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Posts: 2Registered: Mar 2011
MiFoodie
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011 7:05 PM

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I am new to Ferrari and have always had MBs to date. I want to step up to a V12 Ferrari. Any suggestions. Unfortunately I only have $ 50 - $ 60 K to spend so something too new is out of the question. Also I would drive 3-5 K a year at most and am not interested in a garage queen.

My first thought was a Boxer or Testarossa.




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Posts: 2Registered: Mar 2011
MiFoodie
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011 7:09 PM

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Also, Should I consider a V8? Mainly want to drive for a few years and then move on to another but want something pretty reliable.




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Posts: 2Registered: Oct 2010
Firefox2
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Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:31 PM

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First of all, to get the semantics correct, the cars you are considering are flat 12s and not V12s. Unlikely you would get a good Boxer for a reasonable price as they are getting valuable now.

You can certainly get an older Testarossa in your price range, but be cautious. Ferraris are very expensive to repair and the older they are, the more prone they are to requiring maintenance. Once you have accepted that, then you will thoroughly enjoy your TR.

I had an '85 Testarossa for a couple of years and then traded up to a '93 512TR. In my mind, the 512TR is the ultimate Testarossa and much improved over earlier TRs, but you would need a lot more money to get yourself into one (closer to $100k for a good one). Forget the 512M because they are fairly rare and still holding their price.

Happy hunting...


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Posts: 254Registered: Mar 2002
Mitch
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:39 AM

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I agree with Firefox2. The best bang for your buck in 12 cylinder cars is the Boxer or TR, probably a late 80's TR. The problem is the cost of service. These cars require an engine out service every 5-7 years.

The V8's are much more in your price range. They also require the 5-7 year engine out service, but it is not as costly.

I have owned many Ferrari's from a 1949 type 166 to an F355 Spyder. The old cars are great fun to drive, but they are very pricey. If you can find an older V12 in your prioce range, that would be my first choice. That may be tough to find.

Best wishes.

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Posts: 1From: bhopalRegistered: Jan 2013
justinbellaa03
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Friday, January 18, 2013 4:03 AM

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I have visited this v12 Ferrari forum.One thing about a Ferrari, it’s able to make a fast turn, and apparently that applies to the Italian automaker itself, which has delivered a surprise today, announcing that its newest super car will be named the Ferrari F12, rather than the 620 as widely reported.
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2013 MERCEDES BENZ SL-CLASS



 Message edited by: justinbellaa03 on 01/18/2013 04:07:28


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Posts: 1Registered: Jan 2015
FastEddy61
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:33 PM

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I know they have only been out a couple of years, but does anybody have initial experience or feedback on the reliability or difficulty or cost in main taining a F12berlinetta?




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