Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Exeter, England
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,501
I assume this car will never be driven.
The first owner clearly bought it purely as an investment vehicle and I imagine that the next one will, too. It has become the automotive equivalent of a shark in a tank of salt water, or an unmade bed: priced far beyond its true value by so-called "connoisseurs", that price will go up and up each time it changes hands until someone points out that the emperor's new clothes are non-existent - though that day may never arise, because the chap caught holding the parcel when the music stops will be too embarrassed to be seen to have made a faux pas by selling it for less then he paid.
Personally, I don't give a toss for the idiocy that pervades the world of "art" - if people want to overpay each other for bits of rubbish, that's their affair - but this is a sad fate for a fine motor car, which does upset me, because what happens at the top, tends to filter down, so too many wonderful cars are priced beyond the reach of those who want to drive them and cars, unlike works of art, were built to be driven.
Best wishes, John Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934 Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport Website: http://bluebottleonline.com/