So as my previous post mentioned, I've been looking into red, manual, 355 GTS's for quite some time. Usually there isn't much on the market, but of course, two came on the market in the past few weeks. Both sellers are asking for $57-60k. Which of these two would you rather have?
1) 1997 GTS with 31,400 miles. 3 owner, completely original (other than sound system), includes entire vehicle history (Ferrari dealership maintained). Has the tools and original window sticker. Had it's last major done at 28k miles.
More importantly, it's currently owned by a Ferrari Life member that has good reputation and no doubt is a real enthusiast that took great care of the car. Ferrari 355 F355 GTS | eBay
2) 1996 GTS with 45,600 miles. Apparently the current owner (Eric?) also owns Corfee Car Care in Sacramento, but is having it sold through Luxury Motorcars, a company that has all their work done at Corfee's. Corfee Car Care has a great reputation and Maserati of Sacramento sends all their Ferrari's to them for work.
This car just had pretty much every single service you can think of done - " It has recently finished having a massive service where nothing was left untouched. Just hitting the high spots this service included a complete head to toe reseal of the engine, new timing belt, new clutch kit w/ T.O. bearing, all new pumps, cooling hoses, thermostat, tensioners, new FabSpeed headers, Tubi exhaust, Silver Line bulbs (aligned), new high pressure oil lines to dry sump system, all fuel, oil and air lines, new valve guides, power steering reservoir update, new engine and transaxle mounts, pyro control unit, ABS pump assembly, alternator, starter and battery, climate control unit, tires w/ fresh alignment, brakes, stereo, all new Italian leather dash and new center console plastics" Cars for Sale: 1996 Ferrari F355 GTS in Sacramento, CA 95815: Coupe Details - 370603061 - AutoTrader.com
Both of these cars are probably great options (haven't had a PPI done on either one yet). The mileage is quite different between the two. My biggest concern with car number 2 is that it will be hard to sell in a few years once I have it over 50,000 miles. Is that a valid concern? Do you worry about a car that has had as much work done as car number 2? Or do you feel like it makes it closer to brand new?
Ok, sorry for the long post. I can't wait to hear your opinions, thanks!