Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
You all have good points. Comparing a new Ferrari to an old one is like comparing oranges and apples. Technology wise, a new Volkswagon is lightyears ahead of an old Ferrari. Styling wise, an old 275, a new Enzo, gee how do you pick between those?
Performance wise, people love to compare apples with oranges. When I got my 308 a buddy was telling me how his 2001 Z-28 would walk all over that Ferrari of mine. Well Duuuh, his car is 22 years newer than mine. I would be dissapointed if Chevy didn't make advances in performance over a 22 year time period. Compare the performance of a stock '79 308 with a stock '79 Camaro. (Oh, I did have to remind him that my '79 308 is still worth what I paid for it. How about your '01 Camaro?)
I think the styling of the 308 is timeless. With a lot of cars, the styling goes, well, out of style. They look like older cars. The 308 still looks as good today as it did when it was first introduced. People can't believe my car is 24 years old. Next year I get to put Antique Auto plates on it. Wow! A 150 mph antique automobile!
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."