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post #1 of 18 Old 12-09-2014, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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F430 quest complete! : The details.

The quest is complete for a Rosso Red F430 coupé.

It was Sept of 2014 when I first came to this site looking for answers. Partially because of the nuggets of wisdom thrown to me by the members I was able to successfully buy the car I wanted.

I looked at carguru.com,ebay and autotrader. Initially I was overwhelmed on how to avoid the mine field. Large sum of money was involved and I wanted to make sure I didn't screw up. I realized I needed to hire experts in the field to provide guidance. From this site I found Josh Hill of IAP Racing in Virginia.

IAP Racing provided an invaluable service. I was able to ask Josh questions and get quick answers. He is also very knowledgeable about at least the F430 which I was looking for. I came up with my 1st,2nd,3rd choice.

1st choice was a 2006 with a dealer in West Virgina. Unfortunately due to the dealership not being able to provide any service or recall records I declined to proceed. Quite a bit of energy was expended and with Joshs expert guidance I felt I avoided a possibly risky transaction.

2nd choice was a 2006 f430 owned by an individual in North Carolina. I saw the car on autotrader and saw his post here. Josh and Paul had recommend this car as it had the header recall and other minor work all done and documented. At this point I asked IAP Racing, specifically Josh to go out to North Carolina and inspect the car and provide a PPI report.

Josh drove up to North Carolina and was very impressed with car. He could not finding anything wrong except a small scruff mark under the passenger side bumper and light weeping of oil on the corner of a valve cover.
I felt comfortable with starting negotiations with the owner. The price was not negotiable but was fair(120k). The bigger challenge was coordinating with him to meet and give him the cashier's check. I flew out to North Carolina, finally saw the car, sat as a passenger and got a invaluable lesson in driving it from the owner Pat.

I had also scheduled InterCity,based on the recommendations here, to pick the car up. The car was picked up about 2 weeks ago and showed up this Sunday(12/7). An awesome feeling. I also had to build ramps to my garage .

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Cedar Lane Suite 190
Sterling, VA 20166
U.S.A.
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post #2 of 18 Old 12-09-2014, 08:53 PM
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Pretty F430, congratulations on her. Looks like you need one of these:

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Taz,
Thank you. It has taken me 18 yrs to get a Ferrari. Back in the mid-1990s I wanted a 250SWB but it was out of my range. The 246GTS was one i pursued and then chickened out. I'll check out the ramps.
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efg, congrats on your fine, well executed purchase. She is immaculate !

Do tell us how you get along with her from here on too.

Again, well done.

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Congratulations!

Never get sick of looking at them. There is just something about those air intakes that really grab me.

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Beautiful, and looks like all the right options.
Congrats!

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post #7 of 18 Old 12-10-2014, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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David,
Just want to acknowledge you for helping me with figuring out the cost of moving cars :-)
Yes this car has the right options for me:

1) Yellow tac
2) Yellow calipares
3) Daytona seats (no strips)
4) Front/back parking radar
5) Upgraded stereo.
6) Car cover (option?)
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I want to also thank all,yes that includes Jimmy, for the enthusiast support. I have friends who don't get it except it is a "Ferrari, expensive and fast", which is sad.

Hopefully my little write-up helps the next guy in the hunt. I strongly recommend using the services of an expert. With the older Ferraris the service records are even more important and the cost of service can be quite high. Alot cheaper to pay a little to an expert and avoid the headaches and heartaches later.
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So glad to see the car finally in your hands man, congrats. It was worth all the work, you're going to enjoy this car a great deal.


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efg, your passion is what counts. Enjoy and explore your beauty in safety ! :steering wheel:

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The red car cover with seat covers and steering wheel cover in a red nylon bag was standard.

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Great looking car. congrats and enjoy! Guess this proves it pays to be a sponsor on ferrarilife. well done josh.



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Great looking car. congrats and enjoy! Guess this proves it pays to be a sponsor on ferrarilife. well done josh.


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Congrats! Home at last i see. Love the yellow calipers. Thats rare color combo indeed.
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Cheng thanks , yes I like the yellow calipers. Your early support and enthusiasm is appreciated.
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I want to also acknowledge Admiral Goodwrench(Robert) as he is the reason I chose InterCity to move the car. If Robert could trust his jem with InterCity I could as well.
I talked with Roy at Intercity and it was Roger who brought the car.

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Great story, gorgeous car!
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