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Ian Poulter's Collection

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by Davey S1, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. mattymouse33

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    No, you are laughable
     
  2. 599_GTB

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    His F50 has 230 miles since new and his 275 GTB/4 has 67.000km since new, the car gets a 18 months restoration for about 300k $! He drove his 288 GTO under 50miles, the F40 under 40miles, the F50 a few hundred yards and the Enzo about 300miles....!
     
  3. JMOD

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    His California, FF and F12 probably have more miles on them
     
  4. 250P

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    He really puts the miles on them huh.. Sad. Hopefully he gets the time in later life.
     
  5. 599_GTB

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    He wrote that he bought them as investment, but maybe when he is doing some more cash he willdrives them! I read some time ago that he also don`t drive the Ford GT! I think the F12 and FF are driven.....
     
  6. 250P

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    Well, that's plain boring. If bought as investments AND not using them, why post social pics and talk about them publicly... that's like posting a picture of a share certificate... zzz
     
  7. joe sackey

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    #82 joe sackey, Nov 30, 2014
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    Alex,

    I know you mean well.

    However.

    Every once-in-a-while this issue crops up in the Supercar section: the issue of disparaging Ferrari Supercar owners because they don't drive their cars exactly as much as you would approve.

    Who says all cars should be driven 12,275 miles a year to be "enjoyed"? I mean really, those who say its "sad" that a Ferrari is only driven 50 miles in one year suggest that people who have the time to drive thousands of miles are somehow more deserving than those who don't, can't or simply won't. Give a million bucks to 2 different people and they'll spend different amounts, that's because they are human beings, and similarly we cannot discount the human element when it comes to how much anyone wants to use their cars. The notion that these cars must be driven thousands of miles to meet the seal of public approval is both futile and unrealistic, because, at the end of the day, the fact remains that the man has the cars, loves them, enjoys them, and takes care of them, and that's really all that matters. If anyone is "sad" regarding the use of his Supercars, you'd best better believe he is not!

    Interestingly though, Poulter does in fact drive all the cars - as much as his frenetic schedule allows. But there are a number of cars to drive so they each only get a few miles. That's the best he can do, and if anyone doesn't like it, well, that's just too bad. There are videos online proving he drives them, and I know personally that he drives them whenever he can lay his hands on them.

    Lets just enjoy the fact that this man and the rest of us share a common desire: Ferrari Supercars.
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  8. joe sackey

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    A lot of speculation, but meanwhile isn't this a beautiful image?
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  9. tomc

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    That's the picture of the day! What is that yellow car in front?...T
     
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    275 GTB/4
     
  11. tomc

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    Thank you, Marc!...T
     
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  13. P Zero

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    The 275 is getting painted back to its original silver color.
     
  14. OUMick

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    I know a couple of people in the golf world. Word I get is this guys is a grade A prick. I wish we talking about a different golfer than him owning these.
     
  15. tomc

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    Joe...What other vintage Ferrari does Poulter own? I tried to load the Twitter/FB/Instagram links earlier in this thread, but could not do so on my phone...T
     
  16. joe sackey

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    Fixed.

    Lets keep the posts civil.

    Nobody cares about his popularity status or otherwise, all we care about is he works hard and has some cool Ferrari Supercars. That's why we are discussing his cars in the Ferrari Supercar section.
     
  17. joe sackey

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    I'll do some checking and revert.
     
  18. tomc

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    Kudos, Joe...T
     
  19. hacker-pschorr

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    The money has to come from somewhere, maybe golfers pay too much for their fancy pants and golf clubs. ;)

    Perspective people.....last year Tiger raked in $85 million to add to his net worth of $1.3 billion.
    Every pro golfer in the top 50 should be making enough to buy this collection.

    For a comparison, Jay Leno brings in about $15 million a year and is "only" worth $350.

    /no expert, just use Google.

    I could care less if he's a CEO, ball player or trust fund baby. He's into cars and has a nice collection. More power to him.
     
  20. P Zero

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    Ian has a bad rep, mostly from people bitter that he keeps doing so well on the winning side in the Ryder Cup. He's actually a nice guy and his story about becoming a pro golfer is rather amazing.
     
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  22. sherpa23

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    Joe had a perfect answer to the mileage "concern." I have a four Ferraris and some days I think that I don't drive them enough and some days I think that I drive them just the right amount. However much it is compared to other people's ideal mileage is irrelevant; I drive them as much as I can and feel to to maximize my enjoyment of them. People still feel like they should comment. I don't care.

    As far as the tangent as to his personality, I know first hand what it is like to be a professional athlete and i know from personal experience that regardless of how much out of the way you go to be nice and accommodating to total strangers, there will always be people who cannot be pleased under any circumstances and are perfectly willing to tell everyone who will listen that you're an ******. Whatever. I'm sure that he's not losing any sleep that people who have never met him feel like they should report he's a db.

    Back to the relevant topic, I've seen his F50 in person and inspected it (I almost bought it) and it is a very nice car. I'm not sure if an F50 is the right candidate to be the second Ferrari Supercar to add to my collection but that example made a good case for it. As I said, it's very nice
     
  23. joe sackey

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    Totally.

    With success comes insecure haters, its part of life.

    Back on topic, I bet the cars serve as a nice bit of motivation for his success in business/golf.
     
  24. Mr. Francesco

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    +1 :)
     
  25. P Zero

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    He also just released a book and he put a chapter in it about his passion for Ferraris. I haven't had a chance to read it, but I'm sure it's worth a read.
     

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