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Condor Man has landed...

Hi Guys,

Great to join and see all of your great articles.

What happened to the Quartlerly, this was humming and now seems to have stopped!

I recently did a tour of Europe (June 2011) in my 550. 6,000kms in 22 days.

What an awesome passage and baptism to Ferrari.

I have been a Porsche Guy all my life and I have recently sold my Carrera Cup Car and I am considering selling my GT3 RS for something a little more special... Perhaps and F40....

Anyway, below are some photos of our trip.

PS - I am picking up my 575 in London on 1st April and I will be going for another spin for 2 weeks. I hope to keep you posted.
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-14-2012, 03:22 AM
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Intro with a bang!
welcome and magnificent shots.
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Lucky man to have the opportunity to accomplish that. Welcome

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Welcome to FLife

Slightly jealous of that trip.

Looks like you had a great time.
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Welcome to the group, and thanks for the photo tour!
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welcome to ferrarilife. Pics are great and it looks like you had fun. Some of the galleria and factory shots bring back fond memories. You may want to check out the FLED 6 thread.

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Welcome to FL, great pics and thanks for sharing them w/us!

You Brits know how to enjoy life
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CM- Great photos and looks like a great trip. Welcome and hope you do write up the trip for Ferrari Life.

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Welcome to FerrariLife and thanks for sharing your nice pictures of your Europe tour. Looks like you've been through Switzerland too I hope you did some nice mountain passes where such cars feel really home
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Welcome to FL Condor Man. Great pics and evidence of what must have been a magnificent trip.

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Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
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Welcome to FL Condor Man. Great pics and evidence of what must have been a magnificent trip.
+1. Got to put it on my bucket's list. Very jealous. Some explanations of the pics and regions would be nice for someone like myself who does not know much of Europe. w/ smiles Jimmy
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I have been a Porsche Guy all my life and I have recently sold my Carrera Cup Car and I am considering selling my GT3 RS for something a little more special... Perhaps and F40....

Anyway, below are some photos of our trip.

PS - I am picking up my 575 in London on 1st April and I will be going for another spin for 2 weeks. I hope to keep you posted.
An F40 would be highly recommended.

A few tips: http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/su...ing-guide.html
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Thanks Guys!

I am actually an Aussie from Melbourne and I bought the 550 from Scotland and then Shippied it back to Melbourne.

Our trip consisted of the following;

1) Scotland
2) London
3) Paris
4) Etoges
5) Stuttgart
6) Brno
7) Prague
8) Vicenza
9) Venice
10) Verona
11) Milan
12) Imola
13) Sant Agata
14) Maranello
15) Milan and Home.
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An F40 would be highly recommended.

A few tips: http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/su...ing-guide.html

Great this is exactly what I was hoping for.

I did start to wonder if the turbos would require a rebuild and I was aware of the Bladder Issues.

Sounds like they can be a heavy item to keep right...
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Thanks Guys!

I am actually an Aussie from Melbourne and I bought the 550 from Scotland and then Shippied it back to Melbourne.

Our trip consisted of the following;

1) Scotland
2) London
3) Paris
4) Etoges
5) Stuttgart
6) Brno
7) Prague
8) Vicenza
9) Venice
10) Verona
11) Milan
12) Imola
13) Sant Agata
14) Maranello
15) Milan and Home.
Now THAT, is a road trip.

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The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
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Great this is exactly what I was hoping for.

I did start to wonder if the turbos would require a rebuild and I was aware of the Bladder Issues.

Sounds like they can be a heavy item to keep right...
Actually quite easy on the maintenance in general. Fuel cells are every ten years, turbos need rebuilding every 10-15 years, otherwise everything else is pretty routine.
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Thanks Guys!

I am actually an Aussie from Melbourne and I bought the 550 from Scotland and then Shippied it back to Melbourne.

Our trip consisted of the following;

1) Scotland
2) London
3) Paris
4) Etoges
5) Stuttgart
6) Brno
7) Prague
8) Vicenza
9) Venice
10) Verona
11) Milan
12) Imola
13) Sant Agata
14) Maranello
15) Milan and Home.
Welcome Condor Man! That sounds like one hell of a trip! Which was your favourite place?

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Actually quite easy on the maintenance in general. Fuel cells are every ten years, turbos need rebuilding every 10-15 years, otherwise everything else is pretty routine.
Thanks do you know the full cell cost and turbo cost?
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Thanks do you know the full cell cost and turbo cost?
Cells are $8k-10k to replace depending on where you get it done. Overhauling the turbos is $2k-3k.
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Ciao congratulations and welcome to FL

Excellent first post, love the car and wonderful pics

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