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Best Looking Ferrari's by Era

Expanding on the last poll, what is the best looking Ferrari road car in each of these eras:

Beginning thru 250 series (1947-1964)
275 Series thru 365GTB/4 - Daytona (1964-1973) - including all Dinos
365 GT4 - Boxer thru 348 (1974-1994)
F355 - 612 (1994-Present)

Please only vote for the base body style in each model line. In terms of deciding which era a model belongs in for those that span the age breaks, please base the era of membership on first year of production.

I will add up the votes next Sunday.

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post #2 of 21 Old 07-08-2004, 01:08 PM
 
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Excellent question - difficult one too!

(1947-1964) Ferrari 250 GT California

(1964-1973) Ferrari 275

(1974-1994) Ferrari 512TR

(1994-2004) Ferrari 456
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Re: Best Looking Ferrari's by Era

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Beginning thru 250 series (1947-1964)
275 Series thru 365GTB/4 - Daytona (1964-1973) - including all Dinos
365 GT4 - Boxer thru 348 (1974-1994)
F355 - 612 (1994-Present)
1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355
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Good choices Andrew. I agree.
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Re: Best Looking Ferrari's by Era

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Beginning thru 250 series (1947-1964)
275 Series thru 365GTB/4 - Daytona (1964-1973) - including all Dinos
365 GT4 - Boxer thru 348 (1974-1994)
F355 - 612 (1994-Present)
1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355
I think we have a winner here! Although for 1994-Present, I would have to go with the 512M - although it kind of belongs with the 1974-1994 group as it was an extension of the TR.

My second choice would be the Stradale - Yummy! 355 gets my next vote. :lol:
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Glad to see so many agree. Saves Boxer42 the time of tallying the results.

I was tempted to put the 512TR. But I think the F355 is more refined in styling and the 512TR is a little over styled.
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I am on board with 3 out of 4 of Enzo250GTO's picks:

1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355

only difference would be 64-73

1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Daytona 365 GTB/4
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355

I was also temped to go with the 365 GTC/4 but it really only looks good in darker colors.
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To be honest the whole question is difficult. I almost choose 275 NART in NART blu over the 250 GTO and I also wanted to go with the Daytona but the Dino 246 is a more timeless design in my opinion. Lower to the ground and very very one of a kind.
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I also had a tough time deciding between the F355 and the 456 GT. The final criteria I used to break the deadlock was does it look as good from all angles and in all colors. Hence the vote for the Daytona and F355.
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Re: Best Looking Ferrari's by Era

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1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355
Well...let's switch the 355 for a 360...then it would be right.
(You should have seen that coming :wink: )

Yes the 355 is indeed a beautiful auto, but the 360 is just astoudingly sexy. Curves in all the right places with an hourglass figure. Take her top off...WOW! So nice.

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I'm still thinking....

I'm in the same boat as Boxer42 but haven't made up my mind about the Dino or Daytona. All the others are the same.

Thought about a 275 long nose too.....
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Ok, here we go:

1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: 288 GTO
1994-Present: F355

I couldn't make up my mind about the Dino and Daytona. Then I remember this add:
http://www.classicauto-sales.com/car...i74/index.html

Unless I come across a Daytona spyder that's red with red and black Daytona seats to change my mind... that's my choice!
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I wanted a Dino 246 to be my frist Ferrari and keep it for life, but at the rate they have appreciated over the last 3 years and it looks like it will continue I'm not sure I can do it now. Hopefully it can be a second Ferrari. I think at one point these cars were down in the $20,000 range. Of course the 20k was higher at that time than know but still lower than the 90k + they are getting now.
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The Dino 246 GTS was one of the first Ferraris I feel in love with. Great lines, great handling, just classic. Only problem, I am 6'2" and could not fit comfortably in the drivers seat for anything more than short drives. Thus ended my affair with Dinos.
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very difficult question


(1947-1964) Ferrari 250 SWB / 250 GTO

(1964-1973) Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

(1974-1994) Ferrari F40

(1994-2004) Ferrari 550 Maranello
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Hard choice between the F40 and the 288 GTO
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(1947-1964) Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

(1964-1973) Ferrari 275 GTB

(1974-1994) Ferrari 512M

(1994-2004) Ferrari 550 Maranello
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I guess we know where Botto sits on the whole "V8" thing... :wink:
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LoL! I didn't even notice that!

I love all the Ferraris! 8)
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1947-1964: 250 GTO
1964-1973: Dino 246 GT
1974-1994: F40
1994-Present: F50
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