Ca 400i advise?

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  1. Mmckee

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    Anyone out here in California that I can talk to about the BHCC convertible? I’m interested, but not knowledgeable enough on this model to move forward.
     
  2. Mmckee

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    Actually, I like the non-responses. I felt that would be a silly move, & way over my head on what I want to commit, time & money wise. But, I do love older convertible V-12 F cars. But, I also love carbs & 3 pedals.
     
  3. TTR

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    Am I correct to assume "BHCC" is the used car dealership in LA area and the car in question is something they're offering ?
    I'm not super knowledgeable on either but can probably offer some advise if you still want any and care to continue privately.
     
  4. Mmckee

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    Yes & thanks, but I’ve decided to not pursue the car. Thanks again for responding.
     
  5. TTR

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    Probably a sound decision, at least financially speaking.;)
     
  6. jippiejake

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    I went to see this car and it looks pretty good.
    The rear shocks are shot for sure, but the engine looks as if a lot of work had been done recently. The interior is very nice with just enough aging.
    The muffler is not correct.
     
  7. bjwhite

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    Did you start it? If not, one wouldn’t be able to truly tell about the rear suspension.
     
  8. Ashman

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    +1 As with any Ferrari, just "seeing" the car is far from enough to determine what kind of shape it is in.
     
  9. jippiejake

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    I didn't. I wanted to but they were busy. I can head back anytime. Only 20 minutes away.
     
  10. Ashman

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    "Too busy" to start up a car that they have for sale? I guess they would prefer that you just hand them a check for full ask and haul it out on a flat bed.

    Reminds me of my experience in looking at a 400i 5 speed at Wide World of Cars in New York. I called in advance, told them I was looking for one and interested in seeing and driving that car. I set up an appointment on the weekend, drove over an hour to get there only to find that the car was buried in the back of their storage facility and was not available to be moved or driven. Total waste of time. Aside from a price that was too high to begin with, they held onto that car for well over a year before dropping the price and, presumably, actually selling it. Must have been a consignment.
     
  11. jippiejake

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    Yes, these guys do this on purpose I think. They act like its so busy and rushing all over the place etc..Maybe my bad shoes did me in. Should have worn Amani.
     

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