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New F430 Owner - First Ferrari

Discussion in '360/430' started by FerrariAspiration, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. FerrariAspiration

    Oct 15, 2018
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    Matt
    First, a huge thanks to all of the contributors and sage advice from other owners and enthusiasts on this site. It was incredibly helpful and helped me decide which car, in what spec, and with what conditions I should focus on for my first Ferrari. Thank you!

    I received my car yesterday and I'm attaching a few pictures from my garage, even though it doesn't provide all the best angles since I simply can't believe I have this in my garage!

    The driving experience is surreal and simply hard for me to put into words. Truly a dream come true!

    If anyone has any recommendations for a Independent Ferrari Shop in the North Dallas TX Area, I'd welcome the input.

    Cheers!
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  2. EastMemphis

    EastMemphis Karting
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    May 25, 2019
    215
    Memphis, TN
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    John
    Looking forward to the day I can make this post, except mine will be a 360 Spider MT.
     
  3. Bob in Texas

    Bob in Texas Formula 3

    Apr 23, 2012
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    Very nice! Congrats! Another Ferrari in Texas.
    I believe folks will recommend Norwood Auto italia as an indy.
    Or use boardwalk Ferrari, highly recommended. Their service manager is a frequent poster to FChat.
    Visit the FChat Texas sub forum for local advice.
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/forums/texas.14/

    Again, congrats!


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  4. Way2fast

    Way2fast Formula 3

    May 24, 2006
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    Sam
    Welcome to the 430 miles of smiles club

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  5. stan996turbo

    stan996turbo Formula Junior

    Jun 11, 2004
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    Philadelphia
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    Stan
    Congratulations, beautiful car.
     
  6. Manda racing

    Manda racing Formula Junior
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    Feb 25, 2015
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    Mark
    Congrats— great colors and really cool lookin’ rear end.
     
  7. ross

    ross Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Mar 25, 2002
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    nice ride!
     
  8. FerrariAspiration

    Oct 15, 2018
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    Matt
     
  9. Daddy

    Daddy Rookie

    Jun 4, 2018
    10
    Congrats, enjoy it.
     
  10. CarAholic

    CarAholic Formula Junior

    May 10, 2016
    352
    Congrats and welcome. It’s a wonderful feeling to accomplish a goal just make sure you enjoy her every chance you get


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  11. Tamahal

    Tamahal Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2019
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  12. MJGinTX

    MJGinTX Rookie

    Mar 30, 2019
    41
    Colleyville, TX
    Would recommend Norwood. They did my PPI in April when I purchased my 430 Spider. They were a pleasure to deal with.

    Did you purchase your 430 from the Lamborghini dealer by any chance? (That is where I purchased mine). The reason I ask is that I saw they had a 430 that looks just like yours.

    Beautiful car by the way. I hope you love every minute of it.
     
  13. Hardistyfezza

    Hardistyfezza Formula Junior

    Congratulations - it’s a great feeling, I remember vividly the I picked up my first Ferrari - and trust me after all these years I still get the same buzz every time I settle into a new one.

    Good luck, welcome, drive safely and above all enjoy the experience.
     
  14. cwilson13

    cwilson13 Formula Junior
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    Aug 20, 2012
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    Atlanta, GA
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    Nice looking ride.
    Congrats.
     
  15. PBT58

    PBT58 Rookie

    Jul 6, 2018
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    Beautiful!
    IMO... there are few things in life as special as your first Ferrari.
     
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  16. brookliner7

    brookliner7 Formula Junior

    May 5, 2018
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    Wow, looks great! Any details on the car? looks in good shape.

    Would you mind sharing your reasons why you didn't want to spend your $$$ on C8 corvette?
     
  17. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

    Jan 23, 2014
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    congrats!
     
  18. rquad

    rquad Karting

    Jul 26, 2019
    55
    Georgia
    Awesome. Nice car. I just joined the owner's club myself. Welcome aboard.
     
  19. FerrariAspiration

    Oct 15, 2018
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    Pretty well optioned car with even Daytona seat leather seats & behind the seats, carbon fiber driving zone, ball polished challenge rims, challenge rear segment in carbon fiber, seat piping, and contrasting red stitching with the cuoio color which I think great IMO. While the vette is impressive, this car is a dream purchase I've been saving for a long time. It was also a CPO vehicle, so I have the 2 year power warranty for some comfort. Condition is pretty much stellar for a 11 year old car and it is 100% stock w/no mods which is something else I was looking for.
     
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  20. FerrariAspiration

    Oct 15, 2018
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    Thanks & congratulations on your recent purchase. Its great to see new folks getting these terrific vehicles for the first time. Frankly, I wasn't sure I'd ever get here and I'm sure other owners share the sentiment that even just seeing it in the garage when I take my DD makes me smile!
     
  21. rquad

    rquad Karting

    Jul 26, 2019
    55
    Georgia
    I just want to thank you for being candid and sharing your thoughts about not being sure if you'd ever get there. I had the same feeling, even though I also had the determination that I'd get there no matter what. I'm just a regular guy that did a little better than most. I've climbed a lot of other mountains, and it's not like there aren't more expensive cars out there, but it's still a great feeling to look at the car and say to myself "I did that."
     
  22. My join date was 12y 42w ago, but I finally got my first Ferrari (F430) this past June. When I first joined this forum I had just purchased my very first NEW car a few years earlier. At that time the Magnum P.I. car was my goal and told myself someday, if you had told me 12+ years ago I'd be owning a F430 I would've told you that's fantasy talk but the fantasy came true!!
    Congrats once again since I already posted on this thread
     
  23. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Consultant

    Aug 6, 2003
    21,392
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