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    Now that the gallery has sounded off I'm hearing they're nicer to look at than drive which I can embrace.

    Heck, isn't that why guys buy boxers over briefs?

    What I'm not clear on is the best value right now. Let's say buyer has no preference of plastic vs steel and carbs vs FI.

    Best bang for buck is what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRanger View Post
    Hear-hear!

    Fiat --- excuse, me . . . Ferrari built over 12,000 308/328s, between '75 and '85 . . . but only ~700-800 were GRP. After the switch to steel, all the GTSs had wet-sumps, while the Berlinettas were supposed to still be dry-sumped thru '80-'81 (?)

    Depending on who you believe, steel cars only weight ~25 lbs more than the plastic ones. But, seems nobody actually weighs those cars either, so . . .

    Anyway, the early cars have carbs --- which are supposed to sound great . . . but the later cars have 4-valve heads, which --- well . . . have more valves. So, it's always sounded like the best combo would be an early dry-sump car --- steel or 'glass, depending on your climate, I guess . . . w/ carbs + a later set of Quattrovalvole heads? Euro bumpers, please

    Nobody 's done it, AFaIK

    Then again . . . nobody 'Outlaws' their Ferrari, either --- or drives them much, for that matter . . . so . . .



    . . . you could be the First One, Frank!


    GTBs were wet sump too. Must be baffled pretty good as I've experienced no pressure drop while cornering with sticky tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Now that the gallery has sounded off I'm hearing they're nicer to look at than drive which I can embrace.

    Heck, isn't that why guys buy boxers over briefs?

    What I'm not clear on is the best value right now. Let's say buyer has no preference of plastic vs steel and carbs vs FI.

    Best bang for buck is what?

    Don't place me in that group-properly set up and maintained, they drive very well(owned many 911 variants for comparison-including early hot rods, vintage racers and 911RS).
    Least expensive are 2V GTS versions. I see nothing wrong with the steel versions(weight isn't much different, cost is much less and when I want fiberglass it looks like a Corvette). A decent GTS just sold on F-chat for 28K. A 2V has reasonable performance too-I just ran my 81 against a 75 Carrera with a Euro 3.0 from a 65 mph roll. Essentially a dead heat and my only mods are a free flowing exhaust. Easy to spend over 100K for a 308 now in the most desirable versions-plenty of fun can be had with the least expensive models too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swbstudios View Post
    Easy to spend over 100K for a 308 now in the most desirable versions-plenty of fun can be had with the least expensive models too.
    A hundred large?

    I can buy a nice 911T for that kind of dough! It may be a Sepia Brown Sporto Targa but still...

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    Actually, a nice Sepia brown Sporto would be more in line with the mission statement of the "T", don't you think?
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    I suppose you may have a point.

    I've been thinking of starting my own "Early 911T Registry" for the insecure, Viagra types just to provide a safe haven where they don't feel like third class or trailer park trash.


    So what makes the Dino so desirable? Is it that much different to drive than an early 308? Is it purely the styling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    I suppose you may have a point.

    I've been thinking of starting my own "Early 911T Registry" for the insecure, Viagra types just to provide a safe haven where they don't feel like third class or trailer park trash.
    I wasn't insecure.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    So what makes the Dino so desirable? Is it that much different to drive than an early 308? Is it purely the styling?
    Yeah, pretty much.

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    I'd say dino valuations relate to 308 valuation as 73S valuations relate 911 SC valuations
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    '. . . A Hundred Large . . .'

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    . . . A hundred large?

    I can buy a nice 911T for that kind of dough! It may be a Sepia Brown Sporto Targa but still . . .
    Hmm

    Before I would spend that kind of money today? --- on a 'T' or any 308/328 . . . I'd talk to this Guy . . .
    http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...My-New-Hot-Rod

    What do you think he spent?



    Put it Another Way . . .

    '. . . 550 Maranello in pristine condition! Powered by a 485HP V12 5.5L engine. Manual 6-speed transmission. Equipped with AM/FM/CD Sound System, ABS, dual powered seats, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks. TUBI Exhaust, NEW air conditioning condenser, NEW tires, NEW belts, NEW hoses, NEW ignition wires, NEW fuel Pumps, NEW filters, NEW catalytic convertor, All service is up to date! Always garaged, no accidents, non-smoker and title in hand . . .'

    High-miles, I know (), but still . . .


    Asking $79k

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...82515554&Log=0

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