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    Thread: Curse the gods, I'm losing the ability to have self control (Ferrari)

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      07-22-2012 09:29 PM #51
      Curse the gods!
      About possibly buying a Ferrari F40?!?!?!

      If only I had such first world problems.
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      07-22-2012 09:34 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_Hatch View Post
      The problem I see with this one, is that if i bought an f40 with less then 5k miles on it, i would feel like i shouldn't drive it. I personally would rather buy one that has some miles on it and i wouldn't feel bad about using it.
      Same thoughts though I'd guess with just about any F40 those kinds of feelings would arise. Cars are meant to be driven but just maybe one as pristine as this should go to someone with the facilities at least to keep it as such.

      I'd probably rather go for one that's been daily driven and has been cared for but isn't immaculate, if there is such a thing in the realm of F40's. (Pretty sure I've seen a few in that state)

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      07-22-2012 09:36 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      The vast majority of F40's with 7,000-15,000km are selling for around 500-580kusd with a handful under 500k. Once we get in the 650-750k range I start looking at F50's. But if this particular F40 is as clean and pristine as I'm told and have seen in photographs then I wouldn't have an issue paying a higher price.

      I want to physically see the car, have my friend inspect it and give me his thumbs up and if everything looks solid I'll buy the car. From there I'll have it towed to my home, pushed in to the garage and try to figure out some free time to actually drive it

      Get in touch with Dave Helms, from Scuderia Rampante, if you haven't already. He's located in Boulder, CO, but he is a great resource for the F40s and any Ferrari for that matter. FWIW, he told me that he is now the only person with access to F40 head gaskets. I'm sure you know him from Fchat. I'm on there as well.

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      07-22-2012 10:25 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by PDing View Post
      This isn't your F10 M5 by chance is it?
      Not mine. My M5 is grey.

      Quote Originally Posted by MB_Fahrer View Post
      Get in touch with Dave Helms, from Scuderia Rampante, if you haven't already. He's located in Boulder, CO, but he is a great resource for the F40s and any Ferrari for that matter. FWIW, he told me that he is now the only person with access to F40 head gaskets. I'm sure you know him from Fchat. I'm on there as well.

      Cheers
      I haven't spoken to Dave in a long time, but I know who he is. Essentially the Ferrari go to guy. If I remember right he was the lead technician at Ferrari of Denver before he opened his own shop, no? I've always thought it's funny that one of the best Ferrari service guys is out of Colorado. Isn't exactly the place for RWD super cars... but there is A LOT of money in Colorado.

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      07-22-2012 10:45 PM #55
      i say you make space for the garage




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      07-22-2012 10:45 PM #56
      Dude. Buy that. Now.

      And then let's meet up, I'm coming to the UK in two weeks anyways, I expect you to have this car by then and meet with me just so I can drool all over it.
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      07-22-2012 10:49 PM #57
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      Isn't exactly the place for RWD super cars... but there is A LOT of money in Colorado.
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      07-22-2012 11:12 PM #58
      I'd rather wait for a 288 GTO.

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      07-22-2012 11:32 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by TisforTurbo View Post
      Parking space is whats hold you up? It's an F40, make space.
      This

      I'm pretty sure one of your other cars can stay outside for a few nights during this time. I can assure you they will not catch a cold. An opportunity like this one doesn't come along often.

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      07-22-2012 11:38 PM #60
      Seriously..........You can afford to own a F40 but can't afford to buy a ****ing house to put it inside of?


      People who own F40 have climate controlled garages you bitch

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      07-22-2012 11:49 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      Seriously..........You can afford to own a F40 but can't afford to buy a ****ing house to put it inside of?


      People who own F40 have climate controlled garages you bitch
      I'm moving in the Fall to a home outside the city with garage space for 8. Pretty sure I referenced the fact I'd need temporary parking for the car until I move, not permanent parking.


      Quote Originally Posted by Jan PL S6 View Post
      This

      I'm pretty sure one of your other cars can stay outside for a few nights during this time. I can assure you they will not catch a cold. An opportunity like this one doesn't come along often.
      Current home is below. I own 3 cars. 1 parks in the garage, 2 outside the house. I'm not allowed to have more than 2 cars parked outside my house and 2 is frowned upon by neighbors already how it is.

      People keep bringing up parking like parking is going to keep me from owning my dream car. It's an obstacle, and one quickly remedied. It isn't a major determining factor (as I've said 3 times already).


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      07-22-2012 11:55 PM #62
      ^

      Don't get too bent out of shape.
      Anybody that frequents internet forums must have a strong BS filter.
      And it can be hard to turn off.

      One big issue with owning something like and F40 is insurance.
      So you really do need a proper place to park/store it, and any seller might be reluctant to keep it for you for a while unless they get properly compensated.
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      07-23-2012 12:05 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      ^

      Don't get too bent out of shape.
      Anybody that frequents internet forums must have a strong BS filter.
      And it can be hard to turn off.

      One big issue with owning something like and F40 is insurance.
      So you really do need a proper place to park/store it, and any seller might be reluctant to keep it for you for a while unless they get properly compensated.
      It's 5am, daughter has allowed me exactly 54 minutes of sleep and I'm still jet lagged from NYC. I'm a bit bitter right now and my BS filter has failed

      If I go ahead with a purchase I'll store the Subaru at my previous companies garage. I'm still on as an advisor and have a reserved spot on the bottom floor- that frees up space for the F40 in my personal garage.

