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Looking to enter Ferrari 308 ownership

Discussion in '308/328' started by Dave-G, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Dave-G

    Dave-G Rookie

    Sep 25, 2009
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    San Juan, PR
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    Dave Morales
    Hello; I'm a newbi and currently in the process of purchasing my first Ferrari (84-85 model) . I've been reading a lot the past couple of weeks and understand that one of the most important things to do before a purchase is a PPI. Does anyone know of a good Ferrari Shop near Minneapolis and Maryland ? Thanks for your help !!!
     
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  3. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
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    Hi Dave, welcom to the 308 community, I'm not from your area so I don't know any place but definitely get a PPI by a well reputable shop. And please post some pic of the car of your interest, you will get lots of advise, support, guidance and criticism here. thanks.:)
     
  4. Neonzapper

    Neonzapper F1 Rookie

    Oct 19, 2008
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    #3 Neonzapper, Oct 3, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
    Welcome!

    For the DC/VA/MD area, this is the best place for a PPI...

    http://www.competizionecars.com/

    (308s are certainly becoming the hot ticket these days!)
     
  5. Dave-G

    Dave-G Rookie

    Sep 25, 2009
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    Dave Morales
    Thanks for the welcome !! I'll get some good quality pictures to post. Anyone from Minnesota know of a good shop for a PPI ?
     
  6. fgcfire8

    fgcfire8 Formula Junior

    Jan 19, 2008
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    Frank Castelvecchi
    just budget a few grand a year for maintenance epected or not about the same as depreciation on new car lol
     
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  8. GrayTA

    GrayTA F1 World Champ
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    Jun 25, 2006
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    Often if you can get the VIN of a car you are looking at you can find previous owners or people on the board who know the car quite well.

    When I got mine it was only a few days before I was in contact with a previous owner.

    This board WILL be your best resource.


    PDG
     
  9. Dave-G

    Dave-G Rookie

    Sep 25, 2009
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    San Juan, PR
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    Dave Morales
    One of the cars i'm interested in is a 1985 GTS. Vin # ZFFUA13A5F0055255. Thanks.
     
  10. irondogmike

    irondogmike Formula 3

    Sep 8, 2006
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    Michael Tucker
    your not going wrong going with a qv,you'll enjoy it and it hold the value very well when you resale it in the future.
     
  11. Jeff Kennedy

    Jeff Kennedy F1 Veteran
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    Oct 16, 2007
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    From Wade's QV register:

    http://www.308qvregister.com/1985/55255.htm

    Since the car is registered with Wade he may have more information beyond what is posted.

    Check with Ferrari Market Letter. Gerry keeps records of all cars ever listed in FML as well as other information he has accumulated.

    As for any of your candidate cars try to find out who has performed the recent maintenance. Contact them and try finding out what the records may not tell you - did the car need a lot of sorting to make it right, was the owner having problems quickly resolved or deferring a lot of the issues, are there issues that still need resolution.

    Jeff
     
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