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Old 11-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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I love modern architecture and design. I also love Ferraris... Recently, I was browsing Flickr and found a guy that shares my same passions, but with more means. The result is...
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Who needs art on the walls when you can see a Ferrari from anywhere in the building. Classic.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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This is where everyone chimes in and proclaims how impractical it is and how its not a "real" garage because you cant grind, weld or paint in there, theres no grease stains on the floor, no tools any where, and why the hell is there a bathroom in there???
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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That's a nice 348 for sure. I like working on cars but I just can't imagine having to drop a 348's motor/tranny and rear suspension (it comes all out as one unit) every 30K or 3 years to do a "major" service to change the cam belts. You can also change the belts "in situ" (means by leaving the motor/tranny in the car) by just removing the gas tank but you most likely won't be able to change anything else - which is why a lot of the Fcar folks don't like to do that. Anyway, parts alone will run an easy 1,500 every 30K and if you take it to a dealer, they charge $150/hr (specialist shops are anywhere from $75-$100/hr).

In case you haven't figured it out, yes, I've been doing a lot of research into these cars, especially since Fcar prices have come down significantly this year. The car in this picture can be picked up for a low of 50-60K, even more discounted if it needs a "major" service. Having said all this, I've always wanted one and hope to someday get a 355.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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I have the same chair he has. The car I dont think Ill ever be able to have though. Very cool.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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I've often seen that same chair and ottoman combo a many upscale estate sales. Is it very comfortable?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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....I like it.

I can't have it. But I still like it.

But the real classic in those pics is tucked away: 1980's Suzuki Katana - the original

Now that, I can have !
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #9
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I've often seen that same chair and ottoman combo a many upscale estate sales. Is it very comfortable?

Yup thats a Eames designed chair. There are a few different types/styles/etc.. but they are comfortable. Leather with good padding, etc. That one is more than likely a licensed repop or the real thing.. either are big $. There are cheap knockoffs out there but not anywhere near the same as the real thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eames_Lounge_Chair
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That Eames chair is not original...........they werent available in the cherry/black at that time.

It was walnut and black. I can see the difference right away. Still a $3500 chair/ottoman
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I've been looking at 308's lately (Magnum's Ferrari). A guy I know picked one up for 25K and he loves it. Easy to work on, just $$$ for parts.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #12
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Well I don't have a Ferrari, and i don't have an Eames chair,BUT I do have a an 82 Katana, I'm a lucky guy.
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I can see the difference right away. chair/ottoman
You sir are obviously more well versed in your mod furniture than I. Which is quite fine. I'd take a fake.
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That Eames chair is not original...........they werent available in the cherry/black at that time.

It was walnut and black. I can see the difference right away. Still a $3500 chair/ottoman
The classic Eames chair is Brazilian rosewood and black leather, as introduced in 1956. The BR/black was the color that Charles Eames considered the best wood/color combo. Herman Miller has never stopped making them.

The one pictured is 100% a Brazilian Rosewood, legit Herman Miller piece. They stopped making the Brazilian rosewood around 1990, because of the wood becoming endangered. The one shown is a post 1970-71 era one, as it has fuller stuffed cushions than the earlier all down filled version. The all down version didnt hold its shape well after a few years, and at Charles Eames request, they switched to a down and soft foam chips mix for a filler. An all down filled one will always have a more "tired" look to the cushions. The table next to the chair is also a Herman Miller built Isamu Noguchi designed piece.

I have studied this chair, its evolution, slight construction changes etc in great depth, and own an original Brazilian rosewood 670/671 chair and ottoman, built in 1975. The chair is currently available in cherry, walnut, and "Santos Palisander", which is the replacement for the rosewood. The walnut and cherry dont have the swirly grain that you see in the rosewood one in the Farari house. The Santos wood comes close in grain pattern, but the reddish color is not there.


Oh, and yea, the chair is very comfortable, just ask my dog Roscoe!
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Yup thats a Eames designed chair. There are a few different types/styles/etc.. but they are comfortable. Leather with good padding, etc. That one is more than likely a licensed repop or the real thing.. either are big $. There are cheap knockoffs out there but not anywhere near the same as the real thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eames_Lounge_Chair
The average market for an original one is $3500-5500 depending on age, condition, and wood/color. A Brazilian Rosewood and black leather one from 1956 (first year) in good, all original shape is of course the most desirable, and could definitely well exceed $6k.

The one in the pictures is legit. A guy who has a Fararri in his house probably isnt too worried about paying $3500 for a chair. There is apparently a chinese company making a very good repro, but I have never seen one in person. The picture in the ad's is always of one that looks just right, yet any repro that Ive seen in the flesh had slight differences. I think the pictures used to market the newest chinese fakes are pics of the real article. The difference is most noticeable in the arm rests, and the bases. A legit 671 ottoman should have 4 legs, most repro's have 5. The chair itself (part 670) should have 5 legs. The chair should not recline/rock. Most repro's do. The arm rest of most repro's are totally wrong.

A current Herman Miller made Eames chair is not really a licensed repro, they are the same company that has always made them since 1956, built in the same factory in Zeeland Michigan, they have never stopped making them since 1956. Charles Eames designed the chair for Herman Miller, as did many other designers contracted by HM in the same era.
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The average market for an original one is $3500-5500 depending on age, condition, and wood/color. A Brazilian Rosewood and black leather one from 1956 (first year) in good, all original shape is of course the most desirable, and could definitely well exceed $6k.

The one in the pictures is legit. A guy who has a Fararri in his house probably isnt too worried about paying $3500 for a chair. There is apparently a chinese company making a very good repro, but I have never seen one in person. The picture in the ad's is always of one that looks just right, yet any repro that Ive seen in the flesh had slight differences. I think the pictures used to market the newest chinese fakes are pics of the real article. The difference is most noticeable in the arm rests, and the bases. A legit 671 ottoman should have 4 legs, most repro's have 5. The chair itself (part 670) should have 5 legs. The chair should not recline/rock. Most repro's do. The arm rest of most repro's are totally wrong.

A current Herman Miller made Eames chair is not really a licensed repro, they are the same company that has always made them since 1956, built in the same factory in Zeeland Michigan, they have never stopped making them since 1956. Charles Eames designed the chair for Herman Miller, as did many other designers contracted by HM in the same era.


PS I spent 2 years in architecture school.. always thought I should've gone to KSU and studied interiors instead. I've always loved mod furniture just never had the proper funds to capitalize on it (maybe if I didn't buy so many cars, tools, etc lol). Very nice chair and thank you for sharing sir.
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I do believe that it is a F355, like what you were interested in getting.
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For a price like that, the dog sure wouldn't be using it for his easy chair.

As far as the above garage / man cave, I like it, but one would think it should be a little deeper than what it is. For that kind of coin it should be at least two cars deep
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I do believe that it is a F355, like what you were interested in getting.
It is a 355 because it doesn't have the cheese graters in the door.

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Here's a couple of mill's worth in a local garage...

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