Order Officially Placed Today

Discussion in '458 Italia/488' started by rickwjenn, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2012
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    Here is my story....

    Been wanting an F458 for last year. Got deadly serious on buying one of the less than 1K mile cars on the market in March for between $280k and $310k

    Before I bought Pre-Owned, I took a chance one early morning and sent 20+ emails to different dealers within 500 miles both of my homes in Minneapolis, MN and Austin, Texas.

    Minnesota does NOT have a Ferrari Dealership.

    Everyone told me to wait 6-9 months except one - I got lucky.

    Cauley Ferrari in Detroit told me I could get 2nd in line in March. Dan Kizner was super to deal with from the instant he responded to my email same day, early AM.

    Put down the deposit.

    Ferrari NA called Cauley in March and ONLY requested one car - the guy ahead of me.

    Stopped by on a business trip two weeks ago and drooled over the preowned cars (including one amazing 599) and FOUR F458s in for owner additions (anti-chip film or delivery in the service bay). I was dying at that point.

    Ferrari NA called TODAY (4/30) and requested ONE F458! My order was accepted for "July/August Production" and it is definitely a 2013 model year.

    This is a dream come true - can't wait to show up with a check, drive the car a day and immediately ship it to one of my homes.

    Spent hours reading your posts on options and experiences - thanks for all your opinions, experiences, and recommendations!
     
  2. TheMayor

    TheMayor Five Time F1 World Champ
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    That's fantastic. Your car and my car will most likely be side by side on the production line.

    Figure mid September delivery.
     
  3. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie
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    Great story..congrats.
     
  4. mathematics

    mathematics Formula Junior
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    Really nice story. Congrats!!!
     
  5. jacinto jardine

    jacinto jardine Formula Junior

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    Fantastic news and good fortune!

    you'll need to plan a trip to Maranello for the factory tour and savour the atmosphere.

    Nothing like visiting its birthplace to ignite passions.
     
  6. bkhko

    bkhko Formula Junior

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    Congrats! Great story, and remember how excited I was when I received the call regarding a confirmed production slot! Unfortunatly the wait till it arrives in your hands will be excruciating... But that's where the fellow members of fchat as helped! You'll be back multiple times a day living thru other fchatters delivery until your magical day...
     
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  8. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

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    Thanks all for the support.

    Start of a great journey!
     
  9. F-Nut

    F-Nut Karting

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    Congrats! and yes, the guys at cauley are awesome.
     
  10. 612scag

    612scag Formula Junior
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    Excellent story! Can you share your specs?
     
  11. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

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    Thanks - sure.

    My car is pretty close to base with just the few features I wanted.

    Rosso Corsa Exterior
    Beige Leather on Seats, Upper Zone, and Tunnel
    Beige Alcantara carpet and headliner
    Rosso Brake Calipers
    Red Seat Belts
    Red Piping
    Shields
    Yellow Tach
    Navigation
    iPod Connection
    Painted inner grills (beige)
    ElectroChromatic Rear Mirror and Homelink
    Red Cavallinos headrests
     
  12. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 Veteran
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    Congrats - Enjoy
     
  13. 612scag

    612scag Formula Junior
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    Very nice! Should be a beautiful car.
     
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  15. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Congratulations! I never get tired of reading stories like this! Welcome to the forum too.
     
  16. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

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    Jaslally, 612scag, and racerdj:

    Thank you gentlemen (I assume) for the kind words and welcoming. I enjoy reading your posts and learning about these fine cars!
     
  17. csun213

    csun213 Karting

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    Would you mind posting a picture of your interior when you receive your car? I am thinking about the same interior when I get my slot. Thanks
     
  18. Koizu

    Koizu Karting

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    Nice story. Congrats!
     
  19. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

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    You bet - will post plenty of pictures!
     
  20. rickwjenn

    rickwjenn Formula Junior

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    My order went in Monday and went Red 10 today! What a week.

    10 - Orders accepted (Red 10 = No Changes)
    20 - Chassis assembly (at Scaglietti)
    30 - Painting
    40 - Assembly line (dash/wiring/interior/options)
    50 - Assembly line (engine/transmission)
    60 - Finishing
    70 - Testing (road/track)
    85 - Storage
    90 - Water (intransit)
    92 - PDI completed
    93 - Shipping to dealers
    94 - Dealer stock
    94 - Red - retailed
    95 - Submit to factory
     
  21. TheMayor

    TheMayor Five Time F1 World Champ
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    90 is the toughest. Your car disappears into a black hole for a month.

    Congrats on going red!
     
  22. bkhko

    bkhko Formula Junior

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    Wow that WAS fast! Congrats and can't wait to see the pictures... Especially the interior, sounds fantastic!
     

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