Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,866
Welcome to Ferrari Life. Looks like a very early Berlinetta and, from the photos, very complete. I see the owners manual pouch, tool kit, and even the car cover bag. This car would have Motronic 2.7, which has proven to be very reliable and does not have the much more complicated burglar alarm system with three fobs that came with the Motronic 5.2 F355s. Interior appears to be in good shape and paint looks good except for normal chips from driving. Bumpers have likely been repainted, but that is normal. My front bumper has all kinds of rock chips.
Nice thing is she appears to be completely stock, with no monkey business inside or out. When you have your PPI done, make sure it includes a leak-down test so you can ensure the dreaded valve guide wear is not a problem. There were good and bad batches of bronze alloy valve guides used in F355 and contemporary 456 heads. Some cars got the good ones and some the bad ones. Replacing the valve guides on an F355 is a five figure job, and one you want to avoid. Make sure the PPI also discovers when the last engine out belt change service was accomplished, too. If that needs to be done soon (~every five years, even though Ferrari recommends every three years), that can be a significant expense in the $5K range. Check the date codes on the tires, too. Six years is about as long as you want to go on tires, and many recommend shorter periods on high performance cars.
Good luck and she looks pretty nice. Go to ferrardatabase.com and you can download owners manuals and the workshop manuals.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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