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    I really wasn't sure how I was going to broach the subject with the missus. Do I play a) the honesty card or b) the little white lie that gets overtaken by events?!

    Option a) seemed the safest so the conversation went along the lines off "Somebody wants to part ex. their 355 against the boat; what do you think?" How bad could the response be...well actually it was a resounding, yes, well maybe a reserved "ok"!

    Sy is fully to blame for this, having made me a moderator on one of the DU whatsapp things. A chance discussion about cars, planes and boats and I'd posted up a picture of my boat for sale and so it began....! I wasn't after a 355, nor a LHD nor a yellow one (Mark you are fully to blame for making me believe I can look cool in a yellow car ) Fast forward a month and the deal has been done, and toys exchanged.

    Roger at the Ferrari Centre sorted me out with a PPI, after a couple of false starts with what are suppose to be well respected companies that were trying some sharp practices to say the least! (You don't agree to do a PPI and then say "oh pay this other company to do it that you have never heard off, but who do the PPIs I cant be bothered with and if it goes well I'll take the credit and if it goes south it wasn't me as your contract was with this other company")

    The 355 needs a little work, but not much, some leather feed, small tear in the roof fixing, little shrinkage on the dash, A/C and MAF sorting and a rear fog light wired up.

    I've only done 170 miles in it, but it is certainly quicker, steadier and louder (Cap level 2) than the 348.

    Its getting booked in to DL for MOT and annual in the next couple of weeks, not that it needs a service as its only done a few hundred since the major was done, and has 15.5k miles total!

    Should be great for the European trips we have planned next year

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    What a pair, Adrian, congrats on the new toy

    So is this an 'upgrade' or the LHD 355 for the long continental trips and RHD 348 for hooning about on back country lanes here in the UK?

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    Well done Adrian - good choice.

    I'm sure you'll have lots of fun.

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    Nice! Spider and in the best 355 colour [emoji1]


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    Just run that story again to let us know how you managed to get that deal sanctioned by the finance department. Well done looks good

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    If I had a boat to sell I'd suggest to her indoors that I swap it for a 550. Unfortunately I don't have a boat

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    Will be interesting to see once you have had it a while which (if any) becomes your favourite...???! :-)

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    Agreed. I love my GT4 so much I would need something very different, such as a 550.

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    Default Love the colour

    You know what they say, once you've had a 355 there is no going back.

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    Thanks everybody. Really looking forward to playing with the 355.

    My first musing that I hope somebody can help with is the need for a rear fog light. Its a US spec car so doesnt have the light fittings or wiring for a rear fog light. (Last owner had a "friendly" MOT tester!!)

    Reading the Gov MOT Inspepection Manual, it states "Rear fog lamps may be combined with the rear position lamps." Does this mean I can use the rear position lights as my fog light?; ie just insert an additional switch to turn them on when the lights arent on, or does it imply something else?

    Any thoughts clever ideas appreciated.

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