Thanks. With the background I did post, I attempted to express the idea that I have a lot of experience with carbuerated cars, even Weber cars, and I know about wrenching, oil leaks, gasoline vapors etc. And tempermental/incompetent mechanics! Although I must say I don't have the setup to do any mechanical work myself nowadays. Otherwise - I am a professional investor.
Yes I have experience from The Era of cars when you absolutely needed a fire extinguisher! I see that some Daytonas have "upgraded" to power steering racks, although i have no experience with that and wonder if it is good as it sounds. I assume that a p.s. car would be much easier to drive at slower speeds.
As for expense, I know the original spyders escalated back in price a few years ago before 2008, and perhaps - on paper - they have kept those prices, but I wonder if they in real terms might go for far less than $1million. That said, I am not concerned about the purchase price, I am more concerned about the marginal changes in value back to where they were priced a few years ago, and the general liveability of such a car. IE, I don't want to be stupid about overpaying for a real spyder, which I view as way over-priced at $1 million. Honestly, I don't drive much now and need an excuse to go for a ride, although the drivers here are notoriously bad and one really has to have their foot near/on the brake pedal most of the time. One of the problems with new sportscars like the GT, F's, L's, etc is that - around here anyway - the cars are so low that people can't see them in their mirrors and so near-miss accidents would happen to me several times a day. That's why I drive an ML63 now! which is also a cool high power vehicle.
As for new Ferrari's, yes they're all good but I hate the drastic depreciation and frankly I don't think any of the new models are going to be classics. To me the rear of the modern cars are butt-ugly. How many will age gracefully, like the 250SWB, the 250 GTO, Lusso, 275GTB or Daytona?
What do I expect? Reasonable expectations about how impractical a DS is - but also I am thinking that to get one is to achieve a longheld lust for ownership of one of the world's most beautiful sports GTs, not for bragging rights or macho ego reasons, but just because isn't that why we all work so hard? For me it isn't the money, to hoard it, but to enjoy it after we have taken care of the more important things like family and community.
So just wondering if anyone cares to share their ups and downs with driving their Spyders in mostly sunny day siituations in a mildish climate where rain showers are inevitable. Thanks in advance
Last edited by Red Rocket; 03-10-2011 at 12:31 PM.