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Charlie_Dodge
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Post by Charlie_Dodge » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:01 am

There is a great article on 330 2+2's in today's New York Times. Check it out.
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Post by sam231 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:24 am

Nice catch....well done article. It was great to read a story that does not portray Ferrari owners as elitist snobs, but down-to-earth individuals with passion who have pursed their dreams in a practical fashion. But, it also hurts because now our secret is out!
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Post by Matt F » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:24 am

Thanks for the post, Charlie. I wouldn't have seen the article otherwise.

The prices quoted for 330's is interesting!
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Post by william » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:40 am

What was the price quoted?

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Post by Matt F » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:58 am

One owner bought his 330 GT in 1997 for $25,000 and is quoted as saying that he wouldn't take less than $65,000 for it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/29/autom ... rrari.html
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Post by Art S. » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:20 am

Matt,

That owner is me :). However, I was slightly misquoted. What I said is that I wouldn't sell it for a loss.

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Art S.
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Post by Matt F » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:34 am

Art S. wrote:That owner is me :).
Hi, Art. I didn't put two and two together. (Hey, we're the same age...)

Sometimes I think that newspapers always misquote the people they interview.
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Post by jsa330 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:46 pm

This thread finally motivated me to sign up for N.Y. Times online. Good article. It would take 2x-plus the $32K I paid for my 330 for me to even consider selling it.
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Post by andrew » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:02 pm

I can't believe that Letterman, who is quoted in the article, didn't alert the writer to Tom, the true pioneer here...but I love the last line: "Service costs are an issue."
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Post by tyang » Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:16 am

Thanks Andrew for the recognition. I spoke to the author before for a previous piece he wrote for The Times, so certainly don't feel left out.

Tom
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