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(Yahoo)   1963 Ferrari sets new record sales price at $52 million. New owner states that "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up"   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 109
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2013-10-03 11:53:49 PM

69gnarkill69: If we are all dreaming here, this is the first car I would buy if I won the lottery:


1959 Cadillac Eldorado 62 series convertible.
The most beautiful American car ever made in my humble opinion.


I love the old school lines. They don't make them like that anymore. Too many examples of this to talk about from my phone.
 
2013-10-03 11:55:03 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Quantum Apostrophe: Satanic_Hamster: I want an Avril Atom.

Pretty sure you meant Ariel. They look fun for sure.

Hard to say.  Have an entire bottle of this in me by the time of this post:
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You're courageous. With my IBS that would lay me out for a weekend. However, an entire bottle of Old Pulteney 12? Oh yeah!

js34603: Quantum Apostrophe: How are the very rich going to distinguish themselves from scum like us when we'll all 3D print a new car every day?

Give it a rest. Your act is old.


Nah, what's old is the 3D hype. It seems to have calmed down a lot lately though thankfully.
 
2013-10-03 11:57:50 PM

69gnarkill69: If we are all dreaming here, this is the first car I would buy if I won the lottery:


1959 Cadillac Eldorado 62 series convertible.
The most beautiful American car ever made in my humble opinion.


It looks like a cartoon spaceship. Nttatwtt
 
2013-10-04 12:13:29 AM

exboyracer: I have a Beck 550 Spyder that I am dearly partial to.


Well then if this is going to turn into a pissing contest, I have a Chinese beach cruiser and a skateboard.
 
2013-10-04 12:18:15 AM
The article is total BS. I have the world's most expensive car; I just bought this sweet ride for $53 million.

static.cargurus.com
 
2013-10-04 12:29:08 AM
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Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.
 
2013-10-04 12:30:10 AM

rikdanger: bmwericus: Wow.  That's a lot of scratch for a car.

Especially for one that came in 2nd.

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the only car that has ever mattered. this is a close 2nd

static.cargurus.com
 
2013-10-04 12:32:27 AM
Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull day...

im.ft-static.com
 
2013-10-04 12:41:12 AM
Philistines...
www.ownthe85.com
 
2013-10-04 12:52:58 AM

bmwericus: JohnnyBravo: I am partial to Porsches...any farkers have one?


Missed it by that much - just sold a 25th anniversary 911S.  For a pittance.  No rust, no dents never wrecked.

I wish that I could fit in the car.


I had a 1968 912 coupe for 11 years, sold it when I finally found a 1968 912 Targa that I bought for $1,950 with a broken crank and much rust.  After 10 days with a sandblaster and another 4 months of work, I drove it for 16 years until the rear torshon bars completely rusted out.  I knew I would drive it until one of us died, almost but not quite sad that it went first! It went to Beverly Hills with no motor and no rear suspension last spring, so I hope it shows up in a '60's era move some day!
 
2013-10-04 12:55:50 AM

69gnarkill69: If we are all dreaming here, this is the first car I would buy if I won the lottery:

[www.59caddy.org image 800x600]
1959 Cadillac Eldorado 62 series convertible.
The most beautiful American car ever made in my humble opinion.


So choice
/tips beret
 
2013-10-04 12:59:06 AM

Znuh: [scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x483]
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Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.


that is sick.
 
2013-10-04 01:00:10 AM

maram500: There are so many cars I'd rather have than a '63 Ferrari. A sampling:

- Aston-Martin DB5
- Triumph Spitfire (1975)
- 1969 Porsche 911
- 2006-12 Mercedes-Benz coupe'
- 1967 (I think) Jaguar E-Type
- Bullitt Mustang
- Caterham 7


Saw an E-Type on the road last week on the way home from work. It looked like a space ship in traffic. Still amazing.

My first sports car ride was in a Spitfire in the Florida Keys ca. 1987. That led to my first car, a '76 Datsun 280Z that I held onto for 11 years, and through grad school. Great car.

