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Why if there where only 1,315 F40s...

Made ,we only see one in the streets rarely???

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And we see in the streets just as few as F50 or Enzos???

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And we see in the streets just as few as F50 or Enzos???



I see F40's far more often that either F50's or Enzo's.

In fact, the only time I ever see an F50 is in the shop. I never even see those at Ferrari events.
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I see F40's far more often that either F50's or Enzo's.

In fact, the only time I ever see an F50 is in the shop. I never even see those at Ferrari events.
Brian , interesting!!! I bet this is also true because you live in northern California. But do you see them a lot???

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More F40s built than Challenge Stradales (1288), but one is bespoke and the other is not.

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More F40s built than Challenge Stradales (1288), but one is bespoke and the other is not.
I understand that around 200 where made for US: Where are they?

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Pablo- Probably more like 300-400 in the US and they are everywhere.

Here is 1% or so.

Ferrari 360 stradale | eBay

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Pablo- Probably more like 300-400 in the US and they are everywhere.

Here is 1% or so.

Ferrari 360 stradale | eBay
I saw the link but i was referring to the F40. By the way , i understand that F40s will be able to enter the US by 2,017 so this mean that there will be a big drop in prices for the F40?????

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At least 1/3 and possibly half of the F40's came to US.

There never has been an import prohibition on them so 2017 won't change anything and short of an economic collapse the prices will not go down.
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Brian , interesting!!! I bet this is also true because you live in northern California. But do you see them a lot???



Yes.

I know of 2 that the owners commute to work in.

But one of those guys also commuted in his 288.

This is one of the cars that was used as a daily driver.
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in your opinion what is a reasonable price for one with only 300 miles on it? there is one up for auction at RM Auctions the 20 of jaunuary

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Took this out a couple of weeks ago. Roads were a little greasy, especially when the turbos kicked in!
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Took this out a couple of weeks ago. Roads were a little greasy, especially when the turbos kicked in!
Beautiful driveway - nice car too
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There are a millions of alligators in the U.S., but I have never seen one in Colorado.

It's entirely possible that nobody in your normal range of travel owns an F40.

Also consider that:
The F40 has a world wide distribution
Only a few of them get driven on a "regular" basis. (The one with the bike rack cracks me up! )
When they are driven, you have to be in the right place and time to cross paths

1,315 is a pretty small number when you factor all of that in.

One of my own vehicles has a production run of just under 2,200, the vast majority of which stayed in the US. I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen another one "in the wild" over the past 30 years or so.
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Pablo- I think the owners actually love these cars, so they are mostly cherished and do not trade too often. I imagine they are really rare in Panama.

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Beautiful driveway - nice car too
Thanks... now more car less the courtyard!
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Pablo- I think the owners actually love these cars, so they are mostly cherished and do not trade too often. I imagine they are really rare in Panama.
Yes , in fact , i think there is not even one!!!!! One reason for me to consider moving up to California!

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Only a few of them get driven on a "regular" basis. (The one with the bike rack cracks me up! )


I know the owner and I am sure he does that at least partially for the shock factor. He has a lot of cars. He really doesn't need to haul the bike on the F40.
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Brian- Being filthy rich allows you many opportunities to thumb your nose at the less fortunate, most of the time not even being recognized for doing it. Having never been there myself, I am unable to pass judgement. Sounds like fun, though.

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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but I thought it was an interesting topic.

Less than 300 F40s were made for the US, and only 50-something F50s were sent here. Combine those low numbers with an increase in value, and people seldom unVelcro the diaper. Lastly, for most people, these are not easy or enjoyable cars to drive. Today's standards were yesterday's luxuries, and so the power everything seen in base model whatevers casts an unfavorable and archaic shadow on exotic sports cars whose seating positions are slung unusually low, are equipped with punchline A/Cs, and have manual everything from transmissions to windows. By comparison, the Enzo is a synch to drive, whether you're going to the grocery store, or sitting in 405 traffic.

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