I can't speak for desirability, just resale-bility. Red, white and yellow seem to sell more easily and fetch a slight premium over the other colors.
Color oddities like black stripe w yellow outline will ding the price just because it's off the beaten path and so will almost always appeal to a smaller audience. Red is definitely the safe bet because it is widely accepted/recognized as the symbolic color of Ferrari and the tifosi.
With that said, I've seen shades of red that don't sell e.g. Rosso Dino, it may be a historic color but man, there was a 458 in that color and that thing was sitting for over a year and last I heard it sold dirt cheap (215k) mind you this was a year and a half ago too and 458 prices were still hard.
Anyone know what the interior combo is on that Abu Dhabi Scuderia?
It has a Blue Scurro, or however you spell it. It is listed on the add.
Based on F430GT's pricing model, the only colors that don't take a hit are White, Red, & Silverstone.
Starting point for a 2009 2 years ago was 209k. I would say we have come down about 10 grand since then, so starting point for a car with less than 1000 miles, in the above colors would be 199k. Deduct $2.00 / mile for the first 10k miles, $1.00 / mile for any additional miles.
There are other small deductions, such as Tech Fabric interior, and no BATA upholstery fender covers, which amount to no more than $5k. No stripe would be another 4-5k deduction.
2008's with U.S. carbon package would start at 10k less.
I think time, plus all Scuderia's and 16M's running out of warranty has had an effect, plus the release of the 458 Speciale'.