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Montezemolo about the F50.....

When searching in the F50 book (the one who came with the car by the factory) for the initial colour options by the factory, I fell over the book opening words from Luca di Montezemolo:

"All things have a special moment in time. The F50, born at the onset of the 50th's anniversary of Ferrari is the first and the last street legal Formula 1 car, due to the strict regulation which will impede the construction of such sophisticated racing model for street use.
I'm very proud to dedicate the F50, a car destined to remain unmatched in the history of automobiles, to those who love the most the work initiated and developed by Enzo Ferrari and perpetuated by us with the same will and passion"

Now isn't he a great salesman ?
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Rolf, you are defintiely biased !

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Yes, I'm definitively biased, sorry about that ..

Paul, YES go for one, I drove 'em all, (except for the 288 GTO, which I most likely will test next week, as another one showed up in Switzerland). My ranking is F50, F40 and Enzo. But be aware....yes I'm biased
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Yes, I'm definitively biased, sorry about that ..

Paul, YES go for one, I drove 'em all, (except for the 288 GTO, which I most likely will test next week, as another one showed up in Switzerland). My ranking is F50, F40 and Enzo. But be aware....yes I'm biased
for F50.

Looking forward to your impressions on 288, Rolf.

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Yes, I'm definitively biased, sorry about that ..

Paul, YES go for one, I drove 'em all, (except for the 288 GTO, which I most likely will test next week, as another one showed up in Switzerland). My ranking is F50, F40 and Enzo. But be aware....yes I'm biased
Do you know of this F50 yellow for sale in Switzerland? or possibly for sale?
Oddly I have just been to the dealer in Cannes and they have a yellow enzo in teh workshop for something, looks very nice but my heart is now on a F50

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Do you know of this F50 yellow for sale in Switzerland? or possibly for sale?
Oddly I have just been to the dealer in Cannes and they have a yellow enzo in teh workshop for something, looks very nice but my heart is now on a F50
I know of 2 yellow F50 in Switzerland and know both owners. And I know 1 German owner with a yellow F50. (Co drove that one on the Nürburgring track) However to my knowledge none is for sale. Maybe I'm not up to date or you may have another one on offer. Also, as I understand from my usual well informed source, there are only 8 F50 registered in Switzerland atm.

Yellow is very rare and if it NEEDS to be that colour, you maybe better of repainting a red one (cheaper and easier to find, if finding a correct F50 is easy at all).
Also question is if you want to register that car in France or in Switzerland (import taxes and VAT considerations which will cost eventully more than repainting).

All that said, I'm from the group of people who never would change originality, i.e. leave red..red and yellow..yellow. But thats just my personal 2 cents.

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All that said, I'm from the group of people who never would change originality, i.e. leave red..red and yellow..yellow. But thats just my personal 2 cents.
Rolf, agree with you on this, whenever possible to keep originality...your 2 cents are always worth more than a dollar!

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I know of 2 yellow F50 in Switzerland and know both owners. And I know 1 German owner with a yellow F50. (Co drove that one on the Nürburgring track) However to my knowledge none is for sale. Maybe I'm not up to date or you may have another one on offer. Also, as I understand from my usual well informed source, there are only 8 F50 registered in Switzerland atm.

Yellow is very rare and if it NEEDS to be that colour, you maybe better of repainting a red one (cheaper and easier to find, if finding a correct F50 is easy at all).
Also question is if you want to register that car in France or in Switzerland (import taxes and VAT considerations which will cost eventully more than repainting).

All that said, I'm from the group of people who never would change originality, i.e. leave red..red and yellow..yellow. But thats just my personal 2 cents.
I agree, If it left the factory yellow it stays yellow etc.
i was told by my dealer in Zug there may be a yellow car on the market.
I would never register even a smart car in France let alone a F50
I have a Swiss residency and a office in nearly every Euro country that I could register a car at.... BUT never France!
the Uk ones are a possible and I plan a trip to see them, in the next month or so If they are still there by then.
If i bought a red, it would stay red, but for some reason I just want a yellow car!
that may change as the search deepens who knows?

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Rolf, agree with you on this, whenever possible to keep originality...your 2 cents are always worth more than a dollar!
Thanks Gus.....sorry to change themes....what about your 275 GTS, Daytona driving/looking at experiences ? Any further coming outs ?

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Thanks Gus.....sorry to change themes....what about your 275 GTS, Daytona driving/looking at experiences ? Any further coming outs ?
Something for a different thread perhaps, but I'm also very interested to hear!


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When searching in the F50 book (the one who came with the car by the factory) for the initial colour options by the factory, I fell over the book opening words from Luca di Montezemolo:

"All things have a special moment in time. The F50, born at the onset of the 50th's anniversary of Ferrari is the first and the last street legal Formula 1 car, due to the strict regulation which will impede the construction of such sophisticated racing model for street use.
I'm very proud to dedicate the F50, a car destined to remain unmatched in the history of automobiles, to those who love the most the work initiated and developed by Enzo Ferrari and perpetuated by us with the same will and passion"

Now isn't he a great salesman ?
He is spot on with the comment that there will never be another given current regulations. It is one of the very few race cars that also works well on the road.
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If i bought a red, it would stay red, but for some reason I just want a yellow car!
H.R Owen in London has a Giallo Modena F50 with Nero interior. Has 9,580 miles on the clock and asking GBP495,995
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Thanks Gus.....sorry to change themes....what about your 275 GTS, Daytona driving/looking at experiences ? Any further coming outs ?
I have to put this classic Ferrari acquisition on hold due to other "distraction" for the moment. But I am still going to test drive that rosso Daytona soon and will update you on that.

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H.R Owen in London has a Giallo Modena F50 with Nero interior. Has 9,580 miles on the clock and asking GBP495,995
Yes I know of that one and also one at DK engineering, I plan to go see them shortly.

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H.R Owen in London has a Giallo Modena F50 with Nero interior. Has 9,580 miles on the clock and asking GBP495,995

Almost 500' £ Sterling, for a 16'000km car, WOW prices really seem to move, however I would rate that price -"idea" quite optimistic. It would signal roughly a 30% price increase over prices offered 1 year ago. Opposite to that, it seems that "giallo" is demanding some kind of premium in the market these days.

Oh, Paul/Hasby now as I write it just comes to my mind that 1 giallo F50 has been offered to me shortly before I bought mine and yes (sorry, I'm going into Alzheimer stage obviously) I have even personally driven that car for about 30 - 40 km of distance. Its a yellow F50 with about 26'000 km's. I just remember that the car was offered with about 10'000 km's on the clock but in reality had 26'000 at the time. Also the Alcantara condition above the gauges was not very crisp. In addition, all Kautschuk parts looked greasy and in need for replacement. However the car runned flawless. If it is THIS car you meant then send me a private message and I can give you more details on it if you wish.
Anyway yellow was not on my list for a F50 but at the time, the seller wanted even more pricewise than the other seller wanted for the one I finally purchased, with 5'km and in splendid condition. So the thinking about which to choose was short.

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