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Discussion in '612/599' started by spirot, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. spirot

    spirot F1 World Champ
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    Hi Gang:
    Over the weekend I purchased a 2008 599 at Merlin Auto Group, with 20K miles Nero Daytona on Black with white contrast stiches. Its a great car, new clutch etc. Traded my 86 328 in - which I will desperately miss, but my wife said only one Ferrari at a time... so I decided to move on. The Ferrari historian in me is sad to lose a car that was made while Enzo was alive... but I'm thrilled to have a car I can drive with gobs of power and an awesome sound! Hate the sticky switches .. .but that will be fixed soon.

    So I'm looking forward to learning all I can about the 599 experience, one thing so far is this car is FAST!!!!!

    CCM brakes, etc... wow!
    Also the Adam and Megan at Merlin Auto Group were very good to work with, so many thanks!

    Ciao & Happy Christmas
    Tom
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  2. mikesufka

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    Congrats ! That's awesome.

    MDS

    PS: More pics
     
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  3. George Vosburgh

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    Tom, I had looked at that car before I bought mine. Very nice, congratulations!
     
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  4. GuyIncognito

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    Merry Christmas to you!

    congrats Tom!
     
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  5. spirot

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    It has some issues but have those worked out. its amazing what a new clutch does!
     
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  6. Skidkid

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    Congratulations! The more I drive my 599 the more I love the car. I thought I would miss the 360 but this car is spectacular. Enjoy.
     
  7. 3POINT8

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    congrats!
     
  8. spirot

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    THAT is what hurts - its been pouring rain all weekend - even today so only have driven it one day!!!!! It's so clean hate to get it all dirty... but may have to bite the bullet soon.
     
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  9. fatbillybob

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    Nice choice! My fav after the 550 is the 599...actually 599xx evo race cars. I can honestly say I want that car.
     
  10. crinoid

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    Awesome man! The 599 is a modern classic.
     
  11. gsholz

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    Very nice, congratulations! Looks like 599s are moving. I just picked up a red 2009 and drove it home 700 miles. The car was flawless. Glad there was no snow over the passes, though. These are the most under appreciated Ferraris today.
     
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  12. Nospinzone

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    Congrats and I wish you good luck with it!
     
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  13. Enjoy the car! It is a special piece of history.
     
  14. Oz-ATL

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    Beautiful combo.
     
  15. F3RN4ND0

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    Lovely!
    I´ve got a similar pack :)
    Enjoy in good health !
     
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  16. Samuel Misrasi

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    Great purchase! I’m a relatively new 599 owner as well. Also black/black. I think they’re really great cars, and are currently priced really well.
     
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  17. spirot

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    I've literally been driving it as much as I can over the past couple of days. Christmas day we took it for a coffee run and just a little drive before heading over to the folks for dinner... I absolutely love the sound it makes at 5K in 2nd gear... OMG I could listen to that all day ... what is so really amazing is how quiet it is in auto mode... we were at a long traffic light and I literally could not feel anything ... almost thought did the engine shut off..? so smooth!

    I've been reading the manual and all the little tricks - Ferrari says to drive around town in the slippery surface mode for the best ride quality ... which I now see its so soft... only down side - I got the electrical system failure pop up and go away, and I scraped the bottom of the front on a slightly steep transition ...

    I think over the last two days I've done 250 miles... I literally wake up and cant wait to start it up!!! Took my dad for a ride today - and we had a clear highway stretch ... Amazing how quick you are doing 3 digits... surprisingly fast.... shocking really. the other 599's I've driven have all been others cars so always respected speed etc... but OMG this is a fast car.
     
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  18. Philipnz

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    Yep, I got my black/black 2008 4 months ago. I absolutely adore it. Such a stunning car
     
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  19. Modena_2003

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    Congrats!

    Enjoy it.
     
  20. LARRYH

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    Congrats looks great in black...and nice to have a matching 911
     
  21. Qksilver

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  22. RonH

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    Great car! Love black. Show us some pictures of the interior. The white stitching sounds like it will be gorgeous.

    You need to move to CA to fully enjoy it. My 612 is my daily driver. Use 20” Michelin Pilots, very sticky on the dry roads, and love to blast through the twisties. On the odd day that it rains I am forced to drive my black 65 Vette. Ouch! ;)
     
  23. tfazio

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    Congrats! I am glad you were able to get a 599 GTB. Enjoy it!
     
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  24. spirot

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  25. LVP488

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    Congrats - the 599 is awesome (mine was Nero Daytona too ;) )
     

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