Storage for Winter

Storage for Winter

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bad company

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15,100 posts

236 months

Tuesday 1st October 2002
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I bought my 355 Spyder in May. Its been a great summer but I have other toys to play with thru winter. It seems that I can pay to have the car professionally stored for the winter and pay for this by suspending my insurance (obviously I will have to insure for fire & theft). Has anyone stored a Ferrari for a few months? Please share experiences, good or bad.

frostie

428 posts

245 months

Tuesday 1st October 2002
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I use mine all year round and IMHO it doesn't do them any good if they are left unused for long periods of time. Not exactly as though we have bad winters in this country.

Frostie

nevpugh308

4,382 posts

239 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2002
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frostie ... where do you live, California ?!?

frostie is right though, they dont like it ... it causes more problems than it's worth. I use mine much less during the winter, but I still take it out on dry days (of which there are usually one or two every month) even if it's only just for a 20 minute spin to keep things working. I never try to go more than a couple of weeks without running the car ....

ninja_eli

1,523 posts

237 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2002
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I'll be using mine too. Even if its raining. As long as there's no ice or major snow, the cars being used during winter. I think the concensus on these cars is that they must be used often(ish)

craigw

12,248 posts

252 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2002
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I'm debating this(with myself)at the moment, I'm thinking I'm going to buy a Smart car to use day to day & use the 348 on weekends.

This is purely because in heavy rain it leaks a bit and doesnt properly warm up until I'm almost at work so seems pointless. The only thing is I dont have a garage so it will be stored outside during the week under a cover, any likely harm from doing this?

456mgt

2,488 posts

236 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2002
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Like the others here, I'll be using the cars over winter, and keeping all the seals nicely lubricated is all the excuse I need thanks. The real reason is that it would drive me nuts not being able to use them for months. The only thing I'm wary of is salt.

From what little I know about car storage, they keep the cars in a humidity controlled and secure environment, attached to a battery conditioner. I believe they also take it round the block every week or two if you want, and valet the car too. If you want to know more it may be better posting on 'general gassing' since I'm sure I spoke to another PHer who kept their car in storage.

bad company

Original Poster:

15,100 posts

236 months

Thursday 3rd October 2002
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Thanx for that. I have posted this again on general gassing.