One more black mark against the program, Ferrari now has a quota for dealers on Certifications. Miss your quota and they "fine" you GBP 4k. This is why dealers are pushing it.
As for the certification program, those above state the common reasons. First thought was to the newer owners, I've seen this before, it costs me money for little return. and 'might' have value for historic vehicles, BUT, those have typically all been documented to even have gotten into the program to start.
This program will catch on, about 10-15 years from now as
1. 60-70's cars are getting into that 'age' group of 'classics'.
2. Some, which are too many, and abound in the market truly, do, need some certification to set them back on the track...not every one will, is being tracked due to abundance and heavy mods by a list of owners.
3. as the economy and need to get better holding value cars become once again more important that green-machined newer ones [what I'm saying is there will be a market for older examples....never will change] then they will need certification for value holding.
Due to #2, #3 will become more an issue. Thinking certifying objects before it's too late, like watches, art, stuff......
Ferrari will become a keeper for many reasons, if not only to drive.
there will be a myrid of new, owners that are not drivers/car enthusiast, but portfollio managers.....in/out, money. Happened before, and will again in some future cycle.
The syndrom also dictates some big loosers and big winners.