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365Lusso 04-08-2015 04:47 PM

New 550 Owner
 
Hello, I bought the FastCars Rosso Barchetta/Tan 1999 550--Sticky, 575 mounts, recent belt service, silicone hoses (not SRI), books and tools, “In good well maintained condition” per FastCars. http://www.tillackco.com/1999%20Ferrari%20550%20Maranello_114960.html. Only one key fob though, hello maybe ImmoFixer? Like to have a full set of fobs.

One major reason for pulling the trigger is the level of support for 550s on this website and the other--MS John, FiF David, ECS Josh, Brian, Taz, and everybody else-- like getting to know a new family. Didn't want to buy until I sold my C/4, but it appears that a good condition (to be confirmed after check-over) $78k 550 will soon be--or already is--a thing of the past. I got ahold of a recent PPI on the car, and am relying on FastCars' reputation, so bought it sight unseen 8-}. Of course the imho overriding reason to purchase a 550 is the quiet, elegant look of the car hiding awesome performance--Bruce Lee in Armani.


Here’s a recent review of 550s:
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/reviews/classic-ferrari-reviews/1503/ferrari-550-maranello-review/. Relative reliability once fully sorted is great too. Just wish there were some places around here to run it hard for a prolonged period, tough to find outside of a track.

I don't have the car yet, FastCars Craig is overseeing the seat re-dye, then shipped to me. I'll post a picture of it being off-loaded when it arrives. Have to get the rest of my cars (accumulated over decades) sold, too many to take care of, want to concentrate on just the 550.....kudos to SRI and MS for all the great stuff they offer.

Thank you for the great help to be found on this Forum….!

bay 04-08-2015 10:12 PM

:thumbsup: congratulation , 550 in Rosso Barchetta .

Italian Lover 04-08-2015 10:35 PM

Welcome and one more congrats to your decision. :steering wheel:

w/ smiles
Jimmy

Killer58 04-09-2015 01:32 AM

Welcome and congratulations.

365Lusso 04-09-2015 02:03 AM

Thank you Gentlemen for the Welcome.

Jimmy -- I take it :steering wheel: is an icon that didn't work....

intrepid 04-09-2015 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WillST (Post 609762)
Hello, I bought the FastCars Rosso Barchetta/Tan 1999 550............ Just wish there were some places around here to run it hard for a prolonged period, tough to find outside of a track...................Thank you for the great help to be found on this Forum….!

Lovely 550 Will; good luck with her, drive her well and welcome!

tazandjan 04-09-2015 07:21 AM

Wil- Welcome to the V12 addicts' support group.

365Lusso 04-09-2015 09:03 AM

Thank you Taz & Seth--can't wait for the car to show up--I need a fix!.

NigelV12 04-09-2015 09:06 AM

welcome and congratulations. splendid colour

365Lusso 04-09-2015 10:44 AM

Thank you Nigel. Great avatar.....

wetpet 04-09-2015 02:04 PM

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JazzyO 04-10-2015 06:26 AM


Xaika348 04-10-2015 06:28 AM

Very good taste. Wonderful color!

wijnand

riviera 04-10-2015 07:44 AM

Amazing color. Congratulations!

365Lusso 04-10-2015 10:07 AM

Thank you Onno & Wijnand--my only regret is that I don't have the 550 in Europe to drive there. I have such good memories of driving in Italy and Germany. Here the cops have no empathy for beautiful cars driven carefully and fast. Ah well....

365Lusso 04-10-2015 10:09 AM

Thank you Alex--and you live in a beautiful city!

Fiorano 04-10-2015 10:26 AM

Congratulations WillST.
Enjoy in good health!

550_Maranello 04-10-2015 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WillST (Post 609762)
Hello, I bought the FastCars Rosso Barchetta/Tan 1999 550--Sticky, 575 mounts, recent belt service, silicone hoses (not SRI), books and tools, “In good well maintained condition” per FastCars. http://www.tillackco.com/1999%20Ferrari%20550%20Maranello_114960.html. Only one key fob though, hello maybe ImmoFixer? Like to have a full set of fobs.

One major reason for pulling the trigger is the level of support for 550s on this website and the other--MS John, FiF David, ECS Josh, Brian, Taz, and everybody else-- like getting to know a new family. Didn't want to buy until I sold my C/4, but it appears that a good condition (to be confirmed after check-over) $78k 550 will soon be--or already is--a thing of the past. I got ahold of a recent PPI on the car, and am relying on FastCars' reputation, so bought it sight unseen 8-}. Of course the imho overriding reason to purchase a 550 is the quiet, elegant look of the car hiding awesome performance--Bruce Lee in Armani.


Here’s a recent review of 550s:
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/reviews/classic-ferrari-reviews/1503/ferrari-550-maranello-review/. Relative reliability once fully sorted is great too. Just wish there were some places around here to run it hard for a prolonged period, tough to find outside of a track.

I don't have the car yet, FastCars Craig is overseeing the seat re-dye, then shipped to me. I'll post a picture of it being off-loaded when it arrives. Have to get the rest of my cars (accumulated over decades) sold, too many to take care of, want to concentrate on just the 550.....kudos to SRI and MS for all the great stuff they offer.

Thank you for the great help to be found on this Forum….!




Welcome Will,


congratulations for the good choice!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
550 is a great toy .... :steeringwheel:

Italian Lover 04-10-2015 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WillST (Post 609906)
Thank you Gentlemen for the Welcome.

Jimmy -- I take it :steering wheel: is an icon that didn't work....

Will, I goof up all the time, ...my fingers ! :thumbsup:

w/ smiles
Jimmy

cribbj 04-10-2015 01:02 PM

Will a belated welcome to the site. Looks like you're already busy doing some research and learning about the car. Kudos to you!

Gorgeous color on your car. Hope you have many happy miles together!


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