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Hi all,

I am considering purchasing an F355 GTS F1 and I would love to have some views on a few questions I have;

1. Will it need to be insured by a specialist? I've read that there are specialist insurers that impose an annual mileage limit.

2. Road side assistance - does this have to be specialist as well? Or will a normal AA or RAC policy be sufficient?

3. Any idea of costs on the above?

4. What is the handling of the F1 like in tight spaces, ie tight parking spaces, visibility out the rear, etc?

Thank you for your help and hopefully this will allieve some of my concerns about buying such a prestige car!

Paul
 

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hey, for a start what a great choice and what great taste you have, secondly I have herd from quite a number of people that you need a specialist to get insurence for a ferrari of anykind. thats all I know and good luck
 

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Are you in the UK? You location might affect the answers provided. If you are in the UK I would expect that a standard roadside assistance policy will suffice and you will have a multitude of insurance companies to choose from.

Not owning a 355 I cant comment on the tight spaces Q, but I know my 360 isn't as easy to park as my Mini Cooper, but it's not as hard as the Range Rover either. I certainly wouldn't be too worried about that aspect anyway.

Good luck in your search for the right car. I'm sure you will enjoy it when it arrives!
 

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Thanks for your help guys.

Yeah, I'm in the UK so thats good news about road side assistance. And by the sounds of it specialist insurance will be required, although quite reasonable if mileage is limited.

Have you guys ever had any trouble with speed bumps as there are quite a lot where I live and the 355 had a lower nose than say the 360 or 430
 

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I have noticed that I tend to take my 348 a lot less places than my 911 because of the low end. If you come upon a speed bump slow down to a very low speed 5MPH or less and enter the speed bump on an angle. If you think the speed bump it too high for that......then you must turn around.
 

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Welcome to Flife Paul.

I found that a specialized insurance company for exotics and classic cars was half the cost of my daily driver insurance company. Not only that ask your insurance company what the replacement value is with them and I would bet it will be market value only.

I had an apprasial done for my Fcar and my specialized ins will be full value plus 10% for mods. With the same apprasial and terms with my daily driver insurance company the cost was more then double. So shop around. My insurance company on the Fcar gives me 5000 miles a year but you can pay very little to up that if needed. Although 5000 is plenty for me since winter here last so long!

Clearance on my SS is very tough because of my front lip get used to respraying these spoilers yearly, Very typical so dont let that worry you.

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Hi all,

I am considering purchasing an F355 GTS F1 and I would love to have some views on a few questions I have;

1. Will it need to be insured by a specialist? I've read that there are specialist insurers that impose an annual mileage limit.

2. Road side assistance - does this have to be specialist as well? Or will a normal AA or RAC policy be sufficient?

3. Any idea of costs on the above?

4. What is the handling of the F1 like in tight spaces, ie tight parking spaces, visibility out the rear, etc?

Thank you for your help and hopefully this will allieve some of my concerns about buying such a prestige car!

Paul

1. Multiple companies will cover Ferraris, PM me if you would like a recommendation.

2. Normally RAC or AA will be fine, coereage may also come via yoru insurance.

4. Visibility out the rear is OK, you just need to get used to the blind spots. Handling is very light.

5. Speed bumps are not that big an issue but it is worth getting a skid plate fitted under the front nose.
 

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Understand your concerns perfectly well. Nevertheless, looking at things from a different perspective, such concerns are part of the whole package. Enjoy. I have no doubt you would have great fun with your new acquisition. w/ smiles Jimmy
 
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