Mondial VS 308!!!! I know this has been asked before!
So I have been reading on threads about buying Ferrari's, especially "starter" ferraris. Well here is the deal. I have two options
1) A 1985 Mondial (QV I think) Black on tan with 100k. Thats right 100,000 miles. HOWEVER two things about that. 1) It was inspected by a ferrari dealership and I know what it needs, belts, somes leaks etc. Basically 5k in work. The interior and exterior look AMAZING. I mean better leather than my current 2007 Porsche. So that says something about the owner. Finally I can get it for 13k. I maybe can talk them down to 12k but it was hard enough getting it down to 13k so lets assume thats the price
2) A ferrari 308. Specifically an 1985 owned by a ferrari mechanic. He is going to restore it for me and its got a completely rebuilt engine. Its going to be a top notch car when done. Belts and all just totally ready to rock. I noticed rips in the leather, that can be fixed. Most importantly the mechanics of the car are all completely awesome. It has 37k miles on it and I can get it for 25k
The question is what should I do? I know its hard to re-sell a Mondial but considering after repairs I'm into the car less than 20k, if I want to sell it will it really be that hard? I test drove the Mondial felt good, amazing ferrari sound but what do I know I never had one before. The 2+2 seats mean nothing to me because I always have another car I can drive. However I do want this car as a daily driver. I do about 4k miles a year mostly city.
Thoughts? I would really like input on what would be a better car to own and drive as my first. I like the refined look of the Mondial, which is a coupe and that makes it look a lot better than a convertible. But the classic ferrari of the 308 is great too. I need input!!!
Thanks so much!