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456 on s.f. bay area/ craigslist

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by blu328gts, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. blu328gts

    blu328gts Formula 3
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    May 26, 2004
    1,145
    SF Bay Area, CA
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    //Rick
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  3. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    If it's llegal in Calif. then it could be a Euro and not some smog issue.

    Email for the VIN and look for the tell tale 000 in the middle. Either way, it's the worst of the "Off" colors in green. Even 45K is rather ambitious.
     
  4. js430

    js430 Formula Junior

    Mar 9, 2005
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    What is the actual value of a car of this vintage, with this mileage? I suspect there are deeper issues if it's much cheaper than normal.
     
  5. js430

    js430 Formula Junior

    Mar 9, 2005
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    decided to email the owner and this is what he sent back:

    It's a very soft market and this is not the most desirable model...I have the following concerns, and I am not an expert at all.

    AC should be straightforward to fix. Unless the system has been removed earlier. Could be costly.
    Headlight mechanism...indicates it has been in an accident? Combined with the non-working AC, I am pretty sure it's been crashed.
    Exhaust - cats are expensive. Very problematic unless it's kept somewhere where no smog is required.
    Oil gauge - could be just a sender. But again, could be expensive just to troubleshoot.
    Carpet - no big deal. Non-issue for me.
    Shrinkage of leather - not a big deal, but if it's really bad it will detract from the car's value as it is so visible.

    I like the color a lot.

    With my skills and budget and current market climate, I would pass.
     
  6. bayareaferrari

    bayareaferrari Formula Junior
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    Dec 19, 2004
    669
    California
    I have seen the car in person. Paint is off..There was a mouse nest under the hood when I looked at it!

    It needs $25-30K in repair and will still have a story.
     
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  8. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 5, 2002
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    I think some use of the search function would be helpful. This car has been discussed here before, and in fact the previous owner is active on F-Chat.
     
  9. blu328gts

    blu328gts Formula 3
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    May 26, 2004
    1,145
    SF Bay Area, CA
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    //Rick
    Thanks all...I did already search using keywords "Oregon" and "456", which provided much interesting reading/insight!
     

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