Hello to my fellow Ferrari enthusiasts!
I've spent many years waiting for the day when I would finally take that leap and fulill the dream of experiencing Ferrari ownership. I have never been focused on a particular model although my sights have landed on various models based upon based upon my available funds. Consequently, "avalable funds" have a sneaky way of leaking away and being used up by other projects.
Well, those days are soon to be over. If all goes well with the PPI, I will be the proud owner of a 2004 360 Modena with 5800 miles. It is an immaculate 3 owner machine. First owner put 800 miles in in 6 months. Second owner had it for 6 years and ~3800 miles. The fellow I'm dealing with has had it going on a year and a half and is only selling it to make room for his 430 which he's taking delivery of in May.
The car is extremely well kept. The current owner is very particular about the treatment of his vehicles. I took it as a good sign when I first contacted him about and he told me I was welcome to come and look over the car and records any time I wish, however, if I wanted to ride I must be wearing "soft pants". He also informed me that although he was willing to take me out in the car, we would need to begin negotiations (non-binding of course) before he would let me drive. This may seem a bit obsessive but it told me he doesn't let anyone come around and joyride in his car
. The PPI is this coming Tuesday and I fully expect everything to be in order (maybe some minor stuff of course). The only blemish on this car's history is a reported accident. The wonderful police force in his town pulled him over. The officer failed to put the patrol car in park and while speaking to him the patrol car was slowly creeping forward until it bumped the back of the 360, hitting the area of the license plate. The plate was damaged and some cosmetic damage underneath. No repairs needed other than some deatiling to fix the paint underneath the plate. Since it was a government vehicle, there had to be an accident report. I've seen the accident report, repair bills, and "repaired" area and this is a complete non-issue in my eyes.
I'm so jacked at this point I can't stand it. Looking forward to a nice long cruise with a big stupid grin on my face
. I'm sure to turn quite a few heads as southern New Jersey is not exactly a hotbed of exotic car activity.
Thanks to everyone in at Ferrari Life. I've used a lot of the valuable advice provided in these forums and look forward to sharing my experiences.