Hey all, I‘m looking at buying my first Ferrari and would love some advice from you all. First, perhaps a bit of an introduction is warranted to inform your recommendations. I’m (nearly) 44, married and have a 7 year old daughter with no more kids planned. I live just outside of Boulder, Colorado and have access to many wonderful mountain and canyon roads. I’m a former NASA ISS mission engineer, current business consultant. The car will be used for weekend canyon drives, maybe some rallies as well. My enthusiast car history goes back to before I could drive: 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air - first car in High School 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible - second car in High School 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback - took auto body classes after college and restored it 2003 Subaru WRX - my first experience with a car that’s actually fast 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero - essentially just a WRX wagon with a Saab fascia - LOVED working on this car 2006 Porsche Cayman S - a magical driving experience 2016 Shelby GT350R - an incredible machine on the road and the track - that flat plane crank sound is intoxicating. I’m looking to replace the GT350R with something else, probably a Ferrari or possibly a 991.2 Porsche 911. What I’m after: A pre-owned Ferrari that’s around $100K. I am not afraid of high miles, but I am looking for a car with a solid service history. I live less than a mile from Scuderia Ramparte so I’ve got one of the best shops around for planned, and unplanned, maintenance. I’m not buying a car as an investment, but I’d like to not take a bath in valuation in a few years. I’m 6’4” 220lbs so fitting in the car could be an issue. I’m not against installing aftermarket seats if needed. There are 3 Ferraris that “speak” to me that I think fall into the aforementioned criteria. I’d love your opinions on what I should take into account. Testarossa - This was THE childhood dream car. At 10 I bought a Tamiya plastic model kit and obsessed over the building and painting of it. I had a poster of a red one on my wall. When I see one the 10 year old in me comes out. I understand that these cars are polarizing in the Ferrari community, but to me it’s the epitome of cool in 1987 and I’m cool with that. I love the idea of driving my childhood dream car, the dog-leg 1st gear and gated shifter, and the sound of a flat 12. I don’t love the idea of servicing such a vehicle, however. I’m a pretty good wrench and could handle some stuff myself, but I’d probably send it to Scuderia Ramparte for annuals and majors. Hagerty is bullish on Testatrossa valuation which is a plus. F430 - The 430 Scuderia I drove years back has left a lasting impression. I can’t afford a manual in my budget which is a bummer, but I see the F1 as something I could learn to appreciate. I’m a big fan of the looks: more “beautiful” than a Testarossa, and more “exotic” than a 360. Probably the cheapest to maintain as well. 360 - This seems to be the most... pragmatic? A 360 with a manual is within financial reach, it’s more reliable and less expensive to maintain than the Testarossa. It was on Hagerty’s 2020 bull market list. With Challenge wheels these cars look wonderful IMO, but most have the “starfish” wheels which really date the platform. Might be harder to find the right car. My heart says Testarossa, my head says 360, and I’m somewhere in the middle on the F430. I don’t think I could go wrong with any of the above, and I believe I’d having a wonderful ownership experience with any of them. I’d love to hear from you all, based on personal experiences and things you’ve learned from being in the Ferrari community. What am I missing? What else should I consider?