News

Blu Le Mans 355....

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by felix66, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    #1 felix66, Apr 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Mar 25, 2004
    20,080
    Wales-UK
    Full Name:
    Steve.
    Poetry in motion.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2004
    409
    Linnet Drive
    Full Name:
    Mike
    nice,

    very nice.
     
  5. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

    Nov 25, 2003
    5,903
    Seoul
    Full Name:
    Johnathan
    Awesome. We may be in the market for a 355 next year so keep hold of it ;)
     
  6. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    5,938
    USA
    so lovely. how are the sport seats?
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. sepp forcher

    sepp forcher Karting

    Dec 27, 2003
    69
    more pics please (specially from the seats!)
     
  9. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Look great, feel comfortable and really set the car off!

    I had only tried the standards seats before I got my car and I reckon these feel much more supportive - just MHO and so each to their own.
     
  10. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    #8 felix66, Apr 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Interior - the only changes are a new gear knob from Hill Engineering (non tarnish). Interior still smells brand new!!
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  11. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 10, 2003
    9,839
    Singapore
    Gorgeous. Congratulations on the new addition Felix. I guess the only thing it needs now is a good tire dressing. ;)
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Point taken - And agreed - I plan to spend a few hours with the zymol (titanium) and get it ready for the summer
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2004
    409
    Linnet Drive
    Full Name:
    Mike
    very nice interior.

    Manual is always the right choice.

    it looks like a 5.2, is that right ?

    what tyres is it on now ?

    enjoy your car.
     
  15. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Thanks

    Yep a 5.2 and the tyres are Bridgestones (Expedias) - 4 new tyres (as said above - in need of dressing!!).
     
  16. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
    Full Name:
    Tony H
    Looks the nuts. I'm a really big fan of the Ferrari metallic blues.I've never seen the sports seats in tan leather before.Very striking.Maybe see you on a drive out one day?
    Regards
     
  17. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    #14 felix66, Apr 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Thanks Tony - hope to catch you guys on meet (be good to be amongst the minority - Blu!!)
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  18. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
    Full Name:
    Tony H
    There is another UK Blue 355GTB about.TDF, belongs to Philip , his username is 355Fiorano .
     
  19. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    May 28, 2003
    9,501
    Colorado
    Full Name:
    Bastuna
    Felix, that car is awesome. Can you tell us a little about the springs? Do you know how much is lowers the car?
     
  20. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    9,193
    A stunning 355. Didn't know there were any in BLM - very hot stuff! The seats are a great touch as well.

    --Dan
     
  21. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Thanks

    front is around two inches lower. The back is around 1.5 inches lower (measured form the overhangs). - Handles great and still manages the speed humps (just has to take them slowly!)
     
  22. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Thanks Dan

    I haven't seen too many in blu Le mans - May fit a challenge grill since I relaly like the look of them - that should be enough to set it apart from most others (blu, grill, iding suspension etc.)
     
  23. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
    Full Name:
    Tony H
    2 Inches lower ?! You must love the speed humps round your way!! I have enough trouble on standard springs.
     
  24. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    LOL yes - I have plenty of them too - car is ok if you crawl over them. Not quite sure how the suspension is set up (KHPC did it) but the front still has just enough clearance to get over the hump before the wheel starts to take it. The effect the lowering has had is to remove virtually all the daylight from above the tyres.

    Still have the old springs and exhaust if I want to reverse the mods but I have given it a good beasting and its a ride height I can live with.
     
  25. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
    Full Name:
    Tony H
    Well, if you can live with the humps in Central London,assuming that's where you are, you'll prob . be ok on the lowered springs full stop.
     
  26. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    yep... only problem I might have had was losing the number plate - KHPC fitted a smaller one (uses motorcycle lettering).

    I guess I will get stopped for that at some stage but it does look much better and doesn't make contact with the ground when climing the humps (will post a picture)
     
  27. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
    Full Name:
    Tony H
    #24 tonyh, Apr 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    I really hate that front no. plate !!
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  28. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2002
    1,691
    SE England Yorkie
    Full Name:
    Andy
    #25 murph7355, Apr 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Why not consider a stick on one?

    You can get them made smaller than std. size if you need to (for less lettering) and they follow the contour of the front apron.

    They look legal and it'd take a real stickler to pull you for one. I'd certainly have a big argument with them if I were ever pulled for it.

    Andy

    PS Will also peel off the car without damage if necessary, and is lighter than the std plate :)
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     

Share This Page