360 Spider - *sigh*

360 Spider - *sigh*

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joust

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14,622 posts

219 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Donno if it's anyone on here - but I was chasing a 360 Spider up and down the A23 next to Caterham - it was me grinning like a mad grinny thing shouting "lovely car" at you out of the Noble!

Boy I love those things! Next year *maybe*.

J

Don

28,373 posts

244 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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I too absolutely love the 360 Spider. Just gorgeous.

Can't have one though. Not only are they expensive but the budget is required for something else in the automotive line...just got to get saving now!

Hmmmn. Anyone need my Timesheeting software? All proceeds to a very worthy cause.

dazren

22,612 posts

221 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Don said:........Can't have one though. Not only are they expensive but the budget is required for something else in the automotive line...just got to get saving now!

Don.

You can't say something like that around here without the rest of us not being able to sleep at night pondering your future purchase. Give us a clue.

cheers

DAZ

granville

18,764 posts

221 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Really, Squire?

Could you seriously trade the immediacy of the current beastie for that awesome, yet cultured, 8500 rpm banshee siren call? (When a lowly VX220 Turbo can trade blows in the give & take of real world B-road blats - according to EVO this month...)

Yes, I thought so!

Don't you think you're just coming to the inevitable conclusion of any vastly well heeled PHer, that a fine slice of Modenese cheese becomes irresistable with age, like a fine claret or successful stud? (Steady.)

Don't you fancy an Ultima GTR though? Ridiculously quick; full NASCAR soundtrack; looks to slay and a price ticket just this side of "should I donate my eternal soul to Beelzebub" reasonable.

I'm sure you could find a place in your commodious automotive sanctuary?

Anyway, what'd be wrong with an F355 Spider? Ok, moderately down on grunt but so what? The boys from Manu Central will reassure you as to the acoustic merits and style wise...is it not the epoch-making crescendo of Pininfarina's lineage?

rich1231

17,299 posts

220 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Gonna have every Vx220 owner giving me jip now!
Bloody magazines

dazren

22,612 posts

221 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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rich1231 said: Gonna have every Vx220 owner giving me jip now!
Bloody magazines

Might one suggest that Sir merely turns up the volume. Should drown out the rabble.

DAZ

rich1231

17,299 posts

220 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Daz,

shhhhhh Manu will hear you. If I turn up the volume any louder I will have a noise abatement order slapped on by the neighbours.

Rich

dazren

22,612 posts

221 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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Talking of neighbours, do you suppose Ninja has dished out the earplugs to his, in preparation for this weeks enhancements to his vehicle.

DAZ

manu

768 posts

223 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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rich1231 said: Daz,

shhhhhh Manu will hear you. If I turn up the volume any louder I will have a noise abatement order slapped on by the neighbours.

Rich


de-cat, de-cat, de-cat, de-cat!!!!! woooohooooooo.....

'HYPER-PERVERTS' (that's Ninja btw, becuase Basher = mega pervert, Rich = mild-pervert) Tubi has been despatched for fitting... I'm personally collecting the car post fitment while he is abroad and breaking it in for him.. aren't I?????

Edited to say - there is sooo much room for ambiguity in what I've just said so leave it out - friggin perves....

>> Edited by manu on Monday 10th March 22:58

rich1231

17,299 posts

220 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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I have heard that Rubber supplies in Ninja'a neck of the woods are at an all time low.

manu

768 posts

223 months

Monday 10th March 2003
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rich1231 said: I have heard that Rubber supplies in Ninja'a neck of the woods are at an all time low.


basher

998 posts

244 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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As are trenchcoat supplies

charlie360

367 posts

218 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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Getting mine decated, tubied, air filtered and generally noised up tomorrow..........won't be able to sleep tonight!

dazren

22,612 posts

221 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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charlie360 said: Getting mine decated, tubied, air filtered and generally noised up tomorrow..........won't be able to sleep tonight!

Something Newton forgot to mention:

Ferrari + Eurobollox regulation = Must get Decatted Tubi.

Charlie having heard Bernard & Basher's 355s and Richs "halfway" 360, you won't be dissappointed.

DAZ
:jumpsinfalloutbunkerbristolabouttobenukedbymissileeminatingfromsouthendarea:

GregE240

10,857 posts

227 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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I think Don's looking for a replacement for the Chimp actually - certainly this was what he hinted at in a previous mail.

If he was to chop in the Boxster (which I doubt), it would have the word "Carrera" on the back of it.

rich1231

17,299 posts

220 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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Daz,

you are in deep do do.

BIF

149 posts

222 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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The car you speak of, is probably a "local", the car belongs to a local client and is almost new and up for sale a mere 120K to you !

joust

Original Poster:

14,622 posts

219 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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derestrictor said: Really, Squire?

Could you seriously trade the immediacy of the current beastie for that awesome, yet cultured, 8500 rpm banshee siren call?
Who said anything about getting rid of the Noble


Don't you fancy an Ultima GTR though? Ridiculously quick; full NASCAR soundtrack; looks to slay and a price ticket just this side of "should I donate my eternal soul to Beelzebub" reasonable.
For me it's the sheer looks of the 360S - it could have a Mondeo engine in it for all I care. I seriously can't get on with the Ultima looks - and Nick doesn't like the look of them either so it's a no go.

For me the shape and presence is at least 75% of the equation...

Anyway, what'd be wrong with an F355 Spider? Ok, moderately down on grunt but so what?

Nah - just not in the same league - the F355S looks just like a "chopped" 355 - and not a very good chop at that - where as the 360S just looks as though it was designed as a spider from the word go....

J

308gt4

710 posts

220 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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Joust,

The 360 was designed from the start as a Spider which is why it is so structurally sound as a coupe.

The only better looking spider Ferrari ever made was the California, one of the all time great looking and handling cars, even did well at le Mans

John

basher

998 posts

244 months

Wednesday 12th March 2003
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Those who know me know I am not full of sh*t so I am happy to say what I am going to say (Manu shut up !!)

I was going to buy a 360 spider but after having one for the weekend in all the right colours for me (red crema and black carpets) It was stunning I agree - until you stood either directly in front of it (when it looked to wide and scooped like a shovel rather than a dart) and those front lights really do not do it for me and from the side there was not really a line as such - it was all very fussy with the back being far higher than the front and it all looked a little odd.....in black I think it is far far better but I am not a lover of dark cars - the rest of it - the interior the drivers posn the engine (and that fabulous glass panel) are marvellous but at 50k over the 355 spider I decided I was not convinceed enough....

and a 355 still sounds better

maybe it will grow on me over the next couple of years (esp as prices come back to earth rather than dealer stratosphere at the moment)- but it will have to be black i think