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Just Got My First Ferrari!

Just Got My First Ferrari!

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M1KEY

Original Poster:

1,032 posts

192 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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After being a life long fan, on Friday I finally picked up my first Ferrari!!

It's a 360 Modena, manual, TDF with tan. I'd been looking around for several months and after viewing a number of cars that weren't for me I was planning on leaving it until the spring when this one turned up in pretty much my perfect spec, in great condition and I love it!
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It's a great feeling and hopefully we will have a bit of decent weather before the winter arrives.

I'd also like to say a big thank you to Tim at Walkersport. Not only for putting me in contact with the seller but also for all his help and advice whilst I've been looking for the right car, which has been invaluable. He even made time to sort a couple of bits on the car for me late on Friday evening on my way back up north - great service! Although I didn't buy the car from Tim I'd highly recommend dealing with him.

A quick pic...


Cheers,
Mike.

cc8s

4,000 posts

111 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Beautiful colour - I hope you enjoy many great miles in it smile

mirage5512

251 posts

111 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Congrats on your first ferrari, hope you enjoy it.
I loved my f355 when i got it (first ferrari for me) and I'm sure you will feel the same.

tuscaneer

4,952 posts

133 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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welcome to the party fella.like the blue!!.....oh,and by the way,a quick snap doesn't cut the mustard round these parts.i'm afraid we are going to need at least half a dozen shots!

Boshly

2,569 posts

144 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Congrats, very elegant.

My first was a 348GTS and I didn't stop smiling for about two weeks!

May you have many happy miles together.
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MagicalTrevor

5,958 posts

137 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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That looks really nice! I do like the 360 and they're looking like they're coming down to sensible prices.

I think a 360 would be my first foray into Ferrari ownership and a nice subtle colour would probably be my choice

LukeyLikey

820 posts

55 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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360 was my first (and I've also got a scoob) - you sir are a man with taste!

Hope you enjoy, the 360 is a fabulous car.

wineman02

393 posts

107 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Lovely - I think the Modena's look amazing!

SirMark

567 posts

97 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Congrats mate very nice smile

epom

4,183 posts

69 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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That looks just perfect, love that colour and think the 360 is the nicest shape of the lot smile Enjoy

lambo_xx

2,152 posts

105 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Fantastic! Glad you're happy with it. Love the colour! TDF is stunning in my opinion. I've never used Walkersport before, but I've spoken to Tim before (through emails & forums etc) and he has always been very helpful and appears to be pretty knowledgeable. I would certainly use him in the future!

Anyway, once you've stopped driving it I'm afraid we will need some more pictures!

Happy motoring! driving

birdcage

2,329 posts

113 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I am sure you don't need advice, but look out for the lack of 4 wheel drive at the slippiest time of the year! smile

f1ten

1,149 posts

61 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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congrats. Blue was a colour i would have jumped at in a flash although i was in a rush to get a car bought, like an excited child i think it took me 4 days of selling my 996 turbo to get the 360 sorted out. Since youve owned a Cerbera i wont need to warn you that the rear end is skittish. i was out on saturday morning and the roads were soaking and just could not get the power down at all, well aware that the traction control of this generation has even slower reaction times than my natural skill to correct a slide...

pistolp

1,719 posts

130 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Beautiful. A very stylish way to open your Ferrari account. Enjoy.

groak

3,254 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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For the second night in a row we get to see a smashing looking example of a modern 'classic' and manual ferrari! Love it!

(still to come this week - pics of Jamie's new 458 ????)


M1KEY

Original Poster:

1,032 posts

192 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Thanks guys for all the comments.
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I love the colour combo and definitely worth waiting for (I'd been looking for about 6 months). Must admit I always wanted a 355 but I don't really fit in them very well (6'5) and the 360 is much better for me. Reckon it's aged really well too and looks great now... not that I'm biased of course!

Thanks for the advice about watch out for the back end, I'll be taking it easy and it won't be getting used much in the bad weather/winter.

A few more pics...





Cheers,
Mike.

JazzyO

1,115 posts

89 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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A manual! Very nice. Congrats!


Onno

AndyBrew

2,750 posts

127 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Lovely jubbly!

Devonboy

130 posts

59 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Loving that manual stick - a thing of beauty - enjoy

DB

F1GTRUeno

2,936 posts

126 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Beautiful looking thing. Great colour combo too.

Enjoy and more pics please!