Would I own that Triumph, or the Ferrari? Hmm, as a state employee...looking forward to Alfa's return.
 
2013-10-04 01:18:44 AM
69gnarkill69
If we are all dreaming here, this is the first car I would buy if I won the lottery:

www.59caddy.org

1959 Cadillac Eldorado 62 series convertible.
The most beautiful American car ever made in my humble opinion.


The Messenger-of-Death tail fins were a nice touch.
 
2013-10-04 01:19:52 AM
I'd prefer to have an Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale for that kind of ridiculous money.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-04 01:21:53 AM

BenJammin: Here's a real collector's item.

http://www.americancarcollector.com/car-profiles/mopar/item/404-1970 - p lymouth-hemi-superbird


Looks like a cousin of the General Lee.

The UG-Lee.
 
2013-10-04 01:25:04 AM

JohnnyBravo: I am partial to Porsches...any farkers have one?


I have 2010 911 Carrera  4S Targa.

I'm sure that makes me a douche.
 
2013-10-04 01:32:10 AM

Znuh: If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.


Sweet! When can I pick it up?
 
2013-10-04 01:32:22 AM

Znuh: [scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x483]
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Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.


So what part of MI do you hail from?
 
2013-10-04 01:46:19 AM

Atomic Spunk: I've always been partial to the Dino Ferraris from the early 70s.


My very undouchelike neighbor owns one and let me drive it once. It would be a pretty lousy car to drive in traffic, but it sure sounded sexy. I've always thought these were the best looking sports cars ever made.


Not too bad in traffic, you never need to shift into 2nd
 
2013-10-04 01:48:48 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: How are the very rich going to distinguish themselves from scum like us when we'll all 3D print a new car every day?


Higher-quality cocaine, like always
 
2013-10-04 01:50:15 AM

ski9600: Whomever bought the Fangio W196 for $29.6 million got the best deal.  That's a real race car with Fangio history, rebuilt by the factory and certified.  That one has to be worth $100,000,000 today.  So that's a pretty good return on your money since July, 2013.


/http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/fangio-grand-prix-winning-me rce des-sells-record-29-172341666.html

//rich people problems


This is the first time I ever saw the word Fangio though and every person in America over the age of 5 knows what a Ferrari is
 
2013-10-04 02:09:40 AM

Tyee: I have 2010 911 Carrera 4S Targa.


Sweet. Nitro or electric?
 
2013-10-04 02:11:45 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Sweet. Nitro or electric?


93 Octane.
 
2013-10-04 02:12:37 AM

JohnnyBravo: 69gnarkill69: If we are all dreaming here, this is the first car I would buy if I won the lottery:


1959 Cadillac Eldorado 62 series convertible.
The most beautiful American car ever made in my humble opinion.

I love the old school lines. They don't make them like that anymore. Too many examples of this to talk about from my phone.


That's because they slice pedestrians into little bite-sized pieces
 
2013-10-04 02:13:47 AM

Znuh: Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.


I think that's a Plymouth Prowler
 
2013-10-04 02:15:34 AM

Ready-set: BenJammin: Here's a real collector's item.

http://www.americancarcollector.com/car-profiles/mopar/item/404-1970 - p lymouth-hemi-superbird

Looks like a cousin of the General Lee.

The UG-Lee.


AWFUL WAFFLE! AWFUL WAFFLE!
 
2013-10-04 02:46:50 AM

ransack.: Atomic Spunk: I've always been partial to the Dino Ferraris from the early 70s.


My very undouchelike neighbor owns one and let me drive it once. It would be a pretty lousy car to drive in traffic, but it sure sounded sexy. I've always thought these were the best looking sports cars ever made.

Not too bad in traffic, you never need to shift into 2nd


Heh, good point. The reason I figured it'd be bad in traffic is because the clutch took so much effort to push and it's so low, I'd worry that other drivers wouldn't see me.
 
