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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,211
    Ferrari has been and always will be my favorite cars, but as H9 states, there is nothing at all cheap about them. Even a Mondial, which is currently the least expensive to buy, sells for 40k for anything approaching decent shape. and an engine service requires removing the engine from the car and will set you back 12 grand every 30k miles. Oil filters are a dealer only item and those are a couple hundred each, and need replacement every 1500 miles.


    I love Ferrari, but I will need to wait for one until I hit a very large lottery jackpot.

    I dunno John, I've seen a few 308"s, like the Magnum P.I. car in the low 20's. Just a thought anyway. My other suggestions was based on safety, reliability, if one was to consider them a daily driver.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,756
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Whoa, someone Ferris Bueller’d the carp out of that thing! Maybe more than once...
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,546
    The 63 split window was the pinnacle of Corvette styling.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,546
    If I had only 20g to spend and did not care about appreciation look for a 68 model. I have seen 427, 4 speed models in this price range. The reason, nobody wants 68's.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,683
    427 4speed for 20k??? On what planet? These cars are 65k plus all day.

    @Tony... the cheapest 308 I have seen pre-dates the Magnum PI Cars by 4 years and still goes for 40k. The ones you speak of go for 65k and up these days. Any less than that and they will need 25k plus put into them just on deferred maintenance.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,480
    My brother and I owned a 308GTS for a while...even though it was low miles and was well taken care of, it rapidly turned into a money pit which we managed to finally get out from under it by selling it to a local collector who still has it and covered pretty much all of our expenses on the car.
    As a "normal" sized American, my biggest complaint beyond the money side was the fact that my feet were too big for the pedal locations and I had a bad habit of clipping the brake pedal when stabbing the gas or the clutch.

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    That being said, C5s are amazingly good cars for mere mortals.
    They are comfortable for a sportscar, the aftermarket world is FULL of goodies for them and they are common enough that the pricing isn't stupid.

    I have a buddy (a different one than the ad I sent you) who has a 900hp C5 that he has owned and built for the last 17 years and while it is due for new coilovers (he put some on it shortly after he bought it), it still is a fantastic car to take a weekend trip in and still shocks people on the street and the track (he roadraces it).
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,546
    edited July 8
    Yes, a 68, 427 390hp, 4 speed that needs a bit of work for $20, 000.00, or less. No way do these bring 65k. You are referring to the 435hp tri power 427's, that demand the larger dollars.


    Here are some drivers for around 35,000.00, that look to need nothing.

    https://www.carsforsale.com/1968-chevrolet-corvette-for-sale-C1057021

    So yeah, the same planet.


    Post edited by motorhead43026 on
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    My brother has a pair of black 1970 Stingrays. (Well, at least one of them is, for sure.) One is a 350 automatic convertible. The other is a 454 4-speed t-top. (With those cool Ferrari Dino "fins" that trail behind the cabin out onto the rear deck.)

    They both have been sitting in a garage for 25 years. A few people have looked at them over the years, but nobody wants to offer anything near what he has into them.

    I have driven the 350, and the power curve seems to go upwards constantly. :p It isn't incredibly fast off the line, but from 60-100 it doesn't hesitate one bit.

    I have never driven the 454, but I can only imagine what that beast would be like. :o

    I remember around 1990 he sunk a lot of money into the front-end of the convertible. After several trips to a normally reputable shop, it still had issues. The wishbones had more than 10 spacers on each side!

    By today's standards, it was quite a rattle-trap, but there is nothing like sitting behind the wheel and having to peer between those huge front fenders. :)
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,480
    edited July 8
    Yes, a 68, 427 390hp, 4 speed that needs a bit of work for $20, 000.00, or less. No way do these bring 65k. You are referring to the 435hp tri power 427's, that demand the larger dollars.


    Here are some drivers for around 35,000.00, that look to need nothing.

    https://www.carsforsale.com/1968-chevrolet-corvette-for-sale-C1057021

    So yeah, the same planet.


    My uncle had a 69 427 Tri Power Stingray in gold...this car but with white guts...
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    To this day, he talks about this car as the one thing in his life he never should of gotten rid of...heck, he doesn't even talk that way about my aunt that he divorced!

    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,546
    Yep, many of us have had a car, a woman, or both in our lives that were the ones that got away. We never get over the car.
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    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,711
    If you can't take it to the beach I wouldn't bother.. >:)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    If you can't take it to the beach I wouldn't bother.. >:)

    Everything should fit in this. :p

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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,824
    ^ That is hideous & cool all at once
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