Originally Posted by swizzle
Definitely a lovely car and infinitely more attractive than the angry Fieros Ferrari seems hell bent on delivering today.
I'd nominate the 1999 TVR Tuscan and the Aston Martin Virage for consideration too.
I think the problem ius that for decades, Ferraris - despite being reasonably fast - were also made for a cruise along the French Cote D'Azzure or the Italian Riviera - or comparable roads - and as a< result, there was a certain elegance, like an Italian dress or business suite has. Interiors were also more about elegance, luxury and their bespoke beige leather than lap timers, Alcantara racing buckets or some weirdo steering wheel controls so you can turn on wipers in a fast bend without taking of your hands (although finding the button takes a minute of search before). Nowadays Ferraris - but also Aston Martins - are made for the Nürburg Ring and Youtubers filming them in London, so maximized visual aggression and exhaust noise (ofetn very removed form the V12 music older Ferrari were capable of producing)for maximum clicks. Having the main customer base in the Arab Emirates or China will not revert the situation either I'm afraid....
The Maranello was in many ways teh last pure "old school" Ferrari in that respect, and as a a result, will be very collectible in near future. I absolutely love it.