Hello everyone, this is my first post here. My name is Andy and I live in northern Alberta, Canada (closest city is Edmonton). I am an active car enthusiast, mainly in classic American cars. Last year, I purchased a 2000 Viper GTS to add to the collection, and have taken a keen interest in Italian and British cars in the last year or so. I've educated myself on the purchase of 355 and 360 cars, and have decided on a 360 Modena coupe manual as it appears to be a reliable and relatively manageable car in terms of the economics of ownership. I've been interested in this car from Richmond, BC: 2000 Ferrari 360 - - British Columbia Cars For Sale - Kijiji British Columbia Canada.
2000 360 Modena coupe, 22,000 miles, manual six speed.
Now I know this car breaks all the rules of smart buying: American import, no service records, not from a Ferrari dealership. However, Ferrari of Vancouver did an inspection and it needs the following: Major engine service (belts) front tie rods Unknown clutch condition ( but feels very good) Tires needed soon Leak on a power steering pump hose
The dealership is a five star chrysler dealer, which means overall honest dealing, however they do not know much about the car and what Ferrari ownership entails. I've budgeting about $14,000 worst case scenario, which would put me at shy of$80,000 cost. It could be as cheap as $74,000 if I get lucky.
Can some of you 360 experts please give me an honest opinion of this car, and deal overall? I'm comfotable financially however I always keep track of my fun expenses. Is this car worth taking a chsance on? Keep in mind that due to my location options are scarce. Any ownership history that anyone can fill me in on. Thanks in advnace.