I was thinking the same thing. Doesn't stack up to me so can't see that running costs can be so much. Must be average £5kpa or less or it doesn't make sense.
My 456 had a £13,000 bill in its history file and the car had done less than 25,000 miles not paid for by me but my 360 Modena cost me £6,000 for service, belts, ball joints and engine ecu that died.Still not seen hard evidence if this. Are we talking £3k, £5k, £10k pa?
If really substantial costs, then is the whole Ferrari investment thing just ****/negated by running cost?
At 100k then I am not sure why you wouldn’t buy and use a modern Ferrari - maybe even with free servicing rather than an old one which will be slower, cost more to maintain etc. I understand it’s all personal preference but for those particular cars and budget I think there is an argument for considering a newer one. There is no doubt they hold their values better if the mileage is sensible. I am sure if graphs were plotted there would be a clear trendJust to clarify, I'm not seeking an investment. I put thousands of miles on my cars.
My reference to investment is simply that I repeatedly see reference to Maserati values falling, but Ferrari hold value better for not dissimilar running costs. Perhaps inaccurate?
I certainly wouldn't buy a Ferrari and not use it. I'd probably do about 3k to 5k miles annually. So not bothered about buying a car that's been used and looked after.
(Might just hold on to my Granturismo).
Lovely. But LHD. What about a RHD manual 599? Did they ever build one (or more)? I don’t know. But if they did, presumably it’ll be north of half a million. So in the real World, the last “affordable” manual V12 Ferrari’s are the 612 (still v rare) and the 550 (more easy to find/buy).
Agreed. RHD 550s can be found for around £70k w decent mileage and good history (not talking concours queen).Lovely. But LHD. What about a RHD manual 599? Did they ever build one (or more)? I don’t know. But if they did, presumably it’ll be north of half a million. So in the real World, the last “affordable” manual V12 Ferrari’s are the 612 (still v rare) and the 550 (more easy to find/buy).
599 came in manual. Rare and valuable as a result though. At the time, the dealerships told buyers that a manual would be less desirable at resale time. They were wrong again!A UK RHD 612 in manual (v rare, as from memory, only about 20 were imported) would be a pretty safe bet. Given that 599’s in manual appear not to exist in reality, the 612 is the last V12 Ferrari to have the famous stick and gate.
Ooof a GTO with a manual...Apparently Ferrari made 10 LHD manual 599's, and 4 RHD ones. Though the brother of a friend of mine has recently had his F1 gearboxed 599 changed to a manual, as the factory still had all the bits required. As you might imagine, this was not a cheap job!
Not really; I’ve driven both and they’re very capable and still exciting at non silly speeds.Whether they are manual or flappy paddle, like the 456 I had, they’re too big to be that much fun, without endangering your licence. Lovely to look at in the garage though.