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  1. sergrufo

    sergrufo Rookie

    Jun 18, 2022
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    Aloha. first post. made up my mind to buy something this year. red on tan, at least 5 years old. looks like i have to go to mainland (nothing on craigslist HNL for months). shopping ebay and dupont. two questions relevant right now:
    1) hardtop (like a 575M) or convertible (f430 or california (i know it has a reputation as a girls' car, but...))??

    2) the f430 i see is a 2005 with 1,000 miles -- worried about turning a collectible into a regular (not daily) driver.

    Mahalo,
    sergio
     
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  3. WPOZZZ

    WPOZZZ F1 Veteran

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    There are 2 Calis on Facebook Marketplace.
     
  4. sergrufo

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    Thanks! I always forget about fb.
     
  5. Zarathustra

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  6. sergrufo

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    thanks. rented the california on turo last year and liked it. i have e93 which has held up well. looking to go see 3 in san diego next month.
    thanks agian. sergio
     
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  8. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Formula Junior

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    Gary has a few cars in the $135k to $62k range (he doesn't sell junk):
    https://www.bobileff.com/copy-2-of-cars-for-sale
     
  9. sergrufo

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    Thanks.
    is there a good garage to park/store to store a car in Honolulu?
     
  10. Bob in Makiki

    Bob in Makiki Formula Junior
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    May 30, 2017
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    I have really enjoyed having a convertible in Honolulu. I have had a couple and have not noticed any unusual deterioration of the leather.

    I would not hesitate to ask the dealership to help find a car. That might not result in anything, but it can’t hurt. Buying a car on the west coast and shipping it here, as Gary suggests, is also a good option. I shipped my car over by air (described at some length in this forum), but sea generally works fine.

    I hope you can find a car you love and enjoy driving it here. Join the Ferrari Club; it’s a good group. We will be glad to have you!
     
  11. sergrufo

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  13. sergrufo

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    Anyone in HNL care to come take a look at my driveway/garage -- i fear it is too steep and especially the f430 will bottom out entering the garage, even with the top up... i am in the aina haina area and have lots of cold beer/etc. (it seems like a 20 degree slope on one side and my bmw only clears garage floor lip with the top up. -- going to grind the lip down this weekend).

    thanks either way.
     
  14. Bob in Makiki

    Bob in Makiki Formula Junior
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    Sergio: I met the new sales manager at the dealership today. They may be able to help you find a car, and if necessary help with shipping and titling a mainland car that they find for you. His name is Richard and his number is 808-593-8888. You might give him a call to see if they can perhaps help.
     
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