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post #81 of 637 Old 09-10-2011, 08:43 PM
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2002 would probably refer to the first registration date.
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post #82 of 637 Old 09-11-2011, 10:13 AM
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2002 would probably refer to the first registration date.
Hi! You are probably right. The first registration date was 22/4/2002. I can not see the actual production date in my documentation. The car was originally sold in France and has one owner before me. I have had the car since March this year.
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Kristofer- Just beautiful and yellow is my favorite color for Ferraris. If I ever ordered a new one (no way), it would be yellow.
Thanks! Red is also nice
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Kristofer, beautiful car and excellent 1st post.

How long have you owned/enjoyed your Barchetta?

ps. I find it curious in Europe that the Barchettas go to model year 2002 and in North America it is only to 2001. Is this due to when they started selling the cars in Europe?
Just a curiousity question. I have seen a few 2002 Barchettas listed for sale in Europe over the years.
Thank you! I really like your cars also!
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Model: 550 Maranello
Year: 1999
Country: United States
Steering: LHD
Chassis number: 115816
Ferrari colour: Blu Pozzi
Interior colour: Tan, blue carpets, blue piping
Mileage: 68,000
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Thank you! I really like your cars also!
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Barry- Somehow that car looks familiar.

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Model: 550 Maranello
Year: 1999
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Chassis number: 115816
Ferrari colour: Blu Pozzi
Interior colour: Tan, blue carpets, blue piping
Mileage: 68,000
Barry, I have respect for you and your car.
How many of those miles did you enjoy putting on your car?...........
ps. Have you done any suspension mods on your 550?

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Barry- Somehow that car looks familiar.


Nice to see you, Terry.
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Barry, I have respect for you and your car.
How many of those miles did you enjoy putting on your car?...........
ps. Have you done any suspension mods on your 550?
Hi Domenic,

I bought my 550 about 3 1/2 years ago with 59,000 miles. There are about 9,000 track miles on this car. There are no suspension modifications.

I cleans up nicely

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Hi Domenic,

I bought my 550 about 3 1/2 years ago with 59,000 miles. There are about 9,000 track miles on this car. There are no suspension modifications.

I cleans up nicely

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Hi Barry, Good to see you !

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Hi Barry, Good to see you !

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Hi there Bill. Nice to see you too!

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Hi Domenic,

I bought my 550 about 3 1/2 years ago with 59,000 miles. There are about 9,000 track miles on this car. There are no suspension modifications.

I cleans up nicely

Barry
Yes, it definitely cleans up very nicely!
Another question......What type of tires do run for the track?

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Yes, it definitely cleans up very nicely!
Another question......What type of tires do run for the track?
Domenic,

I run BF Goodrich g-Force TA KDW 2s in stock sizes on a spare set of stock wheels.

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Domenic,

I run BF Goodrich g-Force TA KDW 2s in stock sizes on a spare set of stock wheels.

Barry
Thanks Barry.

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Thanks Barry.


Hop in for two laps around the Pocono Raceway long course (you can watch it in Full screen HD on YouTube)


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Thanks for the video Barry.

You guys have a nice track, and I notice you have it all to yourself.
Our track in Calgary is closing this year, (it is on City land and is needed for infrastructure now) so we won't have a track any more.

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There were a couple of cars behind me, Domenic. And this was the last session on the second day so just about everyone had gone home.

Sorry to hear about your track at Calgary. We're lucky here in New Jersey having Pocono, Limerock, Monticello, New Jersey Motorsports and Watkins Glen for our venues.

I'll have my 550 transported down to Daytona again this year for a three-day event.

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Barry - I bought my current 575M F1 from Wide World Ferrari and came down to look at the car in February of this year.....had it been later in the season, I would have asked to take the 575 to a nearby track.....

When my 575 arrived in May/10, I was on the track with it the next day to get a feel for the F1. I just didn't like the fact of the wear on the Pirelli Rosso's.
That was the only time I tracked mine.....more for my curiousity of the handling combined with F1 shifting.

I took the Barchetta to the track only once for a few laps with a couple of cars on at the same time.......
I have the Michelin Pilot Sports on that car and they stand up a lot better than the P-Zeros. That's why I asked what tires you run on the track. I would have to say that I was more impressed with the Barchetta in the curves and corners than the 575.......less body roll.....firmer suspension.

I am glad you have so many tracks to choose from and that you enjoy your car in that manner. Are there any other 550's or 575's that have showed up when you go to your track days?

Nice photo's, I really like the one with Daytona behind it......

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Domenic,

It's good to hear that you had your 575M and Barchetta on the track. There are times on the track that I wish I had a paddle shifter. What would really be neat is a sequential shifter...but that's only a daydream.

Daytona was a 3 day event and I put about 350 miles on the 550 that weekend. My Pilot Sports were in pretty good shape with about 70% tread when I started. This is what they looked like after the event. That's a world record tire booger you're looking at there.

The g-Forces have about 500 track miles and 600 road miles on them and they still look new. I prefer them to the PS2s I have now as far as handling. The g-Forces were also half the cost of the PS2s. Some people don't care for the tread pattern. I kind of like it.

I've never seen another 550 on the track around here, but I've seen a 550 at Daytona. There's one fellow nearby who regularly tracks his 456.

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