Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,816
Ferrari service records are important to most buyers, but not all.
"Sorted" is one of those terms that can have various meanings... Some might even suggest that these cars never get fully sorted.
Have your mechanic perform the PPI and then if you address every item he finds, then yes, I would consider the car sorted.
However, for conversation, let's say the car has OEM headers and you do a smoke test and find they are fine (no cracks, leaks, etc). No need to replace then now. Well, given header failure is a known issue, if you claim the car is sorted but has original headers, many will say it's not, regardless if they have not yet failed.
And, the records are nice to show the history of the car and if it was well cared for. But, if the belts did not break and you do the belt service, it really does not matter how many times they have been done prior.
If the car is solid and the price is right, don't lose to much sleep over the lack of records - just realize when you go to sell the potential buyer might want to perform more due diligence than if you had full records.