[F355 GTS] Thank you for my first Ferrari !

Discussion in '348/355' started by Franck, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Franck

    Franck Rookie

    Jan 7, 2006
    Paris, France
    #1 Franck, Feb 17, 2009
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    Hi and thank you for my first Ferrari !

    I do confess that I’ve been a lurker on FerrariChat for a few years. I was dreaming to own a Ferrari one day and I was putting money on the side to be able to buy one as soon as possible. I‘ve found on this discussion board loads of informations helping me to take the plunge when the time has come. So much informations that I didn’t need to ask a single question. I wanted to be sure, for instance, that the F355 was the right Ferrari for me and to know the maintenance costs involved with such a purchase.

    I’m the proud owner of a red/tan F355 GTS since 2008. My dream has come true and I can say that the reality is better than the dream. Thank you to all of you, FerrariChat members, because you have made this possible ! Without all the informations you’re sharing here, maybe I would still be dreaming to own a Ferrari one day.

    I live in Paris in France and I’ve found my beautiful F355 at Auto Salon Singen in Germany. Maybe you’ve already heard about that dealer. It seems to be the largest supercars reseller in Europe, and perhaps even in the world.

    I’ve already participated in a few events with my new Ferrari. I went to Maranello to visit the factory and to took part in a trackday at the Fiorano Circuit with Ferrari instructors (see pictures below). I’ve participated in a French event called “500 Ferrari against cancer” on the Val de Vienne circuit. At the beginning of the month, I was at a Ferrari meeting with more than 50 Ferrari on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. You can find some pictures of those events on my blog :

    If there is any interest, I could write an english version, even if my english is not very good. I’d like to give back all you’ve given to me. I’m far from being an expert on the F355 but maybe I could help here sometimes with my short experience.
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  3. GWB

    GWB Karting

    Feb 18, 2007
    Houston Texas
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    That was my first Ferrari and love it. I think the Berlinetta is a great car and will never sell it and it will just remain part of the collection. Soon you will be looking at the Vintage Ferrari`s and then your collection will start.
  4. TomPDX

    TomPDX Formula Junior

    Mar 28, 2008
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    Congratulations! Sounds like you are having a lot of fun already ... enjoy!
  5. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

    Oct 16, 2004
    Augusta, Ga
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    beautiful car and congrats on your first purchase and dream come true! Very happy forum has helped you as well and even more happy that you want to continue helping those like yourself.

    Hopefully soon enough with my savings and my stocking of this forum, ill be able to make my first post declaring Ferrari ownership!!

    please continue posting pictures and video of your beauty!

    ps: gts with matching color roof?? looks great!!
  6. RossoCorsaItaly

    RossoCorsaItaly F1 Rookie
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    Jun 9, 2004
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    Congrats and welcome, car is beautiful.
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  8. HolyRoller

    HolyRoller Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2008
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    Congratulations on achieving your dream! You are an inspiration for all of us. Fchat is an amazing resource.

    What a beautiful car! Drive it for many km in good health.
  9. rennspeed

    rennspeed Formula Junior

    Oct 4, 2007
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    nice, what a great first post after lurking for three years!

    Car looks great!
  10. stuckinkuwait

    stuckinkuwait Formula Junior

    Jul 25, 2004
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    Beautiful car! Congrats
  11. f355jimv

    f355jimv Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2008
    Southern California
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    Best of luck with a great car.

    Many miles of fun lay ahead for you!
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  13. nizam

    nizam Formula 3
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    Jul 9, 2004
    San Jose, CA
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    Congratulations! The Ferrari habit can be a bad one, though ... be careful! :D
  14. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
    Mount Isa, Australia
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    Welcome and congrats mate!! :):)

    That is a beautiful 355 you have there mate! Enjoy in good health. :):)
  15. carlissimo

    carlissimo Karting

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Beautiful car. I can only dream of driving my F355 in Maranello. Your blog looks great (although my French is really limited). I would be interested in an English version.
  16. 285ferrari

    285ferrari Two Time F1 World Champ

    Sep 11, 2004
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    Congrats!!!! Add it to the registry when you can.
  17. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

    Jun 26, 2007
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    Congrats and welcome aboard. Great choice for your first Ferrari. Enjoy it. :)
  18. schefdeh5

    schefdeh5 Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2008
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    Looks nice...congrats
  19. Vegas-Guy

    Vegas-Guy Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Very nice! Congrats..:D
  20. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

    May 26, 2006
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    Congratulations!!!!! The car looks beautiful ................ welcome to this forum ............ and the best section in it ............... the almighty 348/355 section :D!!!!!
  21. dlynes

    dlynes Formula 3

    Oct 16, 2004
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    Does anyone know what model car the black car is that appears at the biggining of the video in his blog right after the station wagnon and before the 350Z, It is parked to the right of the Z or after it and is in the opening scenes...
  22. speedy_sam

    speedy_sam F1 Veteran

    Jul 13, 2004
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    Lovely car! Congratulations!
  23. Franck

    Franck Rookie

    Jan 7, 2006
    Paris, France
    #20 Franck, Feb 18, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Thank you for such a warm welcome !

    The black car at the beginning of the video on my blog is a French car from the nineties made by Venturi.
    The purpose was to be in the same category as the Porsche 911 but it didn't succeed with its mass-produced Renault motor.
    A few years ago they launched the first electrical sport car : the Venturi Fetish

    285ferrari, my car is already in the registry : I was so proud to do it as a first thing after my purchase.

    When I received the F355, I asked the guys from SwissVax, here in Paris, to do some detailing on it.
    Here two pictures of the final result :
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  24. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

    May 26, 2006
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    For some reason ............... even though it is not my favorite color ............... this 355 looks so beautiful ............ :) ............ great job on the detail!!
  25. ProCoach

    ProCoach F1 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2004
    VIR Raceway
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    I'm with GWB on this one. Beautiful car! Congrats and welcome.
  26. kuwait355

    kuwait355 Karting
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    Jul 9, 2006
    wish you all the best mate...lovely car :)

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