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Discussion in '348/355' started by LSU348, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. LSU348

    LSU348 Formula 3

    Dec 19, 2003
    1,032
    Sugar Land
    Full Name:
    Mike
    #1 LSU348, Feb 4, 2006
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    Yup, I have crossed over to the dark side officially as of about 12:30PM CST today. Rob already changed my name for me.

    I will put a load of pics in the showroom section when she arrives at the house either Sunday or Monday.

    97124 last 5
    94 348 Sider
    36,705 miles
    Passed compression/leakdown at Norwoods
    PPI turned up very little
    Runs perfectly
    BIG difference between this one and my previous 308!

    -Mike
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  3. traimpz348

    traimpz348 Formula 3

    Apr 13, 2004
    1,509
    Avon,CT
    Full Name:
    Matthew
    Congrats and welcome to the brotherhood!
     
  4. Scaledetails

    Scaledetails F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Nov 19, 2003
    3,964
    Las Vegas
    Full Name:
    Stephane
    Congratulations. That's a huge jump from the 308, welcome to the more "exotic" ownership!! That is a beauty, well done.

    Stephane
    Scaledetails
     
  5. Harold

    Harold F1 Rookie

    Jun 19, 2004
    3,297
    Singapore/Australia
    Superb looking car.... well done.
     
  6. Harold

    Harold F1 Rookie

    Jun 19, 2004
    3,297
    Singapore/Australia
    Stephane, did you end up getting a spider as well?
     
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  8. Imola2001

    Imola2001 Formula Junior

    Jul 17, 2005
    886
    SoCO & SoCal
    Full Name:
    Mike C.
    Congrats!
     
  9. LSU348

    LSU348 Formula 3

    Dec 19, 2003
    1,032
    Sugar Land
    Full Name:
    Mike
    Thanks all - Can't get the delivery guy on the phone in Dallas - oh well. Might have to wait until Monday before she is here.

    I am SOOOO glad I did not drive it home. A piece-o-sh_t lawn care truck/trailer dropped a pair of pruning shears in front of me on I45 South on the way home...wacked my BMW's underside pretty good. It sounded like a horse kicked the underside. Nothing broken. Lovely mark on the plastic protector shroud. I do NOT want to think about what would have happened to the 348. That would have been some serious unhappiness for a 1st run.

    Got to test driver her around Dallas Love field. Totally different car. Much more of a handful then the QV was.

    Please please let the driver not be a football fan...Superbowl? What superbowl? Nah...just haul her on down here!
     
  10. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Nov 19, 2001
    22,062
    The Brickyard
    Full Name:
    The Bad Guy
    Congrats and welcome to the brotherhood.
     
  11. Scaledetails

    Scaledetails F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Nov 19, 2003
    3,964
    Las Vegas
    Full Name:
    Stephane

    Not yet my friend, but very soon I hope!! I am looking for a yellow one if anyone has any leads, thank you.

    Stephane
    Scaledetails
     
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  13. HOT4RE

    HOT4RE Karting

    Nov 28, 2005
    50
    LA County, CA
    Full Name:
    (TJ)
    Mike,

    Welcome to 348 Brotherhood. I have a red 94 348 Spider as well; however, a black interior. I think Spider is a very unique and you will enjoy it. Best wishes.

    TJ
     
  14. traimpz348

    traimpz348 Formula 3

    Apr 13, 2004
    1,509
    Avon,CT
    Full Name:
    Matthew
    I looked at your profile. Of all the cars you've owned why are sticking with the 348?
     
  15. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    2,248
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Kevin
    Congratulations and welcome to the brotherhood. I drove mine 200 miles today just cruising SoCal. I will highly recommend a Tubi and Hyperflow cats - top down in a tunnel is (around 7,000 rpm in particular) is about as good as it gets.

    Wish I'd had the $$$$ for your 308 - I still want one but I ain't ever getting rid of my 348...

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  16. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant

    May 21, 2005
    66,155
    Vegas+Alabama
    Full Name:
    Mr. Sideways
    Outstanding, brother!
     
  17. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,696
    Fullerton, California
    Full Name:
    Jon
    Congrats Mike! Drive her in good health (hers and yours!)
     
  18. Ciao Bello 348

    Ciao Bello 348 Formula 3

    Oct 3, 2005
    1,805
    The Garden State, US
    Full Name:
    John C
    Welcome. Dont let these mooks downplay the car. Car is unique and one of the finest top down convertibles ive ever had...and ive had a lot of them!
     
  19. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 28, 2003
    46,667
    Texas!
    Congrats! Let's get Luigi and run.

    Dale
     
  20. Perfusion

    Perfusion F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2004
    4,108
    Marietta, GA
    Full Name:
    Aaron
    Congrats! Beautiful car... :D Methinks you wouldn't have even been behind the p.o.s. lawn-care truck in the FCar, but that's water under the bridge at this point. Drive it in good health!
     
  21. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    OK fellas, who is going to show Mike the secret handshake?


    :) WELCOME TO THE CLUB!! Here, as a 348 Brother, you'll find what it means to be emotionally secure in your automotive choices, and spiritually pure in your driving!.
     
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  22. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave F1 World Champ
    Consultant

    Jul 26, 2004
    15,167
    Full Name:
    IgnoranteWest
    You guys should have seen it. A group of us went to Norwoods to check out the car and Mike was pacing around and grinning like an expectant father. :D Only thing missing were the cigars! Donuts substituted nicely. Interesting to see the Norwoods guys in action during a PPI, nothing left to chance.

    Congrats Mike! Great meeting you today.
     
  23. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
    Moderator Owner

    Dec 10, 2005
    86,655
    Mount Isa, Australia
    Full Name:
    Pap
     
  24. BT

    BT F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 21, 2005
    14,791
    FL / GA
    Full Name:
    Bill Tracy
    Congrats. My dad got his 348 spider from a seller in Dallas and has had no real problems in the past year. Glad you are getting it soon. It looks like a CLASSIC!
    BT
     
  25. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

    Jun 25, 2005
    3,918
    Of course logically, you wouldn't have been in the same place at the same time driving another car, so it wouldn't have happened anyway.

    A couple of months ago, I was hit by a FIRE EXTINGUISHER bouncing around on the West Belt.

    After you get settled in, I'd like to know if you'd be willing to rent the passenger seat out for a ride. I've got a 348 on my watch list, but have never seen one close up.

    Congrats!
     
  26. Scaledetails

    Scaledetails F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Nov 19, 2003
    3,964
    Las Vegas
    Full Name:
    Stephane

    I've had them all, but to me the 348 screams "Ferrari" the most. Sound and looks are hard to beat in my opinion.

    Stephane
    Scaledetails
     
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  27. LSU348

    LSU348 Formula 3

    Dec 19, 2003
    1,032
    Sugar Land
    Full Name:
    Mike
    I'm probably headed over to Grady's after it arrives tomorrow (Monday - 5 ish). I am all of 4 miles from his place. There is another Houston FCA member buying a 94 Spider but it will be under the knife immediately after purchase due to LONG overdue 30k and much garage queen status.

     
  28. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,696
    Fullerton, California
    Full Name:
    Jon
    Lol. The "Will the 348 be a classic?" thread was dying peacefully and now we get this bloody hunk of meat tossed in the water...
     

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