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First Time Ferrari Owner In Essex Saying Hello

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  1. msdes123

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    #1 msdes123, Dec 14, 2013
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    2008 599 GTB 17000 miles on purchase. Have owned her since early September. Already put 3000 miles on her but she was never bought to be a summer garage queen. Cant stop taking her out! Went to the Cambridge supercar meet the other week organised via some guys on pistonheads. Was a bit of a lightweight on the departing thrash for all the onlookers as the road was a bit wet and she certainly can be a bit twitchy on cold tyres. Having a complete blast. Don't know how I'll cope when the snow grounds her.

    Anyway if you see me driving up the A12 around Colchester give me a wave.

    Pic below will always be special to me as this was the car just arrived home for first time after 300 mile drive from Carrs in Exeter.
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  3. gt4me

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    Lovely car Mark.
     
  4. BigTex

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    Beautiful!!

    Welcome to the chat...
     
  5. Wheels1

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    Looks great Mark.
    Ferrari owners club Anglia always have a lot going on, if you wish to Pm me you e-mail, i can send you the last news letter, so you can have a look, to see what we get up to.

    Did they tell you how to check the oil? Its not how the book says.
     
  6. OH599

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    Welcome. I just got my 599 in September as well. [​IMG]


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  8. neil-f

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    Welcome, I am Suffolk/Essex boarder, will look out for a lovely red 599.
     
  9. negativeimage

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    Hi

    I am in Chelmsford and a newby too. Picked up my F430 26/10/2013. I posted a picture and an intro under the heading 47 years, 5 months 7 days in the 'new introductions' section. As someone said to me then..."welcome to the fast lane". I'll keep an eye out on the A12.
     
  10. msdes123

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    Just checked out your post, wish my wife was on board with the whole Ferrari ownership experience, she definitely doesn't want to drive it even now, let alone come along on the initial car pick up and drive it on the way back. Not surprising really, she drives a 1.1 litre corsa.

    Often around Chelmsford area, will keep a look out for you, a convoy on the A12 next summer beckons.
     
  11. Hardistyfezza

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    Nice car Mark - some great roads up here in the frozen North!
     
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  13. rubystone

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    Another Essex Ferrari owner here...same number of cylinders as yours, but just a touch older....I am near B Stortford...where are you?
     
  14. Harrydino

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    Count me in on the blast in the summer. I'm only just over the crossing!
     
  15. ferrari-nut

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    Guys, Enjoy Ferrari ownership, a blast up the A12 sounds good. I'm near Colchester (360 spider)
     
  16. msdes123

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm located in NE Essex just outside of Colchester close to Suffolk border. Nice to know there are a few other guys local. See quite a lot of Ferraris and Maserati's around local roads, suspect they're en route to/from or on test drive from local dealer.
     
  17. TonyL

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    always on the dreaded A12 complete with potholes. 246 Dino
     
  18. malh001

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    Hi,

    I'd be up for a summer run out. I'm further up the coast near Gt Yarmouth. There's a few nice roads and pubs in the Norfolk/Suffolk/Essex area for a meet.
     
  19. msdes123

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    Thanks for the timely advise Grant, I checked the oil the other day using the correct method as advised and it was getting low, so I managed to get some of the correct oil via ebay as you suggested and its all safely topped up now

    Would it be normal to need a top up after 4000 miles of use. Was so used to my M5 telling me when it needed a top up I sort of got a bit slack about checking. How frequently do you check, manual seems to suggest before every journey!
     
  20. Dags

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    Hi all, my very first Ferrari is being delivered next Friday 21/3/14
    I live in Braintree and would love to be invited out for a meet over the coming months.

    Best regards to you all

    Dave
     
  21. Dags

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    Hi all,
    I'm from Braintree and would love to be invited to a ride out with you essex crew,
    My 430 is being delivered Friday 21/3/14
    It's my first Ferrari and I can't wait.
    Kindest regards

    Dave
     
  22. angelis

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    I'm organising a supercar breakfast on sunday 13th April in Essex.

    Will post details up in a few days.
     
  23. Modificata

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    If my car is back on the road by then I might be interested in joining you.
     
  24. Dags

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    Hi Angelis,
    Is your event still going ahead on the 13th?

    If so where and when.

    Regards

    Dave.
     
  25. msdes123

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    #22 msdes123, Apr 17, 2014
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    The summer weekend toy out and ready for the summer next to the daily drive, just need a RR now for the winter and im totally sorted. My wifes 1.2 litre corsa is safely out of the picture.

    Amazing how the 599 has the same footprint if not wider than the M5 which is hardly a small car.
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  26. NeuroBeaker

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    #23 NeuroBeaker, Apr 24, 2014
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    They do look quite handy in the snow. :)

    All the best,
    Andrew.
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