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  1. adamellisdj

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    #1 adamellisdj, Mar 19, 2021
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    All I can say is WOW, what a feeling.

    I am by no means rich. I work hard and I’m fortunate enough to be able to put a 25% deposit down and get the monthly for under £900.

    Do I laugh? Do I cry? Both? :D:D

    2014
    6k miles
    2 owners
    Full carbon zone / carbon diffuser / sills / front wing etc
    Full 2 year Ferrari warranty
    Carbon race seats
    Cruise / Plenty of Carbon


    I don’t have a garage big enough to park the car in (dam UK new builds suck), so I plan on getting a weather proof cover which comes with a little lock.

    I also plan on getting an anti gravity battery ASAP so I don’t need to keep the thing on charge (how embarrassing that a £160k car needs to be on a battery charger lol).

    Anything else I should be aware of?
     

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  3. dustman

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    Congratulations!
    Good and smart moves you noted.
    Drive it.
     
  4. 3POINT8

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    What a beauty! I used to keep mine on a charger but I drive it a least once a week and it starts up fine each time. If you do charge it the Ferrari charger is not very good I would get a replacement. Not sure what brands they have in the UK.
     
  5. adamellisdj

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    I think I will get a lithium battery right away. I can't be doing with charging it outside.
     
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    Epic car. Hoping to find one soon enough.
     
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  8. Chizz

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    Congrats my friend!!!
     
  9. Regular Guy 01

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    Hi Adam,

    Welcome to land of 458 ownership!
    Congrats on finding a beautiful build and a beautiful car.
    As a lover of the CF bits, I see yours is loaded and well equipped.
    Enjoy it in good health and be ready to answer a lot of questions. People will have a thousand of them.

    Regards,
    GG
     
  10. axlesofevil

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    Congratulations on the beautiful car! That is a fantastic spec. I have all the interior carbon bits but none on the exterior, so I am very jealous. Enjoy it in good health.
     
  11. adamellisdj

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    Thanks, mate

    Do you have a price list for the extra Carbon? Curious how much the owner spent lol

    Carbon Fibre Door Sills
    Carbon Fibre Wheel Caps
    Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser
    Carbon Fibre Underdoor Cover
    Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LED’s
    Carbon Fibre Central Bridge
    Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler
    Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding
     
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  13. Llenroc

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    In the order that you have, the prices are: In pounds sterling plus VAT
    725.00
    ?
    5168.00
    5068.00
    4547.00
    1863.00
    2171.00
    2400.00
    your seats were 4961.00
     
  14. DefunctNeurons

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    Sounds like a fantastic deal - love the race seats, wish I had them!


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  15. adamellisdj

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    Wow. So like £25k worth

    insane
     
  16. xfrgtr

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    Congrats!!
     
  17. axlesofevil

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    Ugh I want that CF rear moulding so bad.
     
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    Congrats!
     
  19. adamellisdj

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    Is that the side panels as il consider selling them?

    I want it all red.
     
  20. buddyg

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    Congrats the 458 is one of the best!
     
  21. Mikael-F360

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    Great buy. Enjoy in good health! Side panels are very interesting... are they original?
     
  22. Mikael-F360

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    I think he meant the rear panel between tail lights.
     
  23. axlesofevil

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    #20 axlesofevil, Mar 19, 2021
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    Correct. I think OP you're talking about the Underdoor Cover? Which I've never seen before. And if it's a cover maybe you can just have it removed?
     
  24. adamellisdj

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    it’s full carbon which the original owner spent a pretty penny on. The dealer is painting them for me for free. So I’m ok about it.
     
  25. adamellisdj

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    They are mate. £5k + option
     
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  26. Llenroc

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    #23 Llenroc, Mar 19, 2021
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    Just have them painted. If you replace them you will still have to paint the replacement pieces.
    And as a side note you could spend right at $50,000.00 on optional carbon and get nothing for it when you sell the car, ie; it does not raise the value of the any car on the used market.

    edit: sorry didn’t see your above post before added my comment
     
  27. axlesofevil

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    If I were you I'd consider holding off on that. My car came with a black roof when I wanted a color-matched one. I was considering having it painted to match the rest of the car.

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    It's really grown on me, though. And it was an $11,000 option, so I feel like it'd be sacrilege to "delete" such an expensive option.

    It's your car though. If you hate it get rid of it. I think it looks kinda cool, though, and I usually hate things that look "extra".
     
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  28. novi

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    Congrats! She's a beaut!!
    I too recently bought a 458 and it's in transit. I can't seriously wait!!
     

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