I have been "religiously" reading through all the threads on the
forum over the last couple of months and have been through the buyers guides. What a great resource. I am based in London and circumstances finally allow me to consider purchasing a 355 (GTS or GTB). This will be my first Ferrari. Now I'm not going to ask the usual questions about running costs, etc.. as I've read though all the useful info you guys have posted over the last few months. It would be great if someone were able to give me some specific UK based information if possible....
1) Where is a good place to look for a 355 ? I know of dealers such as Joe Macari, Verdi, etc. Would anyone suggest any that they may have had positive / negative experiences with ? I am looking to spend in the region of 35,000 GBP. (I am willing to buy a Left or Right hand drive car)
2) What about servicing - have you UK based owners have any suggestions ? I am happy to drive out of London to any place that is good on price / quality of work done...
3) I have bought almost all my past cars / sportsbikes privately but am a bit nervous about buying a Ferrari privately. How much of a premium will I be paying buying through a trader & If I buy privately who do you recommend for carrying an independant inspection ? (how much does that cost ?)
If you guys can help me out .... that would be very much appreciated... as I want to feel comfortable "pulling the trigger" as you all say :-)
Hopefully I haven't asked too may questions and put you all off already