Finally a Ferrari Owner!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Mr. Uy, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Mr. Uy

    Mr. Uy Karting

    Apr 23, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    Full Name:
    Charlie U
    I am excited to announce that I've picked up my first Ferrari recently!

    I've been wanting one for about 30 years now. I grew up with a number of cars on the wall - F50, Diablo, Viper, but Ferraris were the ones I always wanted. Collected the models, the hot wheels, watched F1, and spent my childhood car spotting. My dad rented us a 348 on vacation for a half day when I was 12, and I was hooked.

    It came down to the 360, F430, Cali, and 599 for me. I really wanted the V12 of the 599, but the prices escalated a little too quickly over the last year. I did have a chance to drive a 458 on a track last year, and loved the high pitched wail behind my head, so I eliminated the Cali and starting searching for 360s and F430s. I ultimately landed on the 360, partially due to sound, but also since it was the car that was out when I was in high school.

    I took the advice of @tomc and asked my wife what color I should look at, and she said "all Ferraris should be red", so I started narrowing in cars. I did really want a loaded, unique spec (I had fallen in love with @jimshadow 's 599 in Rubino Micalizzato), but she thought Rosso Fiorano was too dark, and I didn't really want Rosso Corsa. Finally one day I stumbled upon a 2001 Rosso Barchetta over Cuoio beauty that Matt @ScudMarks had for sale out in San Francisco.

    Matt was awesome in helping negotiate the deal, and Kathleen over at San Francisco Motorsports was great in helping out with the PPI and some post purchase work I had done. Highly recommend both! A short drive from California to Texas and I had my car.

    Here she is! My two boys are just excited as their father :)

    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. bball16

    bball16 F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 2, 2011
    NY LI FtL
    Full Name:
    Beautiful. Congratulations!
  4. wfu97

    wfu97 Karting

    Jul 15, 2018
    North Carolina USA
    Full Name:
    Congrats! Beautiful spec.
  5. Mirek

    Mirek Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 20, 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    Full Name:
    Wowza ! Congrats man, that color is AWESOME.
  6. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
    Global Moderator Owner

    Nov 26, 2001
    E ' ' '/ F
    Full Name:
    Helen Bach
    Congrats, and welcome to the madness!

    @SAFE4NOW is the leader of the local FCA chapter, there's lots happening. Come play!
    john a barnes and Mr. Uy like this.
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jan 23, 2014
    john a barnes and Mr. Uy like this.
  9. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    Weston, MA
    Full Name:
    Wow, that is an awesome looking car, awesome looking kids, and best of all, happy wife, happy life! (Although I don't agree with her that all Ferraris should be red, but then I don't have to live with her :D)

    Congrats and I wish you good luck with it.

    (I know tomc and you were wise to take his advice.)
    Much96, tomc and Mr. Uy like this.
  10. Yellow Compass

    Yellow Compass F1 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2015
    NYC Area
    Full Name:
    Yellow Compass Supercars
    Hi Charlie Welcome to the club!!!! ALL THE BEST :) LOVE THE COLOR!!
    john a barnes and Mr. Uy like this.
  11. energy88

    energy88 F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 21, 2012
    West of Fredericksburg, VA
    Full Name:
    What are you going to nick name it? Santa's Sleigh?
    john a barnes and Mr. Uy like this.
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. Turbopanzer

    Turbopanzer F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Oct 2, 2011
    Under a bonnet
    Full Name:
    Kid in the driver's seat wants the keys! I believe the words " hey dad can I borrow the car" are incoming shortly.

    john a barnes and Mr. Uy like this.
  14. f1_nix

    f1_nix Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 12, 2005
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Congrats. We expect to see you at the FTW Cars and Breakfast in February. Beautiful car. The kids are cute too. They'll love you in the carpool line.
    john a barnes likes this.
  15. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    Amazing!!! Congratualtions! She's a beauty!
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  16. buddyg

    buddyg F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Silver Subscribed

    Sep 20, 2004
    West Michigan
    Full Name:
    Congrats! Awesome to achieve a life long dream!
    EnzoItaly and Mr. Uy like this.
  17. rob5819

    rob5819 Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2017
    San Diego
    Full Name:
    Rob Barry
    john a barnes, BNNNNNY and Mr. Uy like this.
  18. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 4, 2006
    Crosslake, MN
    Full Name:
    Mike Sufka
    Beautiful car - love the red ! Congrats !!

    Mr. Uy likes this.
  19. SGM

    SGM F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Sep 27, 2006
    Northern VA
    Full Name:
    Awesome man, congrats!
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  20. BDM348

    BDM348 Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 14, 2020
    Plymouth, Mi
    Full Name:
    Beautiful spec, congrats!
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  21. jimshadow

    jimshadow F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Feb 19, 2006
    Full Name:
    LOVE IT !!!
    congratulations on the achievement of a dream!!!!
    Mr. Uy and Kent Dellenbusch like this.
  22. Kent Dellenbusch

    Kent Dellenbusch Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 7, 2008
    Upland, CA
    Full Name:
    Kent Dellenbusch
    Congrats! Your kids love it as well. Welcome to FerrariChat. A ton of knowelagble folks here.
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  23. BB84

    BB84 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 17, 2010
    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing her out at the local events!
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  24. Mr. Uy

    Mr. Uy Karting

    Apr 23, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    Full Name:
    Charlie U
    Thanks! I've had the chance to meet Steve on a couple occasions. He gave my kids Ferrari pins the first time we met!

    She had a red mustang GT while we were in college - has a thing for red sports cars.

    Yes, only a matter of time!

    Thanks! I've been attending for some time now, getting an education on some of the nuances with options on different cars. My current problem is 1 seat, 2 kids. Not sure how to work that one out yet. I've been bringing the best 'dad sports car' that I could find, which you might recognize, though its pretty hard to notice in the pic below!
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
  25. Shorn355

    Shorn355 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jan 13, 2011
    Full Name:
    Beautiful!!! Huge congratulations :)

    LOVE the color and the seats- Great spec- Enjoy!!
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  26. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Sep 25, 2002
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  27. Patek

    Patek Formula 3

    Mar 24, 2006
    Full Name:
    John Milton Denton
    You have a great car. I had this Color in my 550. Your car is beautiful
    Have fun with it.
    Mr. Uy likes this.
  28. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed BANNED

    Oct 17, 2015
    it's the memory! Your kids smiles are just so lovely! Enjoy the car memory with the kids in it, I promise you it will mean a lot more. Congrats.

Share This Page