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What is the Most Miles You Have Seen on a F-car

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by redjeeper, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. redjeeper

    redjeeper Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I am interested, what is the most miles you have ever seen on a F-car. Unlike most owners, I would like to drive the piss out of my 355. I also buy cars and keep them for around 8 or 9 years, so I could really see me racking up some miles, plus I have no problem jumping under the hood to do repairs, its just a car, like any other, well maybe not any other. What do you guys think?
     
  2. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
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    The most I saw was 110.000 km or about 75.000 miles on the F355 Spider rentalcar I have once a year in august.
    I'm responsible for just 4.000 km or about 2.500 miles.
    When I'll have one myself I probably will do about 12.000 km or 7.500 miles a year. If I could, I would take it more often, but then I probably will have to go life in a trailer (mmm, maybe I will :) )
     
  3. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 23, 2002
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    Jim Glickenhaus
    I drove my TR 115K miles.
     
  4. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    Not a record, but have seen a 328 with 125k and also a Mondial with 100k. Both cars were running flawlessly. i KNOW there are others out there with more.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  5. TheCarcierge

    TheCarcierge Formula 3

    Feb 1, 2004
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    When I worked at Classic Caoch, we had a customer that used his 308 (a '78 or '79 carbed car) as a daily driver. He was up around 120,000 mi when I last saw the car. I expect that he is STILL driving it and is over 150,000 by now. With that kind of use, it was one of the best running 308's I ever saw - ran smooth and 'quiet' and everything worked.
     
  6. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

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    The most mileage I've seen was on the only Ferrari I've ever driven. It was an 83 308 QV and it had 75k on it. IMO the only downside to putting a lot of mileage on your Fcar is resale, however if you have put a lot of miles on your Fcar then you are a very lucky individual and I'm sure it will be worth the cost.
     
  7. redjeeper

    redjeeper Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    So I am not wrong by thinking that everyday use will not harm these cars. I am from the same home town as the guy that owns FOA so I can have it serviced by professionals if need be.
     
  8. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

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    Steven R

    Not to be off topic or anything but who is the new avitar of?????
     
  9. SoftwareDrone

    SoftwareDrone F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2004
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    My coworker Jules M. has over 220K on his Black Testarossa.
     
  10. Roland E Linder

    Roland E Linder Formula 3

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    My friend in New orleans has 40K + on his f50...
    Roland
    F40LM
     
  11. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    What i seem to find universal, at least with the 3x8, is that the more you use it the better she runs. Use the Euro '85 308GTS QV as a daily driver and she is wonderful. Only at 60k now so she has A LOT of life left. Screw resale, enjoy the drive :)

    As for the new Avatar, well.... A gentleman never kisses and tells.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  12. GTB4NART

    GTB4NART Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
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    Jules is THE man - drives that TR hard too, track days, Virginia City hillclimb, etc. Glad to see he made it over the 200k mark. He must have the highest mileage TR in the world.

     
  13. 007

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    Feb 18, 2003
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    100,000+ on a 91 348 in AZ

    I saw 74,000 on a 88 Mondial
     
  14. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

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    Gullwing motorcars has a 94 348ts in inventory with 103k on it.
     
  15. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie
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    A friend of mine has over 110K miles on his 1987 328GTS. The engine has never been apart, other than normal servicing.
     
  16. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    You HAVE to love this proof that these are not just objects of affection, but transportation too! The most I saw wass a red 355 at FONE with I heard 75K on it.
     
  17. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    God bless 'em. How many years did you have that puppy?
     
  18. milstanselnino

    milstanselnino Formula Junior

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    It seems to me that if you want to put serious miles on a car, you get a Porsche or BMW
     
  19. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    The MM NNO has over 10,000 miles on it, already... That rocks... :)
     
  20. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

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    Why ? I drive mine every day. EVEN TODAY !!!!!!! And those of you in NW New Jersey know what today was like. ;)

    Not only was I the only Ferrari on the road, at times, I was the only car on the road.

    Tom
     
  21. Fastviper

    Fastviper F1 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2003
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    if this is off topic sorry,

    when I bought my 348 it had 16 or 19K miles on it when I got rid of it 3 years later it had 29k miles on it, and everyday now I wish I had put 50K in those 3 years, I wish I would of drove it everyday but i was worried about resale, it breaking down(even though I had a warranty), parking it in unlit parking spaces.

    If you have a fcar drive it drive it everyday life is short, next ferrari I buy I will put as many miles as I can, I hope to buy a garage queen with 2k miles on it and put 200k on it while I own it. could life get any better!

    john
     
  22. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

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    God bless you, John. I hope you get another Ferrari soon.

    Tom (still driving 20,000 miles / year in my 3.2 Mondial)
     
  23. MY355

    MY355 Formula Junior

    Feb 4, 2004
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    I have 46k on MY 99' 355

    now I see there are people as enthused as I.
    MY355
     
  24. mjgermane

    mjgermane Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2003
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    I was at Steve Harris Imports about 2 months ago. The MM Enzo happened to be there for service, I asked how many miles were on it, and they said 11,000. That was about 2 months ago, I am sure it has a lot more now.
     
  25. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    I rode in a 102,000 mile F355 Spider two weeks ago... it was still driving pretty well!

    B.
     

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