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Posts: 2From: Glendale Registered: Jan 2004
Woodguy
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Saturday, January 03, 2004 10:17 AM

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Hello Everyone,
I have only been able to worship from a distance but the dream is going into the planning stages.
My problem is, the 2 Ferraris I had the pleasure to sit in were a 74? Dino and a 512 boxer. If either showed up in my garage with a bow on them, I would just have to sit and sob. (They don't make a shoe horn big e'nuf)
I am thinking 355 or 360 convert. I am 6'5" thin build and want to save the embarrasment of going to check one of these beauties out. (No sir you don't fit)
I have scoured the website and all the Q and A helped a great deal as far as tech. and buying. The most important thing I need to know about is leg room. Tips or personal comments on this matter will be greatly apreciated. Don



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I see red in my future,
Don E. Cline


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Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Saturday, January 03, 2004 11:15 PM

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Don,
Of course the simple answer is to buy a spyder version of the Dino and run without the top! Seriously, the Boxer is one of those models which does have limited headroom. I am 5'9" and could barely fit in my 365GT/4BB with a helmet on. Go out and try some newer models on for size, it will be fun if nothing else. Regarding older cars, the Daytona has plenty of headroom, especially with the seat tilted back.

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William V. Badurski
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Posts: 115Registered: Sep 2002
Bryan
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Sunday, January 04, 2004 2:41 PM

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A dealer once told me that as Ferrari received more interest from NBA players, they worked harder on headroom and more height adjustment in the seats. So most models from the 355 on are better suited for tall people than earlier cars.

The market drives almost everything...

I recall a rumor that when Wilt Chamberlain drove the Cannonball solo in his Maserati Ghibli, he had the seat reclined completely and just sat without back support.

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Bryan

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Posts: 2From: Glendale Registered: Jan 2004
Woodguy
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Sunday, January 04, 2004 10:51 PM

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Wow!
Thanks for getting back so fast. This was actually my first time using a web based
forum. (I'm sure I will be bugging you all again.)
Thanks for the website, you guys rock!
Don

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Don E. Cline


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Posts: 2Registered: Feb 2004
Scuderia Nut
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Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:58 PM

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As a 6'5" admirer of Ferraris myself, i have often wondered if I could ever fit in one. I have heard that the Mondials are relatively "spacious" compared to many models in the last 20 years. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Thanks!




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Posts: 105From: Santa AnaRegistered: Apr 2002
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Sunday, August 01, 2004 12:16 AM

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Micheal Jordan drives a black 550.

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A lover of the 550. The happy Ferrari.


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