Join Date: Oct 2007
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War horse...thoughts and advises ?
Our dear fellow F-lifer Barry seems to like Switzerland and never let go the idea of having a Maranello in Switzerland ready for the Swiss alps
(but thats up to him to explain). So one (Barry) looks for a car to enjoy Switzerland and the other for a war horse. Possibly a way to settle 1 car for 2 persons.
Life proves sometimes to be kind of a circle
.after checking out a beautiful swiss delivery, 1 owner 575 M last spring (black on black, fiorano package, daytona seats, 3 part wheels, 16 kilometers at the time) I hesistated somewhat and the car sold for Swiss Franc 90 to a swiss buyer. Now, 8 month later, the car turns up again as the owner decided to order a new porsche 911 turbo S and his 575, now at 22 kilometers, needs to go. Fixed price is swiss franc 68 (app. Euro 55, £45, what a depreciation for 6 ks!). My feeling is that 55 Euros for a April 2004 575 M (paddle shifter) chassis 135673, assembly 53045, with fiorano package and only 22 kilometers, serviced 3 times (2007/2010/May 2013, always at official F- dealer, each time including a belt change) is a probably a sound opportunity to get a pure war horse, without the need to care for future mileage, inbetween dirt and else.
Drove the car yesterday, as I did 9 month ago. Pulls very strong and in comparison to my personal wonderful 550 experiences feels extremely hard grounded to the tarmac (influence oft he fiorano package I guess) and sounds very lovely.
Any thoughts and advises ?
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50