So far, I always limited myself to 2 Ferrari's at the time. Lately I found myself thinking how I could go around that (easy by buying a third one
). Seriously, I then asked myself what would be the 3rd. Ferrari to buy in case that scenario would come thru ?!
Clearly the very first thought is always the same: F40 (the why about needs no further argumentation)
Then, when checking the market for other classic F-cars, I tend to believe that (even if they are not comparable at all) 308's (carburated, around Euro 40') 365 BB's and 512 BB's (carb. only around Euro 90 to 140') are great buys.
Going up the production years, I fall to my first Ferrari, the Maranello 550, on which I believe you get a lot of Ferrari for the buck these days and finally when checking the market for more recent productions you get great offers for Stradales (Euro '80), Scuds (around Euro 110') and 458's (around Euro 145').
How and when would I use a third Ferrari ? Well as the Daytona is my real long distance driver car, the Maranello does not make much sense, it would be kind of a replacement.
Stradale's and Scuds would kind of replace the short stints with the F50 and "enjoy" further depreciation anyway. So 308, 365 BB's and 512 BB's would be a possible alternative. Would it ? The BB's are maybe too near the Daytona production ?! The 308 would be a simple fun car with no depreciation potential in my eyes....but will I use it compared to what else is in the Garage at the moment ?
Finally, the F40 would definitively not being driven that often as, say a Maranello, Scud, BB or 308, also because of the presence of the other 2 cars. But the F40 is unique, epocal and huge fun to drive, has already a great classic status and therefore some value stability.
All said and done, would (in your eyes) the F40 still be the best (fitting) addition to the present stable ?
Thanks for all your wise thoughts