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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Gatorrari, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I've been a fan of Ferrari since I saw "Grand Prix" at age 14, and when I graduated from college seven years later, I promised myself that someday I would own a Ferrari.

    Well, that someday came on Saturday when I flew out to CA to meet the seller, examine the car, drive it, and complete the deal, and everything went as planned. I am now the proud owner of a 1986 328GTS that certainly does not look its age. It was fun to drive even though I had on shoes with soles that were entirely too wide. The car is now in transit and I can't wait until it gets here to GA.

    Here's a pic of me sitting in the car in CA. Oh, and by the way, the seller picked me up at the airport in his other F-car, a white Testarossa! Talk about the world's fastest taxicab! I guess we looked like Crockett and Tubbs pulling away from the terminal!
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  3. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 F1 Rookie
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    Jan 17, 2004
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    Congrats....Love the car.
    Welcome to the club.

  4. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Wtg, enjoy!!
  5. ghost

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    Dec 10, 2003
    Posting pics before the car even gets here. Now here's a man I like. Congratulations Jim! So let's see. The money has been paid, but the car is in transit -- welcome to the hardest period of Ferrari ownership. :D
  6. Matt LaMotte

    Matt LaMotte Formula 3

    Oct 30, 2002
    Right on man!!!! Congratulations on the ride. Looks brand new to me.
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  8. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I know what you mean! And I've got friends who are as anxious as I am. Like me, they've never known anyone who owned an F-car. And now that spring is coming, it will be the best time of year to wring the car out, especially with the top off.
  9. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Congratulations on the new ride!! When mine arrived (from shipper) it was like Christmas morning... Be sure to take lots of pictures of the "first day".

    How about some details? Miles, service, mods?
  10. Ferrari_UK

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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Jeff Howe
    Hi Jim.

    Nice motor - congrats.


    Don't forget you can buy all the 328 parts you'll need at

    Genuine Ferrari new old stock at very competetive prices, shipped fast & cheap from the motherland !

    Enjoy the err, cruisin' !
  11. GrigioGuy

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  13. Crawford

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    Mar 5, 2003
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    Crawford White
    Here are pics if my favorite day in 2003. It was a warm spring morning, and this big truck pulled up in front of my house...

    Be sure to be ready with your camera!
  14. Dave328

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    You have excellent taste BTW! ;)
  15. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
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    Dave McGuire
    Congrats and enjoy especially with the roof of it,was even nice in Scotland
  16. Santini

    Santini Formula Junior

    Oct 1, 2003
    North Carolina
    (I love these kinds of threads!!!)

    Congrats! Beautiful car. :)
  17. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    Paul Bianco
    how is it getting back to Georgia?
  18. Mickey

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    Jan 20, 2004
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    Hey, the GTS is always the best-looking of any models.

    Your car is absolutely beautiful.

    Many congratulations.
  19. udalmia

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    Great car! Hope you have a hassle free driving experience
  20. Anteriore

    Anteriore Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    Congratulations on your purchase! Good choice to get a 328, still one of the most prettiest lines in automotive history!
    Enjoy her!
  21. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    Looks great in yellow, and I like your license plate! I decided to stick with "standard" rosso corsa, and I'm not sorry. (All my other cars have been blue, including my "daily driver" Civic SI, and I always said my first red car will be my first Ferrari.)

    The car has about 47,700 miles on it; it had the "big" service at 32,600 and the "almost big" service at 46,700, so I figure that for quite awhile all I'll have to worry about is changing the oil and filter. The engine bay and interior are immaculate, so it's obvious (as in most 328s I've seen) the owner kept good care of it.
  22. Riv

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    Nov 4, 2003
    Poconos, Pa
    Congrats! Beautiful lady you have there! It's going to be a great summer! My first was an 82 308 gtsi and the first time I got the top off was pure heaven.
  23. tifosi69

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    Dec 23, 2003
    Atlanta, Ga.
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    Al-Al Cool J
    Congrats, welcome!! Good to meet another Georgia guy. PM and we should get together when car arrives! Ciao
  24. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I love fly yellow, very sexy color IMO! Awesome!
  25. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

    Oct 4, 2002
    Southern California
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    Congratulations... every day will be longer than you can ever imagine as you wait for her arrival! :) Be sure the transport co. has GPS so you can track it! ...hehe..

    Enjoy it in good health, and welcome to "the club" !!


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