Haven't you always wanted to own a red Ferrari? I know I have. But the problem is this: I also understand that the routine maintenance costs on any Ferrari can be scary. So even if I found a used one I could reasonably afford, I'd probably have to pass on the deal, anyway. But a Ferrari that can be won by simply purchasing a $60 raffle ticket? Well, that might change my position.
This gently-used example of a 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi is being raffled off to benefit the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen. The car looks showroom new, has less than 1,500 original miles showing on the odometer and originally sold for more than $60,000. It was donated to the Center by Governing Council member Greg Galdi -- he's also a vintage racer and the president and CEO of Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. on Long Island, New York.
The raffle tickets for the Ferrari are just $60 for one, or you can buy two tickets for $100. The drawing is on Dec. 7, 2013 -- and since the number of tickets sold will be limited to 2,308 you've got a (somewhat) reasonable chance of winning.
If you're interested, tickets can be purchased from the International Motor Racing Research Center. Good luck!