depends on the definition of "affordable"...I see decent (i.e. not ratty, story cars, off color, etc) 550s starting around $65-70k.Brian- There are some affordable Maranellos out there now, but they do cost $1-2K on average per year to maintain. Hang in there.
that said, for that amount there's a lot of Fcar variety...nice 355, decent 550 or 360, TR (maybe a 512TR)...a flavor for every taste.
and for some perspective, a new M3 is that much. maybe more if you get the convertible with all the gizmos.
btw, LOL at the Corvette, Porsche, Porsche, wife comment