Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Ferrari Life Posts: 290
Like Onno, I'm Dutch. The guy you're referring to I've heard of, but do not know him personally. So all I'm about to write is based on speculation and hearsay. Then again, I would doubt I'm far off here.
First off, purely based on pricing and speaking generically, there are very few countries where cars are more expensive than Holland, largely due to taxes. This also holds for the classics market (as a tangential). If you should happen to find a car at a (seeming) discount versus international price levels, you should seriously wonder why. The word "lemon" springs to mind...
As to the Ferrari's on mr Stolze's site, I would tend to agree with Onno, based on what a cursory inspection suggests.
Moreover, Stolze's reputation in the Porsche-community - which is where I think he's 'better' known (by more people, that is) and which is what you're interested in him for - is far from spotless. Apparently this guy specializes in US imports, but of the dubious kind. To the very knowledgeable, there might be the occasional 'find' in his backyard, but that would reportedly be the proverbial needle in / rather than the haystack. His whole operation and facility apparently exudes an air of disregard. Moreover, his customer service track-record is quite horrendous, as is his attitude towards fairly standard practices like PPIs and such.
Holland is a great country in many aspects, but some of its 'hidden gems' should stay hidden, I guess.
A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course. That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mister F.