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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21ATS

143 posts

27 months

Thursday 25th June
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bertie said:
But you really want a manual...smile
Yup, I realised that the day I drove a manual 575, then I realised I actually prefer the aesthetics of the 550. So 550 it is.

The asking prices for manual 575's are still stuck in 2016. We're 4 years on from there and the world is a very different place in 2020.

SFTWend

147 posts

30 months

Thursday 25th June
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No disrespect intended to ACA but can't help thinking that car would have fetched c.£70k on CC. Bidding at ACA appeared to struggle on many cars, similar to the pre COVID auction environment, but the opposite is true of CC.

I have a 550 on my wish list because I prefer 3 pedals but it's awfully tempting to compromise given that 575 is, for me, in perfect colours with great history and vouched for as an excellent example.

footsoldier

1,690 posts

147 months

Thursday 25th June
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21ATS said:
Yup, I realised that the day I drove a manual 575, then I realised I actually prefer the aesthetics of the 550. So 550 it is.

The asking prices for manual 575's are still stuck in 2016. We're 4 years on from there and the world is a very different place in 2020.
Agree on both. Values of 575s are only down to numbers made, but 550 is the last one without drive by wire throttle etc, and looks better.
IMO, the 550 Barchetta is currently much better "value" than a 575 manual, though more expensive and less useful!

cayman-black

9,328 posts

171 months

Tuesday
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I remember been invited to a testing day with Ferrari for the 575 i drove the F1 first and hated it then later in the day i drove the manual car , wow what a difference it was superb.