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Ferrari 599 GTB, Undervalued or what?

Discussion in '612/599' started by clivatr0n, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. jimshadow

    jimshadow F1 Rookie
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    Bought it in July with 11,000 miles, just over 14,500 as it sits. I’ll put 5000 on it this coming year minimum. Planning several road trips.
     
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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    As usual still waiting for OP's return & comments.......
     
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  4. italiancars

    italiancars F1 Rookie

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    i’ll let owners of 599s confirm, but 23% is 77% of clutch life remaining. 7k miles of stop and go city driving on an F1 clutch is pretty good that would average out to needing to replace the clutch at around 30k miles of city driving.
     
  5. spirot

    spirot F1 World Champ
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    what are you waiting for from me?
     
  6. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    You weren't the OP. The OP only has 3 posts. Then again, it doesn't make the conversation less valuable.
     
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  8. bamaman

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    Gorgeous color Jim --rosso rubino?
     
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  9. bamaman

    bamaman Karting
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    Bought my 2007 with a neW factory engine, clutch and Fi pump for $108,000 last May with 15,000 miles. Love the F1 transmission, but going to take the plunge to convert to manual.
     
  10. Ziad El-Akabi

    Ziad El-Akabi Karting

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    Good luck Bamaman and keep us updated with the progress please and wish you all the luck
     
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  11. jimshadow

    jimshadow F1 Rookie
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    Sure is!!!!
     
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  13. RedNeck

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    Woah, new factory engine with under 15k? What was the story behind that?
     
  14. Qksilver

    Qksilver F1 Rookie
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    Sounds like the BaT car that had a coolant line failure.
     
  15. Justin Hughes

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    Had mine 4 years now (2009MY), bought it with 25k, now done 56k miles, just had a new clutch, wasn't gone but a master clutch line went and it was cheaper to do it now than in 5k miles time, so did.

    Paid £110k back then, probably worth £75k now I guess on a good day but irrelevant as it's never being sold, but will add too at some point.

    Love it, best car we've ever had and I'm a serial car swapper.
     
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  16. bamaman

    bamaman Karting
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    Was apparently a coolant lie failure---car leaves tomorrow to San Antonio for conversion to gated six.
     
  17. George Vosburgh

    George Vosburgh F1 Rookie

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    Justin, I'm glad to hear you got 56k out of the clutch. I have 44k on mine and still has plenty of life. I'm going to replace the F1 relay in a few weeks with the Scud Ing Swiss unit. No problems just precaution.
     
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  18. 500drvr

    500drvr Karting
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    May I ask what the conversion price will be and who’s doing it? Considering doing this myself.
     
  19. jimshadow

    jimshadow F1 Rookie
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    I do not know about this precaution. Can you point to a thread or a link to the relay?
    Just ordered a pair of them. One for a buddy who has a F430 F1 and one for my 599! I hadn't heard about Scud Ing until I came across this post, so thank you @George Vosburgh ! Seems like some pretty smart preventive maintenance to me. :)

    Jim
     
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  20. C4YES

    C4YES Formula Junior

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    Normal guy Supercar did the conversion, plenty of videos on his YouTube channel.

    Sent from my LG-H820 using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
  21. brogenville

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    NGS conversion is in progress - not yet finished. But I understand they have sorted out the major hurdle that was preventing completion. :)
     
  22. George Vosburgh

    George Vosburgh F1 Rookie

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    You're Welcome Jim! I know the 360 and 430 use the same relay as the 599 and many of those cars have had problems. It could be the location of the relay in the cars that exposes them to heat but I really don't know. I've never heard of a problem in the 599, but I will be posting a picture of my original relay with over 44K on it as a reference once the new unit is installed.
     
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  23. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    George- Early 360s and 575Ms had a 30 amp F1 pump relay and that was prone to failure. In November 2003, that relay was upgraded to 50 amps and has not caused much trouble on late 360s, CSs, 575s, F430s, 612s, and 599s.
     
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