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Not bad for a 27 year guy that started driving at 18.
 

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2017 718 Cayman 2.0 6spd
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Not bad for a 27 year guy that started driving at 18.
Did you sell the 718 Cayman for the 4C? They would put a smile on my face.

Lastly I like the idea of adding future cars.

I will own a Hellcat Redeye Wide-body at some point
And V12 Ferrari
 

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A 57 American appliance
A 63 American appliance
A 64 American appliance
A 69 American appliance
A 1970 ALFA spider Veloce
A 73 Italian Appliance
A 1967 ALFA GTV SCCA race car
A 74 German appliance
A 1994 American work appliance
A 1991 American appliance
A 2001 American work appliance
A 2015 ALFA 4C LE
A 2016 American work appliance
A 2018 American appliance
Along the way I also had an equal number of company cars but all appliances too.

Well you get the idea....with me most cars are just appliances for everyday use....but ALFAs are different.
 

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Did you sell the 718 Cayman for the 4C? They would put a smile on my face.

Lastly I like the idea of adding future cars.

I will own a Hellcat Redeye Wide-body at some point
And V12 Ferrari
I did trade the 718 Cayman for the 4C.
I ordered a Z4 it's currently in transit that's why it's listed as a future vehicle.

As for future cars I'd want to own, I say a SLC or the new Saleen S1 as those would be in my price point.
 

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Can't list them all but my three favorite cars owned to date are:

71 Pantera
2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
2015 4C Spyder
Sweet cars. Do you still have your hearing after the Pantera? I followed one for a while on the way down to Auto Italia a couple of years ago and the noise was deafening from behind. Heaven knows what it must have been like in the cabin.
 

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Chronological order:

2004 325ci Coupe
2003 M3 Coupe
2008 M3 Coupe
2012 X6 40d
2012 Camaro RS
2013 Camaro ZL1
2015 VW Polo GTI
2014 M6 Convertible
2015 Dodge Dart (Current Daily)
2015 4C Spider (Current Fun)

A confusing list from a confused person haha :D
 

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Sweet cars. Do you still have your hearing after the Pantera? I followed one for a while on the way down to Auto Italia a couple of years ago and the noise was deafening from behind. Heaven knows what it must have been like in the cabin.
Alfanut,
The Pantera was freaking loud as my 351 Cleveland was heavily modded and no muffler just straight exhaust. It's a great thing when you have a beautiful Italian mid-engine design with Detroit Muscle. They go together very nicely. Yin and Yang.
 

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1985 Pontiac Fiero GT (first car)
1987 Porsche 911 Targa
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo S
1992 Porsche Carrera 2 Coupe
1992 Mercedes 500E & 1991 VW Corrado (For Ex-wife)
1995 Mercedes C280 & 1999 Audi A6 Avant (Both for Ex-wife)
2000 Audi A8 & Mercedes ML430
2005 BMW 545i & 2004 Porsche Cayenne S (For Ex-wife)
2007 AMG C63
2010 AMG E63
2008 AMG CLK63 Cab & 2011 BMW X3 with M-Sport Pkg
2014 AMG E63S Sedan
2015 BMW M3
2016 BMW X3 w/M-Sport Pkg (Fiancé’s current SUV)
2017 Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio (current)
2018 Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio (current)
2018 Alfa Stelvio Ti Sport (Fiancé’s future SUV)
2018 Alfa 4C Spider (current)

A lot of wasted money, but wouldn’t change a thing...except maybe the Fiero. Alfisti for life now.
 

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I have had a varied number some of which I wish like hell I would have kept:

1967 Karman Gia
1965 Factory Five Cobra
1974 Lotus Europa
1974 Ferrari 246 Dino
1974 Pantera
1973 Alfa 2000 GT
1976 Alfa Spider
1975 Alfa Montreal
1979 Alfetta GT
1984 GTV6
2010 Lambo Gallardo
1991Jeep Cherokee
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

I wish somebody would have convinced me to keep the Pantera, Dino, and Montreal!!!!!! Maybe if I had been married my wife would have talked some sense into me! I should not have opened this post , now I am depressed!
 

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I have had a varied number some of which I wish like hell I would have kept:

1967 Karman Gia
1965 Factory Five Cobra
1974 Lotus Europa
1974 Ferrari 246 Dino
1974 Pantera
1973 Alfa 2000 GT
1976 Alfa Spider
1975 Alfa Montreal
1979 Alfetta GT
1984 GTV6
2010 Lambo Gallardo
1991Jeep Cherokee
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

I wish somebody would have convinced me to keep the Pantera, Dino, and Montreal!!!!!! Maybe if I had been married my wife would have talked some sense into me! I should not have opened this post , now I am depressed!


The Dino is my single greatest mistake car wise. About 20 years ago I saw one for sale and though it’s was a lot of money for a car that at the time most didn’t consider to be a “real Ferrari” what a f$&king moron I was. I think is was like 35K.
 

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I bought mine for $29000 and sold it for $37000 and thought I really was a smart guy. I think that makes me the king of morons!
 

