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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cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Wednesday 4th September
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21ATS said:
I've gradually come to a similar conclusion about the appearance of the 550 internally and out.

I'm also an absolute sucker for diamond stitched parcel shelves and headliners.
The rear shelf was an expensive option via the Carozzeria Scaglietti program, but can be done by any good trimmer. My 575 had it too.

21ATS

38 posts

17 months

Wednesday 4th September
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OK, call me a geek.


harrykul

2,371 posts

171 months

Thursday 5th September
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Not at all, thanks for that!

john_1983

963 posts

93 months

Thursday 5th September
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When did those options become available? Mine is a May 97 car, and from what I gather the options weren't available until later.

Can you tell I've got none of those listed...

cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Thursday 5th September
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john_1983 said:
When did those options become available? Mine is a May 97 car, and from what I gather the options weren't available until later.

Can you tell I've got none of those listed...
Pretty sure from memory it was late 1998

Rivarama

23 posts

50 months

Saturday 7th September
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21ATS said:
The LHD argento car at KHPC is an import from Japan with sketchy history. Information I got second hand - so not gospel but worth checking.
Seems surprising as KHPC told me it’s been imported from Europe (Italy and Germany) and yes the history is dodgy but they have followed this car for 5 years and sold it twice. I trust KHPC reputation and would do a thorough PPI anyway.
I am going to see it this car and see what comes out. I would certainly not offer £60k for it if I was to make an offer.
It is def agree it’s a buyer’s market, and I quite like the idea of buying a classic in LHD configuration - which should play in my favour given the political and economic environment .

I am also curious to see what the Silverstone auction brings.

21ATS

38 posts

17 months

Saturday 7th September
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Ignore me, It was another silver car I was thinking of.

The KHPC one is the one that's still French registered right? That in itself isn't a deal breaker as long as the car has the original certificate of conformity.

jtremlett

713 posts

167 months

Saturday 7th September
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21ATS said:
...The KHPC one is the one that's still French registered right?...
No. But keep guessing! It has been in the UK and UK-registered since 2014. It was in Germany before that and was exhibited at Techno Classica in Essen in 2014 by Classic Car Pool.

Edited by jtremlett on Saturday 7th September 18:52


Edited by jtremlett on Saturday 7th September 18:53

ferrisbueller

23,390 posts

172 months

Saturday 7th September
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jtremlett said:
21ATS said:
...The KHPC one is the one that's still French registered right?...
No. But keep guessing! It has been in the UK and UK-registered since 2014. It was in Germany before that and was exhibited at Techno Classica in Essen in 2014 by Classic Car Pool.
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21ATS

38 posts

17 months

Saturday 7th September
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Yup, I've checked my notes it was the car at Rardley that was French registered!

I've looked at so many of these over the last 18 months I'm starting to confuse myself.

Rivarama

23 posts

50 months

Saturday 7th September
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So I saw the car today - the history isn’t great pre-2014, although acceptable at least back to 2009... pretty inexistant before that as they lost the service book. Never a good omen on Ferrari’s.
Since 2014, the car seems to have been thrown cash at to make up for the earlier european years.
The car is mechanically very good, but cosmetically although well sorted (inc no sticky button) it’s no concours super model. But new clutch and plenty of new stuff on it.
I put an offer in, KHPC will submit it to the owner on Monday and will get back to me. Fingers crossed.

I now need to sell my E93 M3 to clear the space in the garage next to the 430.

kith

427 posts

190 months

Monday 9th September
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Rivarama said:
I put an offer in, KHPC will submit it to the owner on Monday and will get back to me. Fingers crossed.
Were you successful in securing the car? Looks lovely and the fact that it has a patchy history means its all the more useable and therefore desireable, just like Harry Metcalfe's Testarossa.

21ATS

38 posts

17 months

Tuesday 10th September
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So the advert is showing as "deposit taken". Do we take it your offer has been accepted?

Rivarama

23 posts

50 months

Unfortunately - the car was sold the same day right after I put the offer in. Car bought blind by a Dutch gentleman.
The car was lovely and I am a bit disappointed tbh. The search continues...

21ATS

38 posts

17 months

It makes sense it's going back to Europe.

If you look at asking prices on Mobile.de anything LHD selling in the UK must look very attractive at present given the weak pound.

MDL111

3,738 posts

122 months

21ATS said:
It makes sense it's going back to Europe.

If you look at asking prices on Mobile.de anything LHD selling in the UK must look very attractive at present given the weak pound.
yup, have spent a lot more time in the Pistonheads classifieds than in the past / a few nice LHD cars, the one above certainly looked cheap

stuff like a RHD M3 CSL also looks tempting compared to LHD prices

Claret Badger

172 posts

113 months

Yesterday (12:40)
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Rivarama said:
Unfortunately - the car was sold the same day right after I put the offer in. Car bought blind by a Dutch gentleman.
The car was lovely and I am a bit disappointed tbh. The search continues...
If you want a good RHD, this is my old one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-R-Ferrari-550-Mara... Has the FHP and Speedline wheels too. I sold it to a collector in July 2015 for £78k who put new tyres on it and sorted a suspension issue out. Think he only did about 300 miles in his ownership.

Mogul

2,386 posts

168 months

Yesterday (19:49)
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Looks nice although the seller is under the impression that it has the Daytona seats.



...it doesn’t, but lot 320 at Silverstone does.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2019-au...

Scrolling back, Claret Badger mentioned that the part-leather parcel shelf was an addition which looks nicely done and the dash leather looks very good. Might that have been redone at one point as well?