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post #1 of 42 Old 07-19-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whats your favorite Ferrari-driving down the road?

We all see the cars in static displays, or in staged photos,
but what Ferrari(s) so you enjoy most seeing on the road?
Like looking in your rear view mirror and seeing it comming?
Why?

My all time favorite's list "On the Road" are:
1) 308 GTS series Euro (later better, 84-85)
2) 250 SWB Lusso (maroon color)
3) 288 GTO (red, with seat inserts)
4) 512 BBi Boxer (Euro, amber lenses)
5) F430 F1 (yellow tach, daytona seats)
6) F40 (later better, 92)
7) 328 series (ABS preferred)
8) Testarossa (2 mirrors, earlier the better 86+)
9) 360 F1 series (01 newer with updates, daytona seats)
10) 365 GTB Daytona (stainless nose, amber lenses, Euro?)

My list for "All-Time" favorite Ferrari's is different, again some cars photo better, some cars look better on the road to me!

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My top two for on the road sightings would have to be 275 GTB and a F50.
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Hmmm, choices choices...

Let's give this a shot, in fairly random order:

1. 365 GT4 BB (esp. the rear, love the triple exhaust/triple tail light config)
2. 512 BB ('boxer' style, i.e. two-tone black/red livery preferably)
3. 328 GTS (pre-ABS, i.e. 1986/1987, definitely Euro-spec)
4. 288 GTO
5. 246 GT Dino
6.- ... a bunch of older models such as 250 GTO, 275 GTB (but they are so rare these days, one's just not very likely to come across them 'in the wild')
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Good topic

Of all the Ferraris I have seen on the road (and there are some I have never seen being driven ), the ones that really make my heart beat faster are the

308/328
288 GTO
The Testarossa/TR
550/575 (in Rosso or Giallo)
The F50 and the 599 GTB.



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My top two for on the road sightings would have to be 275 GTB and a F50.
The 275 GTB really should be on my list. I love the F50, but it looks to high to me on the road, especially in the front?

Just my thoughts-

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Hmmm, choices choices...

Let's give this a shot, in fairly random order:

1. 365 GT4 BB (esp. the rear, love the triple exhaust/triple tail light config)
2. 512 BB ('boxer' style, i.e. two-tone black/red livery preferably)
3. 328 GTS (pre-ABS, i.e. 1986/1987, definitely Euro-spec)
4. 288 GTO
5. 246 GT Dino
6.- ... a bunch of older models such as 250 GTO, 275 GTB (but they are so rare these days, one's just not very likely to come across them 'in the wild')
Ahhh, totally over looked the 246, its stunning on the road, it has aged so well.

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Of all the Ferraris I have seen on the road (and there are some I have never seen being driven ), the ones that really make my heart beat faster are the

308/328
288 GTO
The Testarossa/TR
550/575 (in Rosso or Giallo)
The F50 and the 599 GTB.



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The 3x8/288 series are drop dead on the road to me! Only others in thier class to me are, 250 SWB Lusso and Lambo Muira.
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Two models confuse me-

Mondial-earlier the better to me
355 GTB-how will it age?

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My top two for on the road sightings would have to be 275 GTB and a F50.
Could I guess why that would be your choice?
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Saw both an F50 and Enzo on the road in Tokyo. Separate sightings, both looked very menacing among the city landscape.
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Maybe they both belonged to Dr. Jimmy!

I you saw them close in time it may have been his multiple personalites driving!!!
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Could I guess why that would be your choice?
Have only seen another F50 randomly (i.e. not at an event) on the road once. It definitely caught then eye. On the 275 GTB, simply because it is so stunning.
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For me the classic Ferraris are very special. Now that I've got my GTC I can join the Dutch Ferrari club classic meetings, and I must say it is quite something to be following a 275GTB or Daytona Competizione for half an hour.

But spotting a Ferrari on the road is always cool.


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Maybe they both belonged to Dr. Jimmy!

I you saw them close in time it may have been his multiple personalites driving!!!
Fortunately, both are out of my league, not simply my driving skills are simply average, but also the awesome potentials of these cars would be pure waste for the streets here. w/ smiles Jimmy
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355 Looks will age much much better than 360 imho.

355 will be regarded as beautiful forever more, already 'classic'

Testarossas do it most for me when i see them on the road.

400's/ 412's underrated. Subtle yet brilliant.
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355 should be OK: nice front and rear, only doubt is around the so-so double ducts on the side. And it's still got pretty amazing performance esp. for a car 10-15 years old.

Mondials remain a question mark to me, whatever age, but hey: de gustibus non est disputandum

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Two models confuse me-

Mondial-earlier the better to me
355 GTB-how will it age?

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Hear, hear!

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But spotting a Ferrari on the road is always cool.
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As Onno says, seeing any Ferrari on the road is always cool. I don't see that many, so when I do I always have to loook, look again and look again just to make sure, and it always brings a smile to my face.

I've never seen another Ferrari on the road when I've been out in mine (except for driving to events, but that doesn't count)

It's nice to see that some of the favorite OTR Ferrari's are 308 QV's and 328 ABS's - the two that I've owned I have to admit it would be awesome to see a F40 or F50 on the road.

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The best view of a Ferrari on the road is the view of my wife driving one while I'm in the other: honestly, this weekend showed that again. Off to car show, 150/one-way, back, to Catilan festival, and the off to concert: Jersey Boys, with the REAL Frankie Valli .. great weekend.

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355 Looks will age much much better than 360 imho.

355 will be regarded as beautiful forever more, already 'classic'

Testarossas do it most for me when i see them on the road.

400's/ 412's underrated. Subtle yet brilliant.
400 series is underated, but not once you are behind the wheel,
cost of operation is thier weakness.

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