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2019 Tailor Made 812 SF in Blu Simond

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  1. Bundy

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    Our interest in Tailor Made began in the summer of 2016. While visiting Ferrari of Atlanta to order the 488 GTB, we saw Ian Coburn's beautiful Tailor Made F12 for sale in the showroom. I honestly hadn't considered an F12 but couldn't get that car out of my mind after seeing all the custom TM details, like the pebble-textured Pelle Frau Carminio red and Inchiostro black leather, Nero Elkann painted details, and red accents on the interior carbon fiber. After purchasing the F12, we attended the Finali Mondiali rally with Ian and his lovely wife. We became close friends and subsequently attended the January 2017 private preview of the 812 Superfast in Maranello. Our TM appointment was last September, so it took about 13 months to receive the car. Nathalie and I enjoyed the 812 TM experience with Stephanie and her talented design team so much that we just did TM again last month with the Pista.

    With the 812, we were hoping to create something elegant and timeless: a modern interpretation of a historic 1950's or early 60's GT car. We've owned a lot of silver and gray cars, and wanted to get some color into the 812 design while still having a lot of black and gray tones. We settled on colors that you might find in a nicely tailored men's suit & accessories: blue, brown, gray, and black.

    Like so many of you, I immediately fell for the gorgeous Blu Simond tdf created by Tim (Traveller). His thread is also probably still my favorite ever on Ferrari Chat. I had previously seen a pretty Blu Medio Metallic Testarossa at Ferrari of Atlanta, and Blu Simond struck me as a similar but nicer version of that historic color. We also strongly considered using the gorgeous blue from David and Chase Nelson's lovingly restored 1951 Ferrari 212 alloy bodied Ghia coupe after they graciously allowed Stephanie at TM to share it with us. We also reviewed dozens of new blue paint samples at TM with the idea of naming our own color. In the end, we simply couldn't find any blue that we liked more that the ones used by the Simonds and Nelsons. We chose Blu Simond because it had more black and gray tones which fit our design brief and tied in so nicely with the the exterior nero carbon fiber.

    For the leather, we were hoping to find a taupe brown with strong black and gray tones. Stephanie introduced us to Foglizzo 1921 leather, which is most often used in custom yachts. It had a soft, waxed feel and seemed pretty durable. It also had a beautiful variegated texture. The Tailor Made team paired it with a blue Cordura and suggested black Mycroprestige for the floorboards and trunk. The mycroprestige is hydrophobic. We hope to put tens of thousands of miles on the 812, and liked the idea of durable materials.

    To complete the interior design, we chose matte carbon fiber and two custom rear shelf bags in the Foglizzo leather with blue Cordura accents. Stitching was done with a TM-specific gray blue thread. All interior metal was finished in Grigio Corsa, and the tach is silver. For the exterior, painted shields and a painted small Italian flag on the rear decklid, along with the diamond finish tdf wheels, full glossy CF, silver brake calipers, and satin finished emblems. On hindsight, I wish we had selected the CF engine cover pieces as found on our TM F12; might have to add those.

    We want to thank Stephanie and the outstanding Tailor Made team for their invaluable ideas and enthusiasm. It was awesome to reunite with them last month on the Pista design. Michael Mills, Will Campbell, and Michael Roth at Ferrari of Atlanta were a huge source of inspiration and support, as was Ian Coburn who has an incredible eye for design. He's a great ambassador for both Ferrari and Tailor Made.

    Walter Sippel at Atlanta Motorsports Park did a beautiful job in capturing some of the subtle design details. I met him recently when AMP asked me to do a promotional video of my Radical SR3 RSX:

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    The Blu Simond is as mercurial as Tim suggested. I've really enjoyed corresponding with Tim, and want to thank him for making this incredible color available to us.

    I hope the photos prove helpful. We're blessed to have access to cars as great as the 812 Superfast, and bespoke design options like Tailor Made. These are the good old days. Happy Holidays to my fellow FChatters.


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  2. Caeruleus11

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    Fantastic pics to go along with a superb spec and wonderful story. Congratulations!! I would love to see higher res but these are beautiful!
     
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  3. Bundy

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    Thank you! I have full-resolution photos but they are about 11-12 MB and FChat's limit seems to be 5 MB. :(
     
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  4. Reiziger

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    Outstanding. Really wonderful spec, inside and out.

    Appreciate the back story and the pictures. Nice to get some insight into the TM process and options available.
     
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  7. Bundy

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    Thank you, Reiziger and Jaz. The Tailor Made studio is a virtual candy store of materials, paint colors, and design ideas that I didn't even know existed. It's also a great excuse to visit Maranello and meet the talented & enthusiastic folks that make Ferrari such a special company.

    Very true. Depending on the light, I see more blue, or black, or even gray.



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  8. PantherMD

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    Thank you Anir great write-up!
     
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  9. Lanikai

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    You're so correct that these are the good old days. Everyone at Ferrari of Atlanta has enjoyed moving through the process with you both. Your vision for the car is beautiful.
     
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    Thanks, David. Enjoyed our chat.

    I appreciate that, Will. Nathalie and I feel blessed to be part of the Ferrari of Atlanta family. Congratulations on being awarded the Top Service Department Worldwide at Finali Mondiali this year.
     
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    Thanks Anir, such TM cars need those threads with the whole story and detailed pictures. Enjoy it, I'm pretty sure Tim is proud
     
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  13. Bundy

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    #14 Bundy, Nov 30, 2018
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    Thanks, RJ and Olivier. Tim is a very cool chap.

    Thank you, Jerry, for the photo! I also found another one. Hopefully, the options are easier to read with this resolution? I've also included a delivery photo showing the entire interior. The leather looks lighter than it really is, but it gives a sense of the overall design.

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  14. Bundy

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    This is the gorgeous blue on the 1951 Ferrari 212 Ghia alloy coupe belonging to David and Chase Nelson. It was a very close runner-up for our TM 812 paint selection, and we still hope to use it someday. It's one of my favorite colors, and cars, in the world. Kudos to them for saving this historical work of art. Hard to believe Ferrari was only 4 years old when this car was created.
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  15. of2worlds

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    Anir it is very generous of you to share your tailor made 812 here on FerrariChat. Thank you for your time and efforts; to share with words and pictures all the elusive details that went into such an impressive yet subtle tailor made build spec!
     
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  16. Melons

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    It's Beautiful Anir!! Congratulations!!
     
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    Thank you for sharing. It is generous beyond words- and aspirational. Beautiful creation. Drive it well


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    OMG! What an amazing car and amazing spec! I bet it comes with an amazing price! Enjoy.
     
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  19. Bundy

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    Thank you, Gents. I appreciate the positive feedback.
     
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  20. day355

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    Absolutly a perfect taste, wonderful paint !!! congrats
     
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  21. NürScud

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    Fantastic!
     
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  22. JagShergill

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    Anir, congratulations on your lovely TailerMade!! It’s so special to make every detail to your precise instructions and I must applaud you on a very classy 812™️
     
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  23. AClark

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    Very nice , thank you for sharing!
     
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    Nice, the car is beyond beautiful.
    I'm humbled by your well written and articulate write up, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
    Congratulations.
     
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