Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,849
Halukcan, Admiral- I was in Turkey in Ankara from 1965-67 while my USAF father was there. He sold our 1961 Buick to a local citizen just before we left, who had to pay ~100% taxes on the car with its big V8. We also had a beyanname list and had to be very careful to account for everything brought into the country. Glad to hear those have gone away because they were a pain. Back then the Turkish lira value was controlled at about 9:1 for the dollar, but you could get a much better exchange rate on the black market. Happy to hear that has disappeared, too.
Good luck on owning a Ferrari in the future. There are good entry level Ferraris that should be affordable in the future and relatively easily maintained. A 328 comes to mind, and they are fun cars to drive and obviously Ferraris at first glance.
Funny story on that was that the future owner took the Buick out on a test drive and loved it except he said that whenever he went over a certain speed, a really loud noise happened. In those days before cruise controls, the Buick (an Invicta) had a speed warning control that could be set to warn you when you exceeded the speed limit. When you did, a loud and annoying buzzer went off. Once explained, the new owner went away happy.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
Last edited by tazandjan; 03-22-2012 at 09:11 AM.