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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Troy Slinkard, Nov 26, 2019.

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  2. OSUferrari

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    Congrats! Worth every penny. Enjoy.
     
  3. 3POINT8

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    great looking ride
     
  4. Napoli

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    Nicely specced. Well-done.
     
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    Congrats! I finally saw this color in person on the road. Really awesome!
     
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    Congratulations ! Looks great !
     
  8. Troy Slinkard

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    After a year of searching for a Grigio Silverstone 458 Spider with black interior, racing seats, and carbon fibre racing package, I put a deposit down on it over the phone almost as soon as I got my daily CarGurus email notice. Gary at Wide World Ferrari sent me cell phone pics, then sent it to the service department for a CPO inspection. It was owned by one of their customers, so they knew the car and had been taking care of it. They put new PS4's on it, and I made arrangements to bring it to Colorado.

    I had never driven a Ferrari until this one arrived at my house. Just a life long dream. Luckily we had some beautiful weather for a couple of weeks after I got it, so my wife and I had several chances to do some open top drives. We live in the mountains west of Denver where there aren't many straight roads. Lots of twists and rolling hills. I will be keeping my 991.2 Turbo S as my daily driver, but this Spider is a totally different experience. We are so happy to have it.

    Thanks to the F Chat members for getting me up to speed.
     
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    Congratulations, she's gorgeous!

    Sent from my Galaxy
     
  10. OSUferrari

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    I am in Denver too. If you want to get out for a drive someday - let me know (after this snow melts). Send me PM.
     
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  12. Surfah

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    Silverstone is a classy color and your interior looks tits with the seats and CF trim. Big congrats
     
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    Congrats
    GS is one of my favorite Ferrari colors
     
  14. Troy Slinkard

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    Thank you to all for the nice words.

    I don't know how to send a PM, but I would love to go for a drive when the weather cooperates. How do I send a message?
     
  15. PhilNotHill

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    Stunning. Ciao bella.

    Enjoy. Thanks for posting.

    Somebody’s going ro have a Happy Thanksgiving.
     
  16. gabf1

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    Great choice for a first Ferrari. Congrats!
     
  17. john Owen

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    I live in Wales UK with similar topography to Colorado..Despite being a Porsche guy and just taken delivery of a 991.3GT3 RS WP with GPFs i always wanted a Ferrari.This time last year i found my ideal spec 458 Italia in my favourite Ferrari color which is Grigio Silverstone..My must haves were Carbon seats,alcantara interior and a few bits and bobs..I bought the car blind just based on pictures and doing a thorough PPI check and reading a very recent Ferrari Dealer health check.
    It got delivered a few days after New year and it was the first Ferrari i'd ever driven..I still have my Porsches however i think the 458 trumps them for specialness and a long term keeper for me..
    Very similar story to yours just on the other side of the pond.Best of luck with your new Ferrari which is a very special Ferrari indeed.
     
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  18. Carnut

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    Enjoy, your first one is I'm told is a very special experience.
     
  19. C50

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    Niiice
    Enjoy in good health
     
  20. Yellow Compass

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    Troy!! Beautiful!! Welcome to the party:)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
    Enjoy !!
    Mike
     
  21. buddyg

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    Congrats and welcome to the 458 spider club! Best car I have ever owned, it truly is an experience every time you drive it.
     

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