Yes, my 412 is a wonderfull car but be carefull, most of the 400s and 412s I looked at were not well cared for. And the one I got was not cheap.
My comment on the parts is due to a suspension issue I am having where the cost for each shock was about $1100. This got me thinking (outloud I might add), if a shock asorber costs that much, what is a real part going to run?!
Also- realize there are few if any body parts available so to replace that cracked lens at the front, I going to have to wait for someone to die or something and considering how few 412s were produced and how few were imported to the US, I've gotten to just adore that cracked lens- It adds soooo much "personality".
But in all seriousness. I bought my 412 because it's the ferrari I wanted, not just one I could afford. (I had seen a 400 in the early 80's and fell in love.)
If you get the 400 or 412 because it is the one you can afford, I can promise you that you will not be happy. They are nothing like the 308s, etc. not in the way they drive, look or sound.
But if you want sublime power, that excellent V12 sound, and a car no one reconizes as a ferrari, GO FOR IT! :green: