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Enricogto

355 posts

28 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Mario,

as others probably have anticipated it's a decision between two very different cars:

One is a two seater sporty-gt, not suited for track action but just right on that empty b-road at 6 am, the other is a continent crusher (wipers aside smile ) that as you said can offer four people strikingly fast performance but will always feel not as nimble as a 1600 Kg 550 could be.
Putting into play a few considerations on resale value and soughtness of each model, consider that at the moment not a single four seater Ferrari come into my mind as holding at least the same value-ratio with the correspondant two seater in the long term. On limited mileage I presume an higher fuel consumption would be of any harm to your finances.

If it was me, if you havn't understood so far, I would go for the 550, the Scaglietti always left me cold.... that red manual 550 with carbon black leather seats parked last week on Montenapoleone street on the other hand.....cloud9

Enrico

jshell

5,820 posts

88 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
mirage5512 said:
If I hadn't been dead set on a hgt car then I could have been seriously interested in the black manual one for sale up in Edinburgh.

Wrong wheels and very expensive though, no?

mirage5512

246 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
True, the original wheels look woeful on the car. The challenge wheels are so much better.
What i meant was i would have been interested in the manual gearbox. £80k for that car is "amusing" as i gave not much more for a 2009 car and I'll still end up doing a fortune on that over a couple of years!

NickKerigan

83 posts

50 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
I voted 612 - and then put my money on it... wink

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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NickKerigan said:
I voted 612 - and then put my money on it... wink
I saw this yesterday and died a little inside when I realised there'd be an 80% chance it'd be sold by the time I was in a position to buy frown it's a bit low miles for my liking but you can't have everything

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...


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mirage5512

246 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
So which one did you buy?

mirage5512

246 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
NickKerigan said:
I voted 612 - and then put my money on it... wink
sorry, so which one did you buy?

Cerbieherts

1,041 posts

24 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Mario149 said:
I saw this yesterday and died a little inside when I realised there'd be an 80% chance it'd be sold by the time I was in a position to buy frown it's a bit low miles for my liking but you can't have everything

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...
Shame mario, that's a smart looking car. TDF &tan really suits it....

NickKerigan

83 posts

50 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
mirage5512 said:
NickKerigan said:
I voted 612 - and then put my money on it... wink
sorry, so which one did you buy?
2005 612 in NART blue with crema hide, not one of the ones currently advertised on PH...

Anjum

972 posts

167 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Sadly, my 550 World Speed Record will be looking for a LOVING new home. It's been loved and looked after by me. If anyone is interested - then PM me.

Thanks

A

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Anjum said:
Sadly, my 550 World Speed Record will be looking for a LOVING new home. It's been loved and looked after by me. If anyone is interested - then PM me.

Thanks

A
Go on then, I'll bite, send me some details smile

YHM

ingelow

138 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Anjum said:
Sadly, my 550 World Speed Record will be looking for a LOVING new home. It's been loved and looked after by me. If anyone is interested - then PM me.

Thanks

A
scratch that - found the PM button - PM sent smile

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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ingelow said:
scratch that - found the PM button - PM sent smile
Oi, get in line wink

bertie

6,200 posts

167 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
NickKerigan said:
I voted 612 - and then put my money on it... wink
YHM

ingelow

138 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Mario149 said:
Oi, get in line wink
touche smile

Now I appreciate that by the sound of things, you're not going to want to tell me this (ahem wink), but given you've seen the TDF car at McGurk, what did you think? It sounds like I'm in a similar position to you, but I can't get up to look at it until next week at the earliest. Did you get a chance to drive it?

I think on paper the WSR Anjum has is probably more desireable, but I've never had a chance to sit in one and at 6'4 I'm not sure the roll bar won't cause me some issues? Not had experience of the racing harnesses either for that matter - what are they like to live with (Anjum I realise I should have put this in my PM, please feel free to answer by PM if you'd rather?).

Thanks all

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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ingelow said:
touche smile

Now I appreciate that by the sound of things, you're not going to want to tell me this (ahem wink), but given you've seen the TDF car at McGurk, what did you think? It sounds like I'm in a similar position to you, but I can't get up to look at it until next week at the earliest. Did you get a chance to drive it?

I think on paper the WSR Anjum has is probably more desireable, but I've never had a chance to sit in one and at 6'4 I'm not sure the roll bar won't cause me some issues? Not had experience of the racing harnesses either for that matter - what are they like to live with (Anjum I realise I should have put this in my PM, please feel free to answer by PM if you'd rather?).

Thanks all
I've seen it and it's a complete dog...honest....wouldn't touch it with someone else's barge pole....and it smells....a lot....and it's missing philangees (both of them)....and the pictures were photo-shopped it's really green with pink polka dots. BUT, you're in luck as I know someone who has a lovely blue 355 going up for sale in a couple of weeks at half the price of the aforementioned monstrosity

biggrin

On a serious note, unfortunately I have not been to see it so couldn't tell you. And at the earliest I can't get up for a couple of weeks so you've got me grumpy

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
After assessing all sides (well, not really, it's just a gut instinct), I'd choose the 550.

And I just put my money where my mouth is biggrin Completely not the way to buy an Fcar but life's too short hehe

jdw1234

5,224 posts

98 months

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
Mario149 said:
After assessing all sides (well, not really, it's just a gut instinct), I'd choose the 550.

And I just put my money where my mouth is biggrin Completely not the way to buy an Fcar but life's too short hehe
Pictures!!

Mario149

Original Poster:

4,104 posts

61 months

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Easy tiger wink I've placed the deposit and agreed a price subject to an inspection which I'm trying to sort now.

With profuse apologies to ingelow, it's the TDF and tan McGurk 550 I mentioned above smile

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

I have been up in the Abingdon/Newbury region the last couple of days. I managed squeeze a visit in last night as other than that it was going to be 2 weeks before I could get back up. It's my perfect spec right down to the Tubi so I thought "b*ll*cks to it" and made an offer.

For the record, their Silver/Bordeaux colour combo one looks epic in real life as well. The pics don't do it justice. If you even think you *might* be able to get on with a bordeaux interior, then any car with that colour combo is worth a look. Not a massive fan of the roll cage, but if they'd been more similarly priced, I would have been happy to have either in principle

DJRC

21,672 posts

119 months

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
Mario149 said:
After assessing all sides (well, not really, it's just a gut instinct), I'd choose the 550.

And I just put my money where my mouth is biggrin Completely not the way to buy an Fcar but life's too short hehe
I think you will find you just bought your Ferrai in *exactly* the same way 95% of the rest of us did.
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