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I should add that I feel guilty for not owning a 4C, I have come close to making a deal on a couple of coupes but I backed out due the eight hr drive to the nearest dealer. Last fall I decided I would not worry about the distance because I want one bad but then the owner of a lakeshore property that I have wanted since I was a kid offered me a deal I could not refuse. So the budget will not allow it right now but I think about the 4C every day!
 

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I should add that I feel guilty for not owning a 4C, I have come close to making a deal on a couple of coupes but I backed out due the eight hr drive to the nearest dealer. Last fall I decided I would not worry about the distance because I want one bad but then the owner of a lakeshore property that I have wanted since I was a kid offered me a deal I could not refuse. So the budget will not allow it right now but I think about the 4C every day!
You know you’ve made the right decision but that 4C obsession is hard to ignore. Good luck with both.
 

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I should add that I feel guilty for not owning a 4C, I have come close to making a deal on a couple of coupes but I backed out due the eight hr drive to the nearest dealer. Last fall I decided I would not worry about the distance because I want one bad but then the owner of a lakeshore property that I have wanted since I was a kid offered me a deal I could not refuse. So the budget will not allow it right now but I think about the 4C every day!

Your 4C will come.

Unfortunately for us owners we have long miserable depreciation curve ahead of us. Or perhaps ver short and steep is a better what to describe it.

it won’t be for at least 5 to 10 years before people will realize how great and rare these cars are. High 30K cars will probably be attainable in the next 2- 3 years.
 

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The Dino is my single greatest mistake car wise. About 20 years ago I saw one for sale and though it’s was a lot of money for a car that at the time most didn’t consider to be a “real Ferrari” what a f$&king moron I was. I think is was like 35K.
Well all of us missed out on great cars....but probably there were a lot more that we didn't buy that would have been money pits.
When I bought my 1970 ALFA spider Duetto new (retail price was $4200) I also seriously considered buying a flawless used low mileage Shelby 427 Cobra....for $9000. I figured it would be cool but very impractical due to gas mileage, aluminum body, and I thought over priced for what it was ;-) A short time later the gas crisis hit when gas went all the way up to around $2.00 a gallon as I recall. People were unloading all of their gas guzzler muscle cars to buy Japanese compacts. My friend had a 426 Hemi Dodge Charger that he basically gave away and bought a Subaru station wagon. For about 4 years, my ALFA was my daily driver and go to work car. I shudder what that would have done to a Cobra as far as aluminum body damage, vandalism, etc. Of course looking back....if I had bought that car and just stuck it in a garage and left it there it would be worth a fortune today....but who knew. My fellow worker had an early first gen 65 Shelby Mustang. He thought he got a good deal when he sold it for $10,000 near the end of that gas crisis. But looking back this was when I lived in San Francisco....when you were limited to buying around 10 gallons or less of gas at a time, have to wait in block long lines for an hour or more.....the ALFA spider was a better choice by a long shot. For those of you young enough to not have lived in that gas crisis time period....you didn't miss anything :wink2:
 

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1995 Jeep Cherokee
2004 Landrover Discovery
2006 Audi A4 wagon
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1969 M151 MUTT
2015 4C
1971 Steyr Puch Pinzgauer 710M
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Well all of us missed out on great cars....but probably there were a lot more that we didn't buy that would have been money pits.
When I bought my 1970 ALFA spider Duetto new (retail price was $4200) I also seriously considered buying a flawless used low mileage Shelby 427 Cobra....for $9000. I figured it would be cool but very impractical due to gas mileage, aluminum body, and I thought over priced for what it was ;-) A short time later the gas crisis hit when gas went all the way up to around $2.00 a gallon as I recall. People were unloading all of their gas guzzler muscle cars to buy Japanese compacts. My friend had a 426 Hemi Dodge Charger that he basically gave away and bought a Subaru station wagon. For about 4 years, my ALFA was my daily driver and go to work car. I shudder what that would have done to a Cobra as far as aluminum body damage, vandalism, etc. Of course looking back....if I had bought that car and just stuck it in a garage and left it there it would be worth a fortune today....but who knew. My fellow worker had an early first gen 65 Shelby Mustang. He thought he got a good deal when he sold it for $10,000 near the end of that gas crisis. But looking back this was when I lived in San Francisco....when you were limited to buying around 10 gallons or less of gas at a time, have to wait in block long lines for an hour or more.....the ALFA spider was a better choice by a long shot. For those of you young enough to not have lived in that gas crisis time period....you didn't miss anything :wink2:
Just to digress from the topic for a moment, we also had odds and evens days when buying fuel back then. Can’t remember the details of that with a seven day week but if your numberplate ended in an even number you could get a limited quantity of fuel on three days of the week and alternate days if it ended in an odd number. Maybe not at all on Sundays but I don’t remember clearly. Those were the days, NOT.
 

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The Dino is my single greatest mistake car wise. About 20 years ago I saw one for sale and though it’s was a lot of money for a car that at the time most didn’t consider to be a “real Ferrari” what a f$&king moron I was. I think is was like 35K.
my single greatest car blunder as well....passed one at $27.5k CDN...bought a 1984 BMW 318i and pocketed some change instead....brilliant move lol
 
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