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Can you remember yr 1st Ferrari Car

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by 360CS, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Joe J
    Can you remember how you felt the day you picked up yr first Ferrari, Its a great feeling....One i will never forget..

    Driving away from Maranello, It was a sunny day the roof was off and a bunch of people watched as we took delivery...I was ****ting it in case i stalled the car as we pulled off the forecourt..

    ;-)
     
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  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
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    Tony H
    Picked mine up from Meridien in the New Forest.Perfect late summer day,roof off feeling a million $'s .
    Meridien's showroom is bang in the middle of Lyndhurst's High St , next to a pub that's always rammed with tourists.....same worry as Joe's about stalling! I wasn't familiar with the handbrake on right hand side and how much of a biting point it's got before engaging so i sat there like a lemon for 3-4 minutes trying to take it off!!! Cred went out the window with amused watchers.....
    Tony
     
  4. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2002
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    Cambridge UK
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    Kevin
    It's not something you easily forget. The car was delivered to my house, with all my family there. As well as most of my neighbours. Seeing that Virginia Water Motor Company truck pull in was quite an event, with it's trick back section so the entire back lifts off the truck and comes to rest on the road. The the engine starts and this bright red, beautiful car slowly comes into view, steam pluming from the exhausts. Bloody marvellous. I'd waited a long time for that moment.

    In my case it was especially memorable because my parents were visiting- it wasn't planned, it just happened that way. So the first person I ever took out in one of my Ferraris was my father.
     
  5. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2003
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    Phil
    What actual cars were these then guys?
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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  8. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Mark Collins
    Remember it well!

    My (now) Wife wanted to know why I wanted a lift to Maidstone, seems I'd completely forgotten to mention that I was buying one :)

    It was a 328GTS,Unfortunately they'd noticed that the Air Con wasn't very effective so they wanted to recharge it before I left, they were just waiting for a space in the workshop to do the work so I took the car to the local petrol station to fill up, great where's fuel cap? how embarresing, found it eventually!!!!
     
  9. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Dale Juan
    Hi chaps haven't taken delivery of a ferrari,but i did have one of those
    driving experience's one (girlfreind)buys from wh smith,it was a 360,testarossa with a 3rd gear that needed some attention and i told them,and a new masarati,was quite excited the day before but knew what to expect from the engine depatments,the higher rpm figures in a car engine of this type was a nice experiance to,it was to be expected to jump out of a 360 then throne into a TR there was going to be a little bit of difference 1991 vrs 2001 there always as been in automotive engineering,had a brill day and got top marks 98% and im no racing driver and dont want to be,just love being a technician and after 23 years no complaints from the boss no leaks water or oil brake fluid and when i get combacks it will be time to call it a day,plan on 20 more years yet,
    cheers
    Dale.
     
  10. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    East Yorkshire
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    Ed Neilson
    I have spent 27 years waiting for the moment when I pick up my first Ferrari. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow! Nervous as hell and it is Snowing at home, so my collection date may have to be put back.....This has to be the most stressful day of my life to date! Report follows tomorrow, unless I can't pick it up in which case I will be locked in my room!

    Ed
     
  11. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
    1,330
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    Robert
    I remember it so well; 328GTS, May '99. I took the train to Maranellos (which seemed curiously ironic). Maranellos showrooms give a great sense of occasion, and I was shaking when I drank my pre-delivery paperwork coffee.

    The car was brought round, roof off.

    The drive home will stay with me forever; the sound of the engine and the finely mechanical feel of the car was everything I'd imagined.

    After much soul searching, I replaced that car recently with a 355GTS from Maranellos. Just as exciting the 2nd time through!
     
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  13. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Mark
    My 328 GTS (1987) is being delivered tomorrow. Just cant cant sit still at the moment. Will post details shortly.
     
  14. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Well hopefully if the upload has worked there should be an attachment of my first ferrari.
     
  15. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Jun 20, 2003
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    Welcome Mark,
    Hope you enjoy the car, Good choice, I am little biased mind you.

    Merry Christmas & All the Best for 2004,

    Steve
     
  16. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Jun 20, 2003
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    Here goes,

    1st 308 GTB
    2nd 365 BB
    3rd 512 BB
    4th 365GTB/4
    5th 288 GTO (Still Own)
    6th F512
    7th 328 GTS (Still Own)
    8th 348 GTC
    9th F50

    Wow, never done that before....Were does the time, (& Money), go ???

    Steve
     
  17. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Christ Steve,
    that's some list! If you don't mind me being nosey, over what timescale were the cars owned & why did the F50 go?
    Tony
     
  18. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Jun 20, 2003
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    Tony,

    Had to use a key here - B = Bought - S = Sold

    1st 308 GTB B 1989 S 1991
    2nd 365 BB B 1990 S 1993
    3rd 512 BB B 1993 S 1995
    4th 365GTB/4 B 1995 S 1998
    5th 288 GTO (Still Own) B Aug 1998
    6th F512 B Aug 1998 S 2000
    7th 328 GTS (Still Own) Sep 1998
    8th 348 GTC B Jan 2000 S Sep 2002
    9th F50 B Feb 2001 S May 2003

    I think that's about right but having to do this from memory, being 7000 miles form my records???

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  19. Modificata

    Modificata F1 Rookie
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    Apr 27, 2003
    2,654
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    Andy Rasool
    Wow steve thats quite a collection you have and have had. Which is you all time fav? And least liked?
     
  20. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2003
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    James S
    One for you Joe !
     

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