Fantastic write up, Capo!
Have you decided not to sell it?
I offered both the 430 and the 612 at low prices for a long time and didn't even get a bid!? So I have looped back to my initial idea which is growing old together with these magnificent machines.
It's crazy how good cars you can get for very little money! This is actually good since it provides opportunities for new Ferraristi. I ordered mine new to ruler spec, nothing is missing on them, nothing. My previous 612 has the same full spec and it's been sitting for sale at the dealer since I traded it in for my current 612 in 2009! Imagine the dealer's temptation to take a scandalously low bid on an already crazy low price...!
212 did the right thing in getting a fresh Scud now. He secured his classics in good time and now he's got his new Scud at less than half price. But then again, it's his job to score financially correct shots.
If I had the money now I'd get a Scud too, a keeper. In five years I'd get a Speciale, also a keeper. These are cars of our days which we can snap up at good prices after some years and still have life expectancy left to enjoy them thoroughly. If on top of that you own a classic which evokes childhood memories of what was hot back then, then life is fantastic.
Another wish of mine: If I had enough money right now, before buying a Scud, I'd get a good Dino GT. This is likely the last chance to get one of the most trendsetting, exhilarating and beautiful classics. The Dino turned a page, not only at Ferrari but at all supercar manufacturers - and it is a cracker of a sports car, my word!
To sum it up, in ten years, my dream is to add to my stable a Dino GT, a Scud, a Speciale and a 308 GTS carb. To extrapolate my dream into wild fantasy, I'd also add a 166 MM. You know what they say; to accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream!
Anyway, I'm off for a walk around my village to cool my poor dreaming Ferrari head a bit. There's the yearly carnival going on and a fellow hunter is making the best salami in the world only for this carnival. He makes a good badge and sells it at cost, just to keep the tradition alive. My village, Brè, is known in the region for good culinary traditions. I must be off to secure my share of salami!