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    Default 512 BBI buy or not ?

    Hi All
    Just a quick question if anyone had any views on buying a BBI and what to look out for ?. We have spotted this one at Simon Furlonger and wanted the collective wisdom of CS to share their views.

    Thanks in advance

    http://www.simonfurlonger.co.uk/cars...t=price%20DESC

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    I'd definitely have the car inspected, given the price I'd want to ensure it's perfect, sadly too many older cars are made to look very pretty on the outside

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    Hi Mark
    I agree !
    Any ideas on who is good at inspections on BBIs ?

    Hope all is well with you.

    Rgds

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    Whilst this is an investment grade car, a good friend struggled to sell his leggier car for a long time for a lot less, I'm just wondering if the steam has gone out of these cars ??

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    We considered buying the targa one and having it put back to a normal car... but resale costs on them was not that good... didnt bother... but some brave soul bought it .. it was on the market for a long time if i remember rightly... buy a dino !!!

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    yes it was the poster car in its day but at that money and mileage its destined to be a garage queen and never driven. If you plan to drive it then consider paying a lot less for a car with a few more miles or test drive a few more modern cars that are similar money. The driving experience gap will be staggering, with the newer cars easier to live with, more reliable and just so much faster in every respect. Also check out what sort of tyres you can get for the odd sized wheels, or you may have to get some imperial wheels just to get decent tyres

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    My favourite Ferrari!

    Inspection a must but wouldn’t know who to contact in the UK. (Gto/dk/barkawsy et al?) On F chat there are some really good threads on boxers. There is a specialist in Ontario with a good rebuild thread, that most seem to defer to as a “expert”. If you can’t find a UK specialist you are happy with at the price of the car it would be worth considering seeing if you could flying them over to inspect for you. Just a though, no connection or anything, just something that’s regularly done in the yacht world.

    Hope this is for “fun” and will be driven? Always remember my uncle taking me out in his bb! Awesome.

    Good luck.

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    Barkaways or Tim Walker @ Walkersport ? Furlonger is a pretty straight guy though, I'd doubt he'd risk his reputation with shoddy cars; he knows the world is a small place thanks to the internet.

    Lovely looking car. It'd be a shame to drive it and a shame not too, if that makes sense?! Good luck

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    For an investment a 365 BB is far more special, looks wise, sound and rarity.

    A late 512 is effectively a Testarossa in nicer clothes whereas early Boxers had their own unique character.

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    Remembering back to being a young lad at the time the Countach was always the wow car of that generation and dominated opinion (even though it wasn't great to drive) and this was apparently why Ferrari went with more outlandish styling for the Testarossa.

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