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F430 (coupe or spider) 10 40.00%
360 (coupe or spider) & 308 (GTB or GTS) 15 60.00%
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post #1 of 25 Old 03-06-2011, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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F430 vs. 360 & 308

As a follow on from Boxer's "430 Spider vs. 360 Spider" and a conversation on a similar topic on Fled 5, and given the similar prices for either option... here's a quick straw poll...

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
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Oops!

I voted wrong by mistake. I read 430 vs 360 OR 308 instead of 360 & 308. My vote is as I mentioned on the FLED; keeping your 360 and also buying a 308 as opposed to upgrading your 360 to a 430. Sorry for the voting mishap.

Since you have a 360 Berlinetta, you are probably right in going for a 308 GTS. That way you will have both an open classic Ferrari for classic open sports car joy and one super rigid 360 Berlinetta for very hard and accurate driving.

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Great poll, Barry - I'd have a hard time deciding. That is, provided I had adequate storage facilities!

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I would vote neither and go for a Challenge Stradale.


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Hmmm very tough choice but two are always better than one I say

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just drove a 360, and yes, it's a ferrari. i do like it more than the f430, but my favorite is the 430 scuderia. I'm a kind of track day, carbon fiber and speed guy
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Barry, defintively 360 AND 308. Modern and classic.....keep on going, Barry family !
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Barry, defintively 360 AND 308. Modern and classic.....keep on going, Barry family !
I'm working on it 212!

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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I would vote neither and go for a Challenge Stradale.


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Slight twist on above.....430 Scuderia?
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Slight twist on above.....430 Scuderia?
Nice but I would expect would require a different level of budget.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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I would say so too on the Scud. Fantastic car, but still more expensive.

Looking at your options again I would say that you really can't go wrong with any of the choices. Great cars, all. I know that's not helping...


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ANother suggestion, buy the 308 now, wait 6 more months for 430's to drop another GBP10k in value (putting them just above 360s price wise) and then buy a 430 Spider.
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ANother suggestion, buy the 308 now, wait 6 more months for 430's to drop another GBP10k in value (putting them just above 360s price wise) and then buy a 430 Spider.
Definitely a consideration.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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If the roads in Jersey were wider.... I was actually shocked to see where they've dropped to now in the UK, definitely getting in reach of your budget soon, Barry. Fantastic automobiles.


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ANother suggestion, buy the 308 now, wait 6 more months for 430's to drop another GBP10k in value (putting them just above 360s price wise) and then buy a 430 Spider.
Yep, and may that 308 be a berlinetta. It makes much more sense to go topless in a rigid modern Ferrari than in a classic. At any rate, may I suggest you try the 308 GTB alongside with the GTS to form your own opinion on how much stiffness you are willing to trade away. In the end it is of course very personal. The 308 has a lot of potential and if you want to explore it all you are better off in a berlinetta.

I am aware that I didn't practice as I preach when I bought the Dino GTS. It was a magnificent specimen which I couldn't resist, my favourite colour and buying it directly from the late Loris Kessel, an F1 hero. If I were to buy a 308, another Dino or even another 355, they would all be berlinettas. I enjoyed my 355 GTS immensely but in hindsight I know now that there is even more crispness and feel to enjoy in a 355 GTB.

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Yep, and may that 308 be a berlinetta. It makes much more sense to go topless in a rigid modern Ferrari than in a classic. At any rate, may I suggest you try the 308 GTB alongside with the GTS to form your own opinion on how much stiffness you are willing to trade away. In the end it is of course very personal. The 308 has a lot of potential and if you want to explore it all you are better off in a berlinetta.

I am aware that I didn't practice as I preach when I bought the Dino GTS. It was a magnificent specimen which I couldn't resist, my favourite colour and buying it directly from the late Loris Kessel, an F1 hero. If I were to buy a 308, another Dino or even another 355, they would all be berlinettas. I enjoyed my 355 GTS immensely but in hindsight I know now that there is even more crispness and feel to enjoy in a 355 GTB.
+1, on the older Ferraris, there is more of a stiffness difference between the berlinettas and spiders.
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Yep, and may that 308 be a berlinetta. It makes much more sense to go topless in a rigid modern Ferrari than in a classic. At any rate, may I suggest you try the 308 GTB alongside with the GTS to form your own opinion on how much stiffness you are willing to trade away. In the end it is of course very personal. The 308 has a lot of potential and if you want to explore it all you are better off in a berlinetta.

I am aware that I didn't practice as I preach when I bought the Dino GTS. It was a magnificent specimen which I couldn't resist, my favourite colour and buying it directly from the late Loris Kessel, an F1 hero. If I were to buy a 308, another Dino or even another 355, they would all be berlinettas. I enjoyed my 355 GTS immensely but in hindsight I know now that there is even more crispness and feel to enjoy in a 355 GTB.
Its a very good point Capo. Though I had a slightly different train of thought - which was that the 'stiffest' car of a 360 Modena, 360 Spider, 308 GTB and 308 GTS will be the 360 Spider and the 'loosest' (if such a term is correct?!) will be the 308 GTS.

On that basis (if I were going for Modena and GTS) I will end up with 2 ends of the scale, if I were to go for a 360 Spider and 308 GTB it would be in the middle points. Which is not to say that wouldn't be a fine place to be either!

I think the best piece of advice is the one you have already pointed out which is to try multiple versions of both GTS and GTB and then come to a conclusion, which is exactly what I intend to do.

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Its a very good point Capo. Though I had a slightly different train of thought - which was that the 'stiffest' car of a 360 Modena, 360 Spider, 308 GTB and 308 GTS will be the 360 Spider and the 'loosest' (if such a term is correct?!) will be the 308 GTS.

On that basis (if I were going for Modena and GTS) I will end up with 2 ends of the scale, if I were to go for a 360 Spider and 308 GTB it would be in the middle points. Which is not to say that wouldn't be a fine place to be either!

I think the best piece of advice is the one you have already pointed out which is to try multiple versions of both GTS and GTB and then come to a conclusion, which is exactly what I intend to do.
If stiff is your key criteria to drive choice, then a F50 should be #1 on the list.
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If stiff is your key criteria to drive choice, then a F50 should be #1 on the list.
And the F50 is one of the few cars so magnificent that looking at it alone will have that effect

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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And the F50 is one of the few cars so magnificent that looking at it alone will have that effect
So, the new hunt is for a F50 and 308 GTS?
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