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Added another car to the collection this weekend. .(Ferrari this time)

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  1. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    #1 CMT, Oct 28, 2007
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  3. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

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    No way! one of my favorites, especially if its Pozzi or TDF blue...
     
  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Formula 3

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    Looks stunning! Congratulations, and enjoy it in good health!
     
  5. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    It's called "Swatters Blue", which I hadn't heard/seen before. To me it appears very close to TDF, which is what I wanted.


    Tony.
     
  6. 410SA

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    Great car Tony. I think they are still amongst the best Ferrari designs ever.
    The color is named after Jacques Swatters, the Ferrari concessionaire in Belgium.
    Similarly Pozzi Blue is named after Charles Pozzi the Ferrari importer in France.
     
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  8. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    Learn something new everyday. Thanks!!!

    Tony.
     
  9. Nicksta

    Nicksta Formula Junior

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    Wow! Beautiful car. Great to have another one running around East Mesa!
     
  10. Sea Bass

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    So that begs the oblivious question, why is TDF blue named after the TDF? If anything, it should be a TDF Yellow for the yellow leader shirt in the TDF.
     
  11. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    Good point. Maybe TDF should be black/blue to match the black eye the T.D.F has right now.

    TT
     
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  13. nerd

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    Great car! The 8-cylinder cars have become bloated (size and weight) and less attractive after the beautiful 355.

    Tour de France also was a sports car race held on roads around France, first held in 1899 but halted due to safety issues. Obviously there are vintage Ferrari with the TdF designation, but I don't have the slightest idea how TDF blue is linked to history......no doubt Marcel Massini could explain it all to us!

    Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CKLPoBrJI
     
  14. 410SA

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    I believe that Tour De France Bleu was the color of the French entries in the TDF car car race. Blue is the competitive color of France in international competition and in car races in the last century cars ran in their national colors - Blue for France, Green for Britain (hence British Racing Green), Silver for Germany (the Silver Arrows Mercedes Benzes), Red for Italy, White for Japan etc

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_auto_racing_colors
     
  15. 4RE42

    4RE42 Formula Junior

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    I agree with the previous comments: I really like the blue. Very nice. GTS - pretty rare. How did you find it ...... F. market letter, friend, ebay ?????? Please excuse my boldness, I honesty don't mean to pry but I was curious. Took us 8 months to find ours. Would you mind posting more pics (inside, outside, engine). Beautiful car - very excited for you. michael brown (328)
     
  16. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Nice car, love the color. How far is East Mesa from ASU?
     
  17. 410SA

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    Sounds a bit stalkerish :)
     
  18. F40

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    Agreed... But it's somewhere around 18miles.


    I'm always around your area now Tony and I never see you out and about in your toys... Saw a nice 993 in red today though on Guadalupe & the 202.
     
  19. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Sorry, I'm not being stalkerish, I was just curious, maybe I couldve gotten a ride to Cars and Coffee.
     
  20. 410SA

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    The little smiley face :) generally means "just kidding"
     
  21. 1ual777

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    Great color combo. I love this model. Enjoy.
     
  22. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    I have been driving the TR for the last week or so, but developed a HUGE fuel leak on Sunday, so it's on it's way to Andy today. I leave for work pretty early now (5am) and come home down the 202 SanTan, I guess I go fast enough that no one see's me.

    Will be driving the E34 M5 (avua blue) or the Noble for a few days.

    Tony
     
  23. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    #20 CMT, Oct 29, 2007
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    Found it on ebay. Bought it from Naples Motorsports. It has a few issues, nothing that I can not overcome. Will need a few bucks put into it but then again, don't all Ferrari's?

    These photo's are from their website.
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  24. speedemon

    speedemon Formula Junior

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    beautiful car. The GTS was my first car and the one I miss the most - in my opinion one of the best sounding f-cars produced and one of the last "true" sports cars made by ferrari....slow windows, poor a/c, etc...but the beauty and experience is fantastic. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy it. Great color as well.
     
  25. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Formula 3

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    Learn something new everyday! Thanks guys!
     
  26. Dogdish

    Dogdish Formula Junior

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    #23 Dogdish, Oct 29, 2007
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    Tony,

    Great color combo!! I think you have a European model. I have a US model, would like to put them side by side one day and see what differences there are. Drive it and enjoy it!

    Bill
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  27. F3sixty

    F3sixty Karting

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    Beautiful car. Looks like AZ is getting more and more 355's all the time. Great thing to see.
     
  28. CMT

    CMT Formula Junior

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    Bill:

    Yes, it is a euro car. Once I get it here we can do that.

    Tony
     

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