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#717 of 736 Re: Ferarri 360/430 [zak1964]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 23, 2007 (10:56 am)
Give a call to Michael Sheehan in LA. Website is www.ferraris-online.com. He's highly opinionated but he knows Ferraris inside and out, also races them, and he's no romantic about them---he's very sober and he'll give you advice that will allow you to make an informed decision IMO.
Prices for any used modern Ferrari are HEAVILY dependent on:
1. Mileage. Miles that are "nothing" to a Porsche's value can be crippling to a Ferrari's value. Anything over 30,000 miles and the depreciation curve gets very steep.
2. Service records. Not what the owner SAYS, but actual records of services done. No records = much lower value and much lower resale
3. Car's known history. Do NOT rely on CARFAX to tell you if the Ferrari you are thinking of buying wasn't wrapped around a pole. It's a good first start, but you should be able to trace the car's history from owner to owner and be able (hopefully) to interrogate the owner or the owner's representative about the car.
4. Inspection! Even something as seemingly minor as an oil leak can translate into a large repair bill. Remember, fan belts are $100 bucks a pop on these cars, and brakes and rotors all around, or a new clutch---that can sting. So a thorough inspection is money well well spent.
There is no used Ferrari shortage last time I looked. So take your time and talk to people who know these cars.
#718 of 736 "There is no used Ferrari shortage last time I looked."
Jan 23, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I hope not but I was struck by the relative paucity of Italian Exotica at the Phoenix/Scottsdale auctions this week. Shelbys of all kinds abounded but I saw perhaps three or four Ferraris on the block.
#719 of 736 Re: "There is no used Ferrari shortage last time I looked." [andys120]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 24, 2007 (10:59 am)
Wrong place to find Ferraris -- at Scottsdale. Besides, buying a modern Ferrari at auction is pretty reckless unless you actually know the car. There's lots of shady goings-on at these auctions..."the waters are filled with sharks".
Jan 31, 2007 (10:16 am)
I've just posted some photos and comments on the Ferrari Enzo that was part of a collection I appraised recently.
If you haven't joined carspace yet, please do and let me know when you're "on" and we can link up there and swap Ferrari photos.
#721 of 736 Re: Ferarri 360/430 [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 10, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Good advice, although 30,000 miles on a 360 is lot different than 30,000 miles on a Daytona.
Depending on which Ferrari you're looking for, Steve Barney at Sport Auto in NC might be a better bet than Sheehan. Sheehan is the man if you need a 250 SWB for Pebble Beach. Steve's the guy if you want a Ferrari to actually drive.
And belts and hoses aren't bad, in my experience. I just replaced a $9 coolant hose. However the labor to install a new timing belt can involve engine removal, holy water and a blessing from the pope.
But there's nothing like a Ferrari. I've all but forgotten about my ex-911, BMW and Benz.
#722 of 736 Re: Ferarri 360/430 [billymay]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 10, 2007 (5:51 pm)
Yep, that is a fact.....there is nothing like a Ferrari, which is why people put up with them...you can't duplicate the experience, period.
I have to say though, that the Enzo seemed a bit "tame" in terms of ease of driving and sound...I'm sure the car can go way faster than my capabilities, but still, it's such a gentleman compared to the older Ferraris.
#724 of 736 Re: Ferrari F1 2007, awesome car models [salmanali88]
Nov 11, 2007 (9:07 am)
A little late for this aren't we? The Turkish GP was months ago and in fact the 2007 F-1 season is over with Kimi Raikkonnen of Ferrari capturing the WDC and Ferrari taking the Constructor's Championship, thanks to McLaren losing all their points as a result of the court decision in the Stepneygate scandal.
Raikkonnen's WDC is subject to another court decision on McLaren's protest following the Brazilian GP. It's as much about lawyer's and judges as it is about drivers and engineers.
BTW your link is bad.
#726 of 736 Is this a Ferrari?
Oct 30, 2008 (7:50 am)
I need help for a business project identifying this vehicle. A colleague suggested Ferrari but I cannot verify. Anybody out there who can identify this vehicle? I don't see a way to attach the image in this field (adding a discussion) so please look for an image in my next post).