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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by 0UTXLR8, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. 0UTXLR8

    0UTXLR8 Formula Junior

    Apr 12, 2004
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    Could you tell me a little about the experience of driving one around town. Do you all have any stories that you can share? Maybe something like a punk kid trying to get you to race, or a van full of kids staring at your car as you drive by. Pretty much anything that you can remember. I love hearing them.
     
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  3. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    you may want to PM armen or something...
     
  4. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    Las Vegas, NV
    Armen used to own Newport Autosport and has an Enzo. His username is ag512bbi, if you want to PM him.
     
  5. 0UTXLR8

    0UTXLR8 Formula Junior

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    Thanks you two. I pm'ed him.
     
  6. RumorDude

    RumorDude Formula Junior

    Dec 16, 2003
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    Woodinville, WA
    i get a lot of people who want to race, but thats not my gig. Mostly i am pretty untrusting of these drivers, sine especially they are spending their time looking at me (and of course you steer where you look). If they're interested in racing they can come down to the track w/me sometime (although you do have to actually have a car that turns also).

    However, I think still the best experience I have had was a pretty recent one. I make a habit to go to the grocery store and park nicely in the parking lot (i reckon some ferrari exec said this shouldnt happen once or something) -- but anyway, when I came back, there is a note in the car: "for a good time, call blahblah some number". I think I even made some post about it here since that was a new one for me. Nonetheless, that was pretty funny and the wife didnt even get too mad.

    Awhile back I also did (but of course it didnt work out like i expected) an ebay auction to drive down to the local krispy kreme's and get some donuts, but of course nobody ever paid up...
     
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  8. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Nov 8, 2003
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    Unfortunely my Ferraris are Garage Queens. I think I ENJOY driving my G.T.O. the best! I put F40 turbos in it, and The car feels like having Rollerskates on, in an Iceskating ring. It's uncontrolable!!!! I do drive this car the most. The ENZO is amazing. It is by far the BEST car i've EVER Driven. It only has 400miles. I'm NEVER scared driving my cars. I pretty much keep them local. I don't go too far with them. I feel safe anywhere in my town. When I drive them, I drive them for my self. I don't car to "show off". But I can get crazy in them!!!
     
  9. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Armen's the fastest guy to 25mph you've ever met! No one can do 25mph around the block faster! :D ;)

    --Dan
     
  10. LMP234

    LMP234 Formula 3

    May 8, 2004
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  11. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
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    Mobile, AL
    Armen,

    Do you keep your cars low mileage to maintain the value of them, or because you simply like to have them with low miles?

    I understand the low mileage argument for the sake of value, because if you were lucky enough to be on the Enzo list and got one at MSRP, you could drive the car one a month or so for about five years, sell it, and MAKE MONEy!

    Also, I bet it makes Jordan feel a lot cooler to know he drove your Enzo when you have put only 400 miles on it.
     
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  13. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2003
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    I posted this once before but it still makes me laugh...

    I was in traffic but road testing an F40 after a service and some kid shouts out in front of all his mates "Oi, I said wash my car, not fricking drive it around...!"

    I drew some lines on the ground for him as a prize. They went nuts.
     
  14. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    That's hysterical! :D

    --Dan
     
  15. 0UTXLR8

    0UTXLR8 Formula Junior

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    Priceless moment. Got any more?
     
  16. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2003
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    ok...back in '92 it was I think, we took a convoy of 6 308's to the factory for a tour. At the last minute before departure, we swapped one for another out the showroom, but forgot to swap the papers for it.

    When we got to the italian customs they thought we might be smuggling cars into the country (like you do) and were suspicious of us.

    After much deliberation and negotiation from the director of KHPC at the time, the deal was this.....if we drove away from the checkpoint with our tyres smoking for his photo shoot, we'd be cleared ok...!!

    Welcome to Italy!...where they stop traffic to allow Ferrari to pass. Forget traffic lights too...Ferrari has more priority than a lowsy red light.
     

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