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Greetings. I am considering purchasing a '92 Ferrari 512 TR. I would like to hear your opinions. Here's the skinny on the car...

'92 512 TR Color-white, 26,000 mi., has recently had the 30K mi. service including cambelt service, no mechanical or cosmetic problems. This car is $82,000 USD.

Here are a couple of pics...





I realize this is a high mileage car and also that the flat 12 requires more maintenance than some but I've also heard that if they are driven with any regularity they can be reliable. I feel like the car does have some collectibility (maybe not as much as the 512M but collectible none the less). I also have heard that the White may hurt the value of the car. I've been chewing on this for a while and I must say that I really like the 512TR. It's looks, the power of the flat 12 and the general styling of the Pininfarina body appeal to me. Having said this, I also do not want to make a huge mistake. Therefore, I would really appreciate your opinions!

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Paul
 

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In my opinion, 26K is not alot of miles for any car. I think this whole thing about mileage is over-rated. There are people like Magoo here in this forum who have had good luck with a low mileage car, but the majority have issues.

With any Ferrari purchase, have a third party inspect it (a well-known independant Ferrari mechanic in your area).

White is a beautiful colour, it looks good in those pictures. Don't worry about re-sale, buy the car because you love it...

Yes, its more expensive to maintain a 12-cyl Ferrari, but the 512TR is quite a reliable car from what I've heard.
 

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Paul just as Peter said, It is a beautiful car. I don't have any problem with the white . You are the guy who has to be satisfied with it. So if you like it buy and enjoyyyyyyyy.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. You know how some cars appeal to you more than others? Well, that's the way it is for me regarding the 512TR.

I just wanted an opinion or two about the price.

Anyway, thanks again for your comments and I'll let you know what I decide....

Paul
 

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Momo, unfortunately that car was not for me. Carfax came up with an odometer problem and the 30,000 mile service the guy told me the car recently had turned out to be false. Two lies I caught him in.... I walked away.

Still looking. I will report back when I find one to my liking.

Thanks....
 

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Ahh! Good 'Ol carfax!

Now i see why the price was so low :p

512tr is a great car- cosmetically and mechanically.

Check ferrari market letter and ebay, you'll find more in the former.
 

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One will come along.
The 512tr has a few benefits to the testa. It is more powerful and has a more rigid chassis because the rear subframe is welded to the rest of the chassis instead of bolted as in the testarossa. This does make servicing it more expensive as they cant just drop the whole subframe.
Also, its better to spend time finding a good car. ALot of people spend 6 months finding the ferrari of their dreams, and its always worth it.
 

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My first ride in a Ferrari was a TR with a little over 100,000 miles when I rode in it. My friend, a Ferrari mechanic, rebuilt it at 100,000. The cost was around $30,000 8 years ago.

I just purchased a 550 with 30,000 miles on it.

These cars are made to be driven, not to sit in a gargage. Sure, you are going to pay for the mileage but that is true in any car, whether it is a VW Bug or a 550. Be happy and enjoy the TR.

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512 TR

Let me know if you are still looking for a 512TR. Last time I talked to my brother in law he was planning on selling his car. He is in the Boston area. 92 White TR ( I believe 92, it was either a 91 or 92, don't remember ).

If you are still looking, I will find out more information. You can email directly @ [email protected].
 
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