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Garage Queens; Mileage/Year/Model

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Fyrrari, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Fyrrari

    Fyrrari Formula Junior

    Jun 4, 2005
    312
    Northern California
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    David
    Been reading a few 'garage queen' posts lately, so I thought I would start a thread to find out who here has low mile f-cars. To be fair we should list not only model but year. Here is mine;

    1991 Mondial cab "t" 3,400 miles

    Disclaimer; this post is not meant to promote garage queens... but to possibly initiate a process in which to get our cars out of the garage and out on the road! Remember-Recogizing that you have a problem is the first step to finding the cure!

    "My name is Fyrrari and I have a garage queen..."
     
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  3. DrewH

    DrewH F1 Veteran
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    Nov 4, 2003
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    Belts and hoses can be replaced mileage cannot! Enjoy your car but when it comes time to sell it expect to get less for your high mileage car. If I was in the market for a used Ferrari I would look for one with the lowest possible miles and then immediately do the timing belt, hoses, tires etc...

    I drove mine 14,000 kms in the last 2.5 years. Never in the rain.
     
  4. BT

    BT F1 World Champ
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    Mar 21, 2005
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    I have a 1989 348TS with 22,600 miles. Not exactly a garage queen, but not enough miles in my opinion. I intend to put more smiles on it this winter when the weather is better. My name is Bill and I just want to drive it more.
    Step 2.
    BT
     
  5. Glassman

    Glassman F1 World Champ
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    1983 308 GTSi
    21,000 Miles
     
  6. jvbjr

    jvbjr Formula Junior
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    When I pick mine up tomorrow it will be 12,700 miles and next month it will be 11 years old when the 2006s come in, not that Ferrari does it like Nissan for release dates. 1,136 miles per year or 3.11 miles/day. Just driven by a little old lady back and forth to church each day.
     
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  8. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Jerry
    1988.5 TR
    6,100 Miles
    I bought it 1 year ago with 2,500 miles.
     
  9. awhite

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    hmmmm
    ummmmm

    1999 360 modena with 25,000 miles... mine is a garage queen compared to a friends with 50K miles :)

    does that count ?

    -A
     
  10. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    May 28, 2003
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    Bastuna
    1988.5 328 GTB with 21,000 miles.
     
  11. christopher

    christopher Formula 3

    Nov 29, 2003
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    1979 308GTB Red on Tan, 17,385 miles........

    My name is Chris and my car's a Garage Queen. Actually, I'm doing the service myself and it's taking a lot of time (2-years), as I'm very meticulous......


    Chris.
     
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  13. yasir

    yasir Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I think by the time you are finished with this service the next service will be due soon.
     
  14. ferrari-328

    ferrari-328 Karting

    May 31, 2005
    60
    Florida
    ...I put 800 in the last 3 months.. now at 2,900

    so that is 3000 miles in 10 years or 300 miles per year..hum....
     
  15. JTR

    JTR Formula 3
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    1979 512 Boxer, Red/Black, 34,000km (21,250 miles)

    My name is John, and my car is a garage queen.
    I promise,,, to put, 1,,, 2,,, 3000 miles on it during the next year!
    Pheew!
     
  16. Moku

    Moku Karting

    Dec 17, 2004
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    Santa Rosa, CA
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    Rob & Jody
    '78 308 GTB
    14,500m
    As delivered for the most part.

    Not for long... mileage-wise at least. :)
     
  17. BigSky355

    BigSky355 Karting

    Nov 8, 2004
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    Montana
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    Chris
    95 355 Berlinetta
    I bought it 4 months ago with 10000 miles. Now has 11800... It's a start.
    Chris
     
  18. teterman2004

    teterman2004 Karting

    Jan 15, 2005
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    BriBud
    '96 jetta, dead battery, 120k miles






    wait, wrong forum. . .:)
     
  19. Fyrrari

    Fyrrari Formula Junior

    Jun 4, 2005
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    After reading some of the posts perhaps we should post our "Average" miles per year too! On that note mine would be a miserable 242 miles a year...

    Ouch!

    Fyrrari
     
  20. justmark

    justmark Rookie

    Aug 4, 2005
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    Beverly Hills Classic Cars advertises a 1992 Diablo to have only 220 miles...now that is a garage queen!!!! Saw it on the DuPont Registry website today.
     
  21. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

    Mar 17, 2001
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    For the GQers (Garage Queens), here's an interesting tip from the tech who performed my 30K a couple of yrs ago. Since you're not putting many miles on the car, make sure you run your gas until the tank is empty. If you keep topping off the old gas (which I used to do), he said you can run into problems. Made sense to me. Just an FYI.
     
  22. steveirl

    steveirl Formula 3

    Dec 29, 2003
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    steve
    1984 BB512i with 16600 miles,
    Steve
     
  23. Glassman

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    You are absolutely correct. Try to run the old gas as low as you can. I try to freshen up the tank every month. Rather than keeping a full tank that many suggest I like to have only a small manageble amount of gas to deal with if I need to drain it.
    Another tip is to use Justice Brothers oil treatment in the fuel tank. Use the very thin bodied oil treatment ( there is a heavy one too ) and add to just a gallon or so of gas. Then run it all through the engine. This stuff will clean the valves like nothing else out there.
     
  24. flyingboa

    flyingboa Formula 3

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Eugenio
    My one:
    1986 328 GTS
    Bought in Nov. 03 with 12000 miles.
    Almost no use (oversea for work) up to June 04.
    6500 miles in one year :D. Now it stands at 18500.
    As I am oversea again, it will be a perfect environmentally controlled garage queen for (at least :( ) the next 12 months: 0 miles.
    Ciao
    Eugenio
     
  25. mark328

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    Jul 30, 2005
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    1987 328 GTS with 19,619 miles not driven much in past year and a half which is why i'm selling it. Not only should you worry about the gas, but don't forget to change the oil even when not driven. Anyone with a garage queen i highly recommend installing a optima battery.
     
  26. secs

    secs Rookie

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  27. loki

    loki Guest

    Jul 25, 2005
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    Not driving does more harm then driving the car. Even Ferrari recomends putting at least 3000 miles a year on the car.
     
  28. flyingboa

    flyingboa Formula 3

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Eugenio
    Try to drive your car located in Italy while working in the Philippines... :(
    Ciao
    Eugenio
     

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