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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Mario149

7,673 posts

136 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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First asking price over £100k on PH?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/f...

£100k barrier is a pretty major psychological limit. If one or 2 more join it I think we'll start to see prices in general creep further up after after the previous few months of leveling off.

MogulBoy

2,486 posts

181 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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Really? eek

My advice to anyone in the UK would be buy LHD (as God/LDM intended).

Overtaking in the UK shouldn't ever be a frightfully risky endeavour as your Time Exposed to Danger won't be long in such a powerful car and with the money you might stand to save, you could source one of these (perhaps a branded/carbon one might be available in the Scaglietti collection?) for use in UK car parks, briges and tolls and secure it with those leather luggage straps for the times when your attractive [n'est pas?] travelling companion is otherwise engaged/absent! smile


MDahmen

4,884 posts

135 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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MogulBoy said:
Really? eek

My advice to anyone in the UK would be buy LHD (as God/LDM intended).

Overtaking in the UK shouldn't ever be a frightfully risky endeavour as your Time Exposed to Danger won't be long in such a powerful car and with the money you might stand to save, you could source one of these (perhaps a branded/carbon one might be available in the Scaglietti collection?) for use in UK car parks, briges and tolls and secure it with those leather luggage straps for the times when your attractive [n'est pas?] travelling companion is otherwise engaged/absent! smile

smile hilarious

Mario149

7,673 posts

136 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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MogulBoy said:
Really? eek

My advice to anyone in the UK would be buy LHD (as God/LDM intended).

Overtaking in the UK shouldn't ever be a frightfully risky endeavour as your Time Exposed to Danger won't be long in such a powerful car and with the money you might stand to save, you could source one of these (perhaps a branded/carbon one might be available in the Scaglietti collection?) for use in UK car parks, briges and tolls and secure it with those leather luggage straps for the times when your attractive [n'est pas?] travelling companion is otherwise engaged/absent! smile

I trust that you practice what you preach and you 355 is LHD? wink

To be fair, I wouldn't buy a RHD 550 at these prices so you make a valid point

slf2012

295 posts

104 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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roygarth said:
Mario149 said:
roygarth said:
Mario149 said:
Fair point, and this has been done to death, but rightly or wrongly, it's supposed to have an annual oil service. £300/year saved for a few years, probably lost at least that on auction price. Daft, especially if they were planning to sell it as low mileage and cherished etc etc
As a matter of interest to get a stamp in the book for an annual oil service on a 550 what exactly is done? And can you really get it for £300 by a main dealer or well known marque specialist?
If you asked an Indy to change the oil on a car that had only done 1k miles since the previous year, have a quick look underneath/in etc to check nothing was amiss and stamp it in the book as such, I'd be very surprised if they could justify charging you more than a couple of hours labour for it (say £200) plus the cost of the oil. I had pretty much the same done by my Indy earlier this year, I'd be surprised if it costs me even £250 all in when he eventually bills me hehe
Probably because he'd drain the oil out the bottom and pour it straight back in the top as nobody would ever know....KIDDING!
Surely a decent independent, or indeed an authorised dealer, would have the ability to analyse the oil and make a decision on whether it needs changed or not? That what my indy does on my 456.

Mario149

7,673 posts

136 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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slf2012 said:
Surely a decent independent, or indeed an authorised dealer, would have the ability to analyse the oil and make a decision on whether it needs changed or not? That what my indy does on my 456.
That's a sensible course of action, but in my head you shouldn't really be stamping up an annual service in the book unless you've at least changed the oil. Which is fine if you don't require stamps because it's a keeper thumbup but realistically I know I'll sell mine eventually and I wouldn't be comfortable having "fake" stamps or missing stamps.

MogulBoy

2,486 posts

181 months

Wednesday 1st October 2014
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Mario149 said:
I trust that you practice what you preach and you 355 is LHD? wink
Just picked up a LHD 575M and could pick up a matching LHD 550 out here and still have change based on what those guys are asking for that RHD 550...

Over the years I have run WHD (e.g. wrong-hand-drive) cars on both sides of the Channel and have never found it to be too much of an inconvenience - certainly not enough to justify paying more than a 10% premium for, IMO. I do appreciate that the RHD market is special though and premiums can be supported (although perhaps not indefiniitely) partly because of the inevitable leakage towards Asia but in the longer term, 'real' prices (post import costs) of LHD vs RHD cars might be expected to come back to within 10% of each other. Again, all IMO. smile


SignalGruen

618 posts

158 months

Friday 17th October 2014
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To all the guys who have imported from Europe - how did you go about having the car inspected ? Was it simply a case of arranging to have it sent to the nearest Ferrari dealer ?

