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Ferraris from £15000

Remember tho folks horrendous costs for anything that goes wrong and they do, The Pic posted is the model I used to have, Starting from cold you would think it was going to fall to bits, 2nd gear cannot be used till the gearbox is well and truly warmed up, Fuel economy no idea just keep feeding those horses, fit and finish of panels well It's a chassis, engine, and gearbox you are buying.

But jeez happy days ...:)



Ferraris from £15000

 

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So was it a bit of a money pit? I wouldnt even know where my nearest dealer was, were do you get parts from for cars like that, you local motor parts wont have a brake pad or air filter in stock.

I guess though if you can afford to buy one you can afford to run it. To be honest thats what i tend to say to anyone who has a car worth a lot of money, you dont buy an Evo or Scooby and expect to get 40mpg or do a service for £50.:d

How fast did yours go Otto? On your private race track obviously!;)
 

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So was it a bit of a money pit? I wouldnt even know where my nearest dealer was, were do you get parts from for cars like that, you local motor parts wont have a brake pad or air filter in stock.

I guess though if you can afford to buy one you can afford to run it. To be honest thats what i tend to say to anyone who has a car worth a lot of money, you dont buy an Evo or Scooby and expect to get 40mpg or do a service for £50.:d

How fast did yours go Otto? On your private race track obviously!;)
I don't think I ever had it over 130 mph it would do a lot more but the whole fun of the car was on the more twisty bits and driving at say 80 mph or 90 mph , then you could really hear the engine burst into life and rasping away as you were up and down the gearbox tho the heat buid up in the cabin at times was extreme, also it was not as grippy as say a lot of the cars of today and needed to be driven with care as it could bite you if you were not careful, I only had it for a few weeks.

Tears when I bought it ( Family) tears when I sold it ( Mine ) I got more for it when I sold the car than I initially paid then the market went crazy the very same car was reaching prices of over £100,000 some very ordinary Ferrari's were going for a £million.

But I am glad I have owned a Ferrari maybe not a true classic but close, It looked the business and sounded the business.

I bought it from Graypaul Ferrari, A great day for me, A service prior to delivery £1000 which at the time was a lot of money.

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Surprisingly enough,some of the parts are very mundane....

Some Ferrari rear brakes use the same pads as Ford Escorts do on the front.The Fiat parts bins were raided quite often too......my dear old rusty Fiat has the same door handles as some Ferraris,and things like wheel bearings are from very normal Fiats.

BUT,a cambelt change on the mid engined models (due every other year/service) is a weeks work(engine/gearbox/rear suspension out) and costs around £1500.A complete exhaust system for a 400 costs £6000.The Testarossa holds 17 litres of fully synthetic engine oil!........if you buy one for £15k,expect to spend at least that again in the next year.If the gearbox goes,then you'll have to sell your kidneys and your grand mother.

If I had £15k to spend on a toy,would I buy a Ferrari?.......without a doubt!.Would I regret the decision....at times,yes,but when everything worked as it should do,you'd forgive it everything.

(I am biased,though:eek:)
 

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a cambelt change on the mid engined models (due every other year/service) is a weeks work(engine/gearbox/rear suspension out) and costs around £1500.
About the same as a V6 Espace then,

I was quoted at the time 8 hrs for a Cambelt change on the 328 if my memory serves me right.

The workshops were like a showroom all nice and clean, All the cars being worked on had their number plates blanked off.

Yeah some of the switchgear is atrocious and you can see its Fiat origin
 

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Yeah some of the switchgear is atrocious and you can see its Fiat origin

:rofl:

What are you trying to say about lovely Fiats?:d


We used to have a dealer quite local to us(was Emblem Sports Cars,then Nigel Mansell bought it,then Westovers bought it,but it has now been demolished:(),and they had white tiles on the workshop floor which were spot less!
 
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