Friday, December 7, 2012

Ferrari Sales and Service Bay Area - Ferrari 288 GTO Buying tips - San Francisco Motorsports San Rafael

  • Historically significant Ferrari that bridged the past and future
  • Competition raison d'etre promises a very involving, exhilarating driving experience
  • Despite that mind-bending performance, it is tractable and comfortable enough for daily use
  • Beautiful lines and is much more elegant than its F40 successor
  • Very reliable when driven and serviced regularly
  • Looks similiar to a standard 308 that costs 1/10th the price
  • Bad panel fit and alignment are not up to Ferrari standards
  • Though state of the art in 1984, turbos suffer from the low rpm lag
  • Lacks v-12 wail
  • Limited production numbers reduce quality offerings
Buyer's Check list

Green Flags
  • Documented one or two owner history
  • On street registered cars, proper EPA and DOT releases
  • Major services done, regardless of miles
  • Compression of 160-170
  • No type of body or paint work
Red Flags
  • No records or books
  • Broker to broker owner history
  • Cars used on race track
  • Oil around intake pipes
  • Clutch not functioning problems with the bellhousing

source: Forza 17, June 1999
by Winston Goodfellow

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