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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by OrangePeel, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. OrangePeel

    OrangePeel Rookie

    Jan 27, 2004
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    Neil Pearson
    Just to say hello to all the Ferrari owners in the UK. I bought my first F355 Berlinetta last Saturday from Verdi. Very nice bunch of guys down there. What a motor. Unfortunatley I had to take the car back as the handbrake cable needed tightening up. Ah well, only a minor problem. Shame I won't be able to drive it for a while as I'm having a operation on Thursday.

    Regards

    Neil
     
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  3. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Neil Neil Orangepeel (like the Fchat ID, takes me back to 1982!)

    A million welcomes to this esteemed organ that is FerrariChat. You will find much of value here (and just as much trivia!).

    Many of us worship Karl at Verdi, and I'm personally thinking of erecting a small shrine in his honour!!

    We have a small gathering of souls this coming Sunday (weather permitting) if you wish to meet some of us? Or perhaps you op is gonna keep you out of general commission. Hope it's nothing serious, and good luck.

    Regards

    Stig
     
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    #3 tonyh, Jan 27, 2004
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    Hi Neil,
    we met in Karl's office on Saturday as you were getting keys ,books etc handed over. Glad you like the car and hope to see you on next meeting.
    Regards
    Tony
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  5. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Hi Neil welcome hope you enjoy f-chat,all the best for thursday,
    Dale,
    Stig could you please send me the codes cheers.
     
  6. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Dale,

    You got PM

    Stig
     
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  8. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    Thank's Stig

    Dale.
     
  9. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Neil,

    Welcome aboard,

    Get well soon enough to enjoy your motor.

    I just spent the the whole afternoon with Karl and the boys
    nicking thier pizza and coke for lunch.

    Genuine good guys.

    Wazza
     
  10. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    Welcome. Enjoy the Ferrari...
     
  11. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    East Yorkshire
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    Ed Neilson
    I was down at Verdi with Tony at one point. Lovely car you have there! Welcome to the F355 brigade. I got mine just before Christmas, so am still getting used to it. Still get a shiver when I open the garage doors!

    Ed
     
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  13. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    Welcome!

    I'm sure you will enjoy the 355, when it isn't tucked up in the garage out of the snow!

    And even if it is, as a friend said, you can just look at it all day.

    I got mine from Maranellos in November- what a car!

    Robert.
     
  14. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Jun 20, 2003
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    Neil,

    I add my Welcome note to the rest of the guys here, You'll find out soon enough who likes what & probably why, there are a few comedians among us to make you smile occasionally too, Well Done on the car, I'm sure you'll like it, It seems to be a 'preferred' model on the UK forum, tend to like the classic's myself - Stig'll back me up ?

    Good Luck and Hope your well enough to go DRIVING Soon ......

    ATB,

    Steve
     
  15. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
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    Speaking of 355s I have just raided the piggie bank and bought a 355 GTS F1 in argento nurburgering from glenvarigill you can look on at ferrari uks website at the looking for a car bit,hope to get it this Saturday but will see what the weather is up to in"Jockland" but have waited for a while so can wait a bit longer.
    all the best
    Dave McGuire
     
  16. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    #13 360CS, Jan 29, 2004
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    Welcome
    and enjoy your new Fcar, I luv the 355 and went out with the intention to buy one.

    Then I saw a red 360 Spider and the rest is history.....enjoy Fchat ...but beware its very addictive.


    Joe
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  17. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Nice one ,Dave and congrats.Pics pls..........
    Tony
     
  18. 355BOY

    355BOY Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
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    Mark

    I've taken the plunge also, been cruising the boards for a few months finally found myself a nice 355 spider at Greypaul.

    Getting it Monday. Can't wait been driving an M3 for 7 years so badly need a new experience.

    M
     
  19. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    I have an Argento/bordeaux 355 GTS too- looks fab. What colour's the trim in yours?

    Enjoy! (weather permitting...)

    Robert.
     
  20. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    355buy, was it sheffield or loughborough you're getting it
     
  21. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Gosh,

    Welcome to all these new 355 owners!

    Best wishes

    Robert.
     
  22. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    So that's 2 Silver 355's .....I've also seen a LHD one @ Verdi's.
     
  23. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Congrats to you too....In my view, there's never been a better time to buy a 355.
    Tony
     
  24. 355BOY

    355BOY Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
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    It's loughborough, they were very helpful and the car is a stunner 97 with 14k.

    M
     
  25. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    cool, i got mine form graypaul sheffield, to be honest they are a great firm and they are always happy to help
     
  26. 355BOY

    355BOY Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
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    Mark

    I'm just trying to work out how I am going to get any sleep until it arrives on Monday!!!

    M
     
  27. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
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    RobertB,the interior is nero,Is your car the one that was advertised for sale on behalf of a customer at Verdi over the xmas period?if it is I seriously considered buying it but was pipped at the post.
    All the best
    Dave McGuire

    p.s. as I said previous my 355 can be looked at on the ferrari uk car locater thread its a GTS F1 and it"s at glenvarigill,it is not actually posted on Glenvarigill"s own web site(don"t know why)
     
  28. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    The LHD silver/red 355 is still @ Verdi's. Saw it Saturday.
     

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