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Which older ferraris are the most fun to drive?
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Posts: 3From: ChicagoRegistered: Dec 2003
doublecheese
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Monday, December 15, 2003 1:03 PM

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I am a younger man and I really love cars. I have been fortunate enough to have owned some very fun cars over the last few years. I have had an '00 Corvette, an '02 Porsche Turbo Tiptronic, an '02 Ferrari 360 coupe with the six speed manual, an '03 Lamborghini Murcialago and an '02 Subaru WRX. I would say that the Ferrari and Porsche were the most fun to drive, with the Ferrari in particular. The Porsche was almost too refined and smooth. The Lambo was too much of a project to drive. It was too big and the boxy and the visibility was terrible. My question is which older Ferraris would be the most fun to drive, or have the most similar driving experience to the modern day 360. I have never driven any older Ferrari's so I don't know what it is like, but I have an interest and I am not too price sensitive.




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Posts: 254Registered: Mar 2002
Mitch
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Monday, December 15, 2003 2:32 PM

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How old a Ferrari are we talking about?? I have owned a 166 [1949], a 212 [1953], a 342/375 America [1953], a 330GTC [1967], a 365GTC4 [1972], and a 308GTS [1982]. The most fun driver is the 365GTC4 with the 330 GTC a very close second. The 342/375 America had fantastic power, but handled like a bear and had sketchy brakes.
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Posts: 3From: ChicagoRegistered: Dec 2003
doublecheese
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Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:05 AM

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I guess the age doesn't matter as much as the fun and reliability. I live in chicago and do a lot of city driving with the occasional weekend trips. I don't mind if the car is really old as long as its fun and not going to break down a lot. Having to get your car trucked out because something is broken really takes the fun out of driving. So I would also ask which cars would have the best reliability as well.




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Posts: 254Registered: Mar 2002
Mitch
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Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:08 AM

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The really old cars are reliable, but too pricey and parts are hard to come by. Ferrari's from the 1960's & 1970's have all the creature comforts - power windows, cold a/c, comfortable seats, roomy. I would check out the various models and find out which one suits your needs and driving style. My personal feelings tend toward the 330GTC or the 365GTC4. The Daytona is also a great choice, but the lack of power steering may make it a chore in city driving. Good Luck!

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Posts: 3From: ChicagoRegistered: Dec 2003
doublecheese
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Wednesday, December 17, 2003 9:44 AM

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Thanks a lot I will check both of them out.




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Posts: 33From: LincolnRegistered: Jul 2003
dasMafia
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Monday, December 22, 2003 1:54 PM

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great discussion guys... (i've been gone for a while, did you miss me! ), we've kinda switched gears on the ferrari project and while the 308 thing is still on the table, we're looking at an older car from the 60s or early 70s... preferably a 2+2 of some sorts... interesting...




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