You are a very lucky man...dio mio! I am very happy for you. Thank you for sharing your GTC4 Lusso experience.
I never liked the lines of the FF, but at first sight, I did like the more elegant lines of the GTC4 Lusso, especially around the back window...smoother look, flows more symmetrically...gentle on the eyes.
I've always liked 2+2 GT models...which shows because I own 4 of them. I always liked the 612 Scaglietti, particularly the side scallop that developed from the 456.
With 612 prices still decreasing for the earlier models, pre-2008, then you may want to consider test driving one to see if you like it...I'm suspect your wife will like it. But finding a manual gearbox 612 will take some time. I'm still looking for one!
If you have any other photos of the GTC4 Lusso, please share them with us.
The close relationship I did with my dealer during the development of my headers led me to mature also a friendship with them and when there are those occasions they make me th eopportunity to test ... like the test drive on a new Ghibly MY 2017 (diesel) and on a used SQ4 (2015) that I did from them two month ago ... (two opposite sensations .... if someone is nterested to know).
My wife don't know waht is Ferrari .... after that he likes 456, 612 and FF.
The only two that i could buy are 456 or 612 with the trade of my 575 HGTC, (maybe I could buy both...) or perhaps also the first 2011 FF, but annual tax and luxuty tax in Italy would be around 5300 eur per year !!!
But there is one bottom problem .... i love my 575 and i'm not psicologically ready for trade for a 4 seats.... ahahaha
i know that would be alogical solution but have a Ferrari is not logical ...
About gearbox.. I had 550 as my first Ferrari, i liked her but since i like shift frequently i not like run with the same gear also if the Maranello engine could be, i found the gearbox of the 550 not pretty as I would like ....
I like so much the F1 gearbox of my HGTC, if is not fast like the lasts Ferraris but for me is a good compromise ...
For me is wonderful if you shift not fast .... but if you try to shift fast is nothing compared to BMW or Porsche ....
Those are my personal impressions not the true of the life!
I have not other pictures, those three are the only that i took....
Best Regards and good luck for the searching of your manual 612...