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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by njs22, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. njs22

    njs22 Rookie

    Nov 5, 2018
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    Nigel
    Just to say hello, finally decided to buy a California as I've been in Porsche's for years and I thought I would try one at last.
    Hopefully I will get some miles on her before the salt starts hitting the roads, I'm based down in Cornwall.
     
  2. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 Veteran

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    Nice one! From Carrs?


    Forza Ferrari..... the only racing team and car marque that matters. Italia forever It’s easier to apologise than it is to ask permission
     
  3. njs22

    njs22 Rookie

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    No she is coming from BSC in Buckinghamshire.
     
  4. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 Veteran

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    Oooh, a royal county, haha, it’s a great car, was colour combination did you get?


    Forza Ferrari..... the only racing team and car marque that matters. Italia forever It’s easier to apologise than it is to ask permission
     
  5. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle F1 Rookie
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    Hello Nigel and welcome!

    I, too, am in the West Country - in Exeter. Whereabouts in Cornwall are you?

    Which year / model / colour of Cali have you bought? Photos?

    As and when you need any service / repair work done, I can heartily recommend Carrs, whom I have been using for six years now and I am one of many satisfied customers. Mark Ware heads their service department and is the man to whom to speak.

    The local FOC area organiser is Tim Wadman (trwadman@btinternet.com) and there is also an informal South West Ferrari Owners breakfast meeting on the second Sunday of the month at Haynes Museum in Sparkford for all Ferrari owners (FOC members and non-members alike) which is on a "turn up if you feel like it on the day" basis. I am afraid it is a fair distance from you (as is almost everything when you live in Cornwall - I lived there for 9 years myself before moving up to Exeter, so I know it only too well!), but the venue is designed for Ferrari owners from all over the South West. Attendance is variable, numbers usually depending on the weather and I imagine there will not be that many turning out now until the Spring arrives. I am probably going along this coming Sunday, but if so I shall be in the Maserati as my 550 is in for service and the Dino is up in GLOS.

    I am sure you will enjoy the Cali - it is a lovely car.
     
  6. njs22

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    Hi John,

    Thank you, she is Nero Daytona black with black interior yellow stitching and yellow callipers. Should be delivered down to me the end of this week or beginning of next as she is having a service.
    I’m down at St Mawes on the Roseland so yes miles from everywhere, one of the reasons for living down here.
    I will try and get up for the Haynes meeting if at all possible. I’m looking foreword to the Cali as it will be a change for my with my Porsche history just sold my 911 Turbo S, but that was a bit to quick, but great fun.
    It’s good to know that there are people down in the South West.
     
  7. A348W

    A348W Formula Junior

    Jun 28, 2017
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    Welcome Nigel.

    Sounds like a great car! Cornwall is a long way from anywhere, but that's one of its big charms in my book. I'm down Falmouth/Porkellis from time to time. Haven't taken the Ferrari down there yet but will undoubtedly at some stage when the opportunity arises, e.g. no dog etc. in tow! Have to try for a beer/rattler!

    If you haven't done so, check out Scuderia Forum. Predominantly Uk based forum members and a good bunch. Fchat is great for lots of tech info etc etc. so different forums.

    Enjoy the Cali, and I hope you get some drives in this winter!
     
  8. njs22

    njs22 Rookie

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    Chaps,

    A quick question, is it true that Ferrari offer a lifetime breakdown recovery service free of charge? I have a distant memory that they do.
     
  9. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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  11. derekmines

    derekmines Karting

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    Welcome to the fold, I'm in the South-West, based near Bath but my Father has a place near Camelford so I expect to be down that way with the 360 fairly often in the future
     
  12. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle F1 Rookie
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    This one, I assume:

    https://bicestersportscars.co.uk/car-sales/2005-ferrari-360-spider-f1/

    Very nice. :)
     
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  13. njs22

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    Many thanks, it would be good to arrange a Cornwall / Devon meet at some point when it stops raining
     

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