Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,152
I'm completely stumped as to who buys this car.
An Fcar dealer... It's a lot of money to tie up and if values soften a bit over the 2 years or so it takes to fix you could easily be caught with your pants down. Say you buy it for $150k + $150k in parts + potentially a new tub ($100-150k?) + labor.
A private buyer... how many folks have $300-500k kicking around, significant experience in Ferrari restoration / carbon fiber repair, and the desire to tie up all of that money in a multi-year project instead of buying a Scud, 458, and a 355 and hitting the back roads every weekend.
The story behind the FBI car was just too cool and the car was in good shape overall after that wreck. If whoever fixed it would have been more open about the repairs, they would have a pretty desireable car. This car here, not so much. It's black which limits resale as well. I know it can be repainted, but that's another expense, etc.