I too have been studying up on the 360s for a while. I currently own a Testarossa (on my 2nd one) which is a great car...but that shape of the 360 just knocks my socks off. As the buyer's guide says, history is number one priority. There is a Cam Variator campaign on 360s up till about model year 2001...so make sure the car has had that done. I agree with you about getting a 6-speed car, that's what I want too. There have been some incidents of fires with 360s that's caused by poor routing of the wires going to the alternator...something to keep in mind. Yes the belts and tensioners can be changed with the engine in the car, there are interior panels that can be removed to get access to the front of the motor. On some tracked cars or cars that see lots of very hard driving, certain frame member joints can develop crackes around the rear suspension area. Other than these issues, and they are rather rare, the 360 Modena is a very solid and reliable car. There are 3 seat options, standard, daytona, and sport. I think the standard seats are the most comfortable, with the daytona a close second, the sport seats are a challenge to get into and out of. They did make a lot of 360s and I wonder how much more depreciation they will see? But that doesn't matter to me. I never thought I'd leave the 12 cylinder club....but the sight, sound, and incredible handling of the Modena are too much to resist.