Potential 2005 Ferrari F430 Purchase
First, I look forward to spending a considerable amount of time on this site with you ladies and gentlemen...and thank you in advance for all of the advice/help you can provide me regarding my potential purchase of a 2005 F430 F1 (approximately 8K miles on it).
I have been in negotiations with a local, reputable dealer regarding the F430 they have in inventory...and that's about where my naivety begins. I know it's going to take time to understand the nuances of the "Ferrari" brand itself but what I am looking to you for is a couple things such as:
1. What types of questions should I be asking to help me become more informed of this specific model?
2. What is the expectation/s I should have regarding "known" issues with this model (i.e. I read in another string that the headers are an issue in the 7K-10K mile range (I live in PA so I don't know if that helps). I believe understanding the potential "issues" from folks like you will help me considerably.
3. what has been the typical "upkeep" on these models been for owners? Something to consider; It will not be a daily driver (maybe 1-2K miles/year).
Regardless of the answers, I do feel strongly that I will most likely proceed forward BUT not until I hear from all of you. Like many have said, there's nothing like owning/driving a work of art, I just want to make sure the "art" is as it seems!
Again, thank you for your assistance/education and look forward to proceeding forward!