360 Manual buying advice

360 Manual buying advice

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barriejames

Original Poster:

780 posts

156 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Hi All

I am thinking of buying a 360 manual Spider. Its very strong money at 80k but looks a nice car (subject to inspection and I just wondered if the group feel this is way over where it needs to be as I have seen them in the 50s upwards. Its a sub 30k mile car but the service history does have a couple of 3 year gaps between services, is that a deal breaker on these? I realise they are old tech now but its just a trip down memory lane purchase, as I couldnt afford one 20 years ago and always craved one.

blueg33

29,693 posts

201 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Price often isn’t a good indication of condition with these. I found that when I was looking. I paid bottom end from a dealer, and he fixed loads of stuff for me from a loose sun visor to 3rd gear synchro. Mechanically is pretty good, a few cosmetics to do that I am working through.

MDL111

6,241 posts

154 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Personally don’t think service history in the sense of every year same month is not worth all that much. It is more about what was done during services.
My Scuderia just had 2 5-digit bills in 3 years for remedial works - eg both manifolds, new exhaust. So I would look more at what has been done to the car as opposed to has it had an annual oil change
On my 355 I had to replace tons of stuff, basically the same in service bills as in purchase price over 2.5 years and I had a PPI done on that that did not show any material things
The 360 was also quite cheap at some point, so the IMO it matters even more to see what was done or if people just traded out of it again without doing the works
I think paying more for the right car is sensible, but paying more for a good polish and nice dealer pics maybe not so much

Curledge

358 posts

5 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Seems a lot of money from your description of service history and mileage.
My biggest concern would be the cloth roof on a 20 yr old car and the scrimping on annual servicing for 3 years

jwdh1

181 posts

86 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Curledge said:
Seems a lot of money from your description of service history and mileage.
My biggest concern would be the cloth roof on a 20 yr old car and the scrimping on annual servicing for 3 years
We have a 360 and a 430 Spider and neither cloth roof has caused us any issues, it's like anything else - look after it, it should look after you :-)

To the original poster, Is the car you are referring to the one at Bells?

NeilTB

6 posts

59 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Seems strong money to me. My old 360 spider is up at Furlonger’s for a lot less. It is similar mileage, full service history and a very sold car. Not resale red though!

NeilTB

6 posts

59 months

Tuesday 10th May
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  • solid

barriejames

Original Poster:

780 posts

156 months

Tuesday 10th May
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This one is 10k more so I agree. Although the colour on the Furlonger car has to be the least desired

NeilTB

6 posts

59 months

Wednesday 11th May
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PS. If you haven’t already, it is well worth talking to AV Engineering (http://www.avengineeringltd.com/). They were super helpful when I bought mine.

mat205125

16,506 posts

190 months

Thursday 12th May
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barriejames said:
Hi All

I am thinking of buying a 360 manual Spider. Its very strong money at 80k but looks a nice car (subject to inspection and I just wondered if the group feel this is way over where it needs to be as I have seen them in the 50s upwards. Its a sub 30k mile car but the service history does have a couple of 3 year gaps between services, is that a deal breaker on these? I realise they are old tech now but its just a trip down memory lane purchase, as I couldnt afford one 20 years ago and always craved one.
The days of aspiring to a £50k manual 360 are long gone frown

ohidunno

496 posts

249 months

Friday 13th May
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80k is toppy money for a 360 manual with 30k miles but not necessarily overpriced. Does it have many options, carbon seats are particularly expensive .

I think there has been some good advice on this thread already. These cars are getting on now so if they only get the basic service done every year that doesn’t mean there aren’t other irks that should really be attended to. So look at the bills not just the stamps.

If you are in Kent I would certainly recommend Aldous at AV Engineering

I see the likely contender at Bell Sport is reserved so I hope that you got it already!

barriejames

Original Poster:

780 posts

156 months

Friday 13th May
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Spoke with AV he was shocked at the pricing to be honest and considered it 10k over top as a minimum. Yes it was that car, no sadly I'm not the buyer. Oh well I'll stick with red then!!

964Cup

1,049 posts

214 months

Friday 13th May
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There's this: https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2000-ferrari-3...

Long way to go yet, but I think CC prices have been softening. Looks decent.

LAM_VT

94 posts

188 months

Wednesday 18th May
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You could have mine for under 60K - it's on Pistonheads adverts

barriejames

Original Poster:

780 posts

156 months

Wednesday 18th May
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which one,?

yzr500

135 posts

80 months

Thursday
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mat205125 said:

The days of aspiring to a 50k manual 360 are long gone frown
well if you what to get a manual coupe good factory spec, 29,980 genuine miles 5 owners uk supplied which has been unused for 5 years and would need a belt/service buy mine 45k

Edited by yzr500 on Friday 20th May 23:38

Meps

82 posts

180 months

The Yellow 360 was actually my car it was strong money but it was a very strong car. It has indeed now gone to it's new owner there was no expense spared when I had it but there are also some right dog cars out there at the moment up for crazy prices which I cannot see selling there is a blue spider that was originally at 79 k on auto-trader and they have raised it to 85 k that has been for sale for over a year. Everything is only worth what someone is willing to pay I did not need to sell just felt it was time to move on. Good luck in finding one.