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post #21 of 28 Old 09-08-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Same, I would love to see all those models gathered in one place. I'll definitely have to go and try this with my buddy from DSRLeasing, things like that cannot be missed!
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It ain't sad, John, it's despicable. And one may be certain that Ferrari is going to pay for its arrogance, cozening to the few super-rich who commission the one-offs and buy the 8-figure 1950's/1960's cars. And disdaining the unwashed who support factory sales and the entire market by buying 'pre-owned' Ferraris. Unfortunately that is likely to occur after The Sweater has retired. I recollect that when he spun Ferrari off he stated that he would retire in 2018. I rather believe he will wish to stay on the gravy train a bit longer but not so long as to reap the whirlwind ("he who sows the wind shall reap.....")

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Agree completely and this is one of the core reasons I have very little to do with Ferrari these days. It's sad.
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Agree completely and this is one of the core reasons I have very little to do with Ferrari these days. It's sad.
The passion for Ferrari is starting to wane for some not because of the cars but mainly for the distorted image of self importance that Ferrari corporate has been displaying. Not that long ago when the iconic Brand meant something there was none to compete with them. Today there are other cars equal or better for us to own at a price point that doesn't feel like we're getting bent over every time we buy them. I've been on a factory tour in Maranello twice and it was a great experience. I remember marveling at the technology on the production line and being grateful for being able to own more than one of these machines. Maybe it's me and I'm not quite ready to give up on them but I do know this. The days of living off a Brand's name only are over and Ferrari better realize it or they will gradually lose their patronage. And as you say that would be a sad day.

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Tom, not sure I love the direction Ferrari is heading. For one, the departure from Pininfarina is a massive mistake in my eyes. I love the 458 but feel the 488 is a fail. To me, the passion of Ferrari is unmistakable and totally different to any other make. I don't feel the same about any other cars like Audi, Lambo etc. I only hope Sergio does not destroy the Ferrari will all love.
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Tom, not sure I love the direction Ferrari is heading. For one, the departure from Pininfarina is a massive mistake in my eyes. I love the 458 but feel the 488 is a fail. To me, the passion of Ferrari is unmistakable and totally different to any other make. I don't feel the same about any other cars like Audi, Lambo etc. I only hope Sergio does not destroy the Ferrari will all love.
I agree Dave. Such beautiful machines with amazing history. BTW my 550 Maranello took a platinum award at the Ferrara Fall Festival this weekend. Your refinishing of all my sticky parts helped a lot with the judges. They thought the interior looked great. Thanks again
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I agree Dave. Such beautiful machines with amazing history. BTW my 550 Maranello took a platinum award at the Ferrara Fall Festival this weekend. Your refinishing of all my sticky parts helped a lot with the judges. They thought the interior looked great. Thanks again
Glad to hear you won an award - that's great! Thanks, Tom. It was a pleasure to help you and great to meet you years ago and become friends.
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Tom, not sure I love the direction Ferrari is heading. For one, the departure from Pininfarina is a massive mistake in my eyes. I love the 458 but feel the 488 is a fail. To me, the passion of Ferrari is unmistakable and totally different to any other make. I don't feel the same about any other cars like Audi, Lambo etc. I only hope Sergio does not destroy the Ferrari will all love.


Why did Ferrari break from Pininfarina?
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Why did Ferrari break from Pininfarina?
I don't know and I'm not sure it's a solid break. I do recall hearing around the LaFerrari time that they still planned to work with them.
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