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Visiting Parents in FLA when they said they think "Max" has a new Ferrari. I asked for descriptions (they know nothing). Response was Blue, convertible, new, and loud.

A day later I went over Maxes house in my parents golf cart. After a short talk, he backs a 04 360 Modena Spider in Tour de France blue out of its hole. One of two in US with manual and one of four total (other two with F1). After getting in while running, I asked for a few photos. Done. Then Max says as I am reaching for the door, "Stay there if you want to go for a drive". I went pale and felt it in my face. I have driven an every day 360, but never a Spider at street value of $240K and gate shifting.

After 15 miles on a car with 1380 miles, I was still short shifting and bucking the thing like a bull. After 25 miles, I started to slowly learn to let the thing spool up before shifting and was rewarded with a ton of sounds that I will not forget. As a not he had a stage 3 German exhaust and I am a McLaren F1 Fan. Dame the Ferrari stole my sole!
 

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Visiting Parents in FLA when they said they think "Max" has a new Ferrari. I asked for descriptions (they know nothing). Response was Blue, convertible, new, and loud.

A day later I went over Maxes house in my parents golf cart. After a short talk, he backs a 04 360 Modena Spider in Tour de France blue out of its hole. One of two in US with manual and one of four total (other two with F1). After getting in while running, I asked for a few photos. Done. Then Max says as I am reaching for the door, "Stay there if you want to go for a drive". I went pale and felt it in my face. I have driven an every day 360, but never a Spider at street value of $240K and gate shifting.

After 15 miles on a car with 1380 miles, I was still short shifting and bucking the thing like a bull. After 25 miles, I started to slowly learn to let the thing spool up before shifting and was rewarded with a ton of sounds that I will not forget. As a not he had a stage 3 German exhaust and I am a McLaren F1 Fan. Dame the Ferrari stole my sole!
Chas,

Welcome to the site, great story! Did Max mention how much HP his car puts out with the new upgrade? I'm guessing a Hamman? Novitec?

Looks like you need to upgrade your street 360 now :green:
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. My McLaren boys are going to get jealous.

Anyway, I am a huge F1 fan and after controlling a real Ferrari with 415 and a German stage 3 ex host. Done. Go Michael.....................

Just kidding, Bottom line is dominate street cars today are Ferrari's. From Max, he has purchased Diablos and returned them the same day looking for the feelings of a Ferrari. He waited two and a half years for this car and during the wait drove and searched for a new toy with no luck. Max says he is on the F430 list with a delivery of 09/06. I can't wait for Thanksgiving 06!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Dj Dirk, yes I can drive a manual. The point I was trying to make was that the sound over whelm ed my instincts. At 4.5 grand the thing sounded like it was going to pop in half. Very different from my 911 Targa.
 

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Max has a concrete foundation company, trim company, and others associated with home construction. He has been getting large contracts with new developments in north Florida. While I was driving he said he just signed a contract for 15 years of work. Right time, right place.........Boom, toys!
 

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Max has a concrete foundation company, trim company, and others associated with home construction. He has been getting large contracts with new developments in north Florida. While I was driving he said he just signed a contract for 15 years of work. Right time, right place.........Boom, toys!
Nice! And apparently he has an H1 as well...the REAL Hummer...not that h2 thing they try to pass off as one.
 

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Max has a concrete foundation company, trim company, and others associated with home construction. He has been getting large contracts with new developments in north Florida. While I was driving he said he just signed a contract for 15 years of work. Right time, right place.........Boom, toys!
Hard work and luck. That's the receipe!! :wink: :wink:
 

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Im a University of Florida grad with a BSME and work for Corning. My title is Senior Product Development Engineer, designing fiber optic connectors. Sounds fairly strong, but many of my high school friends have started companies that are grossing 1 mil. I chose the college path, that after ten years has made me realize I am making other people loads of flow. I am the inventor on 8 patents that make my company millions and I am rewarded with stability not a Ferrari.

I am ranting, but people that have less security and build simple business win.
 

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I am ranting, but people that have less security and build simple business win.
Getting a bit off topic but why not. I agree having people work for you is the best. All the billionaires of the world didn't do everything themself they had 1000s of people that helped to make them this wealthy. However, I would say that you are better off with an education than 1 million dollars. I would never not have finish college in exchange for money.
 
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