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My visit to F car dealer today- priceless!!!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by lapeter, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. lapeter

    lapeter Formula Junior

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    I was in Salt Lake city today on business and for the first time I had the pleasure of visiting Steve Harris Ferrari. I have been on "the list" for over two years and this is the first time I have visited the dealership. Sean and his dad Steve are both great guys. I was able to see my name on "the list" and his dealership does tranfer to the 430 spider. I'm still a ways out, but I think it will be worth the wait. I took my wife and favorite neice, Kristy with me. I told Kristy about the long wait and if I wanted a new 360 spider, I would have to pay $25,000 over MSRP. She said "uncle Al, why don't you just do that?" My answer to Kris was that since I live five hours away from the F car dealer, I really haven't looked at a 360 spider in a long time. I am real happy with my 355 spider and I would just wait for the MSRP car. Kris stated that 20K is only 10% of the price of the car. It's not a big deal. She made me think a little. While at the dealership I saw a new 360 spider red (my color) with Sabia interior, daytona seats w/black inserts and black piping and WOW!!! I am in love. That Sabia leather is beautiful. While there I saw a re ENZO and I got to sit in it. I can't explain what that was like. The great thing about this ENZO was that it had 16,000 miles on it!!! An ENZO daily driver!!! PRICELESS!!! There was also a F40 there but the ENZO was my thrill. I don't drive the spider in the winter, but come this spring I may look for a used 360 spider.
    As a side note, I asked Sean what the value of my 1996 355 spider red/tan with 23,000 miles was with all services done etc. He said that it was worth $80,000 and I agree with him. I think that is market for that car. Sean mentioned that they are building spiders until spring 2005. I can't wait for the 430. It has been a great day. If you get to Salt Lake City, stop in and visit Harris imports and it will be a great experience.
     
  2. Scotty

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    I have had several interactionw with Sean when I was looking at used Ferraris. My experiences have been superlative, and I would not hesitate to deal with them in complete confidence. Having said that, I feel the same way about Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland. They have had some personnel changes, and I think that they are now firing on all 8 (or 12 as the case may be) cylinders.
     
  3. Eric308gtsiqv

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    Congrats, Al, on your forthcoming F-430...you must be excited!

    Would concur with you and others regarding Steve, Sean, and the rest of the fine staff at Harris Imports. From my very limited conversations & dealings with them it has been a pleasure, and they've always been very helpful and informative.

    A couple of years ago, they had a very nice '85 red/tan Testarossa listed as inventory. It just so happened that my mother was flying out to Salt Lake City to visit her sister and relatives. I asked her to stop by the dealership if they got a chance and inquire about the TR. She did, and was greeted by Tim Beers. He was very cordial, and showed her around a bit. Unfortunately, the TR was no longer available (apparently a consignment whose seller was reluctant) -- but he gave her his business card to pass on to me and I still have it on file attached to the TR ad.

    Hopefully, I'll be able to pay them a visit personally in the near future and meet them as well.

    Even though I ended up purchasing an '85 TR here in FL from Martin / Cavallino Motors, Steve Harris Imports will always be one of the top dealers in my book for any future purchases.
     
  4. Meeyatch1

    Meeyatch1 Formula 3

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    I love the fact that someone out there is driving their Enzo....evidently quite a bit. Was the car for sale, or in for service?
     
  5. DiesIrae

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    That would be the 'MM Enzo' and I don't think he'd be selling it. The owner had it, and some of his other cars, at a local Concours over the weekend (http://www.utahfoc.com/gallery/20040827/pres0000.htm).
     
  6. lapeter

    lapeter Formula Junior

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    The Enzo was NOT for sale. It was beautiful. I wish I was really rich and I would buy one.
     
  7. Victory

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    Congrats on your up-coming 430!
     
  8. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    You sat in one famous Enzo. it is owned by Richard Lossee. the Road & Track car. remember they did a HUGE road test on it a while back, i believe sometime last year. the editors put some 1,000 miles on the car.
     
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  10. lapeter

    lapeter Formula Junior

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    I was wondering who owned the car. In all the excitement, I forgot to ask who the owner was. I thought is was somebody like Jon Huntsman. The sound of the engine was magical.
     
  11. Meeyatch1

    Meeyatch1 Formula 3

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    Forgive me for not knowing....but what is the 'MM' for?
     
  12. DiesIrae

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    'Most Miles' - and I think he does have the most miles of any Enzo. Richard is my hero! :)
     
  13. doug328

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    You mean somene actually drives their Enzo, good for him. If I was lucky enough to have one, I'd drive it all the time, life's to short not to.
     

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