2013-10-04 03:16:14 AM

Fecal Conservative: Znuh: [scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x483]
[scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x483]

[scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x483]

Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.

So what part of MI do you hail from?


Closest I got to Michigan was when I picked up a 1966 Checker Cab from Kalamazoo! I'm in the DC area now, that pic was actually taken in Western MA when I lived there :)
 
2013-10-04 03:18:21 AM

HotWingAgenda: Znuh: If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.

Sweet! When can I pick it up?


*grins* Cold dead hands, etc. etc. However, I know how to build 'em now - and I'm more than happy to share all that. http://westfieldsportscars.co.uk if my memory s(w)erves.
 
2013-10-04 03:19:09 AM

ransack.: Znuh: Did someone say Caterham 7? I built their competition - the Westfield Se-i. The whole car, as you see above pulls 1.2g in the corners, 1.3g braking, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Total cost to build was just under $15k.

The car is entirely Westfield's design, coilovers on all four corners, independent rear suspension with unequal A arms all around. I'm running a 1994(?) Miata 1.8 engine and 5 speed trans. Motor is stock, and puts out around 134 bhp.

You can have outrageous performance without breaking the bank. If anyone's interested, I'm more than happy to share.

I think that's a Plymouth Prowler


Mopar guys do have a great sense of humor :)
 
m00
2013-10-04 03:31:13 AM
So this is where the stimulus / bailout money went!
 
2013-10-04 03:42:03 AM

seelorq: maram500: There are so many cars I'd rather have than a '63 Ferrari. A sampling:

- Aston-Martin DB5
- Triumph Spitfire (1975)
- 1969 Porsche 911
- 2006-12 Mercedes-Benz coupe'
- 1967 (I think) Jaguar E-Type
- Bullitt Mustang
- Caterham 7

Saw an E-Type on the road last week on the way home from work. It looked like a space ship in traffic. Still amazing.

My first sports car ride was in a Spitfire in the Florida Keys ca. 1987. That led to my first car, a '76 Datsun 280Z that I held onto for 11 years, and through grad school. Great car.

Would I own that Triumph, or the Ferrari? Hmm, as a state employee...looking forward to Alfa's return.


Some smart men once claimed that you can't call yourself a true gearhead unless you own an Alfa, and I believe them. I don't care if I owned the most bad-ass Alfa or the Mito, an Alfa is an Alfa.

Can we please get at least the Mito available here in the States? (I've checked; there isn't a dealer within 200 miles of New Orleans that I can find that sells new Alfas.)
 
2013-10-04 05:05:46 AM

maram500: 1969 Porsche 911


My dad and I completely restored a rusted out 1967 Porsche 912 (the 4-cyl 911) from the time I was 13-17 years old in the late 80s.  The car was beautiful, and was a great way to learn about old cars, craftsmanship, engines, and how to sink several thousands of dollars of my own money (yes, I worked as a teenager) into a project that I'll never get back.  Still, great times.
 
2013-10-04 05:47:48 AM
I'm keeping track of post-middle class articles on the internet. That was one of them.
 
2013-10-04 07:29:39 AM

zimbomba63: js34603: Quantum Apostrophe: How are the very rich going to distinguish themselves from scum like us when we'll all 3D print a new car every day?

Give it a rest. Your act is old.

C'mon, it's all he's got, give him a break.  He's the "one trick pony" of Fark.


Not true, he also likes going into NASA threads and calling everyone "Space Nutters." So he's got that going for him.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Referring to things as "choice" sounds so douchey to me.


That's why my adjective of choice is "Wizard". Ferris Buellers Day Off was a pretty wizard movie.
 
2013-10-04 07:49:32 AM
this guy could not haggle the price to  50 million?
 
2013-10-04 08:03:06 AM
Damn. I tried to thread jack to a simple pinup girl thread, and now I am questioning my life choices.

Thank you.
 
2013-10-04 08:06:56 AM
I want my '73 Opal GT back.
 
