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post #1 of 7 Old 09-20-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ferrari 575 cheapest country to buy

Hi, i am interested in a 2004 Ferrari 550 and i would like to know where, currently, is the cheapest market anywhere in the globe for a LHD one.
Also, from those who own/ed a 550 how would you evaluate a well maintened car in terms of reliability? Is it a proper GT for long distances? Anything else that someone can expect from a 15 year old Ferrari?
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-20-2014, 10:07 PM
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There is no such thing as a 2004 Ferrari 550, the last were built early 2002.

Your question regarding the cheapest country to buy doesn't make much sense to me. You can't compare prices directly, because you have to take into consideration fluctuating exchange rates, export taxes, import taxes, transport costs, and compliance issues (550's were built for specific markets and to make them legal at home you might have to change some things).

Regarding your other questions, I have spent many hours divvying up this information in the past. Do a search please.


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Hi Onno,

Yes you are right, i was reffering to the last year of production, indeed is early 2002.
The second part of my question is on the grounds that, shall we say for the whole of Europe, there is one country/market where prices are considerably lower than the majority of the rest.
I came to the same crossroad many years ago when i was interested in a Porsche 928 and eventually a US import, after transport and tax, was much cheaper than the current prices in Europe, at the time.
I do agree that my question it might be slightly vague, but at the very end there is at least one market in the world where a potential purchase of a 550 is a good buy.
Comparing same year same condition.
Also, for the last few years i see that the price of a UK RHD Porsche 928 is much cheaper than of a LHD one same year/condition from anywhere in Europe.
This is the basis of my question and i will appreciate any further comments.
Thanks for once more.

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If you don't mind high mileage and don't mind RHD, the UK's 550's are very cheap (low 30's GBP). The low mileage ones, however, are quite expensive compared to the rest of Europe.


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Onno- The last 550s were actually built in late 2001, a batch from approximately serial numbers 126800-126807. 126807 was a US spec 550 sold as a MY 2001. 575M production was in full swing with a batch beginning with serial number 126896. There were much earlier pre-production 575Ms, beginning with serial number 123764, the first 575M.

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As always, Taz, I bow to your knowledge. I know of some that were delivered very early 2002 but probably Christmas got in the way of delivery.

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If you don't mind high mileage and don't mind RHD, the UK's 550's are very cheap (low 30's GBP). The low mileage ones, however, are quite expensive compared to the rest of Europe.


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Even high mileage RHDs are pricey these days. There is a 95K miles
car at the Ferrari Centre in Kent just now asking 55K and another couple of similar cars have disappeared from the market, presumably sold, recently. The last car I saw in the 30Ks was a Cat D write off (I think someone on here bought it, if my memory serves me).

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