I'm not quite there yet (ALMOST got there once), but what are your experiences regarding the purchase of a used Ferrari, specifically the type of dealer it came from? I know there are dealers on the chat so all opinions and insights are welcome! I realize the authorized dealers have the FNA records regarding the car they are selling and will charge "more" for a given car than if it were for sale at a non-authorized dealer. But does it make that much of a difference, especially if the "independent" shop is fluent in Ferrari? I have looked at cars (308's/Mondials) at both types of dealers but have not yet bought my first Ferrari (mostly due to lack of funding for service/maintenance). Hypothetically, if I wanted to get a 1985 red/tan 308 GTS, would it be better to buy said 308 at an "authorized" shop or take my chances and go with an independant who has a good car but not necessarily "it's history"? I know the importance of a PPI but would I still need to get a PPI if the car is being sold by the authorized shop? Is there any tangible incentive to buying through them for this 308? Yes, I know that it can still blow up after driving it off the lot from either but other than that, should I just save some $$ and find a good deal at the independent? What are some of the Pros and Cons you have found when you purchased your own F-cars from a dealer?