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

151 posts

28 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

157 posts

31 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

1,706 posts

148 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

9,433 posts

172 months

Tuesday 30th June
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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.

cayman-black

9,433 posts

172 months

FezSpider

634 posts

188 months

Sunday 19th July
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550 buyers guide in the very last edition of ENZO magazine this month by the way.

cayman-black

9,433 posts

172 months

SFTWend

157 posts

31 months

Thursday
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cayman-black said:
To my mind the service history and state of some of the interior trim are at odds with how the car is described.

john_1983

1,076 posts

104 months

SFTWend said:
To my mind the service history and state of some of the interior trim are at odds with how the car is described.
Agreed - whether you agree cambelts can wait longer than the 3 years recommended to match the US schedule of 5 years or not, to service the car this year, 4 years after the belts were last done, and not do them doesn't strike me as a fastidious owner.

Add that to the MOT fail this year, and it doesn't seem particularly well-cared for at first glance of the history