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Discussion in 'Europe' started by Pav, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Cnoordz

    Cnoordz Rookie

    Jun 28, 2018
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    Aargh, a pity I read this too late. I drove this car recently, it looks absolutely immaculate. No stone chips or anything to be worried about.

    Luckily for your friend I took a picture of the front.

    Modena in Geneva is a great dealer, can highly recommend them. I bought my Lusso there.

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  2. CH_348

    CH_348 Karting

    Nov 10, 2016
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    #2027 CH_348, Jan 18, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
    Hi guys, over the winter I had some time to come up with things I’d like to “fix” on my 458.
    Do you have any recommendations for (a) garage(s) that you’d trust with these?

    - repaint brake calipers, incl. OEM Ferrari Stickers
    - powder-coating of exhaust tips
    - ceramic-coating
    - interior and leather-care

    So basically a nice little “frühjahrsputz” ;-)

    Zurich area would be great.

    Thanks a lot,
    Chris


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  3. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    Strongly recommend Niki Nasler AG in Basel.
    They simply are the best.
    Call Niki on his cell 079 330 33 73 and refer to me. Give him my best regards.
    They will pick up your car with enclosed trailer and bring back.
    No proper shop in greater Zurich area and I know them all.
    Basel is less than 1 hr away.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  4. Titobandito

    Titobandito Rookie

    May 26, 2019
    29
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    Niki Hasler is my local dealer and has always provided me with a great service experience. They do quite a lot of vintage car restoration work there, and can certainly handle things beyond standard factory service work.
     
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  5. Flavio_C

    Flavio_C Formula 3

    Sep 7, 2012
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    Not even Kessel in Zug?
     
  6. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    Stay away.
    Call Niki Hasler and mention my name. You will be treated like a king.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  7. CH_348

    CH_348 Karting

    Nov 10, 2016
    62
    Zurich, Switzerland
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    Chris Steinacker
    Thank you very much for your appreciated suggestion. Since I bought the car in Basel and Niki Hasler already serviced it, I guess this makes a lot of sense. Thanks a lot!


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  8. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    Upcoming Ferrari events in Switzerland:

    3rd May 2020: Ferrari 365 GTC/4 meeting in Niederbipp.
    16th May 2020: Niki Hasler AG Giro Classica for classic Ferraris only, in the greater Basel area.

    Marcel Massini
     
  9. AndyCH

    AndyCH Rookie

    Dec 4, 2017
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    Guys, what's your opinion on upgrading from 430 Scud to 458 Speciale? I observed that the prices for Speciales in CH have become more "affordable", with some nice specs too.
     
  10. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

    May 10, 2012
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    Paulo
    Upgrade! You’re bound to have problems with the scud gearbox.
     
  11. AndyCH

    AndyCH Rookie

    Dec 4, 2017
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    the last generation of single clutches on the scud does not seem to be as bad as older ones.

    I am actually quite fond of the superfast2 gearbox. SCUD and 599GTO really nailed it back then. The dual clutch units are for sure mechanically more efficient but then again efficiency is rarely part of the fun equation
     
  12. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

    May 10, 2012
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    You’re right until you spend 50k to fix it. Still it’s just money, they print more of it everyday...
     
  13. JuLiTrO

    JuLiTrO Karting

    Nov 2, 2017
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    Julio Saiz
    Last aspirated V8 of Ferrari. Upgrade to it
     
  14. Silber

    Silber Karting

    Jun 6, 2014
    87
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Andy, every generation gets more everyday usable... Careful what you wish for...

    Guys, any views on Leirer for servicing a F512M? They seem quite old school, doing some proper restorations, which is good.
     

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