Author Archives: Fred Hope

5 Affordable Ferraris for 2018

By   July 18, 2018

Ferrari 308 GTB

Ferrari 308

Five years ago I wrote about 5 affordable Ferraris. What a difference half a decade can make. At the time you could purchase a decent Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS for less about $30,000. Now that same car is worth close to $90,000!

Needless to say, it is time to update the list as $90,000 is only cheap to someone who can already afford a newer Ferrari. Incidentally, one of my largest regrets in my “car life” is not purchasing a 308 that I had found for $25,000.

I instead bought a Porsche 996, which is a fine car for daily use (much better than the Ferrari), but as of yet hasn’t shot up in value like the 308; and it probably never will to the same extent.

Without further ado, here are 5 affordable Ferraris for 2018.

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70 Years Of Porsche At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed In Pictures

By   July 15, 2018

Porsche 356 Number 1

Porsche 356 Number 1

In 1948 the first car designated as a Porsche was produced. That means it has been 70 years of sports cars from the German performance car maker.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Goodwood Festival of Speed honored Porsche as the main central feature. The cars from the automaker were front and center and many historic machines made the legendary hill climb.

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How The Porsche Boxster Almost Cost $80K In 1997

By   July 10, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

When the Porsche Boxster was first sold for the 1997 model year, it had a base MSRP of $39,980. That was for the base level trim and options could quickly make that price climb. At the time the base 993 generation Porsche 911 Carrera started at about $73,000.

But what if the Boxster had entered the market at a higher price than the 911? The fact is, it almost did.

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