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  1. GrigioGuy

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    Red 355 Spider on 3040 in Lewisville this afternoon.
     
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  3. MikeC

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    Hi all! I'm from Shreveport, but we (my family) get over to Dallas occasionally to shop / relax. We were there for Memorial Day weekend. We went by FMoD on Monday but they were closed for the holiday. I don't have a Ferrari (yet) but wanted to have a look around; this facility is much improved over the old store off of 75.

    Monday, about 3 pm for both:
    Red 360 on NW Hwy not far from Northpark
    Black 308GTSi on Forest crossing Preston

    On Friday, driving west on I-20, I saw a Bentley Continental GT headed eastbound not too far from Tyler. First one of those I've seen. It was kind of an understated taupe / beige color, but still it was very striking. I also saw a late model red Lotus Esprit headed the same direction - on the back of a flatbed trailer. :) Oh, and at the antique mall on Hwy 80 (the one with the MiG), there was a Trabant 601 on display. It probably didn't even run when it was new. ;-)

    Friday night, on the northbound tollway service road in Plano not far from Pappadeaux's restaurant, we saw a medium blue metallic (Azzurro Argentina?) Maserati Coupe. That's the best color I've seen on that car, and FWIW after seeing this color my wife now wants one...

    Mike
     
  4. TXesprit

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    Saw a blue Lambo Diablo on Oak Lawn Saturday afternoon and a red Maserati coupe yesterday at Travis/Knox.

    And the red Esprit.... you may have seen the one that is identical to mine that was recently sold and maybe on it's way out of Dallas.

    I have to say, I like the new Bentley. They have had a few out at Park Place and they look sweet. This weekend, they had at least one that I saw, and a Maybach, a new Aston Martin, and about 10 Maseratis sitting outside.
     
  5. mweddle

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    Grey 328 GTS outside Royal Thai on Greenville today/lunch. Somebody on this board no doubt?
     
  6. Brian C. Stradale

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    Saw a red Testarossa on Bush a couple days ago... didn't seem to be coming from or going to FoD... just passing nearby. I couldn't get close enough to it to determine what variety it was (TR, 512TR, 512M).
     
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  8. GrigioGuy

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    While we were at the Samba Room, 2 red 360 coupes rolled by that were not part of our party.
     
  9. rob lay

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    Red 550 or 575 on 377 just S. of 20 about 1:30 today.
     
  10. TXesprit

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    Dark blue 360 spider w/ tan interior going south on Hilcrest. Awesome car, awesome color combination, and he was letting the engine hit some of the higher notes.
     
  11. rob lay

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    I hate posting non Ferraris here, but saw my first Ford GT (dark navy blue) on the street.

    2:45pm in front of our old house on White Chapel in Southlake.
     
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  13. jimpo1

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    'OLD' house? Have you moved into the new one?
     
  14. rob lay

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    Not living in it yet. Painter is about done, new tile in bathrooms is done, new carpet will be installed in a week or two, new wood flooring in bedroom will go in later this week. Jennie is painting the garage to the Ferrari dealer specs (except I swapped the colors around a little). She'll finish that by the weekend, but I think we picked a grey that's too dark. We'll see, do you think I can ask Jennie to repaint the entire thing? I guess I was lucky she did it in the first place. :)
     
  15. GhostRider

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    I didn't think those were even due to be out until August. Sure it wasn't a CAV or ERA?
     
  16. writerguy

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    I HAVE been stalking FORD reps for one they claim none here yet but hey you never know what sneaks around in the dark out by the speedway...
     
  17. rob lay

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    Yes, I don't know if it was a new one or not. It sounded great, looked new, and said Ford GT on the side.

    I saw one in the pits at Indy 20 months ago.
     
  18. Seth

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    saw a daytona ( i think) at Inwood?? area.... was there for the clapton concert....
     
  19. rob lay

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    Very nice! Bonus points for taking a pic. We should all start carrying our camera for spotters.
     
  20. WJHMH

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    Oh my.....sweet Daytona. :D
     
  21. Seth

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    im wondering.... what do people like about these cars? (daytona) people always talk about them and what not, but personal i didnt like it(mabey its not too exotic looking)... this was the only one ive seen in person, and it did sound nice... but i cant spot what is so intresting in the daytona... is it the history behind it? was it the last front engine ferrari b4 the 550??
     
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    When I was 5 years old, the Daytona coupe was the first Ferrari that I ever heard & seen. The sound of that engine was something to behold & the car just had an epic presence. For some reason even as a child I knew that car was much more special than any other produced at that time. Ahhh, happy childhood memories..:)
     
  23. GhostRider

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    I think the Daytona is just a very nice looking sports car, not extremely flashy, but still ahead of it's time in styling. It could easily be taken for a 1980's car. And don't forget Crockett & Tubbs drove a black one (or at least a replica)!
     
  24. TXesprit

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    Red 348 at Samba Room last night.

    I keep seeing the Bentley GT going for test drives around here. Am I crazy for actually starting to like that thing? And Park Place has definitely picked up on their Maserati orders lately - there are now 6 or 8 always parked out front, instead of the 1 or 2 they used to keep around.
     
  25. jimpo1

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    I think the Daytona is one of the classiest sports cars ever made. It doesn't scream "LOOK AT ME" like a Testarossa, yet is fast and elegant. And the sound of that 12 will hypnotize you.

    Sean, I like the Bently too, for many of the same reasons I like the Daytona. If I had unlimited funds, I think it would make an awesome daily driver. Either that or a DB9.
     
  26. 1992F40

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    California Blue 360 spider on George Bush-yesterday
     
  27. GhostRider

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    However, I will say on the Daytona, that I heard it's heavy and drives like a meat wagon. How's that for Italian mystique?
     
  28. Seth

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    how much are daytonas worth???? the one i saw had 19000 miles....
     

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