First Drive in Lusso

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  1. Fred32097

    Fred32097 Karting

    Apr 6, 2005
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    Got the Lusso out this afternoon for the first time. Steve Barney had to walk me through a cold start. Takes a while to warm up but runs great after that and looks really good! Steve and Tom sorted the car for me and did an excellent job. Parts are hard to find. David Carte was a huge help. Many thanks to him. We couldn't have done it without him. With parts in hand Tom was fantastic. Does anyone know a source for racing fuel in the Raleigh area? The old fashion leaded variety would be best.
     
  2. mlc

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    #2 mlc, Apr 19, 2012
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    I know they sell 110 Octane leaded gas up at VIR which is only about 2 hours form here but that really doesn't help in Raleigh.

    Got some pictures of that beauty??

    Kevin
     
  3. Fred32097

    Fred32097 Karting

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    I'll have some by next week. Thanks for asking.
     
  4. Indy430

    Indy430 Karting

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    Since it is now illegal to sell leaded fuel for on road use.....Call these guys. May be best for you to just buy a 55 gallon drum and keep at the garage. and PS... this fuel is for off road use only right? wink wink

    Here is the website link to the types of fuel. They have unleaded, leaded and leaded/oxygenated

    http://www.vpracingfuels.com/page469663.html

    VP Racing Fuels

    VP-Atlantic

    Newark, DE
    Phone: 302-368-1500
    Fax: 302-368-1869
    vpatlantic@vpracingfuels.com
     
  5. mlc

    mlc Karting

    Nov 11, 2008
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    I think they also have a place in Commerce, GA.

    Kevin
     
  6. ProCoach

    ProCoach F1 Veteran
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    I'd have Hank Thomas in W-S deliver to you or check with Sunoco distributors Cary Oil Company or Stallings Bros in Middlesex. The latter is a nice drive out 264!
     
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  8. vrsurgeon

    vrsurgeon F1 World Champ
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    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
     
  9. Europeanroadandracing

    Europeanroadandracing South Carolina
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    What a stunning car. Congratulations.

    Karl
     
  10. mlc

    mlc Karting

    Nov 11, 2008
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    WOW!!!! Absolutely beautiful car....almost as much a piece of art as a vehicle.

    Well worth the wait for the pics!!

    Bring it out to C&C in Raleigh if you can.

    Kevin
     
  11. JazzyO

    JazzyO F1 World Champ

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    Fred, that just makes me weak in the knees. I just melt when I see a Lusso, and thankfully this one isn't Rosso Corsa.

    I'll just have to make do with driving the 330GTC until I get my hands on one of these beauties (sorry honey, I didn't mean that!). ;)

    Enjoy!


    Onno
     
  12. Fred32097

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    Thanks guys. Can't do C&C this month but hopefully next.
     
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  14. Owens84QV

    Owens84QV F1 Rookie
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    Simply stunning!!

    Selfishly...I'm glad you can't make the May gathering as neither can I. Look forward to seeing this beautiful machine in June!...hopefully!
     
  15. Fred32097

    Fred32097 Karting

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    330 is one of my favorites. I'd like to see it if there is an opportunity. It has a/c too!!!
     
  16. acm57

    acm57 Karting

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    I wonder if this is the same car I looked at at FAF in March 82 when they were still in Tucker Ga. It was $33,000 then and they had $20,000 in the engine. He said it would probably be a hard sell as it didn't have A/C. I was 24 with a Corvette and graduating Dental school so 33,000 may as well been 33 million, but it was gorgeous. I have been in lust ever since.
     
  17. BrianC

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    Definitely one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made.
    Have you seen the movie, Tower Heist?
     
  18. Nashtyboy

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    Wow very cool, looking forward to seeing that in person some day.
     
  19. UroTrash

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    My jaw is on the floor. I surely hope to be able to see your Lusso one day!
     
  20. roadracer311

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    I love the details in the lights.
     
  21. amenasce

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    That is gorgeous!
     
  22. Edward 96GTS

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    I see ansa stickers on the exhaust. Did Lusaka come with both ansa and abarth or ansa only?
    Tia
    Ed
     
  23. forgeahead

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  24. Irishman

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    Can't wait to see it. Nice when someone shows up in a Ferrari older than mine ;).
     
  25. Bisonte

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    Wow, stunning! That's one nice Lusso! :)
     
  26. HankCarp

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    Fred,

    What a stunning car! I can't wait to see it in person. I hope I can make it to Cars & Coffee in June if you're going to be there. Stay in touch and I hope to see you guys at a few of the Ferrari Club events this year. Take care!

    Hank
     

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