When will 599's gain classic collector status

When will 599's gain classic collector status

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Jonny TVR

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3,238 posts

239 months

Thursday 21st May
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silvercar71 said:
Also as soon as the sun shines you aren’t seeing out the front screen with that beige dash, trust me I had the same issue in a 550.
Well it seems stuck at 62k! with 2 days to go

FezSpider

706 posts

190 months

Friday 22nd May
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Crikey, only 63k, I actually liked this car. Cheapest one I have seen yet.........well I have seen one only yesterday that I was with. It has been stood out side for a very long time and very neglected and not used. I will add a picture of the front wheel/brake to give you some idea of the neglect. The car would be maybe a 3/10. Very sad to see indeed wink





Edited by FezSpider on Friday 22 May 22:25

Gregor-lun1d

63 posts

55 months

Friday 22nd May
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Winning bid - £63k, plus buyer’s fees of £6k I believe

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd May
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Gregor-lun1d said:
Winning bid - £63k, plus buyer’s fees of £6k I believe
Plus three years since it saw a workshop so a hefty bill on top taking you very close to RHD territory with proper history.

Kawasicki

7,936 posts

193 months

Friday 22nd May
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silvercar71 said:
I got the 599 out for a run this weekend - epic car, I find you need to concentrate on gear changes, which I quite like as opposed to the f12 and 812. The looks have grown massively on me over the years.
Great looking car. I’m surprised anyone thinks otherwise.

Jonny TVR

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3,238 posts

239 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Generally not a good idea buying a neglected ferrari. I think it needed to be at thatlevel or slightly below.

Jonny TVR

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3,238 posts

239 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Update on mine .. decided to get my wheels painted gold. This shade of gold??


andy97

4,000 posts

180 months

Sunday 24th May
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willy wombat said:
Iwontlietoyou - yes, with practice you can drive a 599 smoothly around town. The art is in judging how much to lift off changing up and vv changing down, but I’ve got a sneaky feeling you knew that already.
Its interesting, the R8 R-Tronic is criticised for its gearbox and yet it would seem to exhibit similar change characteristics and require a similar technique.
And no i am not comparing the R8 to a 599, just the “gearbox experience”!

paul0843

1,563 posts

165 months

Monday 25th May
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Jonny TVR said:
Update on mine .. decided to get my wheels painted gold. This shade of gold??

Do you have a paint code for the gold ?
I want to paint the wheels on a 308.
Paul

Jonny TVR

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3,238 posts

239 months

Tuesday 26th May
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I don't have a paint code yet paul. I haven't decided on which gold. Now wondering whether a rose gold or bronze would look better or scrap the idea.



Jonny TVR

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Tuesday 26th May
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Jonny TVR

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Tuesday 26th May
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utgjon

704 posts

131 months

Tuesday 26th May
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FezSpider said:
Crikey, only 63k, I actually liked this car. Cheapest one I have seen yet.........well I have seen one only yesterday that I was with. It has been stood out side for a very long time and very neglected and not used. I will add a picture of the front wheel/brake to give you some idea of the neglect. The car would be maybe a 3/10. Very sad to see indeed wink



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something doesn't look right about those brakes... too small, and i'm sure carbon rotors don't rust?


cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Tuesday 26th May
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utgjon said:
something doesn't look right about those brakes... too small, and i'm sure carbon rotors don't rust?

Carbon was optional on the 599, standard was steels with smaller discs.

thecook101

772 posts

73 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Don't let a rusty brake rotor put you off - cheap fix if a decent drive doesn't clean them up in the first place.

FezSpider

706 posts

190 months

Tuesday 26th May
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thecook101 said:
Don't let a rusty brake rotor put you off - cheap fix if a decent drive doesn't clean them up in the first place.
Did you read the , Stood for a long time, neglected and unused bit ?
This 599 was far more than just corroded brakes.
However , maybe I have for it wrong, maybe a good run out will sort out a neglected car that has been stood outside for a long time.

thecook101

772 posts

73 months

Tuesday 26th May
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FezSpider said:
Did you read the , Stood for a long time, neglected and unused bit ?
This 599 was far more than just corroded brakes.
However , maybe I have for it wrong, maybe a good run out will sort out a neglected car that has been stood outside for a long time.
Easy. Just saying to anyone reading this not to be put off by rusty brake rotors. You putting in a cheeky offer?

FezSpider

706 posts

190 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Mate, I absolutely love the 599s. It surprises me how low they seem in price. I mean, look at them, there beautiful and with a V12 smile This one is a LHD one by the way and has a red interior.
The car is at a location were I happened to be. No one was around. Talking to people in other units it's been stood for an awfully long time, and it does look it to.
Thought I would take pictures of the poor 599.

HIS LM

1,066 posts

217 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Is it a CAT car what's the Reg ?

FezSpider

706 posts

190 months

Tuesday 26th May
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The car is not mine, so I will not be posting both reg or vin number.