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I must say, it was tough work, but that Ebay Sniping program I have really came through for me this time. I'm expecting delivery later this week.

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Right. And just as for the F40 and F50, it's downhill from now... current market value is 60% down for the F40, 40% down for the F50 since new.
But what the heck, Ferrari will come up with the next latest rich-boys toy that will sit in a air-cond garage until they tire of looking at it.

For a mil, I will buy a '57 TDF and vintage race it. Ooops, it will cost me TWO mils. Then again, it has a bit more character... and looks a lot better.
But of course it is only an old man's (and George Lucas's at the Goodwood Festival of Speed) obsolete opinion.

Doc Pea


P.S. Congrats, McLaren, good bidding, eh!
 

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QUOTE Ferrari will come up with the next latest rich-boys toy

and that is the whole point of these cars! no one pretends any different do they?
You couldn't even buy an F60 new unless you had bought a new F40 and F50 already and they were on sale by invitation only.

Yes, Ferraris drop fast in value the first few years but then they rocket as a long term investment.

You can buy an early Testarossa for around 15 grand (Sterling), in good condition, hardly any mileage but it isn't the buying-- it is the servicing and running, they have to be THE original "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" cars ehh?

Even the new F430 has a 2 year waiting list already.
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 1 Nov 2004, 16:40)You couldn't even buy an F60 new unless you had bought a new F40 and F50 already and they were on sale by invitation only.

That's just outright snobbery! Ferraris are just CARS. Don't RR have a similar thing in that they'll only sell to someone they perceive as fitting the image. What happened to cold, hard currency?

Anyone who has the finiancial means should be able to buy a car, yes, even if it means joining a waiting list to hopefully get one.
By all means include a high performance driving course in the price, depending upon the vehicle desired, but to say "oh, you haven't bought one of our previous models so you can't buy the new one" is IMHO utter crap.


btw I'm not keen on the Enzo, or the 430 for that matter.


Mark.
 
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