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Discussion in 'Ferraris' started by RedRacer, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Drive550PFB

    Drive550PFB Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I looked at cars for sale in Europe, because I have business there and thought about buying one there. I found it hard to get reliable data on the Euro cars, because asking prices were 25% higher than the US (for Euro cars that will stay in Europe). But I had trouble in tracking sales of these listings. So, I really don't know about the Euro vs US market here.
     
  2. Drive550PFB

    Drive550PFB Two Time F1 World Champ
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    The issue with the Barchetta is that it has a stick, which adds value, but its roof mechanism is a joke, which hurts value. All in all, the stick is a net increase in the pricing equation.
     
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  3. LARRYH

    LARRYH F1 Veteran
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    Jun 3, 2011
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    I understand I owned a Barchetta for a few years and sold it thinking I would buy an SA one day cause where I live it is either to hot or cold or rainy to take the Barchetta on any long all day drives...but they are great cars.......
     
  4. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Just carry a terry towel with you, if a chance for rain is in the forecast. The towel will help soak up the water that is inside the cockpit. Most of the water was trapped behind the seats and at the top of the windshield. With the towel you can just about manage moderate rain while you are driving. The worst part of the experience is the feeling other drivers must think you are absolutely nuts driving a F car in the rain. Why does he not pull over and hit the button for the top to come up.
     
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  5. cgt000

    cgt000 Formula Junior
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    I solved the issue with the no top little boat very economically by buying a $200 waterproof car cover from Costco. If I go out and starts raining, I would just pull over, park the car, put on the car cover, go drink a cup of coffee and pray for the sun to come out. No roof needed here.
     
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  6. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't forget to play "Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head" the next time you are all covered up.
     
  7. cgt000

    cgt000 Formula Junior
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    You also have to become sort of a meteorologist before taking the little boat for a drive.
     
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  8. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    Nov 20, 2006
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    I have received some questions and thought it might be helpful to share answers here for everyone's benefit.

    Car just completed a service at Ferrari Beverly Hills. Replaced timing belts and tensioner pulleys, R&R throttle body boots and air boxes, replace spark plugs, refit sticky door triangle, replace brake fluid, coolant, oil, washer fluid. Clutch is only 23% worn. The car should sell soon. Make an offer. Cheers!
     
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  9. NuorderSG

    NuorderSG Karting
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    Aug 31, 2016
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    Was this car smogged in CA recently? If not, when was it last smogged in California?

     
  10. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    The car has not been successfully smogged in California to my knowledge. Are you in California? Is this a requirement?
     
  11. sixcarbs

    sixcarbs F1 Veteran
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    Asking $245,000, 12,000 miles, replaced roof, fresh service, I agree, it should sell soon!
     
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  12. NuorderSG

    NuorderSG Karting
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    Yes in CA. Unfortunately, the smog certification is required for CA. Thank you


     
  13. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    Understood. Car can be smogged and will be driven this week to put on the needed miles.
     
  14. NuorderSG

    NuorderSG Karting
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    The Superamericas are notoriously difficult, if not impossible, to smog in CA. I've scoured the US for a California compliant one. Talked to the Factory, Ferrari, USA (via the dealers) ...not much success for any reprogramming to pass smog...it's a dirty word after VW. I've considered registering in a neighboring state, but the insurance where domiciled is an issue.




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  15. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    Car is being sent to Ferrari Beverly Hills for smogging. Should be there for viewing by appointment next week. I already have one offer. .
     
  16. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    In answer to questions, asking price is $225,000. Two offers in. Car will sell. Car being sent for smogging.
     
  17. NuorderSG

    NuorderSG Karting
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    PM me when smogged. Very Interested

     
  18. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    Car has passed California Smog this am.
     
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  19. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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  20. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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  21. 300GW/RO

    300GW/RO Formula Junior

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    Congrats...does passing California "Smog" rob car of any power or performance?

    Thx
     
  22. RedRacer

    RedRacer Formula Junior
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    Though the cars are notoriously difficult to smog, with good servicing and a little driving, they will clear smog. Not aware of performance reductions from this.
     
  23. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    No difference between California Ferraris and Ferraris in other states for a long, long time. Not since the 308 days, I believe.
     
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  24. technom3

    technom3 F1 Rookie
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    No. Zero difference.
     

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