I'm thinking of purchasing a 355f1 spider (living with and maintenance ?)
So I am considering purchasing a 355f1, but one of the things that is putting me off a little bit is the astronomical maintenance costs that have been associated with Ferrari's. I plan to drive the car regularly... no sense in owning it just to keep it off the road.
A little background, I used to own a dyno shop and specialized in building forced induction systems, high performance engines, and supplying/supporting programmable engine management systems. I turn wrenches well, I know how to weld and fabricate custom parts, I have access to lifts, milling machines, and lathes. However I have no Ferrari specific experience. Would it be unreasonable (or heresy) to perform my own general maintenance on the vehicle?
Dropping a motor (or the gas tank) and replacing a cam belt for instance is not an intimidating job in my mind (labor intensive, but not terribly challenging).
What does the community say? I found a beautiful well maintained example with complete documentation. I can certainly afford the nearly $60k price tag. I might add, I really love working on cars.
Last edited by Markp; 03-03-2012 at 03:02 PM.