I'm nearing the end of my search for a F355 GTS and have a few candidates. My question is about two of the front runners and how I should value them against one another. Both are red/tan and are equal in cosmetic condition, which is excellent. Here are differences: Car #1: 1995 with 21K miles. Documented history from day 1 and always serviced by dealer. Full service record available. Valve guides and cam belts were done in Jan 01 at 14K miles. Belts were done again in June 02 when a leaking cam seal needed repair. Compression test is OK, though #2 is 10% lower than #7 and #8 (185 vs. 205). I understand this to be the max acceptable variance. C-pillars show hairline crack in paint on each side. Wheels are not as pristine as the rest of the car and show wear consistent with age. Car is being sold by F-dealer and all books and records come with it. Car #2: 1997 with 8.5K miles. Maintenance history is not as well documented. Belts, rollers, tensioners, and water pump were done in Sept 03 at around 7.5K miles. Documentation is available for this service. The car is being researched, but for now, lets assume no other maintenance records are available. Owner's manual and other books are also missing. C-pillars are reported to be clean. Biggest worry is that paint work has been done. The front bumper and fender were repainted by the car's first owner for what was reported to be scrapes on the original paint. No impact damage and no work on the metal. Current owner saw pictures of the damage prior to his purchase of the car and described the scrapes as 'so minor they were hard to see in the photograph.' His is looking for those pictures, but let's assume they are lost and I will not be able to see them. Car is on consignment at a small exotic car dealer and I have spoken at length with the car's owner. He appears to be a true enthusiast and exotic car collector. I would have a PPI done on this car, including compression and leak down. Let's assume it checks out clean and everything is as reported. I'm new to the Ferrari market and could use some help. Which car would you buy? How much would you pay for each one? I am looking at one more car this weekend but would like your opinion on how to rank these two front runners. I won't disclose asking prices yet so as not to influence the bids. Thanks for your help.