I very much appreciate the input.
I tend to buy and hold cars. I bought a new BMW 740iL and drove it for 13 years before recently buying a 535xi (M Sport package). I drove a '71 911T for 8 years before buying my current '83 911sc 10 years ago.
The point being that I'm looking for a car for long term ownership; one that I can drive and enjoy.
So your advice silverf360 to look for a car with a better price and higher miles makes sense to me. I want to be able to drive any car I own. I would anticipate putting 3-5,000 miles/year on a Ferrari.
While I can afford a Ferrari and it's maintenance costs, I'm financially conservative and it would drive me crazy to have a car that needs a $10,000 service every 15,000 miles, so any advice that would steer me clear of that kind of a Ferrari would be appreciated.
I suppose my real concern is finding a qualified mechanic to tend to my car. I've been lucky in that regard with my Porsches as the same local Porsche guru has been maintaining my Porsches for the last 18 years or so. If I can't find a Ferrari guru within a reasonable distance of Boise I'll probably pass on buying a Ferrari, though I would consider Portland, Seattle and SLC mechanics as they are all within an easy day's drive of me. Still, I think a PPI is essential on this kind of a car, and I'm not sure how to solve that issue.
There is apparently another Ferrari for sale locally, a 1992 Testarosa with 15,000 miles- $75,000. From my limited knowledge am I correct that I wouldn't want a Testarosa because of its high service costs?
I have always loved the look of the Testarosas.
What is the reliability of a well sorted 360 vs a well sorted Testarosa?
Here's the ad for the Testarosa: 1992 Ferrari Testarossa for sale in Boise - ZFFLG40A2N0092164 - Bronco Motors
On the Testarosa what maintenance must I be sure has been done (just as I need to be sure the belts are current on the 360)?
Silverf360- why did you wish you'd kept your 911, if you don't mind me asking. I really love my 911, and in a way, it'd be hard to let it go. It's inexpensive to maintain, it's bullet proof, and it's a work of art to me. Pic attached.
Again, thank you for your sage input.