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Why no love for the 612?

Discussion in '612/599' started by OmbryAmbry, Apr 12, 2019 at 1:25 PM.

  1. F612

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    Please explain the "colored lamps" you are talking about.
     
  2. randkin

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    A Mustang they both have a horse as a emblem. :D
     
  3. randkin

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    The head lamps are colored. Look at post #24.
     
  4. Diny

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    They just ask what it is. Until they see the prancing horse. We know that it looks like a Ferrari but it's not universally recognizable in its design like its counterparts. It doesn't concern me, though. I think it's an elegant car that's also sexy as hell.


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  5. George Vosburgh

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    The 612 has the Ferrari 4 seater stigma, that's all. It's a beautiful machine.
     
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  6. F612

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  7. G. Pepper

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    The FF is the 2+2 getting no love right now. Currently, low miles OTO 612's are higher than similar early FF's. Been watching 2+2's since the GTC/4 and never seen anything like it.
     
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  8. G. Pepper

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    It's possible to convert them to manual. I know a place here in town that converted a 430 Scuderia with fantastic results. They say the 612 would be a lot easier.

    If I don't like the F1/a, that's my backup plan.
     
  9. RonH

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    George, I think the lack of love of the FF is because of the shooting brake design. I have never liked the look since the MGB through the BMW Z3 and others probably feel the same way. The 612 has much more of a classic timeless look. I suspect long term the 612 will ultimately retain higher values than the FF.
     
  10. m5shiv

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    I debated (and drove different cars) for a year before I chose my 2008 just pre OTO versus a manual .

    The HGTC package and Bose dual DIN were key: CCM brakes, Handling GT, and Challenge wheels makes for a much better car overall. I didn't like the two tone effect of the OTO and I didn't want a black car ( for example MRY's black OTO is magnificent)

    A manual conversion is appealing but honestly my 2008 is a much better car than the early manuals.
     
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  11. m5shiv

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    As regards the FF, my wife isn't much into cars but she has a good eye for design. I casually pointed out an FF a few years back and she said "That's a Ferrari ? It looks like a bread van. No thanks."

    Practical yes, AWD yes, fast yes, but fugly to me.
     
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  12. donv

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    I imagine doing a manual conversion on a pre-OTO 612 wouldn't be too bad... in fact, I believe if you search there is a thread on here somewhere about somebody doing just that. I think it would be much, much harder on an OTO, since there was never a manual version of the OTO at all.
     
  13. G. Pepper

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    That's a good point, I'll have to look into it. I actually like the earlier cars because I don't want CC brakes or a panoramic roof.

    It's a touring car to me, so I don't even care if it has a handling package.
     
  14. F612

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    The panoramic roof is good or bad as a matter of taste. I like mine.

    Unless you have experienced to transformation in "feeling and grip" when you switch the mannetino to "sport", you just don't understand. It becomes a true , hard core sports car. Turn it off and cruise to dinner.

    The CC brakes will last longer than I will and leave no dust. You will not wear them out, just don't break them.
     
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  15. Continental AutoSports

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    #40 Continental AutoSports, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    I'm late to the party but if I may...

    I cut my "parts" teeth on the 360, F430, and 612 respectively so I'm a bit biased, however the 612 is considerably underappreciated. I love their styling, albeit now it seems a bit dated, but the side profile is as solid as anything at the time. Regardless, the 612 is by far my favorite 2+2 and doesn't get nearly enough respect within the community as a solid work of art.
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  16. Bas Jaski

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    I like them quite a bit but my preference is FF (thought certainly out of warranty a 612 is a much more wiser choice). I can understand why people don't like them as they are a bit of an acquired taste. Not for me, I've been a fan since day 1
     
  17. cgt000

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    Cannot get enough of mine. Owning a bunch of garage queens, I really appreciate the ride, power and handling of this car. Not to mention the exhaust that is soooo loud. Louder than my Barchetta with Tubi.
     

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