Just bought a new F430 Spider F1

Discussion in '360/430' started by ace, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. ace

    ace Rookie

    Nov 16, 2005
    $329,000 before tax.

    Got a few questions for the pro's.

    Should I put a clear bra on the front for road chips?

    I already scraped under the front bumper(dip in the road), but I guess this will happen eventually and can be touched up before sellling?

    Any good tips I should know? Anything custom I HAVE to have?

    How often should I drive this puppy, I put 600 miles on it in about 150 miles on it so far in town and around 300 miles when I drove it back from LA.

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  3. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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    Congratulations and welcome! Pic's are always appreciated.

    Clear bra will help with chips. Scrapes are a fact of life, just retouch on sale, but some owners add skid plates that may help.
  4. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    Austin, Texas
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    Michael C
    Welcome to FChat. A custom 3M clear bra is a must...

    What color combo? Please post pics soon.

    IROC_DIS Formula Junior

    Jun 22, 2004
    Columbia, SC
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    craig w.
    you paid 329k for it, i think you can drive it how ever often you want :)
  6. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Where are you located? If LAish then I can refer you to a great place for clear bra.
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  8. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    drive it until the wheels fall off, put them back on, repeat.

  9. ELIM

    ELIM Formula 3

    Apr 29, 2005
    OC, CA
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    Congrats...yes, we like to see pics.
  10. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2003
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    Congratulations on the new car!! Pics needed. The clear mylar is a must. I had it installed on all my cars since 2001.
  11. sobe

    sobe Formula Junior

    Sep 24, 2005
    I think clear bra is a must , should have beem put on before you started driving it ... congadulations on taking the plundge . what may I ask were you driveing before and how does it compare to that ?

    I think this Sam is one of the best to do it and he is in California


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  13. ace

    ace Rookie

    Nov 16, 2005
    I am in 95219 area.. Any idea where I can get it done? Sacramento or San Francisco?
  14. ace

    ace Rookie

    Nov 16, 2005
    I was driving a Porsche Carrera.. 2001

    Go figure sounds like alot of people go from Porsche to Ferrari. I haven't driven a Turbo or GT3 though so I don't know the comparison. I was gonna get a Murcielago, but I've always loved Ferrari's since I was like 8.
  15. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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  16. spidey

    spidey Karting

    Get the clear film done by PREMIER. I have not seen anyone else close to their level of effort. I pulled off my 3M film done by "others" and had Sam and crew re-do my 355 spider last weekend. PERFECT!!
  17. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
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    Michael C
    Nice choice! You can't go wrong with Rosso Corsa.
  18. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Carbon McCoy
    Beautiful...! Serial number...?
  19. Financialman

    Financialman Formula 3

    Sep 8, 2005
    San Jose CA
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    Dan Carpenter
    Very nice, congrats!
  20. Juice It

    Juice It F1 Rookie

    Sep 22, 2002
    Maryland (DC Suburb)
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    Wow, 329 is the highest I have heard so far. Congrats, its a nice car as you know. I would drive it as much as possible, its not like you are worried about depriciation.
  21. 1badboy

    1badboy Formula Junior

    Dec 11, 2004
    Hermosa Beach, CA
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    Eric Rayl
    Ace- beautiful car! Caongratulations- I can tell from your smile you are a happy guy. But that parking lot doesn't look too "ferrari friendly" at exit to the street- be careful, as it's a little more expensive to fix than the Porsche :)

    I've heard a lot of people throwing prices on 430 spiders around but they haven't "been there, done that" which kind of irritates me. I think demand is still incredible for these, at least in California, and it looks like you found a beautifully optioned car.

    I'm curious though- how many miles when you picked it up?

    Have fun with your new machine,

  22. scud

    scud F1 World Champ

    Oct 2, 2004
    since you advised us the price , the following question should not offened.
    how much over sticker is that ?
  23. Execproducer

    Execproducer Karting

    Oct 4, 2004
    South OC
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    Congratulations on a gorgeous car! I opted against the clear bra on my 360 Modena; there are threads that weigh the pros and cons and I just ended up siding with the cons. You might want to check out those threads for input. But I did add a skid plate under the front of the car. Makes me feel better when I scrape it! After all, it is inevitable, especially in California.
  24. Premier Protective Films

    Premier Protective Films Formula Junior

    Dec 20, 2004
    San Francisco Bay
    Ace, feel free to shoot us an email ( or pm if you are interested in having your 430 wrapped. As many F-chat members already brought up, we specialize in custom wrapping, which eliminates the seams that are visible with pre-cuts.
  25. derek a

    derek a Formula Junior
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    Sep 17, 2004
    CA OR
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    Congratulations Ace! Beautiful car. Enjoy it in good health.
  26. markymark360f1

    markymark360f1 Formula 3

    Dec 15, 2004
    San Diego
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    You will love them even more now that you own one. Drive it Damn it!!

    Enjoy, well done!

    Its amazing the comradrie with these cars.
  27. jess

    jess Karting

    Aug 8, 2004
    Los Angeles
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    congrat, what a piece art, I also in market for a spider, I'm not saying this to hurt your feeling, I seen buy it now everywhere about 299k, I'm sure we can neg it down some where betwent 280k to 290k, how did you end up paid 329k???????BTW, if you can spend this much amount the $$$, drive and enjoy much you can, like I drive my diablo 6.0, at least 3 to 4 time a week.

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