Repaint due, Red or Silver ? - Ferrari Life
View Poll Results: Paint the car Silver, red, other
Keep red as it is 7 70.00%
Go back to original silver 2 20.00%
Find a buyer and paint it whatever colour they want. 1 10.00%
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post #1 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Repaint due, Red or Silver ?

I'm interested in opinions.
I'm selling the 308 once its finished which will probably be around July all being well.
My car was originally silver and I changed it to red simply because I always wanted a red Ferrari, and I wasn't planning on ever selling it.

Unfortunately there's just no way I'm going to be able to hang onto it and aquire my one so I need to make as much as I can from the sale of the car to finance the next one, so the question really is would the car be worth more
1, if it was silver, but probably take longer to sell.
2, worth a little less but sell quicker if it was red.

I'm not sure which way to go because the history on the car is good with 50k's worth of bills to back up its history making my heart say to go back to silver for originality but head says keep it red as it will sell quicker.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 07:42 AM
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You took the expense to paint it resale red, so I can see it selling faster, especially for that model. Someone, well beyond your lifetime, will take it back most likely to its silver...but that is an option that doesn't need to happen.

IF this were any, other model, other than a 308/328, I would consider the original better.

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When I think of a 308, I think RED!!!
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 09:53 AM
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Should not have changed original color, but red will sell. They call it resale red
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 09:55 AM
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To add, why bother painting it at all? That is just more cash out of your pocket. Let the new owner paint it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 10:39 AM
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To add, why bother painting it at all? That is just more cash out of your pocket. Let the new owner paint it.
+1. Thats what I would do.

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I'd stick with the red. For making a quick sale in a colour most buyers will want I think it makes most sense.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-21-2012, 02:15 PM
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Here is how I vote and I agree, would not repaint her. Let the new owner have the fun.
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