The first car I owned was a Porsche 914. I was 15. I keep it about a year and then did a conversion to V8. It was the Air-Bond car that was on a few covers way back when, 70’s, and was dressed with a 935 front end and 8" flares on the rear. It was a fun car. Next came the Muria. I got 16 tickets in it the first year I had it, :evil: 3 of which were on a suspended license. I sold it, and have regretted it ever since. Didn’t drive for the next year, gee, wonder why. Then came the Pantera in 1972. After that several Porsches, a 912, 2 911'S, 911 Targa, 2 911Turbo's, 90 911C4, 94 911C4 and a 96 911C2. I sold the 96 911C2 for the Pantera GT5. There were only 300 of the GT5's made.
What I do like about the Pantera is the fact that I can drive it everyday, except when it rains. The maintenance on the motor is easy, the parts are easy to come by and when I do have to put it in the shop, I don't need a loan to pay for the service.
I have driven a few Ferrari's here and there. I do love the sounds the motor and gearbox put out. High strung and tight, similar to the Porsches. Nothing like the V8 in the Pantera, but still great in its muscle kind of way.
I have heard many Ferrari owners say once you’ve owned a Ferrari, there’s nothing else. I can see that.
I’m not rich by any means, just love quality cars. I’ve worked my way to where I am and own the title. Just don’t want to go backwards. And whatever I do next, it’s going to be my daily driver as well. Why own something like this otherwise. So I really have to consider the costs involved and the learning curve with something different. We all know how costly our cars can get by those Ooops or the required maintenance and repairs that pop up.
My favorite was the 308GTB. I almost got one a few years back. But it just wasn’t fast enough for me. (not meant to hurt anyone's feelings) But I always felt the 308GTB was a beautiful car, I really like the racing version with the wider front and rear flares, a beauty. I think it was a Koenig car. Just needed more power.
I have also considered a Countach. But that's a machanical nightmare and would nevr make a daily driver.
At any rate, I appreciate the feedback. Just out kicking the tires again. About every 2 years I get the itch for something different.
Thanks again guys.