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post #1 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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f40, f50 and Enzo

Over the next few years, I plan to add to my cars:
F40 in red (of course)
f50 in yellow
Enzo in black
I want to be able to use them so I don't really want pure museum pieces with delivery km.
I have read Boxers very well written advise on here with great interest, but my brain keeps jumping from what should be first? as the f50 looks good value now, and the f40 looks not quite a good value. then my brain jumps to an Enzo as they seem to be on a steady rise?
I can not buy all at once as finances wont allow (nor will the wife apparently Gucci still make a collection twice a year!)
So where to start?

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Enzo, before it's prices get higher and higher
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Over the next few years, I plan to add to my cars:
F40 in red (of course)
f50 in yellow
Enzo in black
I want to be able to use them so I don't really want pure museum pieces with delivery km.
I have read Boxers very well written advise on here with great interest, but my brain keeps jumping from what should be first? as the f50 looks good value now, and the f40 looks not quite a good value. then my brain jumps to an Enzo as they seem to be on a steady rise?
I can not buy all at once as finances wont allow (nor will the wife apparently Gucci still make a collection twice a year!)
So where to start?
Any would make for a great place ot start. If you are buying purely to drive and enjoy, suggest you arrange to test drive all three and see which speaks most loudly to the head and heart right now.

If you are buying more on the current market situation, over in Europe the F50 is probably the best place to start. Of the three, finding a great F50 is the most difficult yet at the same time prices haven't jumped quite the same way % wise as they have on either the F40 or Enzo. With the greater numbers produced, finding a really nice F40 is never that difficult and prices seem to have stabilized. On the Enzo, difficult call, huge range of prices on the market right now. I have seen and been offered Enzos in the Euro 500k range all the way up to over Euro 1 mil. There are also a huge number of Enzo on the market with a ton coming out of the woodwork in Italy recently. Given supply far exceeds demand, I have to believe a further price correction is not far off. The wildcard is what impact the Enzo II will have on Enzo prices.
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Yes....

I agree with Boxer , i started with the F40 and the next step will be the F50.
For the Enzo i will wait for the price correction which i think will come once the replacement is out in the market.
Good luck on the hunt as i can assure you is fun!

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Paul- If you go by scarcity it would be F50, Enzo, F40. Also happens to be my personal preference. That five valve V12 in the F50 makes the wildest sound available from a race derived (333 SP) engine. Since there is little damping between you and the engine, the F50 really feels alive when you drive her.

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OK, so my search will begin this fall. A yellow F50 it is on the top of the shopping list.
I know of two in the Uk for sale, one at DKeng and one at HRowens
Anyone know of any others?
I don't really want a low klm car I want to use it regularly.

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OK, so my search will begin this fall. A yellow F50 it is on the top of the shopping list.
I know of two in the Uk for sale, one at DKeng and one at HRowens
Anyone know of any others?
I don't really want a low klm car I want to use it regularly.
Best of luck on your search - the timing couldn't be better for a buyer.

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Wonderful dilemma in which to be! F-40, F-50, or Enzo?
Suspect several Enzo's to be sold to make way for F-70 when latter hits market within a year(?), while F-40 curmudgeons like me (and a friend with a 275 and 250GTE) are so enamored of a particular model that they have no desire to sell. No disrespect to Enzo folks.
F-40 very raw on track and street (lotta torque), which I love.
Have not driven an F-50 but am told by friends much smoother than F-40. Do have ten years' time with roofless track racer variant of F-50. Driving (on a racetrack) with no roof is wonderful and, as an amatuer
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At an amateur level,I get in less trouble with less torque but smoother power climb for 650hp/2000lbs on track. Unlike the bull torque feel of the F-40. I'd suspect the F-50 would be smoother in this regard than the F-40 and behave more like the 333SP. Driver comments eagerly awaited!
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OK, so my search will begin this fall. A yellow F50 it is on the top of the shopping list.
I know of two in the Uk for sale, one at DKeng and one at HRowens
Anyone know of any others?
I don't really want a low klm car I want to use it regularly.
Do you only want a UK reg car or are you interested in looking across Europe?
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At an amateur level,I get in less trouble with less torque but smoother power climb for 650hp/2000lbs on track. Unlike the bull torque feel of the F-40. I'd suspect the F-50 would be smoother in this regard than the F-40 and behave more like the 333SP. Driver comments eagerly awaited!
Best to all.

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Your assumptions are spot on.
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Boxer, the car can be a european car no problem.
I was in my dealer in Zug yesterday, and I am told there may be a Swiss car.
I would buy anywhere as long as:
The car is a good one.
The price is sort of not in the realms of crazy. due to the colour.

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Boxer, the car can be a european car no problem.
I was in my dealer in Zug yesterday, and I am told there may be a Swiss car.
I would buy anywhere as long as:
The car is a good one.
The price is sort of not in the realms of crazy. due to the colour.
Paul, are you based in Switzerland ?
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Boxer, the car can be a european car no problem.
I was in my dealer in Zug yesterday, and I am told there may be a Swiss car.
I would buy anywhere as long as:
The car is a good one.
The price is sort of not in the realms of crazy. due to the colour.
I believe 212 Export looked at a yellow F50 in Switzerland when he was searching for his.
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Paul, are you based in Switzerland ?
Yes i live between Zug and Cannes
Zug for work
Cannes for life!

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Yes i live between Zug and Cannes
Zug for work
Cannes for life!
Haha, thats a great balance !!
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