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I have looked at F cars over the years. It just never meets the happiness per dollar test. I could afford a 360, but then I think about how much P card I could get for the money, or better yet, a GT350 mustang. I just can't get past the inflated price for what you are getting. They ARE beautiful, no doubt.

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Old 01-13-2020, 06:23 PM
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I enjoyed my Ferrari ownership. I'll own another. I've had over 15 Porsches, and they're really just apples to oranges. My F355 was relatively a cheap car to own. I made money on it when I sold it, including maintenance and operating costs. ...on another "note"...nothing sounds like an F355 with race exhaust.
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Fair price for that car.
Itís the least valuable of all Ferraris.
It has a long list of needs. Without DIYing the costs would be ridiculous. With DIY itíll still be expensive, and youíll end up with a car that still has low value, and will be a hard sell.
But the biggest issue is on a car that neglected, the engine and trans are big risks.
I had a 3.2 version of that car. It was absolutely mint. I was pulled in by the low prices and thought I could learn to love it.
I could not.
Itís a big, boxy, heavy car. It has some interesting design elements, but overall doesnít work, either on the exterior or interior.
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Shaun looks familiar!

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Of course, Lt. Col. Frank Slade loved the body lines of the Mondial...
...... but he was blind.
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Of course, Lt. Col. Frank Slade loved the body lines of the Mondial...
...... but he was blind.
Ahahahahaha
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It's definitely the Ferrari for blind people. Blind people who don't really know how a Ferrari is supposed to perform.
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I have looked at F cars over the years. It just never meets the happiness per dollar test. I could afford a 360, but then I think about how much P card I could get for the money, or better yet, a GT350 mustang. I just can't get past the inflated price for what you are getting. They ARE beautiful, no doubt.
That's my take on it. For the price of one Ferrari I could total several comparable (and generally better-performing) American cars and still come out ahead. Ferraris are more art than car, IMO.
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Shaun, beauty is in the eye of the beholder ,, but that is one ugly car (flame on!!!)
Still better than anything they've made this century.
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I have looked at F cars over the years. It just never meets the happiness per dollar test. I could afford a 360, but then I think about how much P car I could get for the money, or better yet, a GT350 mustang. I just can't get past the inflated price for what you are getting. They ARE beautiful, no doubt.
This echoes my sentiments as well. I would love a driver-quality 360, or even a 456 since I tend to like oddballs. Then I come across images like this (from this car) and start to think...impact bumper or 997.


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Even in the day, the Mondial was not considered attractive, and some didn’t even consider it a real Ferrari.

But something like a 512BB still turns heads today.
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Ugly? This is ugly:

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WT?... Surely you jest!
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No, this is ugly:

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Ferrari has made many nice cars over the years , the only one I ever lusted for is the Dino . I just always liked the looks . To me it was an Italian 914/6
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Yes, it all looks very nice!
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Wish I could have bought Mike's car.

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My car's still for sale in Connecticut. I bet it could be had for 60k. Fresh engine out service, and redone interior. If I didn't have my house projects, I'd contemplate buying it back.

It's about the most desirable f355 combination. '95, berlinetta, and gated. I loved that it wasn't red...but it seems like everybody wants a cliche.

And to guys who worry about maintenance costs..it's overstated. It was one of the easiest cars I've ever worked on. The clutch is a 3 hours job in your garage. Lots of fchat guys pride themselves on how much they pay somebody else to work on their car. It's a strange phenomenon. There are parts cross-references all over the place. Front brakes on an F355? Guess what...they're the same as a 944. Etc etc
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You have your house projects Mike, I have a 4.0 MFI motor to complete in 2020.




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I'd like to hear more about that crank...

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