Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
Boxer- No, they were very good when Ronnie Hoare owned them and I dealt with them in the early 80s when I had my 308 GTS. Maranello eventually sold out to Penske, although much of their parts inventory was sold to other companies, including FerrParts. I have purchased parts from FerrParts that still had Maranello Concessionaires on the packaging.
Sorry to hear they have gone so far downhill because they are still considered a repository for older Ferrari parts. Which makes you wonder why they sold all those parts.
In the good old days, they had a parts truck that made a weekly trip to Maranello, so about the longest you had to wait for a part, if Concessionaires did not have it, was about a week. I ordered all kinds of parts and tech data from them and usually had it in a flash. Have not lived in the UK since 1991, but in the 80s and 90s, the UK had the best mail service in the world. One day from anywhere in the UK to your door, with multiple deliveries (at least 2) per day.