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    I did something crazy but do not regret it.

    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. Once loaded on a boat it would take another 6-7 weeks for delivery. I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.

    My rationale is I learned several 430's have been damaged in transit. Getting on and off the boat and the hub system of truck transportation has made the journey more dangerous. Most of the damage is fixed in PDI and the owner is not told. Airshipping involves flying the car(which is grated) directly to LAX and the dealer picks it up and brings it to San Diego.

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    Nice Christmas present Nick. Do you give rides?

    - J

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    nberry said:
    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. Once loaded on a boat it would take another 6-7 weeks for delivery. I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.

    My rationale is I learned several 430's have been damaged in transit. Getting on and off the boat and the hub system of truck transportation has made the journey more dangerous. Most of the damage is fixed in PDI and the owner is not told. Airshipping involves flying the car(which is grated) directly to LAX and the dealer picks it up and brings it to San Diego.



    Make sure it flys via a wide body , your car and the pallet will go straight in and out of say a 747 , THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because on a narrow body aircraft (767) they have to u turn the pallet in and out of the cargo hold door and more often than not catch the over hanging parts and not to mention 10 hairy arse loaders pushing the bodywork . Then theres the cargo lifter for more possible crunches and scratches , followed by getting it on the flat bed cargo truck to the warehouse to meet loads of Cargo Agents that are all dying to have a good sit in view of your cars cockpit.And remember the onload process is obviously no different , so these are two horrible movements.

    All the best of luck because your baby going to need it and remember check the aircraft body type..

    Good luck..

    throt..

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    throt said:
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    nberry said:
    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. Once loaded on a boat it would take another 6-7 weeks for delivery. I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.

    My rationale is I learned several 430's have been damaged in transit. Getting on and off the boat and the hub system of truck transportation has made the journey more dangerous. Most of the damage is fixed in PDI and the owner is not told. Airshipping involves flying the car(which is grated) directly to LAX and the dealer picks it up and brings it to San Diego.



    Make sure it flys via a wide body , your car and the pallet will go straight in and out of say a 747 , THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because on a narrow body aircraft (767) they have to u turn the pallet in and out of the cargo hold door and more often than not catch the over hanging parts and not to mention 10 hairy arse loaders pushing the bodywork . Then theres the cargo lifter for more possible crunches and scratches , followed by getting it on the flat bed cargo truck to the warehouse to meet loads of Cargo Agents that are all dying to have a good sit in view of your cars cockpit.And remember the onload process is obviously no different , so these are two horrible movements.

    All the best of luck because your baby going to need it and remember check the aircraft body type..

    Good luck..

    throt..



    You appear to know the process in detail. I honestly do not know what type of plane and whether I have a choice. But I will be damned if I am paying $7000 and having the car damaged. Ferrari and I butted heads once before and they lost. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I agree.. An airshipment does not guarantee a damage free car. Your dealer can work something out with Ferrari as far as choices in airline, route, etc.

    In any case congratulation Nick in advance.. That new toy should keep you busy and off our backs for a while.

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    nberry said:
    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. Once loaded on a boat it would take another 6-7 weeks for delivery. I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.

    My rationale is I learned several 430's have been damaged in transit. Getting on and off the boat and the hub system of truck transportation has made the journey more dangerous. Most of the damage is fixed in PDI and the owner is not told. Airshipping involves flying the car(which is grated) directly to LAX and the dealer picks it up and brings it to San Diego.



    Pay me 7000 and I drive it over from Italy to LA.

    To be serious: how about some nice pics while you pick up your new love?

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    We always knew you were crazy Nick Atleast this time its crazy in a non-porsche-bashing way

    PS.

    CONGRATS!

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    That is a smart choice .

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    RC said:
    Pay me 7000 and I drive it over from Italy to LA.




    Get me a flight to Italy and i'll do it for free

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    nick ,good move i would have done the same ,but in case you change your mind again ,all ferrari come in a separate 20 feet container ,and not like other cars just lies inside the boat. are you sure its 7000usd italy to lax? coz from germany to beirut (2 hours flight )its 7000usd...wierd..

