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post #1 of 29 Old 05-23-2014, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is your favorite Ferrari?

Hey everyone!

I bet this has been asked before, but which Ferrari is your personal favorite and also which Ferrari do you think is the most classic and holds the highest pedigree?

Here are a few I thought of:

Personal Favorite: 1995 F355 Berlinetta & F12 Berlinetta

Classic:

275 GTB
1984 GTO
250 GTO
250 California
F40
Dino 246 GTS
166MM Barchetta
250 Testa Rossa

Also do you guys think the 458 will go down as a classic?
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250 LM.

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Its always the one in my garage with my name on the title...all others are not my favorites, but they might be my favorite someday.
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288 GTO and close second runner up goes to the Dino 246 GTS
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250 California. Don't know how it drives though.
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F50.

Classic: 250 GT Lusso, 250 California, 250 GT Drogo Berlinetta, 250 GT Nembo Spider, 250 GT Zagato coupe, 250 GTO... 275 GTB(4), 288 GTO, You can clearly see that I absolutely love that late 50s through mid 60s Ferraris.

No, I don't think 458 will have a status of ultra valuable classic car. However, I don't have "feeling" any modern new car will fetch that status. Or, if I have, it is very rare so.

I don't know how any of these cars drive, nor have I seen in person any of them except 458 lol.
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Like Mikeyr said the one in my garage with my name on the title...... However I sure wouldn't mind parking a 1973 365 GTS/4 next to it... It can sit next to my 550.

As much as I like a 458, no.

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I saw a 250 Lusso a while back, and is just so beautiful. Art on wheels! and the Daytona
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With a topic title like this one I just have to post.

Today marks 53 years and 11 months that the following car has been my "favorite" car.

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My personal favorite is the F430 Spider. From the classic range it has to be the 250 GT California Spyder LWB or the 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series II. I wish i could own at least one of the 2 classic ones or maybe both ? But one F430 will definatelly be mine one day.
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No.
Completely disagree. It was a game changer and moved the goal posts for cars of its ilk. Not forgetting the fact that it is gorgeous (in most people's eyes).

Just like the Maranello is approaching classic status, so will the 458 eventually. Everything gets old eventually and will be appreciated in its proper context.

My favourite Ferrari? Can't choose really, too many of them. But if I could have only one, 774TR would be no hardship.


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250 SWB. Favourite Ferrari and favourite car.
250 Lusso would be my second favourite Ferrari.

Both are out of my reach, and of all the Ferraris I could possibly afford, I can't see past the Boxer in my garage. I love it and as my appreciation and knowledge of Ferraris improves, my opinion is further cemented- ie in buying the Boxer first I completely fluked it.

Of more modern cars, I would pick the 550 which will, in some measure at least, reach classic status.

Of the current cars, the 458 is my favourite. To me it just seems like a finer thing than F12, FF etc.

I think anything after the 1990s may have too much technology on board and too many "replace rather than repair" critical components to be classics, However that makes me sound like an old fart and I am sure every generation of owner says something similar!

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Onno- I would expect a 458 owner to disagree. Time will tell.

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Which Ferrari is your personal favorite?
550, because there is one in my garage, so I get to drive it any time I like, unlike any other Ferrari. It also looks stunning and makes me feel good every time I get into the driver's seat!

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Which Ferrari do you think is the most classic and holds the highest pedigree?
I know it sounds like a cliche, but for me it is the 250GTO without any doubt. It looks fabulous. It sounds wonderful. By all accounts it is a dream to drive (sadly no personal experience!). Whenever I see one in the flesh I go weak at the knees. It epitomises the character of its creator like no other car, including his Machiavellian attitude towards winning races and his belief that rules apply to other people.

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Also do you guys think the 458 will go down as a classic?
Yes, of course. There has to be a lot wrong with a Ferrari for it not to become a classic and there is NOTHING wrong with a 458. Any Ferrari that gets so many plaudits in its youth is destined for stardom in old age.

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With a topic title like this one I just have to post.

Today marks 53 years and 11 months that the following car has been my "favorite" car.

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YES-S-S Admiral!

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YES-S-S Admiral!


However............
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Awesome comments guys! So it looks like the 250 California, 250 Lusso and the 250 GTO are the top classic Ferraris!







When looking at the current models I cant help but think the F12 Berlinetta will go down as a classic in the sense of pure style and design. I think the F12's design is elegant and almost timeless, would you guys agree or no?

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Have to like the one with my name on the title...

All time favorite classics are the Dino and Daytona...
Modern: 599GTO - awesome.

They got it right with the Dino...
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[QUOTE=Schnelllist;422913]When looking at the current models I cant help but think the F12 Berlinetta will go down as a classic in the sense of pure style and design. I think the F12's design is elegant and almost timeless, would you guys agree or no? QUOTE]


Schnell, amongst all the post-Enzo Ferraris, IMHO I believe that from a pure design and style viewpoint the Maranellos will best stand the test of time. As one walks around these cars, from every point of view every line is flawless. I do not believe that can be said about the F12, and certainly not about the 599. But what do I know, I drive blue Ferraris.

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