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Update on California purchase.....advice/input appreciated.

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  1. Piper

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    Has I think every factory interior CF option. I had to add the upper carbon after I bought her. She already had paddles, steering wheel, bridge in carbon and I added the vents, insert and radio surround, genuine Ferrari. Actually does need the threshold scuff plates or whatever they're called, but I don't see those while I'm driving. Added a subwoofer. Otherwise stock.
     
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    In all seriousness, if that is truly your dream color, I would wait until it pops up, especially if it's a weekend fun car. We did - see below - and we still enjoy the heck out of it 4 years and 20K miles later...T
     

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    Ugh, she is absolutely gorgeous. And the diamond stitching to boot.
     
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    Its hard Tom, but before I discovered that color combination (for me it was Rosso Mugello/Cuoio) I really loved Rosso Corsa/Beige. So, while I am "settling", I do love the Red Ferrari. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Bob's is like my ultimate dream with the diamond stitching and carbon fiber.
     
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    Bob yours is almost my dream combination. 99%. The only thing I would change is the wheels....I prefer the other upgraded wheels. Other than that, it would be perfect for me .
     
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    As luck would have it, I love these wheels. They remind me of American Muscle, my roots.

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    #33 Piper, May 22, 2020
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    As a matter of fact it is. Sad to say I was a little worried about business earlier this year but got a huge extension on one of our contracts. I just haven't bothered delisting it yet. I do that sometimes. I have let a couple of cars go and regretted it because I was worried about something that could possibly happen and never did. First thing I do when I feel uneasy about business is punish myself.

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    Pretty. What year? I have a '11 997.2S. Love it. Would be hard to part with it...T
     
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    Tom she is a 2007 that I have made like new. Has been a great car, but I want to focus my time and attention on one fun car. The hardest part for me will be not having a manual transmission car. I've always had one since I was 15 years old in one form or fashion. I still have a restored 1990 Jeep Wrangler that is a 5 speed manual, but I will sell it this summer as well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I do shrug a lot huh? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Lol, Andy. I was thinking it must take a half hour to type that! Unless you got a cut and paste macro ready to go...T
     
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    Came across this photo on another thread ... this is the angle of the Portofino design that I just don't get ... maybe it's the contrast between the red and the dark gray plastic, and would look better on a black or gray car with carbon fiber instead.

    Unless they had to "pinch" the rear corners in order to have the trunk drop back without blocking the taillights, thus getting rid of the crazy brake lights on the Californias.

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    The rear of the T looks so much cleaner to me.

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  18. Justicepool

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    Agreed completely. I actually love the first generation California design and find the curves sexy. The single hood scoop is reminiscent of the original Ford Cobra. The California T made improvements and slimmed out where necessary, but kept the sexiness. I love both the California and California T. It seems like in the Portofino they attempted to "masculinize" the design. It does have elements of a Camaro/Corvette in it. I prefer either of the original designs. Maybe it will grow on me, but I prefer curves.
     
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    John , please don’t spend that much on a 30 when for a little more you can get a T . Promise if you get a 30 you will end up wanting and probably upgrading to one . Get the T w what you want in color & options - you won’t be sorry - just mo :)
     
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    James, I appreciate the advice. Unfortunately I am not patient enough. Also, I have spent some time in both the California 30 and the California T. I do agree the T is more refined, modern, and powerful. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the California 30, and I'm sure I will enjoy it for the next 1-3 years until its time for the next experience!
     
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    The first one in your original post looks like a winner to me.
     
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    Agreed, but it sold this past Saturday right before I made an offer. I only paid 4K more for the one I ended up with. And it has lower miles and is in better overall condition.
     
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    Excellent, congrats! Lots of pics when you get a chance.
     
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    Congratulations, great car - enjoy! :))
     
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  25. Justicepool

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    Flight booked and purchased. Flying to Florida a week from today.
     
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