458 v 488 market

458 v 488 market

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rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Saturday 25th May
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Went to Dick Lovett today and bought their brown/tan 488 spider (the 328 next to it is ours). Probably not to everyones taste, but we loved the colour. I know it doesn't have the LED steering wheel, no bother to me, nor front lift, but I have read the comments on this forum on the need or not of such, coupled with the fact that I have managed with a Countach for many years without bother so I decided on not worrying about that. The seats were very comfortable, a must as we tend to use the cars and as age is creeping up on me I felt that having comfort seats now was a must. Other than that, I will share more photos when we collect..... Dick Lovett were a pleasure to deal, thank you Michael.

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Saturday 25th May
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Decided the best way to get the wife on board was for her to test drive it. It worked!

kbf1981

2,268 posts

203 months

Saturday 25th May
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That looks lovely and really unique, congratulations!

ANOpax

865 posts

169 months

Saturday 25th May
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rdbrooksie said:


Decided the best way to get the wife on board was for her to test drive it. It worked!
70th anniversary spec, I see. One of a kind. Well done on nabbing it!

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Saturday 25th May
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kbf1981 said:
That looks lovely and really unique, congratulations!
Thank you. It’s a 70th Anniversary one of one spider. They did the colour across their then current range and to make this one unique they did the interior with tartan.


Trev450

6,368 posts

175 months

Saturday 25th May
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Congratulations. Looks superb.

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Saturday 25th May
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ANOpax said:
70th anniversary spec, I see. One of a kind. Well done on nabbing it!
Thank you. Wonder if the first or second owner are on piston heads and could share some photos / experience?

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Saturday 25th May
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Trev450 said:
Congratulations. Looks superb.
Thank you.

ANOpax

865 posts

169 months

Saturday 25th May
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rdbrooksie said:
Thank you. It’s a 70th Anniversary one of one spider. They did the colour across their then current range and to make this one unique they did the interior with tartan.

Actually, I think it’s a lot more special than that. IIRC, Ferrari made 70 cars across the range of 488/Cali T/Lusso and F12 to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. The 70 cars were all unique in specification and a showcase for what could be achieved with Tailor Made. Each of the unique specs paid homage to the original spec of the car on the dedication plaque. The fact that yours is dedicated to a vehicle from 1971 explains the plaid seat inserts laugh You should try to track down photos of the original.

Calculator

750 posts

218 months

Sunday 26th May
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That’s stunning. Any more pics?

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Sunday 26th May
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Calculator said:
That’s stunning. Any more pics?

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Sunday 26th May
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rdbrooksie said:
Calculator said:
That’s stunning. Any more pics?

Saweep

6,615 posts

189 months

Sunday 26th May
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Nothing better than an unusual Ferrari.

Looks classy!

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Sunday 26th May
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ANOpax said:
Actually, I think it’s a lot more special than that. IIRC, Ferrari made 70 cars across the range of 488/Cali T/Lusso and F12 to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. The 70 cars were all unique in specification and a showcase for what could be achieved with Tailor Made. Each of the unique specs paid homage to the original spec of the car on the dedication plaque. The fact that yours is dedicated to a vehicle from 1971 explains the plaid seat inserts laugh You should try to track down photos of the original.

rdbrooksie

163 posts

170 months

Sunday 26th May
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rdbrooksie said:
ANOpax said:
Actually, I think it’s a lot more special than that. IIRC, Ferrari made 70 cars across the range of 488/Cali T/Lusso and F12 to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. The 70 cars were all unique in specification and a showcase for what could be achieved with Tailor Made. Each of the unique specs paid homage to the original spec of the car on the dedication plaque. The fact that yours is dedicated to a vehicle from 1971 explains the plaid seat inserts laugh You should try to track down photos of the original.
The 488 colour when shine on by that rare big yellow thing in the sky looks very familiar. I’m hoping in the history file there will be some photos etc which I’ll check when I collect.


ANOpax

865 posts

169 months

Sunday 26th May
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That’s just awesome. And the 488’s depth of colour looks amazing in the dealer photos.

Eatpies99

154 posts

57 months

Sunday 26th May
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Absolutely mint colour! Congratulations

G-wiz

2,377 posts

29 months

Sunday 2nd June
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Brown seems to work well on mid-engined Ferraris.

Not something I knew before.

Not Ideal

2,919 posts

191 months

Sunday 2nd June
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Uhm. Ok. I love that.

Looks mega !

fridaypassion

8,839 posts

231 months

Sunday 2nd June
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Sometimes things can be so utterly horrible that they are actually cool and this is one of those times biggrin