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For Jimmy. FOCHK Ferrari 70th Anniversary.

Pictures taken at the Hong Kong Ferrari Owners Club tribute for the Ferrari 70th Anniversary
....and video,

As you can see the event was pretty wet!
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Pictures taken at the Hong Kong Ferrari Owners Club tribute for the Ferrari 70th Anniversary
....and video,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPNcfILrL2Q

As you can see the event was pretty wet!
Sir Paul! for God's sake, man, it's raining! Don't they know it's forbidden to drive Ferraris in the wet?

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Paul, thank you for that. Although I am happy to see her in action and all, have to confess it is a mixed feeling inside. Have to move forward.

Thanx again for your thoughts.

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PS. Attached a photo of how she were when the GTO was with me.
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Thanks for the rain advice, which is pretty much what I have upheld for different reasons.
I have a 575 SuperAmerica which as you may be aware is susceptible to delamination of the electrochromic glass roof, but I have been firmly of the opinion that this is caused when the roof is locked closed, by the torsion of the car body and windscreen, given it started life as a coupe and had a lot of its strength cut away with the roof.
So....to avoid the potential delamination effects of the roof twisting with the torsion of the body, I (generally) only drive it with the top open so there is no strain on the glass. This philosophy has served me well and the roof is in perfect condition.
However, that weekend of the 70th anniversary, I had to bite the bullet and drive very carefully, avoiding bumps, with the roof closed and the sports settings de-selected for a smooth ride.
I must say however, my wife still had to keep mopping the water seeping in at the back top of the passenger window which was a less than perfect fit!!
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Great looking car Jimmy

If I had one I would not have gotten rid of it!!

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Great looking car Jimmy

If I had one I would not have gotten rid of it!!

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Paul, she was and is still a beauty to behold...

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Thanks for the rain advice, which is pretty much what I have upheld for different reasons.
I have a 575 SuperAmerica which as you may be aware is susceptible to delamination of the electrochromic glass roof, but I have been firmly of the opinion that this is caused when the roof is locked closed, by the torsion of the car body and windscreen, given it started life as a coupe and had a lot of its strength cut away with the roof.
So....to avoid the potential delamination effects of the roof twisting with the torsion of the body, I (generally) only drive it with the top open so there is no strain on the glass. This philosophy has served me well and the roof is in perfect condition.
However, that weekend of the 70th anniversary, I had to bite the bullet and drive very carefully, avoiding bumps, with the roof closed and the sports settings de-selected for a smooth ride.
I must say however, my wife still had to keep mopping the water seeping in at the back top of the passenger window which was a less than perfect fit!!
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Of course I was yoking about the rain. Since i have it on very good authority that from the beginning of the Company Enzo had issued an edict of a warranty, good for the life of every Ferrari automobile or its owner, whichever is longer, that no Ferrari would ever melt as a result of being driven in the rain.

My thanks for the information about body torque on the SuperAmerica's being the cause of delaminating roofs. That makes a great deal of sense and is somewhat daunting information for owners.

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Of course I was yoking about the rain. Since i have it on very good authority that from the beginning of the Company Enzo had issued an edict of a warranty, good for the life of every Ferrari automobile or its owner, whichever is longer, that no Ferrari would ever melt as a result of being driven in the rain.



My thanks for the information about body torque on the SuperAmerica's being the cause of delaminating roofs. That makes a great deal of sense and is somewhat daunting information for owners.


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Many FChat FLife forum members dispute my view on the SA roof and blame ECU issues prior to the ECU recall but I am convinced....and after 10+ years it seems to be paying off!
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