Does anyone care to advise me on how to start an auction bid mildly comfortably (really just without overwhelming angst)? A differently nice looking 612 up on BaT now, not a Classiche model, not a lot of maintenance history, medium mileage, ... and I hope to add a bunch more. Maybe not top $$$$. Small, good, local repair shop said major service 2yrs, 1200mi ago was done fine w no issues, but nothing since. Likely some deferred maintenance; just don’t want big! surprises as soon as it changes hands. I’ve read the many posts/thread here that quite strongly advise a full PPI whenever there’s any question. Will the big-time local F-dealer’s $400 “Safety Inspection” tell me anything? beyond tire condition, etc? They won’t do “PPI” out of liability concerns. Gotta jump asap just to try arranging even that. Or do I really just need to prepare to pay my $90k to see what’s really behind Door No. 1 ?? Great! having been on the sidelines here, now hoping to get into your club. Thanks to & for all.