As mentioned here, the Buyers Guides are really to get a feel for the type of car, and what to look out for when buying that model, rather than the actual market prices.
I don't think there is such a difference buying a Ferrari in the States or in Europe. Just make sure you do your homework. Unless you know what you're doing or you know the car and owner in question, I would advice against buying from a private owner for your first Ferrari. Stick with a reputable dealership or well-known specialist. You will pay a bit more but you'll have more peace of mind. Even so, you still need to use your brain. A 550 last year was advertised on the offical ferrari.com website at an official F dealer in Germany but was not as advertised and they declined to disclose that the mileage counter had been replaced!
I advise you to get to a point where you feel you really know the model you want, even if you have never driven it. This will take a couple of months of research but it'll be worth it.
Ask around on the forum about a particular car and particular seller. The guys here know a lot! Also ask about ownership costs, markets, if someone knows a nice one for sale, etc., etc. Ask until you can't think of anything to ask anymore!!
Here are a couple of guidelines.
In general, Germany is a good market to shop in because in Europe they have the largest number of Ferraris, and this is combined with fairly low taxes on cars. Switzerland's supply has dwindled a bit and quality isn't as high as it used to be. Please note that you will need to pay VAT when importing into Spain as CH is not an EU country. In Holland you also need a EUR-1 document that proves that the car was constructed in Holland. If you don't have the document, you will need to pay 10% import duty. I think this is an EU regulation, so would also apply to Spain.
For Germany, you can check "www.mobile.de" - this has a very large database and official cars are also advertised there.
Switzerland, you might want to check Niki Hasler.
Other countries to buy from in Europe: sometimes you can find an LHD example in the UK, and those tend to be a bit cheaper. In Belgium there are a fair number of Ferrari's but they tend to have high mileage. Try Belgoexports.
Holland has a couple of very good Ferrari specialists but taxes are a bit higher so you might have to pay more. A decent one is just under 50,000 Euro. There is a stunning 328 for sale at the moment at www.wiggersmastercars.nl
, not sure what the price is.
Italy has of course a decent selection of Ferrari's but prices are higher than Germany. France is more expensive again, usually.
Austria, Spain, Portugal have limited supply in my experience.
Hope this helps a bit! Good luck with the search.
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