not sure how you can say that about a car you know nothing about(not the model, this particular example). Seems a little irresponsible
to scare a new guy like that.
Not trying to bust your balls, but the guy doesn't know you.
Um, HUH... ^ ya' I think you are
ok, how about 8-10k, honestly if you know better post such.
Engine out, on a bargain is about $3K [why would a licensed mech waste his time IF he knows these engines....I know as I've had my 348 out three times and with many quotes from 'qualified' even Ferrari mechs....]
Hoses, liquids, heater cores, transmission [does he have the one where the screw comes off the tranny causing a gears to go toast?..have to check it out, $$$. My production run didn't have the problem]
Did he get the updated Oil Change guide part? Hmmm, where is the docs for THAT..if that goes, so go your valves.
Are his leveling actuators ok, are his fans in order, is all the rubber bits, sticky-no-mores in order.
A museum piece, might be a good place to start, but NOT just slap it on the street.
Just because one buys and is good to go with a simple fluid change doesn't make me jump at giving advice to purchase that without a full service: I consider NOT addressing such with a full PPI a very bad piece of advice...but we've tangled before....Know you have more experience in the car biz than I, but honestly, he is in for a gamble without the full service let alone a PPI.
200 miles/ five years...ya' I'll keep my money more safe following the straight and narrow.
Now he knows me better.....then again I'm quite certain taking your advice without addressing his direct question, that he can come to you to make it better.