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I'm sure it exists, but I don't think so. The F-car pictured? I don't think those are white...
Yes its white. Ubiquitous in motorsports.
Here is a picture I took, in Denver belonged to a ball player.






 
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Sweet! I'm sick of seeing red Ferraris.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:56 PM
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Looks like one of those storm trooper cars. Then again it will just blend in with all of the other white cars.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:55 PM
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Sweet! I'm sick of seeing red Ferraris.
You bring up a deeper point.

Why do we all make the same choices?
Why arent wheels the same color as the rest of the parts?
They were when we started (pic below).
Then we started making metal wheels and did not have paint good enough back in the day to take abuse.
Today paint is the toughest coating on wheels.
Yet we have established a precedent that wheels should be silver, so we paint them all silver. Or a new strange (and short-lived) trend of brake dust black wheels.

This is analogous to: At some desperate point we started drinking milk from very stinky unwashed animals, from their genital area no less.
Then times got worse and we started consuming this bodily secretion even when it had fermented.
Over time we started liking both fermented and moldy secretions- but only from the original stinky animals, never from our own kind or a cleanly kept dog- that would be repulsive.
Such is the power of precedent.

 
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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
They were when we started (pic below).


I do find it fascinating to explore past history for the automobile, especially pre-WWII, as the automotive world seemed such a vast departure from what it is today. I'm very fortunate to have a friend to have a car museum that I go wonder about in from time to time and see the pre-war Bentelys, Alfas, Fords, Duesenbergs, Studebakers, etc and it's striking to see how much the industry has changed and also stayed the same. Over all size being a shocking variation where even "small" cars were the size of a stretched SUV of today.
 
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The best resale value/quickest sale for a Used Ferrari has been blue.

Red Ferraris make take months to sell, a blue one you can take months and get a premium, or sell in days at market price for what a red would be on the market for.

Just an observation of the short lived listings on blue Ferrari's compared to red.

This is as of the F430, I really haven't followed Ferrari's in recent years.
 
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The best resale value/quickest sale for a Used Ferrari has been blue.

Red Ferraris make take months to sell, a blue one you can take months and get a premium, or sell in days at market price for what a red would be on the market for.

Just an observation of the short lived listings on blue Ferrari's compared to red.

This is as of the F430, I really haven't followed Ferrari's in recent years.
When I get an F-car I want it in gray as #1 choice, then about anything but red.

Regardless, I have decided I will not be keeping these wheels and anyone who wants them can have them for what I have in them. $900 + freight.
 
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I have decided I will not be keeping these wheels and anyone who wants them can have them for what I have in them. $900 + freight.
Are you really being this generous?
To let us the wheels for the full price that you got stiffed for.
Why would we not buy direct and save you the sacrifice.

They would be of interest to me at $400, their fair value. And I will have them picked up, no further effort needed.
 
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Originally Posted by ProlixArgon View Post
When I get an F-car I want it in gray as #1 choice, then about anything but red.

Regardless, I have decided I will not be keeping these wheels and anyone who wants them can have them for what I have in them. $900 + freight.
Funny as gray would be the last color I would select. Then again it will be just below black and white. So I guess we off set each other. Enjoy what ever you like.
 
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Funny as gray would be the last color I would select. Then again it will be just below black and white. So I guess we off set each other. Enjoy what ever you like.
Well, I'm also the guy who prefers the XJS over E-type and the e60 over the e39. People go to war and commit genocide for less offensive statements....
 
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Well, I'm also the guy who prefers the XJS over E-type and the e60 over the e39. People go to war and commit genocide for less offensive statements....
Had both the E-type and XJS nd enjoyed them both. As for Beemer's it's another car I won't own. Just don't care for the styling.
 
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