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    dhayek said:
    nick ,good move i would have done the same ,but in case you change your mind again ,all ferrari come in a separate 20 feet container ,and not like other cars just lies inside the boat. are you sure its 7000usd italy to lax? coz from germany to beirut (2 hours flight )its 7000usd...wierd..



    The regular boat charge is $1350 and by air around $7000. If you subtract the boat charge it is less than $6000 to have it airshipped.

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    what's going to happen to your coupe ?

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    Nick,

    Just make sure it doesn't fly on USAirways. They always manage to lose my luggage-you don't want your new baby ending up somewhere, like in Hinterlands, Kansas. Of course, no offense to all Kansan's on rennteam.

    Remember, pics required. My friend's Spider is due in LA next month.

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    Congratulations Nick! Remember to post many photos when she arrives Are you going trade in your current 430 for it?

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    Considering the price of a first class plane ticket... 7K to fly a car from Italy to the US is actually not as bad as I would have expected from Ferrari.

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    SoCalHoosier said:
    Considering the price of a first class plane ticket... 7K to fly a car from Italy to the US is actually not as bad as I would have expected from Ferrari.


    Haha...But the Ferrari will be seating in a dark area alone without any food or drink.

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    schmuy said:
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    RC said:
    Pay me 7000 and I drive it over from Italy to LA.




    Get me a flight to Italy and i'll do it for free


    OK, the best deal ever. You keep your $7K and no flight ticket need. I can flight and pick it up for you at NO COST!

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    scud said:
    what's going to happen to your coupe ?



    It was sold for a price substantially over MSRP.

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    nberry said:


    You appear to know the process in detail.



    Just to clear myself lads ,, I am not a anorak (Plain Spotter) ..Freind works over at Heathrow Airport , his a loader..

    throt..

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    Nick,

    I think the $5650 difference will be more than offset by getting the car severeal weeks earlier, and I suspect that you will enjoy telling people you had it flown over, so that has to have some value too.

    Note that I mean this in a nice way, you say yourself he whole F thing is more about appearance for you, so this decision seems consistent with that mindset.

    Anyway, I'm sure it will all be worth it once you sit in it for the first time.

    Please post some photos ASAP...we deserve some after enduring your anti-Porsche yipping.

    mcdelaug

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    mcdelaug said:
    Nick,

    I think the $5650 difference will be more than offset by getting the car severeal weeks earlier, and I suspect that you will enjoy telling people you had it flown over, so that has to have some value too.

    Note that I mean this in a nice way, you say yourself he whole F thing is more about appearance for you, so this decision seems consistent with that mindset.

    Anyway, I'm sure it will all be worth it once you sit in it for the first time.

    Please post some photos ASAP...we deserve some after enduring your anti-Porsche yipping.

    mcdelaug



    Yeah, pictures- and perhaps a ride too!

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    Congrats Nick!

    We hope to see it soon. It would be fun to see some pictures if its arrival and uncrating.

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    Good job Nick !
    I guess that means pictures sooner rather than later for us too !
    I'm all for that!

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    Cool, I can hardly wait to see the pics of it.

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    Yeah, that extra money will also get you the car a bit earlier. I can't wait to see it either.

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    nberry said:
    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. ... I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.




    Nick,
    I'm curious to know, its been 5 days since the anticipated completion date. Have you recieve any information on your car. According to what you said you might have her as soon as this week.

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    schmuy said:
    Quote:
    nberry said:
    I was advised my Spider would be completed by Nov. 15. ... I opted to have it flown in (about $7000) and should have it 7-10 days after it is built.




    Nick,
    I'm curious to know, its been 5 days since the anticipated completion date. Have you recieve any information on your car. According to what you said you might have her as soon as this week.



    The car was completed on the 15th. It usually takes about one week for the car to arrive in the US after completion. I should know more either today or tomorrow.

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    AWESOME Nick, its almost here, you gotta post pics when you get her.

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    cool move mate!!

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