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Well i'm young dumb and single (well ok the latter have nothing to do with anything but i thought it sounded cool [or maybe not])

Anyways being 18 and wanting a ferrari (its my dream) i was wondering how u guys came to afford one (the ones who have one). stocks and shares? A lotto win? Uncle jack pop'd his clogs and left u a fortune? (sorry if that was true just trying to fill space here)

I'm thinking of putting some money in stocks n shares but only once i've got abit (i'm a student after all) and also done some research on the markets. I'm going to university in september doing a degree in Computer Animation, wanting to be an Animator for some kcikass company. Already started teaching myself all that shit (well if u've seen my ferrari testarossa u'l'l get me) Anyways its a dream, i'll have to save up or do what ever to get a ferrari but it'll be worth it. I come from proberly the arm pit of england so if my dream comes through i'd love to cruise back up here and let all those low lifes in my area who gave me shit to know what goes around come around (anyways enough about that i'm interested in your stories of how ur dream came true!

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Well, to afford a Ferrari, just get a degree and a good job. As you get older and if you are not filthy rich, there will come a time where you will have to make a decision. If you decide you do want a ferrari, there most surely will be some sacrafices to make. It's up to the individual to decide what's important.
 

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easy! you can afford whatever you want. you just have to be willing to do what it takes and sacrifice what you dont need. im 22 and bought a 79' 308 in january. i am single and work full time at a good job that pays me well enough to enjoy the toys i have. i have no plans of marrige or kids, ever!! its really a simple equation once you get doen to it.
 

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Echo the thoughts of Slag and Joe. You don't need to be rich to afford a Ferrari. Granted, a Ferrari is a luxury and you have to have some cash to throw away. You said you are 18. I am 38 and got my Ferrari 1 year ago. I'm not rich. I'm patient. I didn't go to College until I was 27. It was after college that I started making some real money and was able to save up enough to pay cash for a Ferrari.

You are on the right road. Forget the stocks and shares for now. Invest in your education. Treat your education as a job because that is where it will lead. The work I have seen of yours is impressive and I think you can make a decent living doing what you do. Don't worry about the Ferrari right now. Get the education, get the job, get the money. I think that by the time you are 25 you will be able to pay cash for the TR you are modeling now. If you work for it.............
 

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Simon_Gibson said:
Anyways its a dream, i'll have to save up or do what ever to get a ferrari but it'll be worth it. I come from proberly the arm pit of england so if my dream comes through i'd love to cruise back up here and let all those low lifes in my area who gave me shit to know what goes around come around (anyways enough about that i'm interested in your stories of how ur dream came true!
Simon.
I had a model of a 308 when I was a kid. I always had to drive junk cars in high school. When my high school reunion comes up this year I will be the only one of my classmates driving an exotic automobile. I am going to live the dream that you are dreaming now. It is the same dream that I had 20 years ago.
 

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Me,

One morning I was at the Lido newspaper stand in Newport Beach. I saw a Green Ferrari 456. I had not looked at a Ferrari in maybe 20 years. Say, that is very good looking. I wondered what made it move.

After learning again about the Italian Car, I knew my dream was a 550. I even went and test-drove one. In three years my company brought one for me. They think they have a hook in me. They are correct.


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Bart

I in no way want to be too personal..........but what company buys employees a 550?

Just very curious because I want a new job and I think I want yours. :lol:


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sduke said:
Bart
I in no way want to be too personal..........but what company buys employees a 550?
Just very curious because I want a new job and I think I want yours. :lol:
steve
Yeah, no kidding.
 

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Also, be good at what you do. If not, improvise.
HAHAHAHA Great quote. If you can't dazzle 'em with diamonds, baffle 'em with bullshit.
 

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I happen to be the Chairman of the Board. It was a reward for turning the company from a money loser to a golden goose.

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i am 25 and just got my first ferrai, a testarossa. my advice, stay single as long as you can! my best friends are all married, and they are 25-30, thats just too young.

finish school, get a job, and things will work out. good luck!
 

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i am 25 and just got my first ferrai, a testarossa. my advice, stay single as long as you can! my best friends are all married, and they are 25-30, thats just too young.

finish school, get a job, and things will work out. good luck!
Hahaha, I second that. Cultivate your goals, and the ferrari will follow. Focus on that. But make your Ferrari your trophy.
 

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I agree with what was said above - except for the getting married bit. I don't think marriage should be avoided to get a car; the real trick is to meet/marry a girl who accepts that you will buy a Ferrari. I'm young and married, and my wife knows that I will buy one - because that (aside from just supporting the family) is why I am working so freaking hard.

On that note, I find having a good goal (like owning a Ferrari) can be a persistent motivator in college (although it WILL alienate many people who claim to deride such symbols of wealth and status).
 

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Marriage and Ferari do match :eek:

Just mary a f..... rich girl :p

And buy a Ferrari :D

Put it also in her name

so no tickets in your name :p

and the garage bill goes to her attention :oops:

Honey are you still there :question:

Life is all about money isn't it :question:
 

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If you wanna own a Ferrari to show off how you made it to people who were not as lucky as you, I'd say that's quite sad ...
Don't have to be a millionaire to own a Ferrari, there are lots of 308 owners out there who are just as happy and proud of their car as if they had a brand new 575.
If your question comes down to magic recipes for making money, I will be tempted to answer that it always takes some luck, and sometimes hard work too.
 

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Here's a little story for you......
My grandfather recently passed away at age 78. He was a die hard Ferrari owner and enthusiast. He owned his own business, made many sacrifices, and worked extremely hard for almost 50 years. Throughout his life he owned Cadillacs, Corvettes and a Maserati, but it wasn't until he was in his sixties that he was finally able to fulfill his ultimate dream and own a Ferrari. His first car was a 348TB. He then moved up to a '92 512TR, and then recently, in the final year of his life he owned an exquisite '95 F512M (hence my screen name). His passion for Ferrari was contagious. When I was 10 years old he took my brother and me on a vacation to Italy. While in Modena we were able to tour the Ferrari and Maserati car factories. In St. Agata we visited Lamborghini. At 10 years old, after our tour, I knew I wanted a Ferrari. I'm 30 now and the passion still burns, however it probably will be another 20 years until I'm able to own a Ferrari myself. In the meantime, I have a pretty decent Ferrari model collection to get me excited. :)
Anyways, my grandfather always offered these wonderful words of wisdom to me:
"If you work hard and are honest, good things will come to you."
and,
"If you have the dream, you can make it happen!!!"

Someday it will happen for me.
F512M
 

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Power to you F512M.
I've spent the last 10 years setting up and building a relatively successful plastics business. I've just managed to treat myself to a 308GTSi and boy was it worth the wait. The car isn't concours but its a very good, well looked after example.
The problem is, some of my family tend to think I've not only been lucky, but that I shit money.
They dont see the risks I've taken, the debts I've incurred and the sleepless night and the stress I've gone through. Whoever you are you will always come up against this type of resentment.
Needless to say, my close family all recognise this and have nothing but respect for my achievement.
The point is, if you're prepared to work hard, keep you're nose clean and treat others as you would like them to treat you, the rewards will come, just be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day after all.
Lets be honest here, anything worth fighting for such as a Ferrari, has got to worth putting the effort in for.
Summing up, life is a two way thing, you will only get out what you are prepared to put in. There are far too many scroungers today happy to milk the system for all its worth with no intention of contributing anything, dont get dragged into that. Keep sight of your ambition, it will be realised.
I'll get off my soap box now.
Good luck,
Mick
 
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