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Help needed to Spec 360M at 48 hours notice

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by KenC, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Apparently Ferrari has just announced that all cars for build in June and July have to be specced by Wednesday. I has expecting at least another month for my July build.

    I thought I wanted Rosso/ Black/ Black carpets but now think Rosso with Crema/ Bordeax carpets. However, will Crema look old and dirty very quickly?

    I'm not going to spend too much on extras. I'm considering shields, red calipers and possibly the rear challenge grill. Should I save money and forget them or will I live to regret not adding them?

    Does any of this affect future resale values?

    Sorry to have so many questions but 48 hours is not a long time to make my mind up.

    Ken
     
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  3. jenzo

    jenzo Karting

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    Cream does look very very very nice, especially with optional piping, but it can look abit grubby over a period of time. On my car I have Titanium with black and black carpets. I have the optional Daytona electric seats. After covering 9k miles from new, they still look very clean, with no sign of wear.
     
  4. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Hi Ken,

    IMHO all the extras you have mentioned are winners. To me they are the classic extra that you can't really go wrong with.

    My car has Crema, and it certainly does show the dirt, but again its a classic look and makes the interior very striking (compared to black). Also this just encourages you to take care of the car, which is not a bad thing. Black it easier to abuse. You can always get the leather reconnolised for about 600 pounds, I did this and it has lasted well for 9 months.

    Rear challenge looks brilliant on the 360, no value lost there, surely.

    I guess if you get an average of opinions, it should help you make up your mind..

    Cheers
    Ade
     
  5. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Rosso /Nero is a great combo, even tho' i have Rosso / Crema ! Stick to your original colour scheme, i think. Challenge rear grill, Shields and painted calipers are very desirable options and shd recoup cost on resale.Daytona seats look great too......
    Tony
     
  6. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    Rosso/Crema/Bordeaux carpets is the safe bet, with shields, calipers, CD being desirable options. Crema is hard to maintain though. If you go for black leather, then I would suggest you go for bordeaux carpets, not black, otherwise it's very dark in the cabin. Daytona seats and red stitching also lift the interior. I quite like this combo:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/member.php?userid=3720
     
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  8. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Ade,

    Thanks for your response.

    "Reconnolised for £600 and it only lasted 9 months." Perhaps that is a good reason to go for black! I was thinking that Crema would look dirty after a few years - particularly if I looked after it.

    Ken
     
  9. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Tony,

    Thanks.

    Does that mean you wish you had gone for Nero? Please stop tempting me with other options as I am already breaking the bank!

    Ken
     
  10. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Kevin,

    Thanks for the advice. I believe the CD can be retrofitted so I will leave that off and see how I go without it. Interesting comment about bordeaux carpets with the black leather. This seems to divide opinion, so I guess this is down to personal preferance. I have not seen this combination in the flesh, so probably won't be able to consider it in the time allowed.

    Ken
     
  11. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Jenzo,

    Thanks,

    That is why I was favouring black. Daytona seats appear to get a regular mention. Do you think they are more comfortable or do you like them purely for the looks? Either way, my budget will not stretch that far.

    Ken
     
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  13. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

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    Hey Ken,

    You are right - crema should be fine for a couple of yrs/10,000 miles as long as you look after it. You can also just use leather cleaner/conditioner which is much cheaper than reconnilising and should give you a really good result apart from any truly worn patches..

    Good luck with your final decision!
    Ade
     
  14. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Ken

    I agree with Tony; stick to your original plan.

    Whenever making a choice, fate conspires to make your first choice the right one for you. The more you prevaricate, the less pure your decision becomes...

    Anyway, R/B/B will also be the easiest colour scheme when it comes to resale time.

    Stig
     
  15. exiges

    exiges Karting

    Feb 26, 2004
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    Personally, I think having shields or red calipers doesn't affect the resale value one bit.. nor a challenge grille. Sure they're nice-to-haves, but I can't see a prospective purchaser walking away from your car because you have black calipers.. the overall condition of the car is more important.

    I say save your money.
     
  16. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Unless the shields and calipers are factory fitted, i wouldn't bother getting them done later with aftermarket parts.The Challenge grill can go on after, no problem.
     
  17. Matthewh

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    I had a similar short notice call for my 360 Spider.

    Luckily solved the Insurance problem so went for the following spec:

    Red/Beige/Beige (have to be careful with dirt on the carpets, however seems to look best when they are the same colour as the leather)

    Shields
    Rear Grill
    Red Callipers
    Beige Rollbar
    CD Changer
    Daytona seats (Once I saw the Daytona trim in person, had to have it)
     
  18. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Poor old Ken,

    I bet hes confused as hell, Go with the flow Ken,

    Ive got Rosso/Nero Daytona Seats elec pack/ red stitching/red calipers and c grill.

    Carpets black/ i think the red carpets are a tad bit overpowering


    Oh and if you fancy,

    CS Wheels/Front nose cone and side sills/not forgeting the rear diffuser....awesome..
     
  19. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    The summary seems to be:

    1.Crema looks best, but can deteriorate quickly, while Nero retains its looks, albeit not such good looks as new Crema.

    2.Divided opinions on carpets with Nero leather, nero or bordeaux is down to individual preferance. I think my preference is nero.

    3.Choose options for preference rather than retained value. I think I will go for the red calipers and the shields, because I like them. The challenge grill can always be retofitted and I like the colour coordinated rear end as much, so why pay the money?

    4.Daytona seats are a favourite, but too expensive for me.

    With 16 hours to go, there is always time to change my mind!!

    Thanks to all for your opinions and advice.

    Ken
     
  20. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Ken,

    Happy to shoot over to you and let you have a look at mine sit feel and get a good idea...Hell man this is a lot of money and this needs to be right...

    Joe
     
  21. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Joe,

    Thanks for the offer - its much appreciated. As its late now and I am in London tomorrow I won't be able to take you up on it before the deadline. I will send in my spec sheet tomorrow and post my final decision. Its good to know that there are no wrong decisions - I will follow my gut feel.

    Co-incidentally, I am looking out of my window now at a Spider in Rosso with Nero leather. Can't see the carpets. Its a left hooker with one of the best no. plates I have ever seen 1 OZ. Its owned by a bloke called Oz. Sounds good too when it moves.

    Ken
     
  22. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Ken,

    Just noticed that you are a local (ie Kent) chap, and wondered if you wanted to come down to the FOC get together tomorrow evening? Meet a few of us...

    Stig
     
  23. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Ken,

    That was parked outside Woolwich barracks where my company is currently working...
     
  24. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Stig,

    Yes, I'm not too far away from you. Unfortunately, I am at a black tie do in London tomorrow night, so no chance of getting out of that. Otherwise I would have attended.

    I will attend the next meet that I am free of other committments.

    Ken
     
  25. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    Stig,

    I would have done, but will be at a work related function in London tomorrow evening. I will come along to the next meet when I have no previous commitments.

    Thanks for mentioning it.

    Ken
     
  26. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

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    I've done it! I know that not everyone will agree, but the spec is:

    Rosso Corsa
    Crema Leather (I promise to clean it regularly)
    Bordeaux carpets
    Shields
    Red Calipers

    Thanks to all those who advised me.

    Roll on September.

    Ken
     
  27. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    #24 360CS, Mar 5, 2004
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    Nice spec Ken ,

    Will be a nice Car....Congrats!!

    Joe
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  28. paul360m

    paul360m Karting

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    Ken

    Nice one - look forward to seeing it!

    Cheers

    Paul
     

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