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PURCHASED MY FIRST FERRARI TODAY!!!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rushdriven, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. rushdriven

    rushdriven Formula 3

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    #1 rushdriven, Dec 1, 2005
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    Happy to report that I purchased a 1993 512TR today. I have wanted a Ferrari since the early 80's when a neighbor had a 308. Of course there was also Magnum, P.I. and Miami Vice...

    I have had 3 Porsches: 1987 930, 1991 C2 Turbo (which I still have for now) and a 1991 928GT. This is my first F-car and one of my favorite Ferrari body styles ever. I have enjoyed lurking on this board for the last year and look forward to spending more time on it.
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  3. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

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    And I'll be the first to congratulate you. Great Ferrari, good choice...

    Just looked at your profile, my birthdate was 4/20/71 what a thing!
     
  4. ferrari88

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    Great pick and beautiful photo. The TR looks even better in person. Go out and put some good miles on it.
     
  5. CMY

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    yummm... Congrats! I'm jealous... sex on wheels.

    Keep the C2 Turbo.. I think those cars are massively under-appreciated.
     
  6. woza

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    that is absolutely stunning, have fun!!!

    Woza.
     
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  8. Tifosi66

    Tifosi66 Formula 3

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    Congratulations! Best looker of the TR range, IMO. BTW, the rosso corsa looks sooo rosso!!!
     
  9. patpong

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  10. IslandBoy

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    Wow!! What a beauty!!! I have her twin in my garage. Congratulations ............... enjoy, and drive the heck out of her!!
     
  11. kx5fast

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    John, I sent you a PM. Live just south of you and have a 512TR myself. Send me an email and we can hook up for a drive or two.

    Rod
     
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  13. normhuff

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    Congrats. Beautiful car...
     
  14. 285ferrari

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    great looking car---now go drive the hell out of it!!!!
     
  15. GrandSportC3

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    The 512TR is a great choice!! There's nothing like a flat 12 in the rear :D
     
  16. BT

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    Great choice, nice pictures! Enjoy it.
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  17. J. Salmon

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    Gorgeous! Very jealous here...
     
  18. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

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    Wow! When I saw the pics I actually said "oh my gosh!" out loud! It looks sooo amazing in those pictures, congratulations!
     
  19. indaville

    indaville Formula 3

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    Wow way to go, one of my favorites!
     
  20. jungathart

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    Well done. Congrats!
     
  21. FasterIsBetter

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    Fabulous car!! Best of luck with it. They love to be driven, so go out and drive it like you stole it!! Enjoy.
     
  22. traimpz348

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    John Congrats! Awesome, awesome car - looks amazing.
     
  23. lung7707

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    Congratulations from Singapore
     
  24. rushdriven

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    #21 rushdriven, Dec 1, 2005
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    I agree that it is sex on wheels - such a work of art. And also agree that C2 Turbos are way under appreciated. I participated in the 2004 and 2005 Players Run, www.playersrun.com. 2004 went from New York to Los Angeles. 2005 went from Seattle to Las Vegas. As posted on 6speedonline.com:

    prova4re
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    Day 5, part 2
    KC to Denver.

    "At one point I had the TR going flat out, the Speedo read 170 when I look in my rear view mirror. There was a car coming up on me hard. I knew it had to be one of us, as the cop cars could not reach these speeds. Let alone start to catch me. I pulled in the right lane as I passed the zo6, like he was standing still. Just then this white Porsche blew past us like I was going backwards, I looked down at the Speedo it read 178mph. The kids dad then yelled, "HEY LOOK HIS CAR IS ON FIRE!"

    I looked up as the 965 passed us and there was this orange glow coming out the rear of his car. It was starting to get dark out due to the storm that was coming, the exhaust was reflecting off the road and it made it look like a fireball was stuck to the rear of the car. I wish I had it on tape, but I was driving."

    prova4re told me he had new respect for my car after that and asked to ride with me. Of course, when he did, 6 of us got stopped in a rolling road block in Colorado. We have it all on film. I also pulled away from a 360 CS in Nevada - he siad his speedo was reading 184 mph. Hence, for entertainment purposes for the 2005 Players Run, I got the plate IEAT4RE. I'm looking forward to taking a picture of the cars next to each other in the garage...
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  25. Easyrider7467

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    Beautiful!! Congratulations. Great looking wheels too.
     
  26. racerx

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    Thats an awesome looking TR! It looks new, but you should have held on to the 928 too.
     
  27. sparky p-51

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  28. mgtr1990

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    512 is a great choice its a fantastic looking car you picked congratulations enjoy.
     

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