Ready for the Ferrari Life - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
kulferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NJ, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 176
Ready for the Ferrari Life

Hello to my fellow Ferrari enthusiasts!

I've spent many years waiting for the day when I would finally take that leap and fulill the dream of experiencing Ferrari ownership. I have never been focused on a particular model although my sights have landed on various models based upon based upon my available funds. Consequently, "avalable funds" have a sneaky way of leaking away and being used up by other projects.

Well, those days are soon to be over. If all goes well with the PPI, I will be the proud owner of a 2004 360 Modena with 5800 miles. It is an immaculate 3 owner machine. First owner put 800 miles in in 6 months. Second owner had it for 6 years and ~3800 miles. The fellow I'm dealing with has had it going on a year and a half and is only selling it to make room for his 430 which he's taking delivery of in May.

The car is extremely well kept. The current owner is very particular about the treatment of his vehicles. I took it as a good sign when I first contacted him about and he told me I was welcome to come and look over the car and records any time I wish, however, if I wanted to ride I must be wearing "soft pants". He also informed me that although he was willing to take me out in the car, we would need to begin negotiations (non-binding of course) before he would let me drive. This may seem a bit obsessive but it told me he doesn't let anyone come around and joyride in his car . The PPI is this coming Tuesday and I fully expect everything to be in order (maybe some minor stuff of course). The only blemish on this car's history is a reported accident. The wonderful police force in his town pulled him over. The officer failed to put the patrol car in park and while speaking to him the patrol car was slowly creeping forward until it bumped the back of the 360, hitting the area of the license plate. The plate was damaged and some cosmetic damage underneath. No repairs needed other than some deatiling to fix the paint underneath the plate. Since it was a government vehicle, there had to be an accident report. I've seen the accident report, repair bills, and "repaired" area and this is a complete non-issue in my eyes.

I'm so jacked at this point I can't stand it. Looking forward to a nice long cruise with a big stupid grin on my face . I'm sure to turn quite a few heads as southern New Jersey is not exactly a hotbed of exotic car activity.

Thanks to everyone in at Ferrari Life. I've used a lot of the valuable advice provided in these forums and look forward to sharing my experiences.
kulferrari is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 05:38 AM
Owner
 
champagne612's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Louis
Ferrari Life Posts: 10,022
Congrats!

Sounds like you did your homework and the previous owner did too.

Look forward to seeing some pictures.

Keep in mind we all enjoy these cars - helping out others for me and lots of others here has become a pay it forward tradition.
champagne612 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
kulferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NJ, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by champagne612 View Post
Congrats!

Sounds like you did your homework and the previous owner did too.

Look forward to seeing some pictures.

Keep in mind we all enjoy these cars - helping out others for me and lots of others here has become a pay it forward tradition.
I hear you loud and clear. I hope to be a regular contributor over time. I certainly will be sharing my initial experiences with the car, the good and the bad. I keep thinking I'm going to jinx the whole deal by talking as if I own it already but nonetheless, I will certainly post pictures when the deal is done.
kulferrari is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Owner
Elite Member
 
wetpet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chevy Chase, Md
Ferrari Life Posts: 9,567
wetpet is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Owner
 
Granucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: far and away
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,196
congrats and welcome: Post pics if all works out

Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic
Rik -- LAH !


Current:
Past:
1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan
Granucci is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 04-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Welcome to Ferrari life kulferrari.

Congrats on the nearly done deal. Sounds like a very clean 360 you have found. Good luck with concluding the deal.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 04-13-2012, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
kulferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NJ, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 176
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to getting my ride next week and sharing the experience!
kulferrari is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 04-13-2012, 07:42 AM
Owner
 
brettgagnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 642
welcome aboard, cannot wait to see pictures

- Brett

-----------------------
Current: 1978 308 GTB (25823)
Past:
Other: 2011 Audi A6 Avant
brettgagnon is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 04-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Owner
 
StefVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Switzerland
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,341
Very welcome to FerrariLife I looks like you did a very good homework and you known what you wants, very good! I wish you make the deal soon and you'll enjoy soon the exclusivity of these cars. Happy driving and stay around to share anything you want
StefVan is online now  
post #10 of 18 Old 04-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Administrator
Elite Member
 
Andrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Francisco
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,320
Welcome to FerrariLife, looking forward to hearing the updates.
Andrew is offline  
post #11 of 18 Old 04-13-2012, 09:54 PM
Owner
 
wintech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth WA OZ
Ferrari Life Posts: 94
Kullferrari-
Welcome! and Way To Go!

Your grin will develop muscle cramps in yr face but would you have it any other way? Every drive will be a new adventure for you.
I reiterate my colleagues requests.....pics and lots of them

Wintech
wintech is offline  
post #12 of 18 Old 04-14-2012, 04:44 AM
 
JASApplications's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: UK
Ferrari Life Posts: 82
Congrats! Sounds like a great car! Looking forward to some pics when you get it!

Future Ferrari owner
JASApplications is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 04-14-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
kulferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NJ, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 176
I literally can't wait. I've come close to purchasing 3 times over the past 15 years but it's but now that it's potentially just days away I can't understand how I waited all of this time. My wife asked if I was going to disappear for a few days. I said of course not, I'll just be in the garage :-)
kulferrari is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 04-21-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
kulferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NJ, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 176
I didn't think it was actually going to happen but the deal is finally done! Proud owner of my very own 2004 360 Modena and I couldn't be happier. Spent nearly all day in the car. What a joy. Pictures to be posted when I can pry my hands off of the steering wheel.
kulferrari is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 04-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Owner
 
JazzyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,392
Congrats!



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Future: No idea
Present: 458 Italia, 550 Maranello
Past: 365BB x 2,
330GTC
JazzyO is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 04-22-2012, 12:50 PM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by JazzyO View Post
Congrats!
+1. Welcome to the FerrariLife.
Boxer is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 04-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulferrari View Post
I didn't think it was actually going to happen but the deal is finally done! Proud owner of my very own 2004 360 Modena and I couldn't be happier. Spent nearly all day in the car. What a joy. Pictures to be posted when I can pry my hands off of the steering wheel.
Congrats! Enjoy in good health

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 06-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 61
Guys,
I have seen this car in person...Looks better then when it was new..paint is flawless and the leather is perfect.
Bob, you found one hell of a 360!. Very clean and looks beautiful
Good luck!
Ferris Bueller is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale