Thanks! You've all convinced me of what I wanted to hear. Buying a Ferrari for daily use is a GREAT idea! So, a few more questions. Is there a complete registry that I can use to look up the car's history via the serial number? I expect to use Carfax for a first pass, but am interested in the references that I've seen that also track SN. Of course, I will also review the maintenance records and go over the car with a fine tooth comb. Can anyone refer me to a good mechanic in the Lomita / Palos Verdes area that might point me to a car, or inspect a potential candidate? Also, since this won't be a garage queen, is there a comprehensive listing that shows the various options available for 308s, 328, and Mondials by year. I'm especially interested in compression ratios (91-92 octance pump gas would be really nice), 2/4 valves, interior/exterior colors, AC, ABS, power windows, locks, etc.? I've also seen a few references to the maintenance requirements that appear to indicate some models DON'T require the engine to come out for major PM visits. Is this true? I do have tools and am willing to use them for the basics. I've spent five years racing 3/4 midgets and could not find a general mechanics that will touch those - I'm not afraid to pick up a wrench. BTW-Anyone want to go circle track racing? I've got a two complete cars with spares that need to be sold to make room in the garage. A wet clay track, 120+hp and an 800lb car make for some major excitement. Thanks for all the responsed on the other thread. Jim.