Welcome Mike - a PPI is a must have as far as I'm concerned....let me enlighten you further.....
A few months back I bought a F430 Spider F1 from Charles Hurst in Belfast, they described their 4k mile, 4 year old, car as 'mint' with just 1 stone chip, which would easily touch in, and said I would be extremely happy with the car.
They knew I was a good Ferrari & Maserati client, Maserati forms part of their Dealership & as they said the car was 'mint' and given it's very low mileage and the fact it was being sold as an Approved Used Ferrari with a full 2 year warranty I bought it sight unseen, without a PPI & they shipped it to me a few weeks later.
On its arrival the car had not been valeted, too little time before shipping apparently, as their bodyshop had held things up with the time they took respraying the front bumper, but, the car was not as described as a few more 'flaws' were very apparent so I had an Independent Ferrari Specialist complete a PPI retrospectively, they supplied me with 4 pages of faults; supported by 234 photos...and the results were shocking......3 of the tires were perished between the treads, road salt had severely corroded all of the aluminium to the suspension, gearbox & engine areas, there was also heavy rust to the wheel hubs and various other 'hidden' parts and to cap it off, It had suffered a rear end shunt previously and had kinking to the rear quarter panels, various panels had been resprayed too & a new rear bumper had been fitted. To the untrained human eye the paintwork looked very good, but it did not stand closer inspection....as they say looks can be deceiving. Needless to say I rejected their car, I also reported this car & PPi findings to Ferrari North Europe for their investigations as it should never have been up for sale as an Approved Used Ferrari here in the UK, given it's woefully shocking condition!
Good luck with your purchase, do yourself a favour and insist on a PPI
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Past: FF, 458 Speciale, California 30, 599HGTE, Scuderia Spider 16M, California, F430 Spider