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PrePurchase Questions on '90 TR buy

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by colo348, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. colo348

    colo348 Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Colorado
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    Jim
    Hi Group,
    I'm getting close to buying a 1990 TR. The car has the service history and the 30K has been preformed. I'm going to have a pre-buy done by Ferrari of Denver before I sign on the dotted line, but my question is do you have any feedback or things to be aware of when owning a TR? When I bought my 348 I had a list of "things to look for" is there a similar list for a TR? The service I know is more on a TR than 348. Thanks for any suggestions you might make.
    regards,
    Jim
     
  2. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

    Nov 1, 2003
    34,891
    Victory Circle
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    HUBBSTER
    Are you buying from FoD or some1 else ? Have them check the trans, axles, circuit board, AC, radiators, compression test, leakdown test. That should cover it
     
  3. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2001
    1,952
    Orange Park, Florida
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    Eric Eiland
    Firstly, best wishes to your potential TR purchase...89's and later are very desirable, so it's sounds like you've found a good deal.

    With regards to purchase questions, here's a link to a good starting point reference: http://www.modena-motors.com/TR%20Buyers.htm

    FORZA Magazine also ran a very thorough and informative "buyers guide" issue a good while back on the TR specifically, which I found to be very beneficial and helpful in my search.

    The biggest complaint I here about the later TR's is the automatic mouse-type seat belts. There's a recall on them, but I've heard the recall fix wasn't always a permanent one.
     
  4. ROGER

    ROGER Karting

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Lake Havasu City, Az
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    Roger Blakeman
    If you are purchasing the TR from FOD, I was in there around Thanksgiving time and looked at the car which was red/tan and had about 26,000 miles on it.

    Seemed fairly nice however the 30K hadn't been done yet so if it is the same car, make sure all that stuff has been completed.

    Roger B.
     

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