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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by 456mgt, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2002
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    OK, I can finally let myself believe it. It's here! In this country (north Acton to be precise) and I've actually touched it and started it up. Only fear of arrest stopped me from licking it too. Crap pictures on my phone, but it's the same scheme as the pic in this article except for the perspex window.
    http://www.bullz-eye.com/carreviews/2003/ferrari_challenge_stradale.htm

    The seats (large) fit perfectly and my hands went to the controls without me telling them too. Felt immediately at home, and it's just beautiful. Rosso scuderia and the stripe just *work*. God, I'm so excited- it's so intense it's almost painful. I'd say more but I need to go to the toilet. Again.

    Looking forward to creating some harmonics with Wazza & Robin.
     
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  3. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

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    Fantastic!!! I really can't wait and am envoius as hell. I hope to god I'm more svelt than you as my seats are medium.

    Really look forward top seeing the car and pics too.
     
  4. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    Congratulations Kevin !!!

    When are you bringing it home ? Do you need some tranqualizers in the meantime ?

    Savour the moment and have fun collecting it

    Philip
     
  5. 360CS

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    Kevin,

    You Sound like an exicited boy on christmas eve after being tipped off that theres no father christmas its really your dad and "yes" you got that 10 gear racer bike you wanted.

    Enjoy it, looking forward to the three car line up and treble harmonics " hold on" just pondering on that sound and what a great sound that would be three CS cars blasting out the great fcar notes.

    Im totally envious of you guys...
     
  6. 360CS

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  8. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Nice, very nice, Kev.Any chance we'll see it tomm??
    Tony
     
  9. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    CONGRATULATIONS Kevin,

    You sound soo excited.
    And so you should be !.
    I can't wait to see it myself.

    Post some pics as soon as you have them.

    When do you pick it up ?.

    I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.
    Let us know your thoughts and experiences soon.

    Good luck

    Wazza
     
  10. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    Picking it up Monday 1st March (8 days and counting). It'll be in H R Owens' showroom in the Old Brompton Road sometime next week apparently. Due to be prepped tomorrow.

    And Robin, I'm not going to make any comment about large seats! It's not a tight fit so there is room for a few pies....

    Kevin
     
  11. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    Congrats, what's the interior combo/options?
     
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  13. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    It's Tessuto spec (red/black alcantara), racing seats, rosso harnesses, CD (for residuals), roll bar, fire extinguisher and wiring for battery charger.

    The car came from the factory with black harnesses (may keep them) and no fire extinguisher, so that's getting done tomorrow.

    Kevin
     
  14. stradman

    stradman Formula 3
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    Congratulations on the new purchase. the spec sounds similar to mine except that I ordered the red calipers as well. I ditched the CD after doing 600 miles in P1's Stradale and realised it was a waste of time as you can't hear a flippin thing above 40 miles/hr anyway. Very excited for you though!I think that I will pop into Old Brompton road to see the rosso scuderia when its there as I have't actually seen it in the flesh before. Let me know when exactly it will be there. Thanks
    Roll on June!
    Alex
     
  15. jimmy b

    jimmy b Formula Junior

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    Kevin,

    Wow, that is awesome. I am SOOOOO jealous (in a nice way). Did I remember a comment you made in another thread about not having done a trackday (yet)? I assumed that you were referring to 'in your 456' so to speak. However I trust that the 360CS will bring this sad state of affairs to an end! I highly recommend an FOC trackday at Silverstone - with ARDS instructors assisting as required for free, everyone going the same direction on the tarmac, no tractors pulling out of side roads in front of you and no Volvo drivers - as the best way to appreciate fully what you have there.

    Fascinated to learn of your views of it, for road and track use, in the fullness of time.

    Enjoy!

    James.
     
  16. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    Very pleased for you Alex! In fact, apart from the CD, we do have the same spec then, since I forgot to add that it has rosso calipers. I won't be listening to that CD either, certainly not when the NGT exhaust gets fitted. That's the only problem with trackdays James, the dB limit is pretty low. I am planning to do Silverstone after the Spring Ball but that's quite fluid at the moment, and I'll need to re-fit the original 'zorst first.

    Spoke to Tim @ H R Owen this morning and he said the car would be in the showroom from Thursday probably. I'm also having the front bumper, sills and wheelarches armourfended before delivery.

    I think there are 40 CS coming into the UK this year, so at this rate we'll have a significant proportion of them on this board.
     
  17. Malfark

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    I couldn't have put it better myself! Congratulations Kevin.

    Cheers, MARK
     
  18. stradman

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    Thanks for the info Kevin. Maybe I'll pop in on Saturday to see it if it's still around.
    Regards
    Alex
     
  19. stradman

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    Oh and forgot, I ordered the stripe as well!
    Alex
     
  20. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

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    Big congratulations.
    I can't imagine what it's like to have to wait yet another week for it. Must be murder.
    I saw one yesterday on the way home from VW.
    Absolutely stunning, rosso with the stripe looked brilliant.

    Hope we get some nice weather this weekend
    Phil
     
  21. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

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    One question,
    How many RHD CS's are likely to be made & come to the UK?
     
  22. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    Well, if it isn't there it's been nicked! I'm picking it up from there on Monday.

    Sorry I missed you Phil. I was in the Murcielago with Manu.

    Kevin

    Edited to add: total RHD production for UK is 80 cars I'm told.
     
  23. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

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    I've been told it's about the same number as this too but would guess in the end it might be as many as 100 or so.
     
  24. ferrari355gtb

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    I think I might have seen it last week at HR Owen's storage, the stripe is brilliant especially the way it blends in with the rest of the bobywork ie no bumps.

    Wicked car - love it.

    Rick
     
  25. paul360m

    paul360m Karting

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    Oh this thread has me salivating!

    i have a CS on order in the same spec as you guys too BUT not due until end April, i think.

    Sold my 360M yesterday & mssing Ferrari ownership already.

    Really hope to meet up with everybody when i get it - what a sight that will be!

    Cheers

    paul
     
  26. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2002
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    Yup, you did! It was at North Acton, and it was the only one with a stripe.

    You know, I make that 5 Stradales so far on/to be on here

    Wazza- here & now
    456MGT- March
    Robinh- April
    Paul360M- April
    Stradman- June

    I suspect that will be significant fraction of total UK production by the time Stradman picks up his car. Not bad eh?
     
  27. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    It would nice to keep track of them all.

    I wonder who else out there in the UK has one?

    Come on guys. Reveal yourselves !!!!

    Wazza
     

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