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Got the "green light" from the boss on a 456!!!

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  1. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    #1 etip, Jun 14, 2009
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    Woo Hoo.... I got the green light from my wife tonight that we can/will get a 456!!

    On the way to dinner tonight we saw a black 456 and she asked "why aren't there any red ones??" OH.... She's been looking online!!!!
    We have a boat we're selling and have accepted an offer so now it's just a matter of the getting the boat sold and finding the right one!
    Just starting the search seriously, but am gonna be looking for a silver or black 456M. I've only seen one red; are there any out there for sale???
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOO.....
     
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  3. mcw

    mcw Rookie

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    While I cannot recall having seen a red 456, my banker mentioned seeing one last week.

    The exterior styling lines and cues on the car show quite differently depending on the exterior color. While I like several of the color possibilities, I really like the way the lines show on a black exterior; others like different colors. As well, the exterior and interior styling is moderately different between the GT and the MGT, again tastes will guide.

    14 cars showing as available in the USA on cars.com, 17 show on autotrader, and 9 show on ebay. Get a good sense of actual selling prices as opposed to asking prices, you may be very pleasantly surprised at the difference. You can get a solid reality check on prices if you have access to Manheim auction offer results. You also can check Manheim's Gold Book (which seems about 25% high from my experience) and NADA (also about 25% high) guides online directly.

    And get a good sense of the foibles of the cars early in your shopping. They are well articulated on these web pages. These cars are low production, relatively low quality control compared to run of the mill cars, which can be a great pleasure to own (or a nightmare for the unaware without deep pockets). I've been very glad and lucky to have one.

    Happy shopping!
     
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    E- Good luck. There are some very nice cars out there, quite a few of which have been lovingly maintained by FChat members. Find a nice one and you are set. I personally find the 456, with slightly larger than stock wheels and tires, much more attractive than the 612. Plus they and the 550s are undoubtedly the best deals available on Ferraris. If this is your first V12, you will quickly become addicted.

    Taz
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  5. 355dreamer

    355dreamer F1 World Champ
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    Joao has a very nice black one for sale in FerrariAds.
     
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  7. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    Yeah, this will be my first V12. I have had a 308 for about 5 years. I've been looking on all sites to see what's out there. I can't move forward until the boat sale closes, but I've got my eye on a couple....
     
  8. StoryBook

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    Thats awesome Eric!!! I've ridden in a 456 driven in anger.......with a buddy in the OC.........it most certainly is a Ferrari through and through. Let me know how the search goes.
     
  9. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    Will do. I'm still trying to find someone in Seattle area who has one that I can just check out. I have only seen them from afar; never really checked one out....
     
  10. Kent A

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  12. laudaman

    laudaman Formula 3

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    Now thats a beautiful 456. Rosso Fiorano fits the car perfectly. Congrats on a beautiful 456 Kent! :)

    Chris
     
  13. Pcar928fan

    Pcar928fan Formula 3

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    There have been at least three Rosso Corsa's for sale over the last 12 to 18 months, so there are several out there.

    Good luck with your search. I would like to be making that same search sooner rather than later, but things don't look good in the Pharma industry right now...so I am on hold big time.
     
  14. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Kent- That is a beautiful color for the 456M. Looks good on Maranellos, too.

    Taz
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  15. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    Kent,
    Yeah, that's a GREAT color on a 456. Hopefully I'll find one that looks that nice!
     
  16. Kent A

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    Thanks for the compliments. I was searching for a Rosso Corsa for about a year when I ran across this one and I liked that it has some nice options like Daytona seats, factory fender sheilds, and painted calipers so I decided to go with it. I have not regreted my decision for one minute. The V12 is awesome and the handling is definitely Ferrari.
     
  17. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    I'm looking for one with Daytona seats. Haven't seen too many with factory shields (they look great) but would love them.
     
  18. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    E- Do not limit yourself too much. Leather work is relatively cheap and Daytona inserts can be added if desired.

    Taz
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  19. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    I hear ya....
     
  20. mgv1

    mgv1 Formula Junior

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    Oh Dear... She's probably going to want to drive it now too.... ;o(
     
  21. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    that is awesome, good luck on your search and hope you land the one you want!
     
  22. etip

    etip Formula 3

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    Damn.... The buyer backed out yesterday, so I'm on hold buying a 456 until I get another buyer for the boat.....
     

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