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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by 134282, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. 355dreamer

    355dreamer F1 Veteran
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    Is it for sale?
     
  2. deanhalter

    deanhalter Formula Junior

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    Did they do any thing to the frame on the car? I have read about 400i's that had a frame that bolted to the undercarriage to stiffen it.
     
  3. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Yes, it's for sale. I want to buy it for myself, but I'm coming up a bit short. :)

    No, Straman didn't touch the frame or the chassis - the car doesn't need anything, it's really stiff. Driving it, it feels nimbler than a Maranello - I don't know if that's because there's no roof or what. But it feels fantastic.
     
  4. kidwhizz

    kidwhizz Karting

    Feb 16, 2008
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    I have not posted on here for ages, but that 456 has got me off the lazy button :)

    wow wow wow. Great price, great car - just wish it was in the UK.

    Amazing condition, just hope it really does keep the rain out! perfect for the hot sunny climates either way. And of course the UK :) We seem to have so many convertibles for a country where it rains most of the year. But a 456 Convertible would really stand out, looks nicer than the 550 "Barchetta?" Convertible IMHO.

    kindest regards Aamir
     
  5. oss117

    oss117 F1 Rookie

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    The car looks amazingly good, from any angle.
    In fact, it looks like it was born to be a convertible.
     
  6. Jet-X

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    Carbon, unless I missed it, are you working for Sheehan now?
     
  7. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Yes. I moved to southern California two months ago.
     
  8. 355dreamer

    355dreamer F1 Veteran
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    Link?
     
  9. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    It won't be up officially until the service is done.
     
  10. VTChris

    VTChris F1 World Champ

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    Best looking 456 I've seen
     
  11. b-mak

    b-mak F1 Veteran

    Beautiful car.

    Why does the bonnet seem to not align with the left headlamp cover?
     
  12. kdf398

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  13. 308 GTB

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    Tell Michael Sheehan that you'll "work it off." ;)
     
  14. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    The latch isn't ...latching. The car is currently undergoing a major - the hood latch on that side is on the list to be repaired/replaced.


    Barry, I tried that already. He said ...no.
     
  15. 348paul

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  16. Ronbo

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    Yeah, yeah, nice car ... but were the windows done? :D
     
  17. Playframe King

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    Will the guys (straman) who shut do another? - I tried to contact them a while ago without sucess = anyone working for them/with them on here?
     
  18. SFchallenge

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    Beautiful car in great condition! I would buy it in a heartbeat but I don't live in US. Hope it'll go to a good home.
     
  19. Konadog06

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  20. tajaro

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    I think it's absolutely stunning. Any angle with top up or down- especially down. Novi wheels are perfect- Would love to swap my SL63 for this-
     
  21. spaghetti

    spaghetti Karting
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    Dean....I have the same wheels on my 575. They came with the car when I purchased it. I don't know the manufacturers name or model. Do you still have the 456?
    Thanks...Spaghetti.
     
  22. Jagbuff

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    It's a beautiful car especially with NF2, perfect if you have little kids...owner is a true car guy and a pretty good driver to boot!
     
  23. albert328gts

    albert328gts Formula 3
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    And yes it is up for sale again, I received an email from Sheehan yesterday and it was for much less if anyone is intersted. $74,950 or best offer. Also listed on the link below that Konadog06 posted.

    Does anyone know if Staman is still in business? Would love to get a cut 550!
     
  24. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    I drove it a few years ago; it handled great, and I was giddy to be in a manual, 12-cylinder, Ferrari convertible.
     
  25. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Rob- The wheels are Novitec NF2s. Have them on my 575M as well.
     

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