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      07-23-2012 12:09 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I'd rather wait for a 288 GTO.
      x2, as much as I love the F40
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      07-23-2012 12:10 AM #65
      My dream car popped up
      I had the funds to buy it
      I bought it
      You should do the same

      In all seriousness, I don't think you would regret buying it, especially such a clean example. It's not like you wouldn't be able to sell it if things didn't work out.

      I honestly think the parking thing is just a speed bump and that this really seems like the perfect car for you.

      Single owner is HUGE in my opinion, and probably literally is the last one that can say that.

      It'll be damn expensive though.

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      07-23-2012 12:10 AM #66
      I'd also say try not to please the internet troll's with personal information. You are IMO giving out too much information that people with malicious intentions could use to find you.. and potentially your 500k car.. just sayin'

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      07-23-2012 12:23 AM #67


      But in all seriousness, I can easily afford my dream car (a much more humble S54 BMW M Coupe). They are for sale all the time on the West Coast (of the US), too.

      I am only 29, though, and I already drive a great car. There is something to be said for holding off on fulfilling that dream. For some reason I see myself buying the M Coupe when my kids go off to college or something (I don't even have kids yet). Or maybe it's because when I get the M Coupe, I will realize that it's just a car, and this whole car obssession is stupid.

      At any rate, if you really want it, buy it. It should hold its value, anyway, so you're not really dumping out money for depreciation, etc. As for parking? Who gives a ****. Park it in your living room. Light the Subaru on fire, and park the F40 in its place. Just buy the damn thing and POST PICTURES@!!!!!!!
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      07-23-2012 12:45 AM #68
      So you come on TCL saying how you may not buy your dream car because of parking and now parking is no big deal?


      Why not just buy the car THEN come brag about it with pictures of it IN your garage?

      Rather then BRAG about buying it and saying you have OHHH, HUGE PROBLEM where will you park you Ferrari F40......?

      Please.

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      07-23-2012 12:47 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      So you come on TCL saying how you may not buy your dream car because of parking and now parking is no big deal?


      Why not just buy the car THEN come brag about it with pictures of it IN your garage?

      Rather then BRAG about buying it and saying you have OHHH, HUGE PROBLEM where will you park you Ferrari F40......?

      Please.
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      07-23-2012 01:04 AM #70


      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      Worst case scenario I could just store my Subaru in my friend's garage outside London and keep the F40 in my garage.
      There you go. Or, you could ship it to the States and use it during debaucherous holidays in Vegas, keeping it in my garage of course. In any case: DO IT!

      Edit: (googles) Hmm, it's even left hand drive, isn't it? Yes, park that badboy 5224.489 miles away in my garage...
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      07-23-2012 02:14 AM #71
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      07-23-2012 02:31 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      Not mine. My M5 is grey.



      I haven't spoken to Dave in a long time, but I know who he is. Essentially the Ferrari go to guy. If I remember right he was the lead technician at Ferrari of Denver before he opened his own shop, no? I've always thought it's funny that one of the best Ferrari service guys is out of Colorado. Isn't exactly the place for RWD super cars... but there is A LOT of money in Colorado.
      Now that you ask I cannot remember. He's working on my 360, so I'll be sure to ask him just how he got started. We always wind up shooting the breeze with his old racing stories with Lauda and the 956/962 crowd. Great guy with a wonderful family.

      The roads around here do have some issues (potholes, rocks, cracks) but it can be the middle of January and I'm out driving around in a convertible. There really are only a handful of days that one couldn't use a rwd only vehicle--and those days the snow is so deep even the suburban has a hard time. A fellow enthusiast up in my area used a DB7 convertible as a dd for about three years. I lost touch with him but he wound up with a 550 Maranello and then an R8 and a Spyker. The biggest battle out here is keeping the cars clean. Zymol quickly became my best friend.
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      07-23-2012 02:44 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      It's 5am, daughter has allowed me exactly 54 minutes of sleep and I'm still jet lagged from NYC. I'm a bit bitter right now and my BS filter has failed

      If I go ahead with a purchase I'll store the Subaru at my previous companies garage. I'm still on as an advisor and have a reserved spot on the bottom floor- that frees up space for the F40 in my personal garage.
      $600,000 car, travels from NYC to London, lives in London with very nice cars, moving into awesome house and [probably! ] getting awesome car.


      I want your job.


      If you spend your free time (your "you time") mostly behind the wheel of car, and it's the only point throughout the day where you're able to relax and enjoy the day, then this mere $600,000 car is nothing. You can pay for it, and it won't break your bank, so there's no reason not to get it. You only live once, you can't take the car (or the money) with you, and life is too short to not be able to get the things you want out of it.


      Get it. Just do yourself a favor and never give Emma the keys once she's 16. Because you know she'll ask for them .

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      07-23-2012 03:01 AM #74
      First page says the OP has nowhere to put car except tiny London garage space.

      Second page has OP saying he will actually be moving to giant house outside of the metro area in a matter of months with piles of garage footage....a fact that could have quite easily been stated in the opening post.

      Frustrating thread is frustrating.
      Last edited by DerSpiegel; 07-23-2012 at 03:11 AM.

    25. 07-23-2012 03:16 AM #75
      Rich people problems!!!

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