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Sold my BB512 and bought this Ford GT

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by steveirl, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. steveirl

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    #1 steveirl, Mar 9, 2010
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    Recently sold my BB512, it has gone back to its original home country, the UK, to an enthusiast who bought it for his retired father. He has bought a beautiful car, and I hope it serves him as well as it has in my few years of ownership.
    I will miss the Boxer, imo Ferrari's most beautiful design, but my take is life is short, and I try to experience what I can. My plan was to replace it with a Diablo 6.0, and that would have happened but the the owner of the car I was buying decided not to sell.
    Then along comes the Ford GT, found out about it on the grapevine so to speak, it was not advertised. The GT40 is my all time favourite car, and a GT was a car I always wanted to have, but never imagined I could. The test drive relegated the Lambo to the back for me, what an awesome thing the GT is, very very powerful, fast, easy to drive, and feels so rigidly built. This car is also my perfect colour combo.....Tungsten without the stripe, one of only two in the country here, and just 1600 miles.
    I am happy out, what you guys think?
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  3. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    All great cars. How do you like the GT ? I'd love to get a white one w blue stripes
     
  4. JTR

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    #3 JTR, Mar 9, 2010
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    Gadzooks Steve, You traded a Ferrari for a Ford!?!?!?!?!?
    But that is one gorgeous Ford!

    And I hate to say it because I love my Boxer, but that same trade has tickled through my mind from time to time. Like you, I've always admired the GT-40, and the Ford GT is about as close as I'll ever get to owning one.

    So let's hear some driving impressions when you get a few miles on it.

    Great move and Congratulations!

    John
     
  5. johng

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    congrats! they look great in the gray or silver without the stripe. enjoy!
     
  6. Newman

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    Awesome choice, I have the pleasure of working on FordGT's here at the Ford dealer. The last one I PDI'ed was written off 400 miles later by the owner though. White with stripe delete is my fav though.
     
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  8. AJ

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    Hi Steve, I saw your GT on Sunday and all I can say is that it's an absolute stunner. Drop dead gorgeous, both inside and out.

    Good to hear you're happy with the car, hopefully I'll see you around!
     
  9. steveirl

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    Where?? The Cars & Coffee Carrickmines?
    Have we met?
     
  10. AJ

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    Yes, Carrickmines, but we haven't met. I know a few of the guys on Octane.
     
  11. samsaprunoff

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    Good day Steve,

    All I can say is "WOW"... That is one nice GT!

    Cheers,

    Sam
     
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  13. BigTex

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    There's one at the Ford dealer here, in the Gulf livery...pretty!
    I think the dealer bought it to display in Parts....

    But I like your colors better, for everyday!

    I think you'll find the Parts Counter a little more friendly with the 5.0L engine!!! LOL!

    Have fun and drive safe!!!
     
  14. MOSS

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    Love your GT. Enjoy!
     
  15. vincep99

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    Beautiful GT. Never drove one but they were made 3 miles from my house.
     
  16. AceMaster

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    Congrats, looks very good.
     
  17. SFchallenge

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    Congrats, good color!

    I was taken aback when u switched over but then it's been a few years & you're right. Life is about experience. It'll be tough to have the Diablo after this :)
     
  18. Kds

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    Sweet........I love the car as well. FORD nailed it perfectly.
     
  19. msdesignltd

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    Great Choice,
    May we have a video of your first Tire Roast!
     
  20. steveirl

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    Ahem....how much is a clutch for one of these beasts?
     
  21. BigTex

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    WOW!! That thing looks amazing! Enjoy it in good health- Cheers
     
  23. jratcliff

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    She looks nice. Just watch your head getting out.

    John
     
  24. Darthvader

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    I can understand since when I did get my Ford GT, I sold my Lamborghini Countach 25
    Anniversary, which I had purchased with 300 miles.
    But the GT is an outstanding car and so good looking.
    So enjoy it!
    I was fortunately able to recently purchase a 25 Anniversary, black on black,
    which has 8 k miles; got the car in January, not driven since because of this horrible
    winter on the east cost and all this salt on the streets. However, spring is around the corner and the Countach will be on the road again
     
  25. WILLIAM H

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    I'd really love to have a Mosler MT900 but the GT is 2nd on my list, probably tied w a CGT and the Murc SV :)

    Just cant decide, Too many shiney toys LOL
     
  26. GrayTA

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    Beautiful car....If I HAD to get rid of my Ferrari for another Ford (already own two), then that would be the one I would go with as well.


    PDG
     
  27. Bill Sawyer

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    My dream car. Love it sans stripes.
     
  28. Shemmer

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    Beautiful machine and agreed on the "gentle" parts counter just cant imagine trading the Ferrari for a Ford. However my wife has only owned Mustangs all her life till she met me so she has this desire to own a GT so I may get to see what all the hype is about one day.
    White and blue #1
     

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