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Old 12-01-2014, 10:17 AM
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Look what I "found" at my customer's garage...

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Old 12-01-2014, 10:43 AM
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:21 AM
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:23 AM
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it's a 208 - the angle on the window makes it a 208 I think. Is the mirror knocked off or just adjusted down? Was it front-ended?
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:33 AM
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I think this is the 328?

The car is in mint condition. His friend bought it 30 years ago and is storing it in his garage. It was not turned on for 6 years. "He is afraid to turn it on" he said.

Do you see the junk that he put on the car??? I told him about that and he said "that's his stuff, so I put that together with his car".

I think the mirror was adjusted down. Not broken.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:03 AM
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:33 AM
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He told me that the guy paid $90,000 for it 30 years ago. Does that makes sense?

I did some search and these cars sell for about that price now.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:35 PM
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328 with how many miles? Should be pretty low miles - right?

is he selling it?
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Yeah, I'm sure it has very low mileage. I don't know how many because the doors were locked. He's not selling.
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He told me that the guy paid $90,000 for it 30 years ago. Does that makes sense?
308's retailed for $40-50K when new in the early 80's.
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Thats an F430, you guys don't know crap
Nah.. That's the F430. It's not the same.

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308's retailed for $40-50K when new in the early 80's.
That's the 328 GTS and it looks identical.

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That's the 328 GTS and it looks identical.

that's a UK model - the steering wheel is on the other side...
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308's retailed for $40-50K when new in the early 80's.
And aside from the cool exhaust note and decent handling, they are worse performing cars than a modern day Impreza. But its still pretty cool to find one like that!
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He told me that the guy paid $90,000 for it 30 years ago. Does that makes sense?

I did some search and these cars sell for about that price now.
It's worth about $30k now probably IMHO. Assuming all that all that crap on top hasn't done a number on the paint. If the maintenance had been done, or if the owner would be willing to take it to a mechanic to have it inspected and have some maintenance done, then it might be worth $40k. (but some people are asking $50, $60, even $80k ... really depends on condition and who is willing to pay that). Since newer 348, 355, and even 360 can be had in that price range, not sure anyone would shell out more than $50k unless they were a collector and this was the perfect car for them.

I shop Ferraris as a hobby on a semi-monthly basis, after getting a fresh lotto ticket. Winning the lotto or writing the next Hunger Games or Harry Potter or Twilight is about the only way my wife will let me get one of these money pits without complaining. And she won't ride in it because she says it makes a statement about conspicuous consumption and draws attention.

I was tempted to say "duh!"

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That was the 308 GTS.



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And aside from the cool exhaust note and decent handling, they are worse performing cars than a modern day Impreza. But its still pretty cool to find one like that!
0-60 in 5.5 seconds! (wikipedia, 0-60 times)

Yeah, my Z3 M Roadster is faster than that (0-60 in 5.0)
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That's the 328 GTS and it looks identical.

and this is the 208GTS Turbo (not sure they made it to the US though):

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It's worth about $30k now probably IMHO. Assuming all that all that crap on top hasn't done a number on the paint. If the maintenance had been done, or if the owner would be willing to take it to a mechanic to have it inspected and have some maintenance done, then it might be worth $40k. (but some people are asking $50, $60, even $80k ... really depends on condition and who is willing to pay that). Since newer 348, 355, and even 360 can be had in that price range, not sure anyone would shell out more than $50k unless they were a collector and this was the perfect car for them.

I shop Ferraris as a hobby on a semi-monthly basis, after getting a fresh lotto ticket. Winning the lotto or writing the next Hunger Games or Harry Potter or Twilight is about the only way my wife will let me get one of these money pits without complaining. And she won't ride in it because she says it makes a statement about conspicuous consumption and draws attention.

I was tempted to say "duh!"



That was the 308 GTS.





It is an iconic Ferrari - love that car.. !!!

Small piece of Magnum/Tom Selleck trivia - his wife is from my home town in England - she went to the same school my mother + aunt went to - although in age, I understand she is between the two.
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It is an iconic Ferrari - love that car.. !!!

Small piece of Magnum/Tom Selleck trivia - his wife is from my home town in England - she went to the same school my mother + aunt went to - although in age, I understand she is between the two.
His brother owns a strip mall with our favorite coffee shop in it.
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