2013-10-04 08:11:04 AM

JohnnyBravo: I am partial to Porsches...any farkers have one?


I had a cherry 2000 911 Cab.  Sold it and bought a Nissan in 2011.

This year I bought a POS '97 Boxster at the Mecum auction.  It's a lot of fun.
 
2013-10-04 08:15:03 AM
He really just transferred money into something worth the price and will appreciate.
 
2013-10-04 08:59:09 AM

Tyee: JohnnyBravo: I am partial to Porsches...any farkers have one?

I have 2010 911 Carrera  4S Targa.

I'm sure that makes me a douche.


I've owned a couple of boxsters, so that makes me a wannabe douche
 
2013-10-04 09:11:14 AM

hoots_toot_ochaye: I'd prefer to have an Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale for that kind of ridiculous money.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 850x637]


So amazingly beautiful.  My second car was an Alfa 33 - it was crap, but it was an Alfa and I loved it.  My love affair started when I was a baby and my parents used to drive me around in one of these to get me to sleep:
farm3.static.flickr.com

The big V8's rumble lulled me to sleep better than anything else.
 
2013-10-04 09:24:39 AM
I'd settle for a Lotus Turbo Esprit. The fastest four-cylinder money can buy.
 
2013-10-04 09:26:47 AM
As soon as my '97 Honda Civic with 300,000 miles on it dies, I'm totally getting one of these! What does that work to out to for a monthly payment over 5 years? We might have to skip eating out once a month to make it work, but it will be so worth it!!
 
2013-10-04 09:37:12 AM
Sunbeam Tiger. You know, the one seen on TV from Get Smart.
The value on those is rising, so I ain't holding out hope on getting anything better than a basket case.
For now, give me a nice TR-6. I can make those work fine, and they are fun.
 
2013-10-04 09:39:20 AM

special20: Sunbeam Tiger. You know, the one seen on TV from Get Smart.
The value on those is rising, so I ain't holding out hope on getting anything better than a basket case.
For now, give me a nice TR-6. I can make those work fine, and they are fun.


I think one went for like $62k at the Monterrey auction.  They are sweet, but that's too much.
 
2013-10-04 09:54:56 AM

The Muthaship: special20: Sunbeam Tiger. You know, the one seen on TV from Get Smart.
The value on those is rising, so I ain't holding out hope on getting anything better than a basket case.
For now, give me a nice TR-6. I can make those work fine, and they are fun.

I think one went for like $62k at the Monterrey auction.  They are sweet, but that's too much.


Right, and you can get a good runner for less than 12k when you go for a TR-6. Thing is, I like working on the TR's... those and the older Porsche 914s... but I'm really too rough on anything getting old, and a few years ago got an MX-5 which I take out to the hill country with. I have found the most irritating thing about maintaining a Miata is clearing the stupid drain tubes under the convertible top. Drove me apeshiat for weeks... anyway... point being, I like two seater convertibles. It doesn't matter really which, so long as I don't need a staff of highly qualified specialists and hoity toity people to maintain the damn thing... or just to say it's "choice".
 
2013-10-04 09:55:26 AM

ransack.: Ready-set: BenJammin: Here's a real collector's item.

http://www.americancarcollector.com/car-profiles/mopar/item/404-1970 - p lymouth-hemi-superbird

Looks like a cousin of the General Lee.

The UG-Lee.

AWFUL WAFFLE! AWFUL WAFFLE!


Not sure what syrup and a tennis racket have to do with the dukes... Must have missed that episode.
 
2013-10-04 10:18:12 AM
I was expecting this thread to be filled with 1%er rage. I was happy to find it wasn't.

Say what you want about GTO prices, but at least a lot of them actually see fresh air. Too lazy to find the article, but a couple years back at Pebble Beach, they organized a meeting of all the GTO's. Something like 20 showed up and then half of those did some laps during the weekend. Anyone willing to take their 10 figure Ferrari on the track is awesome in my book.
 
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