Welcome to all our new members. Please introduce yourself here.
I'm a 46 year old father of 4 childreen (9, Twins at 6, and 4) living in central europe. I'm a Ferrari enthusiast since childhood but bought my first Ferrari only in 1999. This car, a 550 Maranello, which I ordered new in Grigio Titanio was a wonderful car to drive and experience in every detail. From the bottom of my soul I'm addicted to the classic Ferraris, and since I was so happy with my 550, I bought a 250 GTE 2+2 1961 in addition. I've always driven my Ferraris long and often. It was a important aim for me to learn to know as many different types of Ferraris as possible, but thru own experiences and not by the experiences of others alone. Therefore thru the last 8 -9 years I bought/owned in addition to the 2 previously mentioned cars a 250 PF coupe 1958, a 456 GT 1994, a 330 GTC 1968, a 360 Challenge stradale, and a 275 GTB "shortnose" 1965. I onced had 3 Ferraris together but this was the limit. Normally 2 or only one stayed in the Garage at a time, but all have been driven often and long. It was a very, very satisfying time. The 275 GTB has been sold this spring and since then I'm without a "prancing horse". In late summer I ordered the new "Scuderia" which should be delivered in first half of '08.
Besides the Ferraris I owned I had the wonderful chance to drive the Daytona, the 512 BBi, The F40 and F50, 250 Boano and Ellena as well as a 750 Monza, 250 TdF (1959) and a 212Export 1951 (hence my synonym)
Since my funds as a father of 4 are not unlimited, I would still have "open dreams" in the Ferrari arena (and they will stay dreams I guess). They would be: 212 Export (0096), 250 SWB steel and 750 Monza.
I'm happy to share my experiences with the community and look forward to gain experiences and knowledge from all of you. Thank you for sharing.