Cheers.

phib

4,111 posts

217 months

Friday 17th October 2014
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I did mine myself probably not the ebst idea but turns out ( having had it in expected back in the UK) it turns out its perfect bar one exhaust hanger !!

Probably not helpful

Phib

911Thrasher

2,494 posts

157 months

Friday 17th October 2014
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Bought within the Ferrari network and had my guy go there to inspect, test drive and negotiate.

Car was subsequently serviced "again" and shipped via truck to london.

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

206 months

Saturday 18th October 2014
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I bought my CS from a Fez Main Dealer in Munich. I sent a model specialist to check it over - cost £1000 inc his flights etc etc.

SignalGruen

618 posts

158 months

Monday 20th October 2014
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Thanks chaps - so it sounds like sending someone over is the way to go.

Cheers.

911Thrasher

2,494 posts

157 months

Monday 20th October 2014
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Definitely! Even in the F network...we saw a Scud a Pozzi which was no where close to being kosher, but were told it would be perfect

Euh Euh euh

lambo_xx

2,196 posts

155 months

Friday 31st October 2014
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harry kular said:
slippery said:
I liked the idea of a 550 at some point, but if they keep going up and the 599 keeps coming down, I think I'd be tempted by the newer car.
This, but only if I could find a manual 599. My only experience of F1 was in a 575 though, perhaps a 599F1 would change that...
599 F1 is a good gearbox. The last of the single clutch boxes were pretty good imo. I had a 2003 360 with F1 which was ok but not brilliant. If I were to have another 360 I would either go manual or get the Challenge Stradale ECU fitted.


bertie

8,225 posts

242 months

Saturday 1st November 2014
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roygarth said:
550 & 575 are essentially the same car. In the long term the Manual 550 will be the car of choice versus the Auto 575. Its basically the last manual boxed Ferrari GT. Look at the madness over in the Porsche world with prices of the last (admittedly rarer) manual boxed GT3RS. Enthusiasts and collectors prefer manual and they will determine future values.
I agree...perfect spec is 575 manual in TDF blue with tan, also needs Fiorano handling pack and daytona seats....but then I would....








Edited by bertie on Saturday 1st November 22:58

Pork

9,452 posts

192 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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bertie said:
I agree...perfect spec is 575 manual in TDF blue with tan, also needs Fiorano handling pack and daytona seats....but then I would....








Edited by bertie on Saturday 1st November 22:58
that really is perfection, you're a very lucky boy. :thumbup

roygarth

Original Poster:

2,668 posts

206 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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bertie said:
roygarth said:
550 & 575 are essentially the same car. In the long term the Manual 550 will be the car of choice versus the Auto 575. Its basically the last manual boxed Ferrari GT. Look at the madness over in the Porsche world with prices of the last (admittedly rarer) manual boxed GT3RS. Enthusiasts and collectors prefer manual and they will determine future values.
I agree...perfect spec is 575 manual in TDF blue with tan, also needs Fiorano handling pack and daytona seats....but then I would....








Edited by bertie on Saturday 1st November 22:58
Very nice. If you need a matching 360CS give me a call!


ferrisbueller

24,994 posts

185 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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roygarth said:
Very nice. If you need a matching 360CS give me a call!

Stunning.

I wonder what a 360 CS would be worth if they'd made them with manual boxes.

phib

4,111 posts

217 months

Tuesday 2nd December 2014
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And many of us ( including me !) thought £200k was ridiiculous !! Where I'd the £100k barrier go to !!

Phib

Edited by phib on Tuesday 2nd December 17:42

Slickhillsy

1,771 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd December 2014
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MDahmen said:
MogulBoy said:
Really? eek

My advice to anyone in the UK would be buy LHD (as God/LDM intended).

Overtaking in the UK shouldn't ever be a frightfully risky endeavour as your Time Exposed to Danger won't be long in such a powerful car and with the money you might stand to save, you could source one of these (perhaps a branded/carbon one might be available in the Scaglietti collection?) for use in UK car parks, briges and tolls and secure it with those leather luggage straps for the times when your attractive [n'est pas?] travelling companion is otherwise engaged/absent! smile

smile hilarious
Just make sure it's right handed not left! biggrin