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post #1 of 14 Old 01-29-2015, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the eastside of Seattle

Hi everybody! I've been lurking a while and finally created an account since I pulled the trigger on a 2005 F430 coupe earlier this week, and am now waiting for it to be delievered.

I've had tons of different cars, but this is my first Ferrari. I traded my 997.2 Turbo S for this one. Prior to that, I had a Gallardo. The move to the Porsche proved to be a mistake, it was quite a let down after the Lamborghini (despite being faster!) and I decided that I just need a car with a bit more drama.

Rather than get another Gallardo, I decided to try something new, and I'm glad I did. My brief experience with the F430 so far indicates that it will be a great car to live with (it's my daily driver).

Prior to buying the F430, I had it checked out by Alex Traverso in Phoenix, who seems to be highly regarded by the Ferrari community. He was really great to work with, and if you are buying a car in Arizona, I recommend him!

He found the car to be in superb mechanical shape and gave me his blessing. There are a few cosmetic issues that can be addressed, but I don't need a concourse car anyway since I'm getting to be driving it every day. Given what I paid, I think it's fair.

The car is Grigio Titanio, has 15k miles, black interior, daytonas, shields, CCBs, and probably a more elaborate aftermarket stereo than I would have installed. Unfortunately, no yellow tach, and I'll probably need to do some carbon fiber interior bits here and there. After new tires, first priority will be to get the aftermarket exhaust brackets and remote valve control installed.

Here's a picture, maybe I'll post some more when I get the car home and cleaned up.
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-29-2015, 01:07 PM
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Welcome Greg. Nice looking F430. Drive it fast yet safely.

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post #3 of 14 Old 01-29-2015, 01:34 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the forum.
Nice looking car BTW.

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Thanks David and David!
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Welcome to the forum, great first Ferrari!

Enjoy in good health, drive the nuts off her, you'll soon discover she can easily take all you can give her & then some!!!

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Greg- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Grigio Titanio is a great Ferrari color and she looks very nice. Always loved those F430 wheels.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-29-2015, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Peter and Terry!

Here's a picture I took in the shop where I had the inspection done. I thought it was a fun coincidence that the Italian stripes on the wall reflecting off the hood look just like the stripes on some F430s...
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-29-2015, 11:49 PM
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The 16M Tricolore stripes look good on that color.

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Welcome to the club! Great looking ride you have there! Italian stripes complement it perfectly.

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Congrats! Good to see more Washington memebers! If you're ever down by Olympia, let me know. It would be nice to see the car.
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Beautiful car, well done. Enjoy her in good health.
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Thanks Michael, cutter and Bob!

I just heard from the truck driver that my car won't be delivered until Wednesday evening...

First world problems... "My Ferrari is late!"
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Thanks Michael, cutter and Bob!

I just heard from the truck driver that my car won't be delivered until Wednesday evening...

First world problems... "My Ferrari is late!"

That's okay...It'll give you time to cool down from the Hawks loss
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