Buying first ferrari, a 512TR. Need insight.
I am new to this forum and am in the market to buy my first ferrari, a 512 TR to be exact. I have the choice between 3 at the present time. One in Canada and two in the U.S.
There seems to be some discrepenacy between the models and the price vs. mileage ratio and was interested in having some of your opinions on price.
Here is the line up:
1. 1992 Ferrari 512 TR. 31,063 miles. Black exterior, tan interior, tubi exhaust. Engine out at 15977 and 25954 miles. Thoroughly documented and in excellent condition. US$79,500. . Seller/Broker: Michael Sheehan. Loc: Missouri.
2. 1993 Ferrari 512 TR. 14,743 miles. Black on black, tubi exhaust. Engine out at 11k miles. Thoroughly documented and in excellent condition. US$86,998.. Seller/Broker: Las Vegas Motor Cars. Loc: Nevada.
3. 1992 Ferrari 512 TR. 9,100 miles. Grey ext., black int, standard exhaust. Fresh engine out service, new cam belts, valve adjustment, new seals/gaskets. Documented (owner is a little cagey on that), very good condition, leather on driver seat is worn, front compartment cylinder/holders need to be replaced. US$89,900.. Seller: Gentry Lane automobiles. Loc: Ontario, Canada.
Having looked at these offerings, it seems to be that the driving factor in price is mostly the mileage, not necessarily the condition. The latter car has some cosmetic and minor issues that need to be fixed, doesn't have the tubi exhaust (which is around 4k) and yet has the higher price tag, but less miles. The second car has 15 k more miles on it and only costs 6 k more than car no.1 with 31k miles.
I need someone to make sense of this as it seems to be more esoteric science than anything else...
I want the car to drive and enjoy, i don't need a museum piece. Thanks for helping a newbie.