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    Wouldn't buy a lawnmower from Furlonger.
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    Due to history you may find The Ferrari Centre may not be able to look at the car for you, but they or Bob Houghtons would be my shout to look at it for your friend.

    Is this the same kind of 'friend' who always has speeding tickets etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreThanPolish View Post
    Is this the same kind of 'friend' who always has speeding tickets etc ?
    Haha! Ive been reading this thread with interest after test driving an F12 last week and wondering how I'd ever manage to maintain my license using something like that on the road. Alternative thought processes have prevailed since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quigs View Post
    Haha! Ive been reading this thread with interest after test driving an F12 last week and wondering how I'd ever manage to maintain my license using something like that on the road. Alternative thought processes have prevailed since.
    What...you mean your missus has a word in your ear?

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    '''actually a right hand drive 512BBi is the rarest!
    The hand written figures are the right hand drive cars given by Ferrari at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    What...you mean your missus has a word in your ear?
    No, quite the opposite with her...she's have me get the F12 all day long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Of the three Boxer variants, the 365BB is the rarest and most challenging to drive. Personally preferred the 512BB over the 365BB. Not that big a fan of the BBi as it looses a bit of the character with the switch to fuel injection.

    In terms of an inspection, I would send it down to Harvey at Carrs in Exeter.

    Musings from a while ago: http://karenable.com/2017/12/memorie...errari-boxers/
    Although I have not driven any of them I would agree with Scott on an anecdotal level. I remember talking to Nigel Chiltern-Hunt (current FOC GB Chairman) who has owned many Ferraris and who bought a bbi some years ago and told me how disappointed he was with it compared to a carbed version he had years before.

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    The BBI was infinitely better build quality ,max power was the same ,but 500 rpm less, Glasurit two pack paint and Zincrox rust protection.

    Inspection- SMDG or QV who know the cars from new, very few main dealers will ever have seen one, let alone driven or serviced one...

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    Would 80s era rust protection make any difference today on the assumption that any 30 year old vehicle would have had some form of tidying by now if not a full restoration?

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