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Unbelievable Price.....

This seems obnoxiously priced high...

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Chris, signs of where we are now. I do not think our feet are on the ground anymore.

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I have not seen the asking price for this car. Have you?

If so, can/will you let me know what it is?

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I found out the price.

Our feet may not be on the ground, as Dr. Chiba stated, but I surely know where the sellers head is!

Proctologists need not apply.

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Chris, signs of where we are now. I do not think our feet are on the ground anymore.

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I was just shocked because the last one I saw for sale was $1,600,000.

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For future reference, when this ad is no longer active, the asking price is US$3 million for a 2003 Enzo with 000354 miles on the clock.

To my fellow F-lifers: please paste the text of the ad when you're posting one. Also please place the car type in the thread title. When people are doing research for buying, we often run into links that are dead and past price information is very important for future buyers.


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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.

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John, I share your stance and viewpoint. As a tide rises, it affects what floats.

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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.
Slippery slope - most Ferrari owners won't take out their Ferrari when it rains etc.

I organize Ferrari runs and other events for our local club - if the drive is over 20 miles owners won't attend.

It's their cars / money to do as they choose - if they lose it they lose it and if they double it good for them.

Let's face it in many peoples eyes - a Ferrari of any make or model is offensive but we choose to ignore those people as does the 3M Enzo owner ... but on this forum all the above should not be judged.

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Slippery slope - most Ferrari owners won't take out their Ferrari when it rains etc.
In Europe, that is definitely not the case.

On a normal drive by the Ferrari Club Netherlands (the official affiliated Ferrari club), you should expect to cover at least 120 miles. They are usually oversubscribed with 100+ cars. I cannot remember the time when an advert in Europe said "never taken out in the rain". It just isn't something people worry about over here. And why should they? They're not made of sugar.

I agree with you that a car is the owner's property and that they should do with it as they like. But that doesn't mean that people cannot be judged. It is our right to disagree with the way that people treat their cars, just as it is their right to disagree with our point of view. Just as long as we remain respectful, of course, we can state that we would do things differently.


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John, I share your stance and viewpoint. As a tide rises, it affects what floats. w/ smiles - Jimmy


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'There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted...............'

Die rechnung, bitte.

......and there is always a reckoning.


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I drove my Maranello in the last two weekends combined for approx 1,000 miles . If someone decides to keep his Ferrari stored , while I would never do it , I respect it. It is another form of motoring (albeit a static one) where the pleasure is in owning, discussing , researching but at the end of the day not driving the prized possession.
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In Europe, that is definitely not the case.

On a normal drive by the Ferrari Club Netherlands (the official affiliated Ferrari club), you should expect to cover at least 120 miles. They are usually oversubscribed with 100+ cars. I cannot remember the time when an advert in Europe said "never taken out in the rain". It just isn't something people worry about over here. And why should they? They're not made of sugar.

I agree with you that a car is the owner's property and that they should do with it as they like. But that doesn't mean that people cannot be judged. It is our right to disagree with the way that people treat their cars, just as it is their right to disagree with our point of view. Just as long as we remain respectful, of course, we can state that we would do things differently.


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According to US dealers Ferrari's are sugar coated.

They won't touch a 10 yr old or newer Ferrari with 10k miles - I don't think it matters if it's a Ferrari Mclaren etc.

Maybe the dealers over there will but there are way too many low mile examples that people prefer over high miles at any price difference and g-d forbid it was tracked or had a re -spray of the front bumper.

120 miles on a drive we have had a few in that range - lucky to get 10 cars attend out of 60 FCA members.
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According to US dealers Ferrari's are sugar coated.
That is only one half of the story. The other half is the owners who believe the same. If you buy a car to DRIVE it, you factor in depreciation and make the decision on that basis. Just enjoy it, is what I say. But in the US, more than in Europe, people don't buy a Ferrari to drive it. The enjoyment comes from showing it to other people, not from what the object is by and of itself.

Like I said before, people are entitled to do what they want. But stop blaming it on dealers, the market, reliability of Ferraris in the rain, whatever. It is YOU who is making that choice. Pure and simple. Because - nobody forced you to buy the Ferrari, and nobody forces you to sell. If you never sell, who cares about the mileage? Stop being a slave to convention. Make your own decisions.


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That is only one half of the story. The other half is the owners who believe the same. If you buy a car to DRIVE it, you factor in depreciation and make the decision on that basis. Just enjoy it, is what I say. But in the US, more than in Europe, people don't buy a Ferrari to drive it. The enjoyment comes from showing it to other people, not from what the object is by and of itself.

Like I said before, people are entitled to do what they want. But stop blaming it on dealers, the market, reliability of Ferraris in the rain, whatever. It is YOU who is making that choice. Pure and simple. Because - nobody forced you to buy the Ferrari, and nobody forces you to sell. If you never sell, who cares about the mileage? Stop being a slave to convention. Make your own decisions.


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If I owned a Ferrari I would drive it as much as possible I have put 27,000 on my Miata in the past 12 months and we had the worst winter on record with the most snowfall this year

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