Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
I didn't respond as I am further from Lubbock than you are and not available to look at the car. Seriously though, it sounds like you have it covered. The PPI should answer any questions you have. The car looks clean and straight and everything seems to be in order. It looks like a good buy. I guess the only other thing I would ask is about the service. The service was done at 35k, but how long ago was that? The timing belts are recommended to be changed at 30k or 3 years. I go 5 years, but if I am buying a car I want them no more than 2 years old.
If the PPI comes back clean and you are comfortable with the car I wouldn't bother flying down just to look at it, drive down with the trailer and bring it home. Or better yet, fly down to Lubbock and drive it home. If an independent Ferrari mechanic says the car is good to go, I wouldn't hesitate to drive a new 328 nine hours. I towed my 308 ten hours when I bought it because I didn't trust the carbs and points on a car I'd never driven. The 328 is the most reliable and bulletproof of the 3x8 series. That's a car you can drive home.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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