That is interesting and surprising to me. I would have thought that the Enzo market would be a global one. Surely a serious buyer would not limit their search to one continent?
Barry, Boxer is correct; you can import an Enzo from the US to Europe, but not vice versa. Last I heard, Enzos cannot be converted to US specs - and if that's changed, then I'm sure it's pricey, not to mention a depreciation nightmare.
Carbon, i'm going to need more data than one pristine car being listed for 1.45m. The question is what did it sell for and will it be repeated. Even if the average for a clean one was 1.2 and probably one of the best sold for around 1.4 i don't see a trend. i am no enzo expert, but it seems enzo's have been hanging around 1m, give or take 20% for many years.
Yes, it sold for the asking price of $1.45MM (which I think is insane). The seller was firm as he didn't need
to sell, and someone eventually came around. It was on the market for under a month. In the last few months - especially back in September and October - Enzos were available, and buyers were being choosy. As of two weeks ago, the buyer's itch is stronger, and availability has evaporated. The only Enzo for sale right now is the silver one in Newport Beach, and the unanimous answer to the "why isn't this selling" question seems to be its "high" mileage.
Indeed it's too soon to tell if this will be the new trend. But I definitely see an anomaly in Enzo market behavior compared to six, nine, and 12 months ago. And I engendered it to the replacement speculation, because that's a proven trend with other cars. I see an influx in F430 Spiders on the market now that the 458 Spider is about to hit shores; same thing happened with 360 Spiders when the F430 Spider was on its way, same thing happened with the 355 Spiders when the 360 Spider was on the boat, etc.
Lastly, the Enzo market has had odd peaks and valleys. I can think of a few cars that have been repeatedly up for grabs over the years, that have seen nearly half a million dollars in asking price differences - but without the damage or mileage difference to effect such drastic changes.