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Hi All,

am looking at a couple of options on the Belgian market. I saw a couple of 328GTS (86 and 87 model)that looked fine with some minor items missing or incomplete, priced around 37-38.000 Euro. However, service history a bit sketchy...

I also had a look at a late 88 (ABS model) with full service history, first owner (ferrariclub member), near perfect condition,... but asking price = 48,000 Euro.

So, question is, should I go for the second option (and blow my budget :) or go for first option and use the additional 10K for full major service and extras...

Looking at the prices in Europe, second one seems fairly expensive (and am not even looking at US models and cheap dollar..)

Advice appreciated !!

Regards,
Frank
 

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Make sure you drive it. No better way to test the feeling of a car when driving it. Also take it to an expert who can see, tell and feel how good the car is...

If the second option is indeed as good as they say. I think it's not expensive :-? (relative).
For the other cars... ...how do you know service will be 10K... ...it might be more!

I personally would want a car witch has full history...
But then again, I don't have a Ferrari and I have no experience... :roll:
 

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Hi Frank,
In my opinion, the best is the 48000 Euro car, but only if the full major service was recently done.because the price is a little bit high.
For the other cars , remember that missing parts and rubber parts are expensive and hard to find. Look also if the Tool-kit and the car jack is complete.
Dont forget what Marcos told you, bring the car to a ferrari expert and have a good check-up. better to pay a few hundred euro's now than loosing thousands of them later. Sometimes they dont like it that you bring the car to another shop, in that case bring the expert to the car no problem and test drive several cars. okay good hunting.regards 308ROB
 

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It's always dodgy to go for a bargain model because there must be reasons why they're cheap. You'll never know what you have to do to get the car back to an acceptable and pristine condition. And most likely it'll be more than the 10,000 Euro difference. Don't take risks, go for the better car.
 

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I second the advice for the better, more expensive car. Seems like the previous owner was a real fanatic. It will give you a great base to carry on from. If you want to keep the car forever you know what you have. Alternately, if you want to let go of the car at some time you can also get a premium for it, if you keep it as good as it is now.

Bargains do not exist in the hobby car world. You always end up paying in the end.
 

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Welcome Dolle Dolf.

I bought a 1989 328GTS in pristine condition before and after 2.5 years I solt it for the same price that I paid for it. And the irony was the new owner then sold it after a year for a profit!! :)
 
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