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What was your largest repair bill?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Etcetera, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. Etcetera

    Etcetera Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 7, 2003
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    What was your single largest repair bill?

    Shock us! Regale us with the big numbers! Amaze us with huge parts lists and repair bills!

    Might as well toss in your smallest repair bill, too.
  2. azheman

    azheman Karting

    Feb 3, 2004
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    $1400 - Water Pump

    $99 - they looked at the thing lol
    darn ferrari dealerships!
  3. 007

    007 Guest

    Feb 18, 2003
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    I'm guessing, Scottsdale Ferrari???? Jim Summers loves to take everybody's $99 just to look at their cars. Gotta love it!!!
  4. azheman

    azheman Karting

    Feb 3, 2004
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    yeah that guy... i'm going to start going to scottsdale lotus though...i've heard it's much better.
  5. flashman

    flashman Formula Junior
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    Jan 5, 2004
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    William Rappaport
    Yeah me too. Been there done that! What a lesson!!!!!!!!!!
  6. MikeF

    MikeF Karting

    Nov 4, 2003
    Bloomington IN
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    Mike Fisher
    $44,000.00+ Interior fire. Dash, windows, paint, entire interior on 77GTB!
  7. KKSBA

    KKSBA F1 World Champ
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    Oct 31, 2003
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  8. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

    Apr 20, 2002
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    $200 to replace a nearly 20 year old headlight motor.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
  9. dream cars

    dream cars Formula 3
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    Nov 5, 2003
    Central FL
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    My father's Gruppe B/959 Porsche was rear ended the body work was around 30,000+ and the engine/machanical was over 50,000. the insurance company paided all with out even the smallest problem
  10. Dopplemax

    Dopplemax Formula 3

    $12,700.00 for a whole host of neglected items when I first got the 308 QV.
  11. madturk

    madturk Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
    Williston, ND
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    Seyhan Kilincci
    $38000 for small fire in the left rear quarter.
  12. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Four Time F1 World Champ
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    $12K and climbing on the fix up of the 246GT I purchased recently.

    Best guess, not including the interior kit, is $18K.

    Rebuilt motor, all new valves, guides and seats, pistons, etc. Carbs rebuilt many odds and ends.

    Interior kit is about $4K, on the way.

    But, should land all in at under $60K for a complete 1972 US spec car, with A/C P/W, daytona interior, all but flairs.

    Stay tuned, I'll post the total when it's over.

    Non f-car was $13,400 when my Saab 9000 Turbo was rear ended at the CAR WASH some years ago. Car was 6 weeks old, got hit day after Xmas by an overzealous attendant driving a Jeep that belonged to the lawyer standing next to me at the wash.

    All in all, a bad day for the attendant. Sold the Saab as soon as it came back from the body shop.
  13. abarthracer

    abarthracer Formula Junior

    Dec 6, 2003
    Falmouth, Cape Cod
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    david S.
    A freind of mine had his motor on a 246 rebuilt a couple of years ago , I saw the check that her wrote, $25K! I couldn't believe it. SO be prepared and good luck, they are beautiful cars.
  14. andrew911

    andrew911 F1 Rookie
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    Sep 8, 2003
    Northern NJ
    Madturk- please elaborate....what caused the fire- I'm assuming it was your 355? Was it those blasted headers? Being a current porsche owner and hopeful someday Ferrari owner, I cringe when I hear about car fires in Ferraris....Please say something that will make me more comfortable about someday getting a ferrari, like you left a gallon gas can sitting on the engine block and accidentally dropped a lit cigarette into the can or something....:)

    And other's- please continue adding to this thread! I know the good of having a ferrari (no substitute car in my opinion- the ultimate!), but I need to know the bad- the worst of the worst for routine (and non-routine) maintenance...

  15. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Note mine, but I have done a parts order for a 575 that equaled over $74k. And no, they did not total the car. It only had 600 miles on it.

    Mine, on my 99 Cobra, $5291.43, twice....damn motor blowing.
  16. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

    Sep 4, 2001
    Cumming, Georgia
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    Franklin E. Parker
    As far as "repairs" are concerned I have never had to spend more that $1500 or so. For service, I have spent $6500 for the 30k I had done at FOA last Spring.
  17. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
    Arlington Heights IL
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    Another universe: 1972 Lotus Europa

    $2500 water pump (includes $800 for the pump; special cassette type that includes front engine cover, head off, R and R engine with retiming, assorted other tweaks while they were at it.)

    $.73 for a missing set screw on a carb needle. My idiot guy left it out and I just had to pay the part cost; installed it myself of course. But it's a bona fide repair as the car ran like crap without it!

  18. madturk

    madturk Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
    Williston, ND
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    Seyhan Kilincci
    Sorry Andrew 911,
    The fire was caused because I was stupid to trust a pump at a gas station. I was pumping gas and while I was waiting for the pump to stop the tank got full but the pump never stop. By the time I looked, the pump was spraying gas everywhere. Some of it got into the engine bay. Hot engine and gas causes fire go figure. At the end my insurance co. payed for it. They got their money from the gas co. and my car was out for about 4 months.
    Other then that I spend about $6000 for the 30k and $3000 for a clutch. But the car now is like new
  19. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 World Champ

    $0, so far on an '01 360, still under warranty and haven't owned that long. Oh, changed he oil for $180. Knock on wood.......and hopefully there will be no horror stories to report. Just thought I'd put a positive spin on this thread ;)
  20. dwhite

    dwhite F1 Rookie

    Wow, I hope that's not true or maybe there was other work besides the engine. I spoke with one of the top engine builders here on LI about 6 months ago about rebuilding a 246 motor if I dropped it at his shop (only because I thought about one in Cal. which needed this kind of work and wanted to get a feel for the cost). Said about 8K for complete rebuild. If things were really ugly and it needed huge amounts of parts 12Kmax.

    Back to the original question. Have only spent money on maintenance, no repairs, but that isn’t cheap.
  21. mondial85

    mondial85 Karting

    Sep 9, 2003
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    Casey Slattery
    Quote:"$44,000.00+ Interior fire. Dash, windows, paint, entire interior on 77GTB!"

    OMG! Thats twice the value of the car! Why not just total it? Likewise with $12,700 for the 308....thats about half the value. Is it really worth it at that point? I guess if you really love the car or it has sentimental value no amount of money is too much.
    I've had my Ferrari for about 9 months and have only had to change to oil. I think it might have a hot start problem so i'll have to look into that soon.
  22. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
    Arlington Heights IL
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  23. spyderman

    spyderman Formula 3
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    Nov 4, 2003
    Toronto - Canada
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    Regarding the damaged Enzo...I have read that the damage to the car was estimated at $400,000??? :(

    I can not believe that the cost to repair this car is anywhere near that amount, looks like about a third of that quote I heard about!
  24. JeffB

    JeffB Formula 3

    Jan 16, 2004
    Northville, Michigan
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    Jeff B
    Took my 355 Spider in a couple of years ago and was told that it's common for 355s to have one of their 2 exhaust manifolds (I think that was the wording he used) go faulty. He was very sorry to tell me that both of mine were shot. Each one cost $4k, plus $1k in labor, so $9k total.
  25. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
    You should of just bought the tubi versions.

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