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post #1 of 10 Old 06-25-2004, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Most Ferrari For the Money

Which Ferrari gives you the most car for the money ? I guess a case could be made for every model from the 400i, 308 GTB/4, to the F40. I am very interested to see what everyone thinks.
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For a low budget approach (under 25k USD) I would say a 1975 Dino GT4. They are fairly fast and handle well.

Looking at the best bang for the buck(performance wise) in today's market I would go for the post 1988.5 Testarossa. Still pretty fast by today's standards and can be had in reasonably good shape for 60 to 70k USD.

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I have seen decent condition 400i's and 412 for under $15K. That is less than $1.5 k per cylinder.
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If you're looking beyong the initial purchase price - which seems the sensible way to answer, then you can't seriously look at the Testarossa the 400/412 or any other 12 - they're just too potentially expensive to maintain, and heaven forbid something goes wrong with them

I do agree, however, with the 308 GT4 - a fantastic car which can be had for very little money. That would be top of my list for value - but don't think that that's just because you can buy them so cheaply - they're a fabulous car too.

After that, the 348 is an awful lot of car for the money. They're really at that point in their history at which they're not going to depreciate much more before they attain classic status, and the good ones start to increase in price.

For older models (in which you just have to accept the potential financial nightmare of a V12 engine) - the 330 GT Series II can be had for very little money. Also the 365 GTC/4 is a serious car, and an absolute bargain - probably due to it being forever overshadowed by the Daytona which was being sold at the same time.
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I think the 308 series is the best which is why you are now seeing the value of these cars increase (at least from what I've seen over the last 6 months). The F355 could become this bang for buck Ferrari in the near future as prices continue to fall (which they aren't but will I imagine).
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I hope we can get more ads here on the site. Then I can make market reports and stats based on the data. Here is one such F355 for a fairly good price:

http://www.ferrariforum.net/classified/view.php?id=55

Give it 5 more years and prehaps it will go for $60k (today's market value with inflation figured in).
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Not only the most money for the Ferrari, also the most Ferrari for the money is the Enzo.
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Suggest you take a look at the Ferrari Supercar article in the February 2004 issue of EVO. Very interesting evaluation of the 288 GTO, F40, F50, and Enzo.
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at the moment my choices would be with a V8 a carburated 308 GTS and with V12 a 365 GTC/4, i just love that car

and boxer42 yes that was a great article in Evo
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About a year ago, I came close to buying a 365 GTC/4. Great sound and performance. The one thing that was missing, which probably sounds silly, is the metal gate on the stick. To me, it just isn't the same driving experience unless you are running the gears through the metal gate.
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