Well, the early 2005s are a little cheaper on parts. I'd need to see the vin to verify but I know Sean's car takes the less expensive parts like mine. I paid $1,030 for the Valeo clutch and around $250 for the sensor sealed in the Ferrari packaging. The flywheel was around $300 also in the Ferrari packaging. I, also, have an earlier model. All was directly ordered from Italy and took about 3-4 weeks. Now the 2006 MY cars have a more expensive clutch, around $1,900. The F1 sensor is not interchangeable either. The first time I ordered a sensor, it was over $700. Now it's down. Don't know why. Don't care lol. I got the Hill Engineering bearing for $500 and it came with the seals. The OEM comes without seals, FYI. I was pissed the first time lol.
Regardless, the $3k price is too low, even if the shop is making no money on the parts. For an experienced shop, a good labor rate would be $2K-$2,500, which should put the bare-bones job at about $4,500 on a really good day, maybe closer to $5K.
Erik Di Somma
1989 228 (past)
1985 Quattroporte III (past)