Join Date: Jan 2007
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Now that I understand the OP's [Brettgagnon] desires a bit better.
- I guess he is more about era than specific model as originally posted
- Recommendations by all and how they will fair is in keeping with my understanding with one exception below:
-- The 400 is very low priced, depreciated totally I'm thinking and only needing TLC to keep it's value.
-- ALL Ferrari/exotics or such require a yearly budget.
-- What I meant on the 365 was more in maintenance terms of not just engine specific mechs [guess there are plenty?] to maintian it, but mostly the body parts, which I'm now told are not different than the 400+ series.
I still think IF he wanted a 365/400 that the 'value' of owning one over 10-20 years would be a good investment in terms of what he stated he wanted. Low entry, moderate maintenance or maintenance costs that compare to others post 60's, and good return in they are getting scarcer in an already limited market where after 10-20 years, he might reap even a break even to include most maintenance costs: IF he gets a good example to start with.
However, since now the models are all over the place being considered, and looks more to be a lower entry point of a particular era, as well as four seater models almost entirely, I'll say he has a lot of choices to discover.
Discover. Took his op too literal, and did not know it could be expanded.
When I chose I knew exactly what model, year, color and etc.
Brettgagnon: I would start downloading the buyer's guides at this time to assist your quest.
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