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OK, I need a Ferrari.

The only questions I have on them is which color? I think I need a RED one, but am concerned if I can drive a red one and not get pulled over or loose my liscence within the first 15 minutes of owning the car.

If I opt for a non red one, how do they hold their value compared to the red ones? Are there any bad colors?

Is it even possible to blend into the crowd in a 328?

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Fred,

Welcome to Ferrari Forum, good luck on your search and keep us posted. I do not believe you can blend in any Ferrari that is red (or most other colors for that matter). A black Ferrari will go un-noticed more than others.

Yes there are some colors I would never pick (see the green 308 in our classified section). Red is the typical color so this is the color most people want. Therefore, the reds have a better chance of selling but they do not command much greater prices.

There are exceptions, however. The majority of 456s were not red and few people think the car looks good in red. I believe the same is true of the 550/575. Often this car looks better in an non-red. The 328/348/F355/360 (all the V8s) are typically red and tend to be more liked in red.

I hope this helps and I hope you find the right 328. I would suggest looking in our photo gallery www.ferrariforum.net/photos/ for an example of 328 colors. You might like the black or blue options (blue [blu chario] is actually very beautiful on the 328). Best of luck, keep us posted.
 

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Fred said:
OK, I need a Ferrari.
The only questions I have on them is which color?...
Fred, I like you're style!!

Actually losing your license is usually a matter of HOW you drive & not WHAT you drive. :green:

Also, you will NEVER blend into the crowd with a Ferrari (especially in that green 308!). This shouldn't cause too many problems however - most folks make way for you & those that give you a hard time - well just give them a nice smile & wave! 8)
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys, right now I am looking for red, with black an acceptable second color.
While I think I can anticipate the maintaince required by the car, I am fearful of the increased maintaince that will be required by "the woman" once the car is in the garage.

Any help here would be appreciated.
 

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Red is very standard, I would go for Dark Green or Dark Blue. But it's gonna be your car, so try to look at a few in different colors and then decide :D
 

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Fred said:
Thanks for the feedback guys, right now I am looking for red, with black an acceptable second color.
While I think I can anticipate the maintaince required by the car, I am fearful of the increased maintaince that will be required by "the woman" once the car is in the garage.

Any help here would be appreciated.
Redecorate something in the house for her :green: Or just give her a few rides and she'll realize you made a good choice.
 

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Or just give her a few rides and she'll realize you made a good choice.
In the car right? :D

I'm going to look at a red one with about 20K miles on it. Any thing special to look at?
What should a '86 be worth if it is as perfect as the owner says?
 

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Or just give her a few rides and she'll realize you made a good choice.
In the car right? :D

I'm going to look at a red one with about 20K miles on it. Any thing special to look at?
What should a '86 be worth if it is as perfect as the owner says?
Have the car inspected by a mechanic (one that specialize in Ferrari). He will see things you don't. A 86 in excellent condition with low miles could go for $45,000 - $49,000 USD.
 

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Fred said:
Or just give her a few rides and she'll realize you made a good choice.
In the car right? :D

I'm going to look at a red one with about 20K miles on it. Any thing special to look at?
What should a '86 be worth if it is as perfect as the owner says?
Have the car inspected by a mechanic (one that specialize in Ferrari). He will see things you don't. A 86 in excellent condition with low miles could go for $45,000 - $49,000 USD.
Per Enzo250GTO's advise definitely get a Pre Purchase Inspection done by a qualified mechanic. 20K miles averages out to less than 100 miles a a month over the life of the car. When these cars sit, all sorts of things start to deteriorate. Also check to see when the mileage was put on. If consistently over the years, you are less likely to have problems. If the car was driven 15k miles in the first couple of years and has been sitting ever since, be careful. Good luck.
 

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We looked a 328 the other day, and it looks good. I made a few observations, and wanted to bounce them off of the group.

The car has an expensive aftermarket stereo. In the install, they added small tweeters to the dashboard, and the low/mids to the door panel.
Did this big dollar upgrade improve or detract from the car?

The space saver spare is missing, and has been replaced with a full size one.

Recent clutch and timing belt service.

I saw a small "pimple" on the front fender. It looks loke a stone got caught in a tire groove and then spit out at speed. With no inner fender panels, I would assume that is is not uncommon. Am I right on this?

Other than that , the car is nice.
 

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Fred said:
We looked a 328 the other day, and it looks good. I made a few observations, and wanted to bounce them off of the group.

The car has an expensive aftermarket stereo. In the install, they added small tweeters to the dashboard, and the low/mids to the door panel.
Did this big dollar upgrade improve or detract from the car?

The space saver spare is missing, and has been replaced with a full size one.

Recent clutch and timing belt service.

I saw a small "pimple" on the front fender. It looks loke a stone got caught in a tire groove and then spit out at speed. With no inner fender panels, I would assume that is is not uncommon. Am I right on this?

Other than that , the car is nice.
Fred, I don't think that the aftermarket stereo adds any value to the car. If it was one I was looking at I would see it as a negative due to the cutting up of the dash and doors. The missing spare is another negative but not uncommon. Finding a replacement spare saver will likely be difficult and expensive. Recent clutch and cambelts are big positives. I would ask to see the bill from the service work and then call the mechanic who did the job to get his opinion on the car. Good luck.
 

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Especially for your first Ferrari!
You know...

These cars are addicting and I have not even found my first one. I have a hard time deciding which ONE I want to buy, and a little part of my brain is saying to get 2 of them. One as garage candy, and an old 308 to screw arount with. (The mechanic / racer / tuner in me would love to trick one out).
 
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