Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Ultimate Automobile: Ferrari 308

Almost every guy fantasizes about cars at one time or another.  For me, the object of my affection is the Ferrari 308.  Probably a result of my age and certain influences from my childhood, but the 308 epitomizes the combination of elegance, power, sexy curves, and aggressively executed aesthetics.  I occasionally browse the ones for sale on ebay.

Ferrari produced more of 308 series than any other model.  For the adventurous (and folks with a lot of time on their hands), you can still pick one less than the price of a new well-appointed Hyundai, on eBay.   However, acquiring one of these rare beauties  will likely have its challenges.  If you drive it a lot (and wouldn't you?) the maintenance costs will probably be like buying an old Honda Civic every year or so. 
The article Ferrari on Budget (at MSN Autos) discusses the potential ecstasy and agony of getting your own sensuous slice of 80s nostalgia:
A pre-owned Ferrari is not just another used car. A buyer must be very careful about the car being bought, or thousands of dollars of service work may be needed before the car is roadworthy and in proper form.

If you are looking for a quintessential kick-ass ride, a serious hobby, and a way of disposing of extra income, the 308 is way to go, fast!