Welcome to FL.
Several of us were commenting on that car and one Flifer looked at it in Ca. It is a beauty. Love the Daytona Seats and color. Sorry about the weather but, unlike us in the Midwest, you'll be out and about in two weeks if that.
Curious did you buy it off eBay or thru the dealer? And who did the PPI ( if any)?
I am toying with one in Pa right now but I would have to trade the 430 and I don;t think I should.....
Drive it well.
I originally viewed this 612 on eBay as well, and did bid on it; but it did not meet reserve. I think they wanted 115K or so for it, and I got them down to just north of 100K, which I believe is excellent for a 2007 HGTS model. The PPI was outstanding. The inspector stated the car drove like it was on rails and no leakage or any major issues. The clutch life wasn't great, but there is still plenty of time. Regardless, the car recently had full belt service, new F1 reverse switch, new window switch, etc.
I just can't believe how beautiful this car is and the condition it is in. Very happy with the purchase so far.
I'm also glad I chose an HGTS model - I had driven a very nice 2005 base model in FL and it just didn't sound as menacing as this one does.
The PPI was done by: EXOTIC PERFORMANCE
I like the F430, but there are so many thousands of those (and 360s). There are only about 3,000 total 612s produced, of which just under 1,000 are in the US I believe. Although I prefer the looks and better availability of manual gated shifter on the 360, I know the 430 is a much better car. Regardless, I expect both the 360 and 430 to continue to depreciate for quite some time, due to the large numbers available.
I have nothing against the mid-engine Ferrari (I've owned two). However, those are best suited to track (except the Boxer & TR versions) or, unfortunately, showing off. On the road, I like the dynamics of the front-engined car. And lets not forget that Ferrari's reputation was built on front-engined V12 cars. Yes, the mid-engined Ferrari will get you attention, are good track performers, and can even (in the case of the Boxer) scare people out of the left lane.
To me, however, the subtle beauty of the 612 that cloaks a ferocious race-car is exactly what I envisioned the Ferrari mystique to be.
Good luck on whatever path you choose.