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    Default New Owner into the Ferrari world

    Evening all,

    Last week got my first ever Ferrari, a 360 Modena F1.

    I purchased this from Autologix based in England and it was being sold by a guy on Pistonheads.

    Today I had it in at Gray Paul Edinburgh to have it serviced. I was tempted to get it serviced at Stewart Rodens near Edinburghbut the car has been nothing but serviced at Ferrari main dealers so seemed a shame to lose that lineage. I know for some, and for me partly, that adds something (Yes I know the flip side of that opinion too :-) ). SR comes highly recommeded.

    Unfortunately, it was taken right to Stewart Rodens as Gray Paul diagnosed it with a leaking front right shock and two bushes and wanted £3k all in to replace it. TBF considering that parts alone would be £2100 then it wasn't crazy but after speaking to Stewart on the phone he clearly knows his stuff and was actually hunting for a spare shock he had "in his attic" to try and help me out. He was also surpried it was the shock leaking and it could be something else ( i forget what) making it look like the shock but actually something else. Also the previous owner just before selling to me removed his Challenge Stradale exhaust and now there is a check engine light so SR will look into that too for me.

    So right now its with him after dropping it off tonight just as they were heading home so I am hoping to hear soon at least the cost and the diagnosis. I will then get it fixed and take this info to the seller to discuss.

    Link to the car
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    Good luck with it. Hopefully you'll see a quick outcome with the issues and really enjoy the car

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    Stewart is who I use, he'll keep you right. Good to know he's open actually, I'm in two minds whether to put my annual off to next year due to this years' low mileage

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    & enjoy

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    Welcome and don’t be put off with some fairly minor issues....
    Even if the shock needs replacing you can pick one up fairly inexpensively.

    If you want to keep the dealer history, have the base service done there and any additional work done at a trustworthy specialist.

    The 360 F1 is a great car and generally pretty solid.


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    Specialists are sometimes better than the main dealers ..my 360 was not able to be sorted by the main dealer, but the independent could, plus i was once quoted £5k for cam belts doing on a 348 as opposed to 1500 from the specialist.
    Also, bear in mind if you have an old ferrari the best place to take it im told is bob haughton..not a main dealer.
    As long as its is serviced regularly by knowledgable people it wont make a jot of difference to its value when selling.

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    Default Selling dealer

    This is very interesting for me as I am wrestling with a heart v head debate on a 360.

    What does the selling dealer say about these issues as they were clearly then when the car was sold? Or are you literally buying as seen?

    When I asked Ferrari Belfast about a 360 that they have they said they provide absolutely no warranty with the car, which I was frankly staggered by.

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    Was it sold without warranty? Surely it’s a question for the supplying dealer as these faults pre existed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon the fish View Post
    Stewart is who I use, he'll keep you right. Good to know he's open actually, I'm in two minds whether to put my annual off to next year due to this years' low mileage
    I have done exactly that.

    No point doing and ‘annual’ when everything is great - easy to check the state of the oil.

    I did before firing my car up recently and I am using it a little this year and will do a main service next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterm5 View Post
    This is very interesting for me as I am wrestling with a heart v head debate on a 360.

    What does the selling dealer say about these issues as they were clearly then when the car was sold? Or are you literally buying as seen?

    When I asked Ferrari Belfast about a 360 that they have they said they provide absolutely no warranty with the car, which I was frankly staggered by.
    Trouble is there is a schism in the Ferrari market.

    There are ‘collector grade’ cars now with super low mileages that the dealerships sell and want in their showrooms because it serves all sorts of purposes when selling new cars.

    1) Look at the condition
    2) Look how it has held its value
    3) Brings new people into the brand
    4) Reinforces the cult of low mileage and idea that modern Ferrari’s may appreciate in value like the old ones.
    Etc.

    Trouble is first time it gets used in anger big bills are likely.

    Shocks / ball joints / tracK rods / tyres / various age hardened plastics, bushes etc.

    The other market for older cars is the enthusiast market where people use their cars and have figured out what are consumables / low mileage induced failures etc.

    That is why most of us on here wouldn’t be surprised with anything you posted.

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