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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Juan-Manuel Fantango, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Juan-Manuel Fantango

    Rossa Subscribed

    Jan 18, 2004
    7,648
    Full Name:
    Juan
    541.4 last weekend, 385 this weekend, track tuned, straight pipe, carbon fiber seats, no air, former 348 challenge car. Hot, rough, loud, and fairly quick. Perfect. Next?
     
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  3. GoFerrari28

    GoFerrari28 Formula 3

    Jun 16, 2004
    2,242
    Ridgemont, CA
    Full Name:
    Jeff Spicoli
    2000 360 F1 Coupe, 10,120 miles
     
  4. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    3,603
    Dallas, TX, USA
    CS... 4801 miles... 4 days shy of 2 months old.

    I doubt I keep up that pace... but 10,000 by the end
    of the first six months is pretty likely at this point.
     
  5. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Sep 25, 2002
    11,398
    MO
    1988.5 328GTS 17,300 miles.

    Driver when not in the shop :(

    Tubi, test pipes. 360 Modena wheels (only 3 since I cannot get a hold of a 4th :() Soon to install(Ie bought but am waiting to get here): complete custom CF interior and 355 seats.

    Still trying to fig out:
    350-55mm brakes front and 322-340mm rear and how to change the color of the 355 dash I have to orange, as well as 'edit' the dial so the the redline reads a bit lower, then figure out how to install the damn thing and make it work in my car. :) Lots too do, but the car is still in the shop!

    Very Hot, rough, loud, and not that quick, but hey. I love it, even if I havnt seen it in over 2 months...
     
  6. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jun 25, 2003
    3,509
    Alaska
    Full Name:
    Mule
    1989 328 - 48,300 miles, three majors (every 5 years).
     
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  8. 4i2fly

    4i2fly Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    1,330
    SF, Bay Area
    Just turned over 16K after a track day at sears point in my 2000 360M.
     
  9. MY355

    MY355 Formula Junior

    Feb 4, 2004
    258
    NYC and AZ
    1999 355 GTS F-1
    47,900 miles
     
  10. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2003
    1,877
    30K on a '92 F40
    :)

    Rick
     
  11. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    2,248
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Kevin
    1994 348 spider - delivered Wednesday last week - did 300 miles yesterday and 100 miles on Saturday, its around 35,700 now and was 35,100 +/- when I got it;
    2000 Boxster S - 59,000 miles
    1985 380SL - 153,000 miles - purchased at 132,000 two years ago and now ready to go another 150K.

    We drive every weekend.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
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  13. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
    17,673
    Tauranga, NZ
    Full Name:
    Pete
    JDAVID,

    I went down this path before and understandably got slapped over the knuckles. Basically miles per year added does not necessarily imply that you do not want or driver your Ferrari. On face value it does, but when you look into peoples complicated lives there are sometimes many other reasons why the Ferrari is not driven ... many not just because they want to play Garage Queen ;)

    I, for example, if I bought a Ferrari tomorrow have family commitments with 4 kids, etc. to keep me busy, plus I am als restoring an Alfa Romeo. Thus while I might be as keen as anybody I just have not got the time to drive the Ferrari (unless I drove it to work and back, which I would do if I had secure and undercover parking ... but I don't).

    Anyway it will be interesting to see the mileages ... but don't make the same mistake I made and relate low mileage per year to owners who do not want to drive their Ferrari.

    Pete's learning ...
     
  14. tesseract

    tesseract Karting

    Dec 24, 2003
    172
    Charlotte, NC
    Full Name:
    Jeff W.
    You describing your car or the girls down the street from the office?

    The guy who had my car before me drove the heck out of it (16,000 miles in 20 months), so I'm trying to keep her relaxed - haha. Sorry David only putting about 100 miles per week on her - got popped by a trooper (off patrol, no less) on a back road about 4 weeks ago and have had to tone it down a little. Still once a week to work - 35 miles round trip and then various jaunts around the back roads. She misses her 300 mile round trips to the beach. I think you still owe me a ride in the 348 next time I'm in Cola.
     
  15. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
    1,840
    Scotland
    Full Name:
    Dave McGuire
    1999 355 GTS F1,16700 miles
     
  16. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 28, 2003
    22,142
    PNW
    Full Name:
    John
    Well broken in '78 308 GTS with just over 92K. Almost 2,500 of that since I bought it last December!! Things will slow down this winter (planning on some engine work and new suspension), but right now I try to take it out whenever I get a chance and the weather is decent.

    The best comment I heard about the mileage was " Oh boy somebody had a lot of fun with this car", and I intend to keep it going (the car, the fun and the mileage!!).

    John
     
  17. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    1990 348 : 31,700. Bought in January with 29K. Last weekend, another 150 miles.

    Dang 60 hour weeks and cry-baby employees keep me from driving more...

    -Daniel
     
  18. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    124
    Oklahoma
    1986 Testarossa- Norwood twin turbo, HRE wheels, Brembo GT Brakes, Purchased in 2001 with 4,250 (bone stock Garage Queen), now has 11,000 miles.
    1990 F40- one owner Garage Queen with 5,400 miles purchased 3 weeks ago, now has 6,300 miles, plan to leave stock too much fum just like it is!

    Four young beautiful and fun children (oldest 7 youngest 2) and one very understanding wonderful wife!
     
  19. mswiek

    mswiek Formula Junior

    Jan 5, 2004
    299
    1999 550, currently at 23152. I've put 1600 on since acquiring the beast in late February.
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
    45,872
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    40,000 miles on a 1984 308.

    2,000 miles per year makes it probably a garage queen.
    :(

    Time to bring it out for its next track event...
    :)
     
  21. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
    Global Moderator Owner

    Nov 26, 2001
    24,103
    E ' ' '/ F
    Full Name:
    Dindu Nuffin
    My 87 328 should roll 70,000 miles this week.

    It had 53,000 on it when I bought it in Oct 2002
     
  22. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

    Sep 4, 2001
    12,887
    Cumming, Georgia
    Full Name:
    Franklin E. Parker
    I traded for my 1982 BB512i in Dec 2002. It had 12,xxx miles on it at the time. After 18 months, it now has 17,xxx miles. And, it was in the shop for almost three months of that time for a major service and clutch.
     
  23. jimangle

    jimangle Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
    2,438
    Haverford
    Full Name:
    James
    49xxx miles on a 79 308. Runs great. I put almost 2k in two months just in weekend driving.
     
  24. Tom S

    Tom S Formula Junior

    Jan 2, 2003
    295
    Northeast
    Full Name:
    Thomas Saupe
    49+K on a 1988 328 GTS. Daily driver in the good weather, going in for its major this winter.
     
  25. F5506M

    F5506M Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    850
    North East
    Full Name:
    Ray
    2001 550 9k miles
     
  26. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    3,637
    Los Altos Hills, CA
    Full Name:
    Gary B.
    Can't compete with Brian, but I've logged 2300 mi on my '04 360 Modena in 4 months.

    Gary
     
  27. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    May 31, 2001
    14,143
    Florida or Argentina
    Full Name:
    Martin W.
    Not mine, well technically I owned that car for a few days but5 did not drive the Miles on it:

    1998 F355 Spider, driven by 85 year old man 102,000 Miles (Yes, true miles)
     
  28. jim g

    jim g Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2003
    878
    Waverly, Pa.
    Full Name:
    Jim Gress
    2004 Murcie took delivery May 19, 1100 miles, just had first service performed at Kerbeck and to my surprise it was free. Weather has sucked but I should clock around 5000 bye the fall I hope.
     

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