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Discussion in '360/430' started by f355b, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Little Silver,NJ
    #1 f355b, Nov 18, 2004
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    Is it just me or are we seeing more and more Ferrari's for sale in so called "Mint condition" and when you really look at them you wonder what the hell the seller is going on about?
    Not that i think Ebay is the best place to look, but they do tend to have a few Ferrari's for sale, but some of the cars are just..............crap!

    I wanted to post a few photos side by side of so called "MINT" and mine but couldnt work out how to do it.

    But anyway i think if you going to discribe your car as "Mint" or in excellent condition it really needs to be..........wouldnt you agree?
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  3. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    You are forgetting two things.

    #1 Nobody has an ugly baby, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    #2 After being in the car business for about 30 years I can say with some authority that car salesmen are known to....... embellish a little.
     
  4. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    Your 355 is definately mint.
     
  5. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    problem is when you post pic's and still try to discribe it as "Mint"
    i need to post some photos of the car iam talking about.
     
  6. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    MINT.....Its nick name is POLO
     
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  8. lawwdog

    lawwdog Formula 3

    Dec 4, 2002
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    You are absolutely right about everyones webster dictionary interpretation of Mint, 10/10, concorse condition. It makes the people who actually have these cars less credible when it comes down to it.

    I'm going to complain and jump on the soap box about this too...when it comes time to sell your beloved Mint, 10/10, Concorse Ferrari prepare to get beat up by people who are willing to buy someone's MINT Ferrari for seemingly $80,000 that was found on ebay rather than $92,000 for your Mint Ferrari that was found on Ferrari ads.

    Unfortualtey the Webster Dictionary does not have the Red/Tan 355B or my Black/Tan Spider sitting next to the picture under the dictionary definition. And although Ferrari could make the Red/Tan 355B or My car or others their Poster Child for Service, Condition, Treatment or otherwise.....be prepared to get $5,000 - $8,000 less because "there are millions of these around".

    Ok...I feel better now. But I still want another Red/Tan 355B for my spider...
     
  9. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
    1,273
    Switzerland (NW)
    Surely looks mint, do you ever drive the car ? :)

    Could you pls tell us where you sourced the aluminium pads you mounted under the front spoiler ? Tks.
     
  10. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    yes i do and enjoy it, the skid plates are form hill engineering they are a sponsor here on f-chat.
     
  11. Half of the 355's are not mint extremly swirled paint, In properly detailed upon sale. Seats show alot of wear center console bubles, dash is shrinking the front bumper has a bunch of rock chips.

    The worst part is how badly detailed those cars are. Most are just washed and tires are dressed. It takes alot more to get a car to look good then that.
     
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  13. AHG

    AHG Karting

    Jul 10, 2004
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    f355b: Your F355 is an absolute credit to you...outstanding.

    PS I like your garage set up too!
     
  14. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    thank you.
     
  15. 2000YELLOW360

    2000YELLOW360 F1 World Champ

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    If you get them detailed, keep them under the cover, and don't drive them, they'll be mint. They'll also have seal issues, emission issues, etc. These are cars, drive them, enjoy them, looking at them isn't where it's at.

    Art
     
  16. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    who said it was?
    i dont think you read the post.
    no one is saying dont drive them, what i said was funny how some people think there car is in good condition (when selling) when in fact they look like crap.

    if someone has the money and wants to clean it and look at it and not drive it then thats upto them...........shame because they drive better than they look and they look bloody good.
     
  17. grantb

    grantb Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Danny Burnstein
    Your car is the definition of MINT. 10/10ths, concours, el perfecto.
    Congratulations, on keeping the car stunning, and driving it as well.
    That is part of the mystique of Ferraris, fabulous to drive, fabulous to admire
    in motion, or standing still.
    Also, I like those aluminum undershields.
     
  18. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    they skid plates are a must. look great and work even better.
    Thank you.
     
  19. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    You win! ;)

    I agree, most sellers exaggerate....
     
  20. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    f355b, your 355 is beautifully kept! How is so immaculate? D'ya ever drive that thing? ;-)
     
  21. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    I dont drive it to work ever day but i try using it weekends.
    It was in such good condition when i got it,it doesnt take a lot to keep it nice. By far the best polish i have ever used is the Meguiars NXT generation tech wax, easy to use and leaves the car with a real deep shine.
     
  22. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    WoW! you must have perfect roads by you, them there skid plates have not been touched.
     
  23. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    I once bought a Ferrari in mint condition.
    It cost a mint to fix the thing. And another to maintain it. I guess I got twice what I'd paid for.
     

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