Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,193
Paintings are exactly what I was thinking of and decades is the right time frame.....and with this car it's 3 and counting. It just takes time to sort out the who and what of it.
It seems clear the people that have bought the car over the past 3 decades didn't know what was going on and felt they bought and sold the car honestly......but as this story spreads it should get harder and harder to find buyers/sellers/brokers who believe that.
If only time would prove that. Yet the adages get reborn for a reason. People are that and objects are too.
It would be nice, assuming it's not already true and based on the f50 in japan story it sound like it's not true, if ferrari would maintain a data base of stolen cars and take an active stance in helping recover them or at the very very least refuse to service, provide parts, or broker sales or in any way. If checking the status was as easy as a call to the dealer the market of these cars would all but disappear. as an example, I've bought and sold a couple motec ECUs that are a little 6" x 4" boxes that costs about $5000.....no one will buy a used one without asking the serial number and calling a dealer because motec frowns on stolen ecus and when one is reported stolen they add the number to their database and the next time someone plugs into it to tune it the software automatically disables the ecu and it's nothing but a paper weight for that moment on.....a stolen motec has no value and neither should a stolen ferrari.
I honestly am finding it almost incomprehensible that in this day and age an ultra rare car that clearly has questions about who owns it is trading and showing up in museums and shows. I suspect even a quick google search will now make it clear to anyone who cares that this particular car is tainted and it will no longer be welcome in daylight......but I just don't understand how it's taken 3 decades for it to become a leper.
Snowball chance in...
However one word explains where I believe Ferrari is going: Classiche. Laugh, but that will be the new norm along with proof of major and 8 x 10 glossies and note from Mom...bet ya'.
Nuevo rich are not in the marque. Shoot, I'm a poor example obviously but some with endless checkbooks
trump knowledge or care and black market gets reborn.
Step up China.
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Last edited by Granucci; 08-30-2012 at 07:18 AM.