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Oct 03, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I checked the "Bible" AKA The Complete Ferrari by Geoffrey Eaton and it only says that the four 330 LMB models were specifically designed to compete for the
Championat des Marques which was for GT cars in '62 and '63.
They are sometimes referred to as 330GTs, sure to be confused with
a few 4-liter GTOs (330GTO).
#688 of 736 Re: 355/360 questions [enzo4re]
Oct 05, 2005 (12:41 am)
Thought I'd pass along that, although I just spent a wonderful 300+ mile four day weekend with a 2001 Ferrari 360, I've decided to pass in favor of getting a 2006 911 S.
There is no doubt that the Ferrari is a more unique, attention getting car. And if I would be content driving something 1,000 to 2,000 miles a year on the weekends, I'd probably be making a different decison. Although, I might also be inclined to go for a new 430 if I went the Ferrari route. Not to say that the 360 isn't quick and nimble enough, but it fell slightly short of the 911 S - at least in my hands. The 430 appears to be a better match of exotic styling with true supercar performance. Which coincides with why my orthopedic surgeon is selling his 360 to make room for a 430. Live by that sword, die by it, as they say.
My decision has come down to the fact that I would like a high quality, low maintenance, semi-daily driver. I have an M5 that I put 16,000+ miles a year on and, if a 911 were in my garage, I'd probably split that mileage down the middle, or even slightly in favor of the 911. While in theory the 360 may be able to handle that kind of use, it's neither very practical, nor, IMO, the best use of a Ferrari. In my younger days, my first serious sports car was an original BMW M1. It was a damn resiliant car for its day and type, but trying to drive it too much took a toll on both the car and me.
With all that said, I can appreciate and respect that owning and driving a Ferrari is a unique experience unmatched by Porsche and BMW. An old college friend has a pristine 328 that he bought new. And even though its performance is now exceeded by his daughter's $30k Honda S2000, he's the one that still causes traffic to stop whenever and wherever he takes it out for that occasional weekend drive.
#689 of 736 Racing Lussos (revisited).....
Oct 16, 2005 (3:10 pm)
I found this shot at barchetta.cc of a Lusso in racing livery, apparently taken at a vintage racing event at LeMans>>
Sure makes a pretty race car!
Oct 21, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Ferrari experimented with four wheel, or all wheel drive back in the late seventies or early eighties. Can't remember which but I remember seeing the chassis at the Galleria in Maranello. If memory serves me it carried a 400 designation. A lot of people are going the all wheel drive route for better handling and road manners, I'm not really surprised. Of course, they may have patented the system, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
By the Way Andys120, I love the pic of the racing Lusso. that car just looks great in any livery, color or from any angle. Bellissima!
Dec 10, 2005 (6:43 pm)
i bought my enzo for $700,000 and it was worth it i tell ya wat
#694 of 736 Will Ferrari compete in sports car racing like it did in the 1950s and 60s?
Dec 18, 2005 (8:47 pm)
They will have a new Ferrari F430 GTC next year, but will it be reliable?
#695 of 736 Re: Get out the towel ...[billymay] [habitat1]
Dec 22, 2005 (12:20 am)
Yes I'm still alive, just haven't posted in a while. '87 328GTS (black metallic/tan) is bought, from Sport Auto in NC, and having its 30K spa treatment right now. PPI at Ferrari of Atlanta showed great compression/leakdown results, and the service history looks good. I'm hoping to have it out here in San Diego the first week in January.
I did end up focusing on the 328 over the 348 or 355, although I could have stretched into the 355. This left me a decent cash cushion (I hope) for any initial stuff that needs sorting out.
Anyone reading this who is wavering between a Porsche and a Ferrari needs to actually drive both. They exist in two different universes.
Dec 22, 2005 (3:16 pm)
The "1962 Ferrari Spider" featured in this ad from HMN appears to be a much sought after 250 Spider California yet the words "Spider California" are not mentioned nor is the S/N, an essential reference for the serious collector of classic Ferraris. In fact the information in the ad is quite sketchy and the price at $69k is suspiciously low.
I'm betting it's a clone or maybe worse a Corvette based replicar.