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post #1 of 26 Old 06-08-2012, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to say hello.
Been away from Ferrari since a 330 GTC, and later, a 512 TR.
Was lured to the dark side for a while (Porsche, Lotus, etc.).
Think it's time for either a 550/575 or 430 (has to be Rossa Corsa).
I'm in Manhattan Beach, CA (i.e., L.A.).
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Dan- Welcome to Ferrari Life. I did not have a Ferrari for about 20 years myself so welcome back. Either the Maranello or the F430 will work fine and both are very reliable. You know which way I lean.

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Welcome to Ferrari Life Dan.

A 430 or 550/575 will be a fine Ferrari.

Keep us informed as to the decision making process...

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Thank you for the warm welcome.
I'm taking my time to find the right car.
(And trying to make the search fun too.)
Dan
PS Terry's enthusiasm for the Maranello is infectious!
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Welcome to FL, Dan. Terry is the guru/

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Welcome: you've picked two of the better modern models to drive and maintain. Question is, 12 vs 8

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Welcome Dan there is time enough for redemption.

A 550/575 sounds like a brilliant choice although the 430 is equally interesting. Recently drove one and was most impressed with its smooth delivery and none of the low and jerkiness.

Keep us posted.
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Just wanted to say hello.
Been away from Ferrari since a 330 GTC, and later, a 512 TR.
Was lured to the dark side for a while (Porsche, Lotus, etc.).
Think it's time for either a 550/575 or 430 (has to be Rossa Corsa).
I'm in Manhattan Beach, CA (i.e., L.A.).
Dan
Welcome to FLife.

550/575 and 430 are two very different cars. How do you intend to use it?
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I'll use it as a daily driver (but since I'm retired, I don't drive that much). I'd guess 3K mi/yr. No track (well maybe once).
I'm leaning towards the 550/575 (gated shifter preferred).
The attraction of the 430 is sportier, newer, and I've never had a Ferrari V8.
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I'll use it as a daily driver (but since I'm retired, I don't drive that much). I'd guess 3K mi/yr. No track (well maybe once).
I'm leaning towards the 550/575 (gated shifter preferred).
The attraction of the 430 is sportier, newer, and I've never had a Ferrari V8.
Strongly recommend you test drive both and then decide. They are very different driving experiences.
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So I went for a new experience.
Bought a Scuderia (hopefully, photo below).
So far, I've only driven it home.
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Dan- A real hairshirt Ferrari to go with with your hairshirt Porsche RSK (or whatever she is). Very pretty car.

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post #13 of 26 Old 07-05-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Terry.
It's a 550 Vintage built replica.
Great fun.
Now I have two impractical cars (and motorcycles for bad weather).
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Dan- Beck builds some really good replicas. They have a 904S with 911 engine for sale I would love to have if I had 1) money, and 2) space.

Nice thing about the Scuderia is you can drive her anywhere you like. She has A/C and is perfectly happy to trundle along at low speeds if you need to do that. I had 5 Z06 Corvettes, and those are pretty much hairshirt sports cars, as well. They were driven to work every day for several years starting in 2000. Your Scud is at least as practical and probably rides better.

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Wow, that was fast! Faster than my reply to wish you welcome here .

Congratulations Dan! The Scud is even a better choice as you also may know which side I lean
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Scud is a great car. Well done.
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Dan

You did the right thing - the gold wheels on the Scud look fantastic.

Enjoy!
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Dan,
Welcome! It's great to see another fellow Ferrari member from the LA area (I live in Bel-Air). Hopefully we will see each other in future events!

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Welcome and what a great choice of Ferrari to come back to after many years! Enjoy the experience...

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Dan, way to pull the trigger and go strait for the lean stripped down race version. Excellent choice, enjoy it!
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