Okay now I may only be entertaining myself here, but let's jump into this with a bit more thought as I continue to sink into the Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition.
The Daytona was mentioned here so let's, for the sake of argument, pull in that beautiful v12 beast's total numbers and compare to another v12.
Total Daytona's built 1383 over 6 years
Total carburated Boxers (365/512) built 1316 over 8 years
Daytona's are selling for roughly 3 times the price of Boxers, there is no rhyme or reason for this that most can see. Gorgeous as they may be, I cannot see a reason why they are considered more of a collector item than a 365 GT4 BB.
So what does this mean for the 308/328 question? maybe very little, on the other hand it shows that total production numbers have some, but not much to do with value in collectors hands. If a Daytona is worth 3 times a Boxer yet more were produced in less time, than that theory is, in some cases, bunk. 308 GTBs ushered in a new era for Ferrari, a profitable/lifeline one. Did many get produced? Yes, just under 2300 were produced over 5+ years (we will just focus on the TB now, as 13 years of production produced such wide differences in cars, think glass GTB to ABS equipped 328). But of those 2300 how many survive and how many are in collector condition? No one knows and part of that may lead to an increase in value for the ones that are in great condition.
Some glass GTBs are already reaching avg Boxer prices which makes no sense since there were 712 made in under 2 years.
All of this to say, we have no idea. Daytona vs Boxer collection alone tells us we have no idea. Will collectors 10 years from now continue to pay hefty premiums for the 712 glass GTBs made in less than 2 years of production over the 2185 steel GTBs produced over 4 years?
The math makes no sense, but how often does $ follow the math in car collecting?
okay back to the scotch, it makes sense
Current: 1978 308 GTB (25823)
Other: 2011 Audi A6 Avant