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Hi,

I'm looking at a Stradale with the options and colors I'm looking for, which is great - but the car has been involved in a 'minor accident' - getting rear-ending on the Nurburgring. The chassis shouldn't have been damaged and all affected parts should be replaced. The accident weren't 'serious enough' to activate the airbags.

My question is, can I be reasonable sure that the car is 'structually sound' if a inspection says it is fine? - eg. I've heard about regular/other cars that have been 'knocked uneven' after being rear-ended and that are impossible to fix - but also that it is measurable/detectable ?

- what else should I pay special attention to in this regard?

Would appreciate your input, thanks!

- Dennis
 

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the repairs were done by a Ferrari authorized mechanic - but they are also the guys that 'act as the seller' for the car.

- but if I get it inspected by another Ferrari mechanic and they give the 'thumb up' - then I can be reasonable sure it is okay? - can they measure/detect any potential weak spots?
 

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Dennis said:
the repairs were done by a Ferrari authorized mechanic - but they are also the guys that 'act as the seller' for the car.

- but if I get it inspected by another Ferrari mechanic and they give the 'thumb up' - then I can be reasonable sure it is okay? - can they measure/detect any potential weak spots?
Hi there,

I can only tell you this. We are rebuilding a 355 here in Holland. After we stripped damaged bodywork we took the car to a Ferrari specialist. They checked the frame but did not find any chassis problems. They told us that we did not have to worry, but we have to make sure we rebuild it correct. There's always a little risk. Some damage will stay hidden for years and there's no way you can see that...

I think that if you go to a specialist and he tells you that repair is done properly and he finds no problem with the chassis, just make sure that the damage history helps you get a good deal...
 
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