550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

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roygarth

Original Poster:

2,657 posts

193 months

Saturday 2nd February
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footsoldier said:
I know the FHP is worth having on the 575, but is it a big step up for 550, or does it make it less comfortable to drive?
My 550 was plenty firm enough without FHP, it is a GT after all. I would say that the FHP is essential on the 575 (which is softer than the 550 in standard set up) but a negative on the 550 - unless you're primarily driving on smooth flat roads.

smartypants

41,168 posts

114 months

Monday 15th July
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Low mileage RHD went for £86k inc premium.

https://www.bonhams.com//auctions/25453/lot/352/?c...


WCZ

7,007 posts

139 months

Monday 15th July
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smartypants said:
Low mileage RHD went for £86k inc premium.

https://www.bonhams.com//auctions/25453/lot/352/?c...
good price!

hunter 66

2,810 posts

165 months

Monday 15th July
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Nice car ... bit special

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,657 posts

193 months

Saturday 20th July
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WCZ said:
good price!
Absolutely. If as described it would have been £150K+ a few years ago!

cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Saturday 20th July
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Back to where they were in 2015/6 then but still double what they were in 2013..

chappardababbar

273 posts

88 months

Saturday 27th July
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I feel like prices have come down quite rapidly in the last month or so, and I would expect them to come down to the 45k (leggy) -75k (low mile, mint) range by the end of the year/early next year. It’s amazing how quickly, mood, appetite, and sentiment can change.

Not Ideal

2,405 posts

133 months

Wednesday 31st July
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^^ agreed - when confidence erodes, asset prices fall very very fast.

andyleeds

587 posts

164 months

Wednesday 31st July
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brexit....... still 12 months before the fog clears i think

MDL111

3,759 posts

122 months

Wednesday 31st July
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andyleeds said:
brexit....... still 12 months before the fog clears i think
Economic slowdown all over Europe / less inclination to spend money on non essential stuff when confidence is down/eroding

Grantstown

151 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Having had a chance to drive a 550 recently, I've been reading this thread with interest. Currently I have a 911 as my weekend car and it has been really great, but given that I'm only doing 5K a year in it, I was wondering if I might be better off taking the opportunity to realise the Ferrari V12 dream, particularly if I may also benefit from potential depreciation free motoring also. I'm aware the F car running costs will be far more than Porsche.

This looks like a really lovely example. Do you think the asking price is reflective of the likely sale price? I'd be looking to trade in my 2017 Carrera if I could get a sensible offer.

hunter 66

2,810 posts

165 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Yes a Porsche guy myself had 25 k miles in a V12 Fez ..... running costs in a different league

Grantstown

151 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th August
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This is the link I should have attached!

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Grantstown said:
Having had a chance to drive a 550 recently, I've been reading this thread with interest. Currently I have a 911 as my weekend car and it has been really great, but given that I'm only doing 5K a year in it, I was wondering if I might be better off taking the opportunity to realise the Ferrari V12 dream, particularly if I may also benefit from potential depreciation free motoring also. I'm aware the F car running costs will be far more than Porsche.

This looks like a really lovely example. Do you think the asking price is reflective of the likely sale price? I'd be looking to trade in my 2017 Carrera if I could get a sensible offer.
I think that will not be depreciation free as the price is now at 2015 levels, four years on with an older car it still has a bit to drop in the current market, they were sub-40k for at least 8 years prior. And yes, as pointed out running costs will be triple which is just a 550 fact of life, however nice an example.

Having said all that, looks a great example and a reputable dealer, David Miller has been around for a long time and does not retail rubbish.

It will cost but will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. Do look at the airbags carefully, there are no dash pics but a retrim will cost £5k to do properly for starters.

smartypants

41,168 posts

114 months

Thursday 8th August
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Agreed, as above. It still has a way to fall and it will. Lovely car to drive though if a bit quiet.


ooid

1,561 posts

45 months

Thursday 8th August
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There was a chap who bought 456 for 17k ! biggrin

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=11...

ferrisbueller

23,400 posts

172 months

Thursday 8th August
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cgt2 said:
Grantstown said:
Having had a chance to drive a 550 recently, I've been reading this thread with interest. Currently I have a 911 as my weekend car and it has been really great, but given that I'm only doing 5K a year in it, I was wondering if I might be better off taking the opportunity to realise the Ferrari V12 dream, particularly if I may also benefit from potential depreciation free motoring also. I'm aware the F car running costs will be far more than Porsche.

This looks like a really lovely example. Do you think the asking price is reflective of the likely sale price? I'd be looking to trade in my 2017 Carrera if I could get a sensible offer.
I think that will not be depreciation free as the price is now at 2015 levels, four years on with an older car it still has a bit to drop in the current market, they were sub-40k for at least 8 years prior. And yes, as pointed out running costs will be triple which is just a 550 fact of life, however nice an example.

Having said all that, looks a great example and a reputable dealer, David Miller has been around for a long time and does not retail rubbish.

It will cost but will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. Do look at the airbags carefully, there are no dash pics but a retrim will cost £5k to do properly for starters.
Do you think the European market will soften, too? It seems to have been pretty stable while RHDs have dropped back. 80k entry point with better cars over 100k.

Given the GBP:EUR we may be getting to a point where UK cars start getting taken overseas.

cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Thursday 8th August
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ferrisbueller said:
Do you think the European market will soften, too? It seems to have been pretty stable while RHDs have dropped back. 80k entry point with better cars over 100k.

Given the GBP:EUR we may be getting to a point where UK cars start getting taken overseas.
Lots of RHD cars went over to Europe around 2009 when there was a big disparity in GB vs EU values.

PompeyReece

583 posts

34 months

Thursday 8th August
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ferrisbueller said:
Do you think the European market will soften, too? It seems to have been pretty stable while RHDs have dropped back. 80k entry point with better cars over 100k.

Given the GBP:EUR we may be getting to a point where UK cars start getting taken overseas.
If we hit a no deal Brexit, think both the UK and European market will soften.

However the Europeans will still have access to free-trade deals, the UK won't for the time being so I'm struggling to see how Europe will be hit as hard as the UK.

If I was in the market for a 2nd hand supercar, I'd certainly be waiting until after the end of October.

MDL111

3,759 posts

122 months

Thursday 8th August
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ferrisbueller said:
cgt2 said:
Grantstown said:
Having had a chance to drive a 550 recently, I've been reading this thread with interest. Currently I have a 911 as my weekend car and it has been really great, but given that I'm only doing 5K a year in it, I was wondering if I might be better off taking the opportunity to realise the Ferrari V12 dream, particularly if I may also benefit from potential depreciation free motoring also. I'm aware the F car running costs will be far more than Porsche.

This looks like a really lovely example. Do you think the asking price is reflective of the likely sale price? I'd be looking to trade in my 2017 Carrera if I could get a sensible offer.
I think that will not be depreciation free as the price is now at 2015 levels, four years on with an older car it still has a bit to drop in the current market, they were sub-40k for at least 8 years prior. And yes, as pointed out running costs will be triple which is just a 550 fact of life, however nice an example.

Having said all that, looks a great example and a reputable dealer, David Miller has been around for a long time and does not retail rubbish.

It will cost but will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. Do look at the airbags carefully, there are no dash pics but a retrim will cost £5k to do properly for starters.
Do you think the European market will soften, too? It seems to have been pretty stable while RHDs have dropped back. 80k entry point with better cars over 100k.

Given the GBP:EUR we may be getting to a point where UK cars start getting taken overseas.
I think european prices have softened too - for a while there were very few under 90-100k, nowadays there are plenty again from 70k up
Also a lot of cars seem to be sitting