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post #1 of 29 Old 01-30-2010, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Prancing Horse

Hello - I'm preparing my garage for my new F458 and want to tile the entire garage floor. My question is where can I buy the Prancing Horse and lay it down as a tile in the middle of the garage floor.

Something like 1200*1200 - I remember some advertise in the topmarques magazine but can't see the ad in new issues of the magazine.

Any hints would be greatfully received.

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Sorry I haven't seen the ad, but can I live in your garage when it's finished?
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Not certain about the measurements you need but you might try:
http://www.continentalautosports.com...?iframeid=1862
to see if they have any left. Use their search function for "tile".

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Find someone with a water jet and they can cut one out for you. Just give them two different color tiles and an image to scan.

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Congrats! Please post pics when your done.

Contact Roberto aka nightlife on here. I believe he had one custom made for his garage.

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Thanks for your feedback -

I found the guys number - it not a tile but some sort of glass finish
with the Ferrari Prancing Horse.- 1.2 Meter Square.

Charges 450 + VAT

If anyone's interested +44 01354 653826

Should get mine on Saturday - Once the garage is fully tiled I will post some pictures :-)
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If you want an inlay the water jet is the way to go and not as expensive as you would think. I've actually seen them do it with granite and steel. It's pretty easy once they scan in the drawing and then they just do the same cut twice, once on the background material and then on whatever you want in the center and you actually end up with two complete pieces ie: a white background with black inlay and also a black background with a white inlay. You could sell the spare. They could pretty much do any material, metal, ceramic tile, glass, stone.

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Enzo's personally commissioned tile?

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Not certain about the measurements you need but you might try:
http://www.continentalautosports.com...?iframeid=1862
to see if they have any left. Use their search function for "tile".

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Per Continental Autosports...

"Back in the early 70's Automobile legend Enzo Ferrari commisioned the making of ceramic tiles with the Ferrari Prancing Horse logo.
They were manufactured by Valentino of Maranello, Italy under Enzo's direction.
They were sold to the public for $90.00 each.
At this price, sales were limited.
The excess stock was put into storage where it sat for years.
When Enzo died and Fiat took over, they gave orders to get rid of the tile.
John Weinberger happened to be at the factory and heard they were for sale.
That's when Continental AutoSports stepped in and purchased the whole lot.
A semi pulled up onto Ogden Ave one day, told Randy and Gary they had a package.
They went out there with a hand cart only to see skids and skids and more skids of tile.
We have been selling them off case by case...piece by piece.
We will continue to do so until there are none left."
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ferrari-13-x-13-...item45f0c4b50d

http://www.continentalautosports.com/Default.aspx

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I ordered one tile as mentioned in my post above, and received it today. I wouldn't recommend it for a garage floor because it is thin and may break, but I will display it on a wall in my family room.

In a sense, it is a peripheral piece of Ferrari history.

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It's funny, those things never seem to run out. I have seen them for sale continually for years.



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Hey guys, hurry hurry, they have only 432 left....

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[QUOTE=Neonzapper;111577]I ordered one tile as mentioned in my post above, and received it today. I wouldn't recommend it for a garage floor because it is thin and may break, but I will display it on a wall in my family room.

As to breakage, I'm in that trade and it's all about the sub base, base and thin-set (glue or mortar). Most tiles are fragile but properly set I've driven trucks, fork lifts and Sno-cats over my floors.Tell me more about the tile, and base and I'd give you a real opinion on how to safely make it into a floor. Bill
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Bill, of course you are right about that, and most garage floors are cement, so these tiles would actually hold up with no problem. I'm just thinking given their heritage and cost, you wouldn't want to risk breakage.

Truthfully, these tiles when set properly on a cement base, would probably last several decades at least-without a crack.

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If Enzo had oficially commissioned this tile, don't you think that he would have made sure the horse actually represented his own? Seems like a very bad reproduction to me, particularly how the hind legs are drawn.


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Hmmm... Hey everybody! I have one tile for sale
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I did find the tiles I wanted but in reality it didnt look right. I managed to complete the garage conversion without the Prancing Horse. Here's some pics......
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Seems like a very bad reproduction to me, particularly how the hind legs are drawn.

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I recently noticed the aforementioned tile is wall-to-wall in Enzo's house at Fiorano. So it IS an original Ferrari tile.


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Awesome looking garage - you'll have to take some more pics once the 458 makes it there!

Your house looks beautiful too, is that brick or stone?
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