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post #1 of 23 Old 01-01-2012, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone-

I saw some familiar faces over here from fchat and thought I would register and follow this board as well.

Loved ferraris for over 20 years, bought a 2001 red/tan 550 Maranello three years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the ownership experience.

Looking forward to my time here.

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-01-2012, 11:40 PM
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Welcome to FL, Duane. Thanx for the intro too. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Welcome. Where in CA are you

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Welcome to FL Duane.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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Duane, very welcome to FL
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post #6 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 05:45 AM
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Duane

Welcome to FLife and Happy New Year!

Any pictures would be much appreciated
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Welcome Duane, enjoy the great site. The guys are great. If you need anything , please feel free to email me or call.
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 09:54 AM
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Duane- Welcome to another Maranello owner. Hope you enjoy it here and we look forward to photos of your car, whichever set of modulars is mounted.

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post #10 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Pictures of my car

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

Here are the obligatory pictures - I am in Orange County by the way and sometimes make it out to Cars and Coffee in Irvine.
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post #11 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 10:32 AM
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Norte California here.

Land of granola, wine and tye dye.
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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Very nice!

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Nice 550. Welcome to FLife.
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Hey - I know this 550 !!

Welcome here, Duane!

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Duane,

Welcome to Ferrari Life, great photos of your 550. Thanks for sharing.
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 01:17 PM
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Duane- Very pretty and it looks great with those 575 mods. Looks like the Brazilian girls have been working her over.

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I like the 550/75 more every time I see one.

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post #18 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 01:43 PM
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LC- Wait until you floor one and you will like it even more. 400+ ft lbs of torque makes for an interesting experience. Can only imagine what a 599 might be like, but they are quite a bit bigger.
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LC- Wait until you floor one and you will like it even more. 400+ ft lbs of torque makes for an interesting experience. Can only imagine what a 599 might be like, but they are quite a bit bigger.
There's no doubt that the 599 is a beast, but for me, I'd choose the gated 550/75.

Early this summer, I was driving down the highway when a beautiful red 550 crept up behind me. I believe the owner had just picked it up from service at competizione. Anyway, I've been around exotics for most of my life, but seeing that 550 on the road amongst all of the DDs was really something.

Maybe this year I will get a chance to drive one. Toggie, you out there?
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post #20 of 23 Old 01-02-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Come out to California and you are welcome to drive mine anytime.

BTW - I can't get over how much I loved driving the 355 Rick.

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There's no doubt that the 599 is a beast, but for me, I'd choose the gated 550/75.

Early this summer, I was driving down the highway when a beautiful red 550 crept up behind me. I believe the owner had just picked it up from service at competizione. Anyway, I've been around exotics for most of my life, but seeing that 550 on the road amongst all of the DDs was really something.

Maybe this year I will get a chance to drive one. Toggie, you out there?
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