550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

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phib

4,068 posts

215 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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Looks amazing !! Hope to be doing the same next week !!!

Did you get it inspected before you bought it and or do the equivalent hpi ?

Phib

harry kular

2,571 posts

182 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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911Thrasher

2,483 posts

155 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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looking sharp!

i'm doing more or less the same too in the coming days/weeks...still hesitating between a 575HGTC and a Scuderia though.

i know, different philosophy, but choosing between the two

note: budget is not part of the equation, actually they are both more or less pricing at the same level

Edited by 911Thrasher on Wednesday 3rd September 10:10

phib

4,068 posts

215 months

Wednesday 10th September 2014
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Well I have sorted mine as well !!

Picked it up yesterday, 540 miles 4 countries ( a few hours ... ummm) and about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. Thought the gauge was broken !

All very easy on transfer plates

Swore I wouldn't have another red and cream one ....... have to say I am glad I did absolutely love it !!

Phib


Edited by phib on Wednesday 10th September 09:28

MogulBoy

2,483 posts

179 months

Wednesday 10th September 2014
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Gotta love a Maranello in Rosso Corsa. Well done.

harry kular

2,571 posts

182 months

Wednesday 10th September 2014
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Congratulations! Looks fantastic!

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

204 months

Wednesday 10th September 2014
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phib said:
Well I have sorted mine as well !!

Picked it up yesterday, 540 miles 4 countries ( a few hours ... ummm) and about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. Thought the gauge was broken !

Edited by phib on Wednesday 10th September 09:28
That's funny, I had same experience driving mine back from Holland. Gauge didn't seem to be moving and I didn't realise they have a 115 Litre tank, so thought gauge had broken!

Mario149

7,673 posts

134 months

Wednesday 10th September 2014
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roygarth said:
phib said:
Well I have sorted mine as well !!

Picked it up yesterday, 540 miles 4 countries ( a few hours ... ummm) and about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. Thought the gauge was broken !

Edited by phib on Wednesday 10th September 09:28
That's funny, I had same experience driving mine back from Holland. Gauge didn't seem to be moving and I didn't realise they have a 115 Litre tank, so thought gauge had broken!
+1, had that on my first trip the day after buying mine, got from near London to Penrith area on slow motorways and the needle was still on half. I pulled us into a petrol station cursing duff italian electrics to my gf, only to be able to get 50 or so litres in hehe I remember working out the average as 22mpg laugh A very pleasant surprise when the combined mpg is supposed to be 12.4!

Anjum

1,605 posts

240 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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Congratulations Phib - enjoy everyday - good on you for achieving your dream!

A

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

204 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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phib said:
Well I have sorted mine as well !!

Picked it up yesterday, 540 miles 4 countries ( a few hours ... ummm) and about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. Thought the gauge was broken !

All very easy on transfer plates

Swore I wouldn't have another red and cream one ....... have to say I am glad I did absolutely love it !!

Phib


Edited by phib on Wednesday 10th September 09:28
Looks the business! Congrats..

Schermerhorn

3,767 posts

145 months

Monday 15th September 2014
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Last of the 'classic' and pure Ferrari V12s before F1 gearboxes became optional and then standard. That will help but £200k?


phib

4,068 posts

215 months

Monday 15th September 2014
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Agreed can't see 200k anytime soon, can see £100k for really good ones in a few years .

They are however very addictive !! Done more in a week in mine that in my 355 in the last 2 years !!

Phib

roygarth

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2,668 posts

204 months

Monday 15th September 2014
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The £200k malarkey was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Challenge Stradale thread last year...ironically, that prediction did come true!

Bluebottle911

769 posts

151 months

Monday 15th September 2014
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£84,380 inc. premium paid at auction at the weekend:

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21907/lot/239/

Mario149

7,673 posts

134 months

Monday 15th September 2014
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Bluebottle911 said:
£84,380 inc. premium paid at auction at the weekend:

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21907/lot/239/
....with only 5 services in 14 years banghead

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

204 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Mario149 said:
Bluebottle911 said:
£84,380 inc. premium paid at auction at the weekend:

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21907/lot/239/
....with only 5 services in 14 years banghead
or a service every 3500 miles. I think one would be barking to service more frequently than that smile



Mario149

7,673 posts

134 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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roygarth said:
Mario149 said:
Bluebottle911 said:
£84,380 inc. premium paid at auction at the weekend:

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21907/lot/239/
....with only 5 services in 14 years banghead
or a service every 3500 miles. I think one would be barking to service more frequently than that smile
Fair point, and this has been done to death, but rightly or wrongly, it's supposed to have an annual oil service. £300/year saved for a few years, probably lost at least that on auction price. Daft, especially if they were planning to sell it as low mileage and cherished etc etc

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

204 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Mario149 said:
Fair point, and this has been done to death, but rightly or wrongly, it's supposed to have an annual oil service. £300/year saved for a few years, probably lost at least that on auction price. Daft, especially if they were planning to sell it as low mileage and cherished etc etc
As a matter of interest to get a stamp in the book for an annual oil service on a 550 what exactly is done? And can you really get it for £300 by a main dealer or well known marque specialist?

Mario149

7,673 posts

134 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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roygarth said:
Mario149 said:
Fair point, and this has been done to death, but rightly or wrongly, it's supposed to have an annual oil service. £300/year saved for a few years, probably lost at least that on auction price. Daft, especially if they were planning to sell it as low mileage and cherished etc etc
As a matter of interest to get a stamp in the book for an annual oil service on a 550 what exactly is done? And can you really get it for £300 by a main dealer or well known marque specialist?
If you asked an Indy to change the oil on a car that had only done 1k miles since the previous year, have a quick look underneath/in etc to check nothing was amiss and stamp it in the book as such, I'd be very surprised if they could justify charging you more than a couple of hours labour for it (say £200) plus the cost of the oil. I had pretty much the same done by my Indy earlier this year, I'd be surprised if it costs me even £250 all in when he eventually bills me hehe

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

204 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Mario149 said:
roygarth said:
Mario149 said:
Fair point, and this has been done to death, but rightly or wrongly, it's supposed to have an annual oil service. £300/year saved for a few years, probably lost at least that on auction price. Daft, especially if they were planning to sell it as low mileage and cherished etc etc
As a matter of interest to get a stamp in the book for an annual oil service on a 550 what exactly is done? And can you really get it for £300 by a main dealer or well known marque specialist?
If you asked an Indy to change the oil on a car that had only done 1k miles since the previous year, have a quick look underneath/in etc to check nothing was amiss and stamp it in the book as such, I'd be very surprised if they could justify charging you more than a couple of hours labour for it (say £200) plus the cost of the oil. I had pretty much the same done by my Indy earlier this year, I'd be surprised if it costs me even £250 all in when he eventually bills me hehe
Probably because he'd drain the oil out the bottom and pour it straight back in the top as nobody would ever know....KIDDING!