Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Quebexico, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,990
For me it’s when the car and I had a connection, what I mean by this is, the others just didn't seem right. A few had bad/inaccurate or no documents. Some had good documents but didn't start and another, the head or head gasket went in it after 2 blocks and started blowing massive amounts of smoke.
This car, just felt right, performed strong in every way and had higher mileage than the others. So if it wouldn’t have been treated well, it would have been a disaster as the others had a third to half less mileage, had immaculate interiors but ran terrible or didn’t start at all (battery was good but no cylinder fired up to start) and one, nothing even with a booster pack, nothing…..when going to buy a Ferrari and they have to push it out of the showroom then into the garage to try to start it and 30 mins later still nothing, I would rather have the one that started on the first shot and ran perfect with wear on the driver seat, a radio door, glove box and console door that didn’t stay up, than a garage queen who refused to start with 2 certified Ferrari mechanics working on her.
As well, I didn't buy my 90 348 TS to make an investment, I bought it to spoil myself and drive myself absolutely nuts every time I get inside, turn the key and drive an ultimate machine called FERRARI. I have been looking for 5 years for the right one and finally found her. Not only do I love this car but my wife adores it as well. A month ago she told me, “If you ever sell her you better be replacing her with another Ferrari…and if we win the lottery, I want a California !!!!!”
My father worked hard his whole life to prepare for his retirement. He had everything planned. He was retired for a few years doing stuff around the house and golf here and there then came out of retirement for 3 years because he thought it was too soon to enjoy life. When he finally decided to retire and go for his plan, he died 3 months later. He never got to enjoy what he had been planning for 10 years and died 8 years ago at the age of 58.
I look back and think, this is not going to happen to me, a few weeks after my 37th birthday I bought it and have never smiled so hard and felt so excited about a car or anything else (material wise).
We have all heard this…Carpe Diem. I never gave it much thought before. But after what happened to my father, it was slowly making me think about a lot of thing in my life. My father from the old country would have been proud to see his Italian son accomplish "buying a Ferrari". Not only because it's a Ferrari but because it was a dream and I went after it, accomplished it on my own and before it's too late to really enjoy it.
I’m not judging you in any way, but my piece of advice I can tell you is this, you will know when its right and when it’s not, trust me, you will know….and buy her for the right reasons. The day you buy her…..you will know what I mean. I heard others talk about it but never “got it” even if I thought I did….but now I do.
1990 348 TS (87284)
“I build cars for young men that only old men can afford” - Enzo Ferrari
Last edited by Magnum6464; 10-25-2010 at 06:48 PM.