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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:40 AM
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Ferrari Automobiles
Its so great that there are companies and products like these wonderful automobiles. Put aside the staggering cost of these cars for a moment($174k for the lowest priced model)and just marvel at what wonderful machines these are. Ferrari has a killer lineup thats includes several different models, each one as beautiful as a piece of sculpture, as exciting as a race car to drive and as exclusive as any car out there.The pride of Modena.

I appreciate their beauty and their overall excellence.

tell me your thoughts on Ferrari as a car and as a company.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:04 AM
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1. Here's a Ferrari that serves a useful purpose -- entertainment:
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gfindu Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 09:12 AM
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20. agreed. Love to
go see them at Indy every year and the impossible dream of driving one.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:23 AM
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2. My dream Ferrari


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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:25 AM
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3. And if I want to go racing...
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:36 AM by jasonc




Seriously, could a car get any better looking than the two above?
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:50 AM
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4. Yes, a 275 GT4
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:29 AM
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5. Well,
to each his own, I personally dont think that one is so great looking, but I still would drive it. ;-)
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 08:46 AM
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18. Chances are you wouldn't
Ferrari is an Italian word. It means "In the shop".

Back in the "day", I owned two 308 GTS i's. Wore out a clutch in under 8,000 Miles. This was not a result of poor driving habits. I took first in class three years in a row in the Porsche club, Redwood region, autocross series and you don't do that if you can't handle a car well. They are simply very expensive toys that break easily. How expensive? I could have bought a decent economy car for what they wanted for a new clutch.

Joined the Ferrari Club. Went to one meeting. About 40 people in attendance. # of Ferrari's present, two. Mine and my wifes. All the rest were you know where. This NEVER happened with the Porsches. I don't remember one PCA meeting where everyone present didn't get there in their Stuttgart vehicle.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:26 PM
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7. i was about to post a F430 Challenge
sex on wheels
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:28 PM
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8. Surely it is second
to the 250GT california above it.
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:44 AM
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6. Chicka chickaaahhhh....
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:29 PM
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9. is there a ...
reference i am missing?
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:38 PM
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10. think "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
the song that played in the background while Cameron introduced his father's Ferrari to Ferris.

...chicka-chickaaaaaaaaaa

Oh yeah...:evilgrin:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:40 PM
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11. AHHH
now I get it, haha.
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:04 PM
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15. heheheh...
I knew it would come to you eventually!
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aePrime Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:42 PM
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12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.

Ferris: It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 12:46 PM
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13. truly
that movie is an american classic.
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:27 AM
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16. more ferris
" a man with his priories so out of whack doesn't deserve such a car"
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:37 PM
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14. I got stuck in traffic behind OJ Simpson in his red Testarossa
on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood about 20 years ago.

I was feeling envy for that car.
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:29 AM
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17.  I tend to prefer the 12-cylinder models also
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 08:55 AM
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19. we have two in the family
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http://www.autosrapidos.com/ferrari/archivos/ferrari-365gtc.htm&h=222&w=350&sz=32&hl=en&start=10&tbnid=k821Z7F5UELEsM:&tbnh=76&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1967%2Bferrari%2B365%2Bgtc%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN


(not this one, but this is the model)

It was actually built by Enzo Ferrari for Pirelli as a gift.

This is the other

http://www.carpages.co.uk/ferrari/ferrari-612-scaglietti-10-07-06.asp

Mind you - we are now allowed to even breathe near them, they don't go out in the rain and...well you get the picture.

Sometimes I wonder if it is even worth having them, but when you turn them on - WOW - even if you are not into cars, the purr of that engine will get ya.

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 09:56 AM
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21. That 365 is gorgeous
The front end reminds me of my favorite the Dino 246. I know its a Dino and therefore not a true Ferrari but I love the curves on it.

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 10:40 AM
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22. The 365 is my favorite
and heaven forbid you get too close to it...my dad will come after you with a vengeance.

:rofl:
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