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Over the holidays I got a lead on a nice 308 that's been on my mind ever since. But... I bought a '66 Mustang last spring, and that would have to go if i got the Ferrari, so I'm poking around trying to get a feel for how people like their cars. The Mustang's a convertible, triple black, 289 with 4 speed. The 308 is a '79, low mileage car that's been sitting in heated storage for years and would need a little mechanical TLC.

In the meantime, the other cars in my garage would be pretty boring here so I'll put up a pic of something a little more appropriate? I was heavily into sportbikes for quite a few years, one brand in particular. This is one of the holdovers from those days (accompanied by my username's inspiration. Anyone wanna guess what the mutt's name is? :D):



And here's a pic of my latest "project":


More info on the 750 can be found on this page of my website:
http://www.teamyikes.com/RoundcaseHome.html

And that's about it... I'll be over here lurking if anyone needs me!
 

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Welcome Desmo

i like your Ducatti's, well, you are already halfway there then, since those are the Ferrari's under the bikes
i also read your other post, do you still have the Karmann? those are some nice cars, i didn't knew that you had many of them in the US.

but, euhm, are you poking around about the feelings for the Stang or for the 308, because well, i think most opinions will be a bit biased over here


PS nice choice in dog aswell, i got a Golder Retriever too
 

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Craig,

Welcome to Ferrari Forum! I think to properly make a decision about the 308 you will need to go drive it. We are talking about two completely different machines. The Mustang was made during the U.S. auto industries peak and has a lot of appeal to U.S. car collectors.

The two drive completely different as well. The Mustang is pure muscle, the Ferrari 308 is pure finesse and will stick the road even for a 20+ year old car. I"ve driven the 308 and can tell you its a fun car to drive. If you like the open air feeling of the Mustang get a 308 GTS and it will feel just as nice. The 308 will also holds its value more as less were made (my ignorance is assuming less were made). In my biased opinion I would sell the Mustang for the 308, I just love the mystique and passion that comes with owning and driving the Ferrari. The classic mustang is an awesome car too, but if it came to just one or the other I'd have to go with the 308.

If the car you are referring too is close, I suggest calling the owner and taking it for a drive, I think after one drive you'll know immediately if its for you. It is one georgous looking car. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Dj Dirk said:
...i also read your other post, do you still have the Karmann? those are some nice cars, i didn't knew that you had many of them in the US.
Yes, I still have the Karmann Ghia. It's been in the family for about 25 years now. Actually quite a few of them made it to the US. I don't remember right off hand how many, but a large percentage of them were sold in/built for the US.

I figured this forum would be biased, that's to be expected. I plan on getting a feel for what people have to say in general about the cars, common likes, dislikes, mods, that kind of thing.
 

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...I think to properly make a decision about the 308 you will need to go drive it. ...

The two drive completely different as well. The Mustang is pure muscle, the Ferrari 308 is pure finesse and will stick the road even for a 20+ year old car. I"ve driven the 308 and can tell you its a fun car to drive. If you like the open air feeling of the Mustang get a 308 GTS and it will feel just as nice. The 308 will also holds its value more as less were made (my ignorance is assuming less were made).
Yes, I'd like to drive one, but that's the problem. It's winter here in Michigan, and the car is in Minnesota anyway (where it's even more like winter!). I do know of a couple 308s locally that I can bug the owners about, and drive at least one of them this spring if i can wait that long. I think this deal has to be made before March though...

Mustangs of this vintage are pretty common, they made a million of them. Literally. I can't remember how many were convertibles, but for sure we're talking hundreds of thousands! Granted not with eh optins this one has but they can easily be added to any other Mustang I would get in the future...

Hmm... It seems I'm talking myself in to something here!

Anyway, thanks for the welcome, and the opinions.
 

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Same boat

I am EXACTLY where you are- I have a classic '68 vert vette in my garage now and am in the process as we speak of buying a mint low mileage '78 308GTS, it sickens me that my wife may force me to sell off the Corvette as it is one of my true loves, and a shockingly beautiful car.

I say buy the Ferrari, and hold onto both. I am crazy enough to buy mine across the country, across the net, without even seeing it live.

The Ferarri seems cool enough as it is, our domestic classics we always seem to be modifying.. forever.

Ken
 

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Enzo250GTO said:
keep us updated on the progress, we are pulling for you.
Well... I decided to pass on the 308. The rerality is I have too many projects already, and a 308 that's been sitting for 15 years or whatever is certainly going to need some TLC. Which means it'd be one more vehicle I haev sitting around waiting for work. If I had somewhere to put it it'd be one thing, but I'd need to rent storage space for it, and insure it, so it's just not the right time.

Unless of course someone makes me a stupid offer on my Mustang in the next couple weeks! :wink:
 
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