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Living my father’s dream...my first Ferrari is finally here

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  1. carthusiast

    carthusiast Karting

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    #1 carthusiast, Feb 20, 2020
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    Hello everyone! I started reading this forum when I had some interest in a ferrari. Forums like this are informative and educational. Thanks to all who share their experience. I’m actually living my fathers dream! We lost him a few years a ago and I wish he was here to enjoy this

    My portofino is finally here. Will be another 10 days before I can have her!

    Getting the roof and A pillars wrapped in black and whole body covered with PPF, getting the wheels powder coated satin black and window tinted (clear uv protection-70). Its going to be the hardest 10 days!

    Looking for suggestions on a floor liner (not carpet as mine is a daily drive). Weather tech does not have ones for the Portofino yet! Appreciate any ideas. Thanks!

    Before pics here. Will post after pics later

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  3. tomc

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    Classic color combo. Lovely. I'm sure your dad would be proud...T
     
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  4. SLViper1

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    Congratulations!
     
  5. Redneck Slim

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    WeatherTech FloorLiners ARE available. I have been using mine for several months.
     
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  6. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Congrats! Consider dark anthracite for the wheels. It is a real classy look. I was going satin black on my 550 and a friend said anthracite. Its a really good look.
     
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  8. Andrew Pour

    Andrew Pour Karting

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    I have a California T with a black satin vinyl wrap on the roof, and painted my rims BBC Matte Gold (Similar to the 458 Aperta gold rims, but more gold rather than bronze looking). Many thought Gold wouldn't look good, but I have got nothing but compliments. Depending on if there is light, the rims can look lighter or darker. Of course, can not go wrong with black either. Would match the black top. That was originally what I wanted before I changed my mind.
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  9. carthusiast

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    Sep 22, 2018
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    Can you send me a pic if possible please?


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  10. carthusiast

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    Wow, I wrote to Weather tech and they told me that its not available yet! Where did you buy yours?


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  11. Avia11

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    Congratulations! Enjoy in excellent health!!
     
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  13. carthusiast

    carthusiast Karting

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    thank you


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  14. carthusiast

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    Thank you


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  15. carthusiast

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    Thanks for the suggestion


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  16. Redneck Slim

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    Scroll down to "Portofino Winter Mats" for the story.
     
  17. carthusiast

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    Thanks!


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  18. carthusiast

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  19. Mighty Joe

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    Congrats...you will love it!!
     
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  20. bball16

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    Congratulations!
     
  21. carthusiast

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    Thank you!


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  22. cyr

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    CONGRATULATIONS. My wife nixed a red one and my daughter nixed yellow, so i ordered Azzurro California with a black top.
     
  23. carthusiast

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    Sep 22, 2018
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    enjoy! Good for you to listen to them


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  24. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    and thats what this is all about!!!
    congrats
     
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  25. cyr

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    Congrats that you have done your dad proud. I am waiting for mine to be delivered:rolleyes:. How long did you have to wait between placing the order and getting behind the wheel, even though you are still getting a bit of work done
     
  26. carthusiast

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    Sep 22, 2018
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    Thank you. I put my order in end if June or July 2019. The month of Aug I guess is closed for holidays in Europe. Sept the build started I think and got to the dealer in Feb 2020 so about 6 months


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  27. mlcor

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    The wheels look cool! I actually got my Porto out of storage today, as the weather (at least for a couple of days) is going to be warm. Looking forward to getting reacquainted with it after winter storage.
     

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