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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I thought that it would be nic

I thought that it would be nice if one listed all the ferraris they have driven

(1) 1982 308 GTSi my very first ferrari

(2) 1973 Daytona

(3) 1983 Boxer

(4) 1985 TR

(5) 250 Pininfarina GT ( DONT REMEMBER THE YEAR)

(6) 400 i (dont remember either)

(7) 1986 TR

(8) 1986 412 i

(9) 1982 GTsi

(10)1979 GTS

(11) 1971 Daytona

(12) 2001 550 Maranello

Probably a 330 GT 2 + 2 and a Dino or so, but what the heck...all beautiful cars and all great experiences.

Would you please list the cars you have actually driven?

Thanks
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hope you don't mean me mak

Hope you don't mean me making a complete list...it would go on far longer than my typing skills would last...I'd have hand cramps and develop carpel tunnel syndrome...LOL!

1st Ferrari - 67 275GTB

Oldest Ferrari - 49-50 166

Fastest Ferrari - F-40

Newest Ferrari - 98 355 F1 Spyder

Rarest Ferraris - 365GTS (308 with a Daytona V-12 installed), 365 P3 Agnelli, Comp. Daytona, London Show Car, The Bertone, 250MM.

Most Valuable Ferraris - 250 SWB & LWB Spyder Calif.

Want to drive next Ferraris - F-50, Alba Ferrari, 250 TR, 250LM.

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OK, my memory will catch up to

OK, my memory will catch up to me, but for now...

250 GTE, 275 GTB/4, 330 GTC, 365 GT 2+2, 365 GT4 2+2, 308 GT4/GTB/GTS Carb & QV (never the non QV i's though), 328, 348, 355 (6 speed, not F1), 360 F1 & 6 speed, 512 Testarossa, 512M (no, not the racing one, I wish!), 550 (6 speed).

Some of these were barely a drive. 1st gear, 2nd gear, done. Around the parking lot type drives. The only ones with a decent amount of seat time (a few days worth of driving) would be the 275 GTB/4, and 308 GTB.

1st Ferrari - 512M (again, TR Modificata)
Oldest Ferrari - 1962 250 GTE 2+2
Newest - 2003 360 6 speed
Rarest - 275 GTB/4
Most valuable - 275 GTB/4
Want to drive next - 250 LM (mid engined madness, my favorite engine configuration), 250 GTO (the legend), 250 TR (the consumate race car, iron clad proof positive that God is indeed good), F40 (Enzo's ricer; defined a whole new generation of Ferraristi).

If this were a list that could encompass rides I've gotten, then I might be heading the pack!

Cheers
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I guess I live a sheltered lif

I guess I live a sheltered life...

246 Dino Type L
308QV GTB
328 GTS
308i
365BB (My "daily" driver)
TR
330GT 2+2
Daytona
Fiat Dino Spyder
250 GTE

But....I'll bet none of you folks had a new F-40 motor on display in your living room. A long story as to how...and why!

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Wow you guys have been around

Wow you guys have been around the Ferrari block a few times! I have driven one and only one Ferrari...the TR I own. I feel so insignificant in the present company...
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Jeff,

At least you own one.


Jeff,

At least you own one. I'm Ferrariless. How does that saying go? Better to have loved once than never before...or something to that effect.

Cheers
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
>> I have driven one a

>> I have driven one and only one Ferrari<<

LOL...get real Jeff...we all started with driving "just one" Ferrari...then we caught "the fever" and have chased more rides/drives ever since!!! sorta like the first sex, then you're hooked and on the hunt...{
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Jeff,

BTW...if you're e


Jeff,

BTW...if you're ever in Houston stop by and we'll definately get you to #2....can't promise it'll be a top dog but for sure something will be availible!!

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
JRV...Thank You for the genero

JRV...Thank You for the generous offer. It's tempting to make a trip down there just for the drive. If I could drive an F40 I'd be on your doorstep in the morning waiting for you when you get out of bed! :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Jeff,

Look at the bright si


Jeff,

Look at the bright side...

Years ago, a friend sent me a book called something like "Dino-The Little Ferrrari". I said to myself...Some day, I'll own a Dino, and a few years later I did. That book was the most expensive "gift" I ever received, as it cost me dearly...with numerous resulting Ferraris purchased thereafter. As with the JRV women anology, you never forget your "first one".

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
>>I'll bet none of

>>I'll bet none of you folks had a new F-40 motor on display in your living room. A long story as to how...and why! <<

OK OK you got us all beat {
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So, I don't know about the others but the curiosity is killin me !

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Tyson,

The car was my dad&#


Tyson,

The car was my dad's. I was in high school at the time. I went to visit him on holiday and he gave me the keys for the week. He told me the car was not running right so that I would need to take it easy. He was waiting on his mechanic to have time to service the car. There were transmission problems.

What I remember most was the sound. The thing had a wail I will never forget. I also remember the cabin getting very hot. Not too much room in the pedal area. Interestingly parking brake was next to your go foot. It never hits your foot, but you can't fidget your feet around. It's actually close to your knee, not your foot. The seats were comfortable but had you begging for a headreast during acceleration. It was easy to get the rear tires spinning and I had a few scares around turns. I drove it in the mountain area of Seoul, Korea. 0-60 was raucous albeit slow when compared to modern cars. I remember doing a rapid launch but no clutch dumping. I clocked a bit over 7 seconds. Felt much faster and getting the tires to grip was an exercise I was not successful with. I'm guessing a good driver could get at or under 6 seconds. Not bad for a 30 year old car! In retrospect it was a run to 100 kph, so that's around 62 mph.

I also remember thinking that the shift throw was shorter than what I expected. No, it wasn't like a short shifter. I just expected a really long throw given the length of the shifter. It was very stiff to shift. I was very slow and deliberate, but it almost felt like the lever didn't want to slide into it's slot. Maybe this was due to transmission problems? The thing was mounted off center, to the side of the center console (is this how they normally are?).

Brakes were good but you really had to step on it. Being used to modern cars it gave me quite a scare when I first pressed. Gave a light tap and...nothing. Pressed hard and then started to feel the car stop. Stomped on it and it REALLY stopped. I remember getting off the highway and needing almost the entire offramp to bring the car to a halt. I was going right under 200 kph and I remember trying to press hard, but not hard enough to get the tires screeching. There was a police officer ahead of me.


All in all, a great experience. It has been too long...anyone have one lying around that I can use? I'd love to get reaquainted with the car...


I have to say that as cool as the car was I preferred the Miura. The Ferrari's seating position was more comfortable, but the Miura had something I can't quite pin down. I never spanked the Miura around corners at high speed but I'm sure the mid engine layout would make it more at home. The Miura had a deeper sound too. At high rpms both of these cars sound like a sports car should and never will again.

The car had a wood steering wheel that was a little slippery if your palms got sweaty. It had Borrani wire wheels although I think it might have come with alloys. Don't remember what the mechanic told me.

Cheers
 
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