Does anyone have first hand experience (or know) the process of ordering a custom Ferrari automobile? I'm thinking like in the days of custom-appointed (or custom bodied) 250's, etc. Or maybe Ferrari, as a car manufacturer has lost the ability to do custom work (or I have another secret idea, which might cause Ferrari to consider it from a marketing standpoint).
Inspired by an arsty "partner in high speed crime" named Susan tonight, I've decided to ask Scottsdale Ferrari (where I bought my 550) and Ferrari of Denver (where it's mantained and where my art hangs on the walls) to inquire with Ferrari N/A and Maranello on how soon a custom-manufactured WYO599 Spyder can be manufactured to my custom specs; And what deposit amount is required to pay Maranello to perform the engineering analysis needed to re-skin and re-structure the 599 as a Spyder, with roll bar and roof. And if Ferrari won't do that, maybe I'll just buy a standard hard top and have it chopped to make it a Spyder (or have a custom-made electro-chromatic sun roofed installed, to make it a one-off vehicle worthy of being called the WYO599).
In any event, the WYO599 -will- have HRE custom wheels, because, A)I'm loyal to Renee Gulliford of HRE...and B) Dar_ it, I'm WYO599! And I wouldn't be as notorious as I am - without saying what kind of wheels are on my custom Ferrari 599...the WYO599!
The great thing about the WYO599 is that it will never leave me, even if I (or my estate) sells it to someone else...it will always be the WYO599!
Stay tuned to your Laser Radio!
PS: WYO550 still leads the "Troll of the Year" contest at Ferrari-Chatty Cathy...leading the next nominee by a 30% margin!
Thanks Cathys! You've made WYO even more famous!
Few years back Agnelli had a one-off 360 barhcetta for Mr. Montezemolo as wedding present.
To sum it up: if you have REAL money and are a VVIP (OK, Agnelli owned the thing...) you go there (Maranello) and have it done.
The folding top is great as an engineering feat, but I'm sure hugely expensive....the "Speedy308 Budget Model" can just have a carbon fibre roof cap like the old Mercedes SLs.....we'll leave it hanging over the car in the garage on a chain, for sunny days!