Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Ferrari Life Posts: 162
It is interesting speculation. I try not to get too sucked into it, but there are some interesting facts which say something about current 3x8 prices are way way too low.
Below is a table of aproximate 3x8 production.
These are very low production numbers compared to other iconic cars such as the Jaguar E-Type (70,000 built), Corvette C2 (118,000 built) or Porsche 911 (too many to count).
When a non-Tifosi visualizes a Ferrari, they first think of the 3x8 body shape. It is iconic, timeless, sex-on-four-wheels, beautiful. However, the Ferrari was an “elite” car; not something everyone dreamed of ever owning and they were not inexpensive when new. I think this is why there has been such inertia in pricing. They were not the cool car the neighbor had down the street; they were the object of lust you'd see in a magazine.
For the Tifosi, it may be that the 3x8 is starting to become the Ferrari old-school sentimental equivalent of the MGB or 1964 Mustang. They are just getting old enough now that people with enough means to own a few Ferraris are looking back toward them to recapture that “simple” old days of row-your-own-gears, computer-free motoring.
These next few years will be interesting.
1983 308 GTS Quattrovalvole