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  1. simon355

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    #1 simon355, Mar 29, 2005
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    Just returned from a great trip to the Champagne region of France with David Yu and his superb F430. What a car, very very fast, faster than the Lambo point to point thats for sure. Got a lot of interest from the Gendarmes who took plenty of photos. The 430 sat on my tailpipes for mile after mile and needs a front end paint job as it suffered badly from grit kicked up by the Lambo's 335 section tyres. Lost a '77 308 that started to badly misfire - its still there now waiting to be collected. Other than that out of 1 Lambo and 13 F cars there were no problems.
    Pics here - anyone want more of the 430 & others then shout
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  2. closeshave

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    Wow looks great Simon, love the pic's
     
  3. tonyh

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    Very cool, as usual ;) Will we be seeing story in EVO soon? I'd love more pics pls.
     
  4. Dale

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    Simon ive been out in a 430 and was very im pressed m8 great car's.
     
  5. tomw

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    Wow, very, very nice.
     
  6. barabus

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    Gr8 pic's

    Is the copper next to your Lambo holding his piece???

    :D:D
     
  7. Badapple

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    Nice pics
    The 430 looks good in blue & so does the bird
     
  8. phil612

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    Wow, fantastic.. I'd love to do that in my 612 when it comes :)
    Is that 430 in Blu Mirabeau?
     
  9. ferrari355gtb

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    That's a bird getting out of your Lambo in the petrol station - is there a story .........

    Think the 430 looks great but still pretty similar to the 360, think you'd struggle from a distance to tell them apart. It was Godzilla's 430 wasn't it ? - what did you think of it ?

    Rick
     
  10. tonyh

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    Looks like my fav TDF/Tan combo :)
     
  11. All ON U

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    Awesome pics!!
     
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    My money is on Blu Mirabeau and Cuoio interior - definitely Cuoio.

    More cars should have Cuoio - awesome interior colour.
     
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    Je t'aime les voitures.
     
  17. simon355

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    #18 simon355, Mar 29, 2005
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    The 430 is awesome. Very very fast with a sound that betters the 360 by a mile. The bird in the 355 Spider is a naughty girl ha ha! I don't want to upset David who organised the trip but she's a bad un! You guys who have a 430 on order have a treat in store. Stunning car.
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  19. godzilla

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    It was a totally amazing trip and the F430 was completely unbelievable.
    I know it's my job as a journo to put it into words but they almost fail me.

    Put it this way, I haven't had a proper drive of an Enzo yet, but the F430 feels a lot closer to one that it does to a 360...

    The first time I feel I have driven a completely perfect car.

    Yes there will be articles by both myself and Simon about the trip and the cars.

    I was told the exterior colour of the F430 was Montreal Blue. The interior is what I call Tan with electric Daytona seats.

    Brakes were iron, otherwise pretty much every other extra.

    Car was provided courtesy of Revo250 and it is already en route to their Cap d'Antibes base.

    Joe Macari has already sold 5 430s in the UK and this was one of them.

    My own Spider is due for delivery in late 2007.
    Better start saving the pennies...
     
  20. tonyh

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  21. Aztec

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    Thanks Simon, looked like a nice trip.

    Glad to hear the 430 sounds so good and goes so well. Must go on one of these trips this year.

    Dave
     
  22. Izza

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    How was Royal Champagne? I've stayed there a few times. Didn't realise you were going there. last time I went we dropped in on farm/champagne producer a mile away. They have piccies on the wall of every time a Ferrari appears and recognised my spider from previous trip.

    They offered me their version of moonshine with grape juice. One sip and the eyes started to bulge. Would have stayed and got completely drunk in a matter of seconds but had to still drive the Fcar!
     
  23. godzilla

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    We only had Easter Sunday lunch at the Royal Champagne and that was superb (as it should be as they have a Michelin starred restaurant).

    We stayed at the gorgeous Chateau de Fere in Fere en Tardenois not far from Reims. You could not find a better photographic backdrop for a dozen Ferraris!

    My wife and I stayed there last year and took the very same black 360 Spider as featured in some of the photos. It's P1's car.
     
  24. LittleBro

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    No, I think thats his Pistol. :)
     

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