How would you wash your 550 Barchetta?

How would you wash your 550 Barchetta?

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Mastodon2

13,581 posts

142 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Exoticaholic said:
This is what 550 Barchetta looks like with its tent of a roof arrangment.





No wonder the publicity pictures never showed it with top erected....
They might as well have not bothered, that is shambolic!

Hoofy

73,044 posts

259 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Exoticaholic said:
Another picture.....


Jeez. I really, really like the standard 550. They've ruined it with that soft top! Surely, they could have done something similar to the Boxster Spyder?

MrBrightSi

2,884 posts

147 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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That is the most awful top hat i've ever seen. Wet behind or gash hood.

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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ilovevolvo said:
We must of been seconds apart I saw him too
Aah, I was filling up at the back, middle pump, blue and white MINI behind.

JonathanLegard

5,185 posts

214 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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ilovevolvo said:
Waugh-terfall said:
Just spotted this guy pressure washing his 550 Barchetta at the local Esso. The amount of water that went into the interior was astounding! yikes

I must of just missed you
I can't believe the idiocy have it all!

Pints

18,443 posts

171 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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JonathanLegard said:
ilovevolvo said:
Waugh-terfall said:
Just spotted this guy pressure washing his 550 Barchetta at the local Esso. The amount of water that went into the interior was astounding! yikes

I must of just missed you
I can't believe the idiocy have it all!
rofl

LaurasOtherHalf

21,429 posts

173 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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JonathanLegard said:
I can't believe the idiocyrich have it all!
fixed that for ya wink I think that's it though isn't it? There's a fair chance that even with a rare, stunning (without the roof!) car like that, he probably doesn't, or can afford not to, give a fk!

NightRunner

11,802 posts

171 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Maybe he'd just run someone over and is washing away the blood...

John D.

15,065 posts

186 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Waugh-terfall said:
Audi 525i said:
Is that Harry Metcalfe of evo fame in the pic?

He has a 550 Barchetta.
Nooooo, his is a RHD grey on red with an EVO registration.
Also Harry Metcalfe is not in that picture hehe

zeduffman

3,408 posts

128 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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doogz said:
Wikipedia says:

"Ferrari introduced a convertible version of the 550 at the Paris Motor Show in 2000. This Barchetta was a true roadster with no real convertible top provided. The factory did provide a soft top, but it was intended only for temporary use as it was cautioned against using the top above 70 mph."
Harry Metcalfe said there's a German-made replacement available which is good for something like 130mph. I don't know what it looks like, but it couldn't be much worse than Ferrari's attempt.

jshell

10,458 posts

182 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
JonathanLegard said:
I can't believe the idiocyrich have it all!
fixed that for ya wink I think that's it though isn't it? There's a fair chance that even with a rare, stunning (without the roof!) car like that, he probably doesn't, or can afford not to, give a fk!
You should of a Whoosh Parrot, but I can't find head nor tail have it.

>shakes head in display of exasperation<

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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zeduffman said:
Harry Metcalfe said there's a German-made replacement available which is good for something like 130mph. I don't know what it looks like, but it couldn't be much worse than Ferrari's attempt.
There's one that looks very Porsche Boxster Spider, I'll see if I can find a picture.

ETA: Can't find a snap, but there are loads of fugly hardtops too...

Edited by Waugh-terfall on Sunday 1st July 22:05

sparks_E39

12,327 posts

190 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I saw one of these Ferarris today at Goodwood, Chris Evans one in fact. The "roof" is pretty interesting to say the least!

kambites

64,245 posts

198 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Here's the "Boxster Spyder" type one:



Not much better, really.

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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kambites said:
Here's the "Boxster Spyder" type one:



Not much better, really.
That's the one!

ApexJimi

21,953 posts

220 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Amazing that someone who has (presumably) done well enough in life to afford such a car, yet seemingly lacks very basic common sense.


kambites said:
Here's the "Boxster Spyder" type one:



Not much better, really.
Not much better? Based on the photo above of the standard effort, I'd say it's a night and day difference!

fatboy69

8,964 posts

164 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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It's a vast improvement on the original naff effort produced by Ferrari.

93Jay

3,383 posts

141 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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The owner Replies

Picture courtesy of TomN94



rofl


hyperblue

2,638 posts

157 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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rofl Fantastic reply!

drakart

1,688 posts

187 months

Sunday 16th September 2012
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So what was the other car? F40?