After more research and weighing the pros & cons of each 2+2 model, I have decided that the models which most fit how I realistically will use the car (sunny day commuting, weekend family fun, 3-5k miles/year) are the Mondial and 365/400/412 cars. I am a decently-equipped home mechanic, and would plan to maintain the car myself as much as possible, FWIW. Others that are no longer considered and why: 456: more than I wanted to spend. At home service difficult. 308GT4: rear seat room is marginal at best. Wife vetoed based on styling. Vintage V-12 2+2's: Cost of entry seems high for a car I will actually use regularly. 1970's is as far back as I want to go. Maybe in a few years. Maserati Coupe: They offer good value, and I like the styling. They are still depreciating quickly, and the cost of maintenance is comparable to Ferrari with the F1 trans. Specific models under consideration: All of these cars require a certain amount of maintenance, certainly more than normal cars. All of these cars are at least 15 years old now, so there will of course be issues that will need to be addressed after purchase. At this point assume that looks are out of the equation, I like both equally. 1. Mondial 8: Pros: Cost of entry. Utility (for a Ferrari). Build quality and rust protection. Lowest maintenance costs of the cars considered. Cons: Many scruffy examples. 2V injected motor has reputation to burn oil. Electronics. 2. Mondial QV/3.2 Coupe: Pros: Faster than 8. Late 3.2's had ABS. Cons: Hard to find a nice one. Electronics. 3. 400/400i/412 Auto: Pros: More utility and luxury. Auto trans can be rebuilt for relative peanuts. Cheap to buy. V-12. Cons: Two of everything under the hood. DOT/EPA. Rear shocks. Finding parts. Early cars rust 4. 400/400i/412 Manual: Pros: More fun to drive than Auto. Cons: Someday the clutch and box will need rebuilding ($$). Rear shocks. Finding parts. DOT/EPA. Conclusions: If my toy budget was $30-33k, at this point I find myself really looking at a 400A or a Mondial 8. For mid-$20's you can get a very nice Mondial 8, and have plenty left over for the inevitable maintenance costs. It may never be worth much more than that, but is probably fully depreciated as well. An intact Ferrari will never be a $10000 car. A Mondial 8 in nice cosmetic shape with high miles would be around $17-20k, IMHO. That is not much downside for the enjoyment of driving. Now for the selection of the 400A. Although the auto is often looked down upon by the purists, it would fit my use for the car better than the manual. $25k buys a nice one, $30k is a great car. Knowing that $3k (instead of $20k) is all that is required to rebuild a major component like the transmission would only add to the enjoyment. Learning to tune those six 38DCOE carbs would also be an experience. The sound would be fabulous. A 400iA or 412 would also be equally enjoyable simply because of the lack of attention needed for the injection. I would appreciate any input from owners with experience with both families of cars. If you have an opinion, look forward to reading it as well.