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Originally posted by buddyg
I am so happy for you bro! One day that car will be in my collection! Like others I thought oh geez another CS but this is so much BETTER!

Please give us some driving impressions!

Congrats,congrats, congrats!

By the way where did you find it?
Thanks Buddy, thanks for the congrats.

Driving impressions, here goes :

On start up, the car settles into a tight 1k idle, no burps, and no wavering. The clutch is heavy, and the shift gate feels tight at first. The clutch is very on/off, and the entire cockpit is just spartan and purposeful. On drive away, the car is very tractable and handles well at low speeds. The steering is unassisted and feels heavy at low speeds, but every piece of the road gives feedback and the nose points purposefully in the direction the steering is turned. excellent steering responsiveness. There is no body roll whatsoever. Every single rock can be heard striking the underside of the car, as there is no insulation.

Going up throught he gears, the sound is sonorous and wonderful. The funny thing is, the car sounded like a shrieking madman at times and I would shift....only then I would realize that I was only at 5500 rpm (redline 7800 !) The sound is simply chilling, and a spirited run with a local friend left us both buzzed on adrenaline. The experience is a combination of looks, unreal performance, and extraordinary road presence. when we got out of the car, I took some time to come down from the experience (no joke)...simply put, it was worth every penny.
 
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That is just breathtaking! I think the F40 is the most beautiful car ever built. Congrats and enjoy.
 
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I found this car in Atlanta. The fellow who owned it was a meticulous collector. When I got to his house, he has six garages (3 each facing each other with a common motorcourt).

I got there and in the garage with the F40 was an F50 and a Maserati convertible. We walked from that garage across the driveway to the opposite side and the other three garages. I walked inside the garage, and there sat a McLaren F1 (Orange), an Enzo, and a Gallardo. We fired up the Enzo and the McLaren and they are truly amazing machines (the McLaren is just the ultimate, no question). In fact, I was supposed to go back down there and drive the McLaren and Enzo when I picked up the F40, but I arranged for enclosed transport and having a standing invitation to return any time to drive the ultimate road car.

When I do, you'll be sure to get the narrative of THAT experience.

best of all, this guy was totally cool and completely at ease with his toys....truly a gentleman. He chooses to remain anonymous, and I'll respect that...
 

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What a terrific adventure this is. It's so exciting getting a car you've always wanted. Every time I get a car I've been wanting, I go back and forth into the garage a few times per night, just looking at the car sitting there. Really great description you just posted too...I can just imagine that sound...

That area you're in looks very nice...From the pic it reminds me of a street in St. Charles where a friend's family lives, next to Brian Wilson (Beach Boys). Whereabouts in the country are you? Hopefully somewhere that doesn't have too long of a winter...
 
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awesome car dude...enjoy it. It's just so raw...hopefully one day I can afford a car like that.
 
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oh, and here is something for ya. click
 
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Thanks, it has tubi LM pipes on it.
 
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Breathtaking....!! Congratulations!
 
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Originally posted by RufMD
Thats where the gauges rest with the ignition off.

thanks for the congrats

my field is ER
wierd that it rests there...

Where do you practice if you dont mind me asking? I'm currently a paramedic and completeing my masters before i take the next step. any advice for me? I love the field. Feel free to PM me if you have a free minute; i dont want to take away from this awesome F40 thread.

congrats again.
 
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best post ever..... congrats congrats... incredible car, incredible garage.
 
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WOW. What can I say, other than congratulations, and what a blessing to be able to own such a machine. I WANT A RIDE
 
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WOW!!!
 
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Great car, congrats... This is weird to ask of a 14 yr old car, but is it even broken in yet?
 
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Holy cow!! What a car, it's practically brand new. I love the F40, very raw. Congratulation and enjoy it in good health.
 
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Wow, everything's been said- absolutely incredible- congratulations.

Were you actively searching for an F40 or did you stumble across it? Can you give us any idea of what the F40 market is like?
 

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