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HowD Folks,
I am new to this forum as I just recently have decided to buy an Modena Stradale (planned delivery April).
I am told that Ferrari provides a service that allows owners to collect their cars directly at the factory. I was wondering if it was worth doing it and/or anyone has had the experience?

Thank you for the insight.
 

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yep you can pick the car up at the factory
what i've heard from other owners who did it, it is a real special experience, then you can have a tour in the factory (i don't know for certain that it is every time) and it is also possible to do that driving course at fiorano to learn more about the car.

IMO nothing sounds cooler then picking up your brand new ferrari at the factory then from your local dealer.
 

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Yes you can pick up your car from the factory but there are a few things you have to ask your dealer to do with the factory.

1. You have to EE register the car. This can take anywhere between 1 week to 3 weeks. The registration for Maranello area is located at the regional office in Modena and the factory does this type of registration only once a week. So be warned. I had the unpleasant experience of having to wait almost 4 weeks before I could get my Modena registration completed.

2. You have to take at least a 3-month insurance on the car before you can drive it out on the road.

The export department handles these things and only your dealer are able to communicate with them.

Visiting the factory will be your privilege but not driving at Fiorano. You have to enrol in the Pilota Advance Course. But then you have to have completed the Pilota Basic Course at Mugello as pre-condition to doing the advance course. Fiorano is strictly under the control of Jean Todt and the sales people at the factory have no say whatsoever!!

It would be great if you can take delivery at the factory because the factory tour itself will be a once in a lifetime experience.
 

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the course is always at mugello? i wasnt sure of this anymore

i know that several years ago a friend of my father had a ride along with eddie irvine on fiorano
so i thought that they could use the track sometimes also when the F1's aren't there
 

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This is great information, thank you. I talked to dealer and he is aware of the hazzle, but he neverminds to organize the pick-up.

.......and pilota basic course is enrolled. Apprently tmrw, Ferrari will publish the dates to the country heads. I tried to negotiate for an enrollement to the advance, as I have some experience.....no chance.
 

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Dj Dirk said:
the course is always at mugello? i wasnt sure of this anymore

i know that several years ago a friend of my father had a ride along with eddie irvine on fiorano
so i thought that they could use the track sometimes also when the F1's aren't there
There are 3 Pilota Courses conducted by Ferrari.

1. Basic Pilota - run at Mugello

2. Advance Pilota - run at Fiorano

3. "Evo" Pilota - run at Fiorano. This is a basic course for drivers who want to race in the Ferrari Challenge series.

They're all 2-day couses. The factory will issue the dates of the courses to all the dealers and the list will only be released early 2004. This is because the F1 team has to confirm their testing plans first for 2004 and only then can the Fiorano and Mugello track be made available to others (on the team's off-days).
 

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Stradale comes in rosso scuderia with stripes. Sport seats alcantara in black-red with 4-point harness.....thats it. I m going to use it most of the time on the track....gentleman driving. I am looking fwd getting my fezza like a small boy.

Dirk, if you have a nice picture of a stradale, I d love to see it!
 

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Stradale comes in rosso scuderia with stripes. Sport seats alcantara in black-red with 4-point harness.....thats it.
Great !!!

Mine is also Rosso Scuderia with stripes. Red leather seats, 4-point harness, roll bar and red calipers. Saw the e-mail from the factory last week and the car will be assembled on 22 Feb. Mine is a March delivery.

Just like you, I am excited anticipating it's arrival.
 

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Stradale, great. I have not received further confirmation wrt delivery date. The information from you guys convienced me to take the car at the factory. BTW, I hear that Ferrari is going to produce more than the 800 CS's originally planned?
 

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There are many varying news on this. It was supposed to be 900 units world wide but then the factory says they're not committed to any number.

But from another Stradale owner that I had contacted in another forum, said that production will cease as from July 2004. So I can't make out what the real story on this.

Here's the extract:

"Noticed you were on line. How are you doing? Any news on your Stradale? I've learned that they have decided that the production will end at the end of July '04. As a result there will only be 45 cars in total sold in France (15 in '03 and 30 in '04)."
 

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The other day, I met a person who is expecting its stradale in autumn 04?! Anyway, the car is beautiful, with or without limitation. It just hurts the depreciation factor.
 
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