Beverly Hills
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    King Koopa
    I shared ownership of an F40, the first outright was a 400i, then my 550.
     
  8. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
    1,270
    Switzerland (NW)
  9. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

    Sep 4, 2001
    12,887
    Cumming, Georgia
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    Franklin E. Parker
    1st 1986 328GTS; 2nd 1977 400GT; 3rd 1986 TR; 4th 1967 330GTC; 5th 1994 348 Spider; and 6th my current and favorite so far 1982 BB512i . I loved them all for different reasons.
     
  10. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Apr 3, 2001
    11,234
    Austin, TX
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    Randy
    ~1986 white Testarossa in 1/18th scale. I still have it. I asked for a Ferrari for Christmas one year and that is what I got.

    Before that, I collected Corgi Lotus and Aston Martin's from the Bond films.
     
  11. ty (360mode)

    ty (360mode) Formula Junior

    Sep 25, 2002
    807
    Houston
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    Tim
    '95 355 - got flooded in tropical storm allison
     
  12. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jul 2, 2002
    3,196
    South England
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    Mark Collins
    '87 328GTS I promised myself I'd buy one, one day, when I saw them new at the London Motor Show in 1985 I think, bought it in 1997, sadly it went in 2001 to make way for an F355 (but I'm not really sad!!!)
     
  13. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    6,337
    F355B first and only and current
     
  14. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    547
    Tejas/Europe/Desert
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    shanb
    1986 328 GTS
     
  15. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2002
    3,053
    so california
    Full Name:
    wayne skiles
     
  16. Dino 208gt4

    Dino 208gt4 F1 World Champ

    Jun 24, 2003
    14,849
    European Union
    Full Name:
    Roel
    My first is the 208gt4 I own now (see profile).
    Great car with space enough for the whole family (1 wife, 2 little kids).
    A great drivabillity and all my colleges are jealous because they think it is a 50K car. (just keep it that way :) )
     
  17. bkaird1

    bkaird1 Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
    138
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Brad
    I'm really starting to like the BB512s, beautiful cars.
     
  18. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,518
    New Jersey
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    Augustine Staino
    I bought my first Ferrari in April. It's an '89 328 GTS finished in Azzurro/Crema. I've always wanted a 328 since they were introduced but I figured it would be black or red. A friend of mine in the business took this one into inventory and I fell in love with it! I plan on having others in the future but I think I'm going to hold onto my current car regardless. She's very special to me! :)










    p.s. For those who don't know my car, there is a picture of her in my profile.
     
  19. bkaird1

    bkaird1 Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
    138
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Brad
    Azzuro,

    Congrats on the car. I just saw the pic... very nice.

    Brad
     
  20. XSSSIVE

    XSSSIVE Formula Junior

    Dec 7, 2003
    701
    Reno &amp; Lake Tahoe
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    Mike S.
    '95 F355 Rosa Corsa/tan. My first from just 5 months ago. Love it!!
     
  21. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jan 5, 2002
    18,459
    Portland, Oregon
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    Don
    My 69 365 2+2. Still have it, after ten years.
     
  22. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Honorary

    Oct 23, 2002
    32,118
    Full Name:
    Jim Glickenhaus
    275GTB 2 long nose alloy 6 carb euro hillclimb car. Paid 6k in 1971.
    Drove it for 65,000 miles sold it for 14k. Loved every mile.
     
  23. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Nov 8, 2003
    5,952
    So. Cal
    Full Name:
    Armen
    '83 308GTSI Quatrovalve red/tan. Sold it in '85 and bought the '84 Boxer I still own today.
     
  24. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jul 14, 2003
    58,142
    With Stu
    Full Name:
    St Mark
    '99 Grigio Titanio 550 Maranello...."Plain Jane"

    DL
     
  25. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    2,108
    SC USA
    My first was a 1982 308 GTSi. I flew down to Tampa and bid on it..won the auction, had it stored for a few days then went back down again and drove it 500 miles back home. It was a beautiful red/tan that was reposessed by a bank. I sold it to a dentist from Tennessee. Have had several 308 since, and I am now keeping a carburetted 79 model. Got my only speeding ticket in a Ferrari that fateful day 20 some odd years ago....despite a built in radar detector
     

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