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

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2,657 posts

193 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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This months Classic Car mag...so it must be true!


MogulBoy

2,386 posts

168 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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belleair302

6,127 posts

152 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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Too new, too many produced and unless you have a manual you wont see a huge rise over the next 5 years.

JMP86

215 posts

91 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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belleair302 said:
Too new, too many produced and unless you have a manual you wont see a huge rise over the next 5 years.
550 seem to be rising slowly, £200k maybe a little optimistic but I certainly think we'll see good examples asking over £100k,

550 were all manual by the way.

Davo456gt

652 posts

94 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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1996-2002 3083 produced

slippery

14,090 posts

184 months

Friday 9th May 2014
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JMP86 said:
550 were all manual by the way.
Beat me to it. laugh

paul0843

1,499 posts

152 months

Saturday 10th May 2014
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slippery said:
JMP86 said:
550 were all manual by the way.
Beat me to it. laugh
I think I saw once at hr owen service one that had been converted to an auto with a convertible
roof from an sl.. Looked a proper dogs dinner.
I think at the time I was told it was done for the sultan of Brunei.

Pork

9,449 posts

179 months

Saturday 10th May 2014
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Love these and do think they'd be a good buy. Personally I think £200k is a way off, but they will get there IMO.

roygarth

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2,657 posts

193 months

Saturday 10th May 2014
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Rardley 550 advertised at £95k has sold according to their website!

Bluebottle911

764 posts

140 months

Saturday 10th May 2014
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roygarth said:
Rardley 550 advertised at £95k has sold according to their website!
Didn't take long! Two 575s for sale at £100K+: one manual at £130K, one F1 HGTC at £115K.

slippery

14,090 posts

184 months

Saturday 10th May 2014
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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. Keep it long enough and after it continues to depreciate for a while, it will then probably start to bounce back in a similar way to how the 550 has. The 550 is the one to go for if you want one of the last proper old school manual V12s though.

harry kular

2,371 posts

171 months

Monday 12th May 2014
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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...

Cheib

16,777 posts

120 months

Monday 12th May 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 manuals won't be going down! I think they made something ludicrous like three RHD manual cars. DK had one last year IIRC.....went for something like a £50k premium to an F1 box car.

Camlet

1,114 posts

94 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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Cheib said:
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 manuals won't be going down! I think they made something ludicrous like three RHD manual cars. DK had one last year IIRC.....went for something like a £50k premium to an F1 box car.
Ferrari design the 599 to be used with an F1 box. Years down the road people pay a huge premium for something the engineers originally considered sub optimal. I buy silly cars. I get we do silly things. But that's hilarious.

Cheib

16,777 posts

120 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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Camlet said:
Cheib said:
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 manuals won't be going down! I think they made something ludicrous like three RHD manual cars. DK had one last year IIRC.....went for something like a £50k premium to an F1 box car.
Ferrari design the 599 to be used with an F1 box. Years down the road people pay a huge premium for something the engineers originally considered sub optimal. I buy silly cars. I get we do silly things. But that's hilarious.
Here's the ad http://www.dkeng.co.uk/ferrari-sales/317/Prestige_...

It was circa £150k!

550M

1,085 posts

160 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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He's talking nonsense about the tyres (in my humble opinion and experience!) about the tyres. My P Zeros have done 13000 miles. The rear ones are due to be changed, but the fronts are still only half worn. Perhaps I'm not trying hard enough smile

550M

1,085 posts

160 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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Not red, NOT RED???!!! Crap article...

Not sure if I read £200k into it either.

And another thing... Quentin Wilson, the car dealers dealer says, and I quote: "Over the past year I've seen prancing horse dealers inflate showroom prices of 550's by as much as £20k". Surely the market establishes the prices? I've mentioned before that CAP is showing a 21.5% increase over the last 14 months, so don't dealers just reflect this? Chicken and egg situation I guess.

Drilled pedals did it for me silly

Edited by 550M on Tuesday 13th May 12:06

roygarth

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2,657 posts

193 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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550M said:
Not sure if I read £200k into it either.

Edited by 550M on Tuesday 13th May 12:06
The £200k is just a reference to a famous Challenge Stradale thread from last year...

550M

1,085 posts

160 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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Ok, I see. Dino's are there now though, and it doesn't seem that long ago £60k would have got you a nice one. I'm not knocking the principle, it's just that the article made me laugh out loud!

Claret Badger

172 posts

113 months

Tuesday 13th May 2014
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The article mentioned the 550 'bargain' sold recently at auction, but ommitted to say it was lhd. Bhp is 475 rather than the 425 stated too I think. Cant see 550s rocketing but it certainly seems that prices are moving.

Supply and demand I guess as there only seem to be a few for sale right now.