Originally Posted by akatsuki
I'd never collect like either of these guys even if I had the dough. Always struck me as kind of a waste not using them.
I would buy nice cars I would use hard and just appall the shit out of everyone when they have birdshit on them and need cleaning and stuff. Hell, I'd stick snow tires on an LFA and drive it around in winter if it still wouldn't be a death sentence.
I think they both drive and use their cars a fair amount. Leno's Lamborghini Countach had about 70,000 miles on it a few years ago.
I think buying and driving the shit out of a car is a great idea in terms of maximizing your enjoyment, but its easier to do with modern cars. These guys are probably limited by the sheer number of cars they have, their actual time available to drive them, and probably collector car insurance restrictions (some policies don't let you drive cars to work, to run errands, or to anything except car events/shows/service to limit the exposure to them paying expensive repairs). Not to mention, once you are talking about vintage cars, especially Ferraris they just aren't that practical or easy to drive, resulting in them not being the owner's choice for puttering around town to do errands. I've driven vintage Porsche 911s and Ferraris and while they are a lot of fun to drive, they are high effort cars to drive. When you get to your destination you feel like you've had a work out. Its much easier to drive a modern sports car around town (with modern amenities, power steering, and a more conventional seating position), not to mention its easier to repair/replace if it gets damaged.