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by jsa330
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

I've met and exchanged numerous emails with Steve...he's a bonafide "carguy", for those that kind of thing makes a RA to. If youre not outright rich, the economic decisions involved in ownership and enjoyment of these cars can be soul-wrenching and daunting...I've been there. So, lightweights and wa...
by jsa330
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: how many 330gts are still around
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

#5409 is about 50% still here...needs rescue.
by jsa330
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ferrari owner survey
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

I didn't own a Ferrari until post-2000, but, with the internet, I think parts and service are probably much easier to come by now than 35 years ago. I certainly had no problems in this regard with my 330 and have had none with my current 308. On the internet, advice, criticism, and gossip travel at ...
by jsa330
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New buyer, Islero vs. 250 GTE
Replies: 22
Views: 5739

There's an Islero that they're reconditioning for a customer at the Ferrari shop in Dallas that I use; not for sale.

It's a great looking car, and a reminder of the days when Lambos were sensibly-designed (the last good one was the Miura).
by jsa330
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: '61 250 GTE Restoration Project $95k in Las Vegas s/n 2947
Replies: 65
Views: 17786

Tom, my perspective: 2+2 restoration is something that just doesn't interest wealthy enthusiasts, and these cars are left overs. In any case, Ferraris aren't a poor man's hobby. However, those of us who get into the 2+2's do tend be of much less affluent means, though we're just as passionate as the...
by jsa330
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1969 ferrari 365 GT at European Collectibles for $68k
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Re: 1969 ferrari 365 GT at European Collectibles for $68k

I saw this car and thought it seemed like a descent deal. Could this serve as our project car? Compared to the other "project cars" (overpriced junkers) I've seen paraded out here lately, an excellent deal, as was the SII 330 2+2 Mike Sheehan had until recently. In this case, though, price is a fun...
by jsa330
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: '61 250 GTE Restoration Project $95k in Las Vegas s/n 2947
Replies: 65
Views: 17786

Art S. wrote:Rudy & Scott,

Pics sent.

Regards,

Art S.
Art,

Thanks, pics received.
by jsa330
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: '61 250 GTE Restoration Project $95k in Las Vegas s/n 2947
Replies: 65
Views: 17786

Hi Guys, The least these people could have done was ask for permission to take images off this website. Not very cool. I've been in contact with the seller for several weeks, and have not been able to negotiate a deal. For many reasons, I am walking away. Tom P.S. Ask to see pictures of the interio...
by jsa330
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

afwrench wrote:If sex is all in the brain, how come I keep seeing all these Viagra commercials? Mike
Good question.

Perhaps...it's never worked for me, so sex is all in my brain.
by jsa330
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

The price of vintage 12s has gotten so high that I just could not afford one now. I am still a huge fan and hope to have one in the future. I love old cars the most. I would take a Daytona over an F430 or 599 anyday. I still like the newer cars (pre 360). A 348 or 355 are terrific value and are mor...
by jsa330
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

BT, I see you had an Alfa Giulietta. So did I, '61 coupe...awesome little car, but needy.

In 1973, the $1000 needed for an engine rebuild was two semesters tuition and books at the local state U.

If I never see my way clear to another 12-cyl Ferrari , another Giulietta could be my next choice.
by jsa330
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

BT, I didn't have the time either as a practicing architect...until you get them sorted, the old 12's are a fulltime job, and even then you're always messing with something. I'm looking forward to a relatively clean-handed period with my 308, and need it because I once again have priorities that tak...
by jsa330
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

I feel really wierd now that I have an '83 308...am I no longer an OFG, or does having owned a 330 2+2 keep me in the club? Hi Scott, You'll be surprised how much wrench turning you can do on that 308 of yours! It's about attitude, and appreciation, not what car you own! Tom Tom, I agree about atti...
by jsa330
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

Being an OFG is two things, a state of mind (the 330 attests to that), and the first letter "O". Being retired attests to that. Don't worry - you're fine. Also you don't need to worry what others will think - by looking at your posts, we all know you can spell. There's the generational difference. ...
by jsa330
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 11408

I feel really wierd now that I have an '83 308...am I no longer an OFG, or does having owned a 330 2+2 keep me in the club?

60 is not too far off...maybe it's time for a leisure suit, gold chains, and a razorcut hairstyle (I have too much hair for a combover) to go with the red GTS.