Looking at a 360 with replacement engine
First post here, but have been digging through threads the past few days reading as much as I can on the 360.
I'm in the market for one but haven't decided modena or spyder. I guess I'll make up my mind when I come across the perfect one!
I have a couple of questions that I hope you guys can help me with. I'm looking at a 2002 spyder right now. I asked the owner to provide service history and he sent me a copy of his last invoice showing the service. The car has 10k miles on it and here is what the invoice shows:
-Engine out Major Service
-R&R Engine and transmission for leaking head gaskets
-R&R Convertible top assembly
-Remove Cylinder Heads,
-Install new Engine block to Cylinder studs
-Install new Knock sensors, and Phase sensors
-Replace clutch, pressure plate, and clutch release bearing
-Install new O-rings at fuel tanks
-Install 1 float valve at SX fuel tank
-Road Test Vehicle
To the tune of about $14,000.. The item in red is the one I have concern about.. Is this something that is usually done around 10k miles?? Surely not, I've not seen anything like this on other invoices with cars that have equal miles. Maybe its their wording when they say *new engine block* that they are referring to the block that had head work?
Can someone shed some light on this?
Also, where should I be looking online for these cars? Ive tried ebay, dupont registry, cars.com and auto trader. Am I missing any of the good ones?