I really tried to persuade myself that a trad would do the job, but I just couldnt see two 70 year olds doing the planned tour of Scotland and the already booked le Mans trip in one. Nor do I find getting in and out that easy. Sorry folks but we're not into hair shirts these days.
Anyway, I already have a Plus 8
I had a real good look for another Ferrari - my true love. But failed to find what I wanted at the limited budget we have. Funny to talk about 100k as limited but thats what it very definitely is in supercar terms. Sadly those that were on offer were old, often with dodgy history or not sports cars as with the California. Came very close with a manual 360 but would you fancy touring europe in a 20 year old supercar with at best a questionable rep for reliability?
So I have bought an F Type roadster , the 380 bhp one, delivery next week. Has all the facilities that I want, is really pretty and only lacks a Cavalino on the bonnet. Yes I have railed against their unnecessary complexity and lard but the alternative was a Porker. And no - not for me.
The Ferrari magazines have been consigned to the wardrobe and the posters taken off the wall. I dont like compromises but if you cant have what you want ( anyone on here selling a 458 spider for the above sum?
Just pm me............. please!) then you have to grow up.
I'll report back on what its like in use. Its really pretty - IMO of course.
And yes I really did try to persuade myself that a Morgan would do the job and I could properly join this happy bunch but it wasnt to be.