Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Exeter, England
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,502
I entirely agree with you, Fabio. My 550 is just about to turn 40,000 miles and I have to say that I would never dream of describing it as "high mileage". My 911, at just under 140,000 miles, is more likely to fit that description, but IMO it is good for another 140,000 at least and I certainly would not go out of my way to swap it for a low mileage car.
There is no doubt, however, that the market puts a premium on low mileage cars, especially with Ferraris (and even more so in the USA than here in Europe, where we indulge in the apparently strange habit of driving our cars!). If I were in the market for a Maranello now, I would take advantage of this and look for an 80/100,000 miler in good condition with perfect service history - much better value for money IMO than a sub-20,000 mile car. And I would positively steer clear of a sub-1,000 mile car - not just for the price, but because cars need to be driven regularly to keep them in good condition.
Best wishes, John Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934 Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport Website: http://bluebottleonline.com/