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post #1 of 8 Old 03-09-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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pre-Scud help

I have been trying to learn as much as possible on the net prior to shopping for a Scud, and have found all of your previous posts invaluable, so I decided to join up in hope of some specific guidance. Thanks already for all you've taught me.

So, thinking of purchasing a Scud. Thoughts on buying from a Ferrari dealer versus not? Is there value to Ferrari certification? Is certification a substitute in your experience for a PPI?

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Which country are you considering buying in?

Where it is an official dealer or independent, has to be someone you trust with a solid and long reputation.
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A lot depends on the Scuderia itself.

Mileage condition etc.

PPI's provide good information especially for negotiations - may be best to post the cars you are seeking along the way.

I have bought two without a PPI but both had some factory warranty left.

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Live in northeast US, would probably consider buying and shipping from anywhere in US.
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I'd go (and I've put my $$ where my mouth is) private party/non Ferrari dealer and a thorough PPI. I'd rather know the car is good and I'm getting a good price, but that's just me. Now seems to be an excellent time to buy a Scud. I suspect prices will rise a touch as summer approaches. Don't get hung up on less than 3K mi/yr. unless you don't plan to drive it. They're amazing cars have fun

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Dan, thanks. From the threads I have followed, I agree this would appear to be a favorable market for me. There are lots of cars that have good online credentials now, many at dealers. There are a few with almost-new mileage. The accepted wisdom seems to be to avoid cars that have been rarely driven; do people agree? I plan to drive it indeed. Lots.

Doug, I see your toys include a '69 Z28. My first car was an orange '69 Camaro. Loved that car. Wish it had been a Z.

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Dan, thanks. From the threads I have followed, I agree this would appear to be a favorable market for me. There are lots of cars that have good online credentials now, many at dealers. There are a few with almost-new mileage. The accepted wisdom seems to be to avoid cars that have been rarely driven; do people agree? I plan to drive it indeed. Lots.

Doug, I see your toys include a '69 Z28. My first car was an orange '69 Camaro. Loved that car. Wish it had been a Z.

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It's my favorite car to drive - everyone gives me a thumbs up and smiles.

The Scuds are IMO pretty bullet proof cars - after the ceramics and clutch wear there isn't anything else that would bother me for the right car.

Keep in mind these were 300k Ferrari's and their replacement will be around 350k.

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I think it's harder on the car to let it sit than to drive it regularly. It's also a lot less fun
I enjoy seeing it in the garage, but driving inevitably brings a grin to my face.

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