Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,845
Michael- There are differences between the "C" VIN RHD UK cars and the "D" VIN Australia cars. You can go through Ricambi's online parts catalog and see what those differences are. The conversion process in Australia, though, is very stringent, even more so than here in the States, and the functional differences between an Australian and UK RHD import are negligible.
Here in the States, converted Euro spec cars vary in price differential, with early Euro 308s with dry sump bringing at least as much as a US spec car. With 550s, Euro versions here are worth less than US versions, probably because they have been monkeyed with by a conversion house. I know of no 575Ms here that have been converted yet, probably because there is little difference in price currently.
I think the reason for the disparity is the feeling that the imports are not as produced by the factory. That bothers some buyers, but not others, and apparently bothers some of your dealers, too. For the 575M, all those produced originally as "D" cars were fitted with F1. If someone wants a RHD, three pedal 575M (69 were produced for the UK market), an import is the only option.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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