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How long have you owned your Maranello?

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How long have you owned your Marnanello

  1. <1 year

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. 1-3 years

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  3. 3-5 years

    9 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. 5-10 years

    14 vote(s)
    20.3%
  5. 10-15 years

    19 vote(s)
    27.5%
  6. >15 years

    18 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. rgm35

    rgm35 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 25, 2010
    250
    Valley Forge, Naples
    Full Name:
    Rick
    Purchased my 575 back in the summer of 2010. When I first received the car, I was dissatisfied with both the ride and handling. I was going to do a quick resale but first did some research on F Chat etc. as it didn't seem possible to me that the car was operating as intended by Ferrari. I found that the aftermarket springs added by the prior owner were well beyond stiff and the car had the original UK shock ECU. I replaced the springs with FHP, replaced the shock and steering ECU's and added the FHP sway bar. Given the transformation of the car, I have since added approximately 40,000 miles to it. And now, with the recent replacement of the F1 pump fluids I can honestly say the car is better than ever.

    Thank you F Chat members.
     
  2. stan996turbo

    stan996turbo Formula Junior

    Jun 11, 2004
    687
    Philadelphia
    Full Name:
    Stan
  3. Steen Jensen

    Steen Jensen Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2009
    266
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  4. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 28, 2003
    78,292
    Texas!
    Well, I can do the opposite. It has been 16 years since I owned a 550. Hopefully, I can do something about that soon.
     
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  5. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 7, 2002
    11,341
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Barry Wolinsky
    Time has come today...





    ...I can't put it off another day

    :)
     
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  6. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 7, 2002
    11,341
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Barry Wolinsky
    Now the time has come
    There are things to realize
    Time has come today!
    Time has come today!
     
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  7. motts

    motts Karting

    Sep 1, 2015
    229
    Denver
    Full Name:
    Alex
    Landed at my doorstep in 2017!
     
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  8. motts

    motts Karting

    Sep 1, 2015
    229
    Denver
    Full Name:
    Alex
  9. B737

    B737 Rookie

    Apr 13, 2020
    8
    Barcelona
    Full Name:
    Basel Haykal
    SCantera, mrp_e, haroonok and 3 others like this.
  10. Ferrari55whoa

    Ferrari55whoa F1 Rookie
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Dec 21, 2005
    2,793
    Los Gatos, CA
    Full Name:
    Eric
    I love your shops name!
     
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  11. BGP-21

    BGP-21 Rookie

    Jun 23, 2024
    35
    Melbourne, Australia
    Full Name:
    Benjamin G
    Just bought mine 2 days ago as well! My first Ferrari and first post in the forum.

    I've dreamt about this day since visiting Maranello 25 years ago and looking forward to putting plenty of km's on her
     
  12. DZ-96

    DZ-96 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 7, 2010
    1,813
    South Germany
    Full Name:
    Daniel
    Started my Ferrari ownership with my 550 in March 2010.
    Bought her from private in Stuttgart.
    She got a sister in 2015 (599 GTB) which left me 2021.
    She got the amazing 6-1 headers in 2018 (thanks for the development Fabio)
    And at the end of 2021 she got the 2nd sister, a new 812 Superfast.
    But my 550 will never leave me, as long as i'm able to drive her.

    Daniel

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  13. F612

    F612 Formula Junior

    Feb 5, 2018
    607
    Leeds,AL
    Full Name:
    David D. Hood
  14. Ferrari55whoa

    Ferrari55whoa F1 Rookie
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Dec 21, 2005
    2,793
    Los Gatos, CA
    Full Name:
    Eric
    RC color looks meaner in that lighting…love it
     
  15. mrp_e

    mrp_e Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2003
    914
    Coasts
    Full Name:
    Bill
    SCantera, DZ-96, NE550 and 3 others like this.
  16. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 2, 2009
    3,342
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Bill Karp
    #41 wbklink, Jun 24, 2024
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2024
    ryalex, tritone, SCantera and 10 others like this.
  17. JohnnyRay

    JohnnyRay F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 2, 2014
    3,014
    Central FL/NW WI
    Still not confident to drive? :-(
     
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  18. JohnnyRay

    JohnnyRay F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 2, 2014
    3,014
    Central FL/NW WI
    About the same story. I was a V12 Aston guy until I saw a 456GT for $35K back in 2013. I now wanted to try a Ferrari V12! Missed that one, but it put me on the hunt for a "$50K" 550 instead. Never quite got there, so when I saw prices rebounding in 2014, I said to myself that I was pulling the pin on "the next blue one". I got close enough to my price goal on a solid example, so there I was. A 550 owner! A mighty fine buy compared to today's market...
     
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  19. SCantera

    SCantera F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Aug 4, 2004
    5,328
    Living Falls NC
    @JohnnyRay and @slm …I am slowly getting there. Some days I feel like everything is going well. Then some days I wake up and my brain is unhappy and I think I should sell all the cars.
     
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  20. otoupalik

    otoupalik Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 22, 2004
    566
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Full Name:
    Brad Otoupalik
    Original owners. Sat in the dealer and "built" it in 1997.
     
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  21. Ffre92

    Ffre92 Formula Junior

    May 26, 2014
    629
    NY
  22. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jul 19, 2008
    38,423
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Full Name:
    Terry H Phillips
    Steve- Hang in there. It will all come back we hope.
     
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  23. B737

    B737 Rookie

    Apr 13, 2020
    8
    Barcelona
    Full Name:
    Basel Haykal
    Thanks Mate! At Barcelona!
     
  24. fdekeu

    fdekeu Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Jun 19, 2008
    597
    Belzium
    Full Name:
    Frank
    mrp_e, 308 GTB and Mamich like this.

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