BUY­ING TIPS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Five Best Ferrari Buys -

You’ll pay big bucks for an early glass­fi­bre-bod­ied 308, but even the 1977-on steel cars have a rust­proof plas­tic floor­pan, so check for rot in the tubu­lar steel frame.

Cav­i­ties like the head­lamp pods and spare wheel well are known rust in­cu­ba­tors. Bon­nets, mean­while, can of­ten be dis­torted. All body­work is ex­pen­sive to rem­edy if it’s been abused.

The al­loy wheels on these cars are in­trin­sic to the whole pack­age but, if they’re por­ous, they’re go­ing to be hugely costly to re­place. Of­ten, though, un­sight­li­ness on these cars is re­stricted to noth­ing more than peel­ing paint.

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