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Anyone know this car?

Nice looking 550 but it didn't make the reserve figure for the auction. Ferrari of DC have it listed as a 1999, but the S/N indicates it's a '98.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_500wt_1182

Just curious if anyone knows the car, the P/O's, or its history?

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If I remember correctly the SN is 98 because that is the year it was produced in the factory, but it is model year 99.
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The 550 market seems to have gone soft

There's a local guy that thought he could flip a low mileage, low owner Argento model for around $95k......and that was five months ago. To my knowledge, he hasn't had a serious offer over $70K for it.

There seem to be quite a few Argento/Grigio models on the market at any time; are these not considered very desirable colors?

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Argento!.... with red? As Joe t would say that really clicks my mouse! On a related but different subject. There was a sweet Argento GTC4 at C&C yesterday. The owner's name escapes me at the moment. I couldn't believe how elegant that car looks with black leather and red carpets. I've seen this color combo on a few vintage 330s. Very nice!

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Argento!.... There was a sweet Argento GTC4 at C&C yesterday. The owner's name escapes me at the moment.
He lives here in NVA and also owns a black TR.
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Anyone have any close contacts at Ferrari of Washington, or stories good or bad of their buying experience with them?

I'm interested in one of their pre-owned cars.

Thanks

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My experience was so good I bought two cars from Ferrari dealers in Denver and Chicago. I purchased the cars sight unseen. Maybe others have had a good (better) experience at FoW?

I drove a buddy 160 miles roundtrip for an appt to see a 360 - total fiasco.

No keys, dead battery, then they said they could get in contact with the owner to allow a test drive. Blah, blah, blah with excuses - AFTER I HAD MADE A FIRM APPT at 5pm the day before!

My friend bought his 360 on e-Bay a few months ago. He's a very happy camper.

Caveat emptor.
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Anyone have any close contacts at Ferrari of Washington, or stories good or bad of their buying experience with them?

I'm interested in one of their pre-owned cars.

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I have heard the same. My next door neighbor has purchased two via them but with pickup in Italy a 360 and a 430. He seemed quite satisfied and he basically races open wheel quite heavily all year.

Not sure if that helps your case, but I've heard more good news than bad as can be the case for many dealerships.

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Anyone have any close contacts at Ferrari of Washington, or stories good or bad of their buying experience with them?

I'm interested in one of their pre-owned cars.

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There are a couple of owners that have bought from them in the past when Allie and company were there. There was a climate that was geared towards the enthusiast and not just moving cars. Most of us from this area are more familiar with the previous ownership in that regard. Many though would echo a similar sentiment as Al about their treatment and general laissez-faire attitude when trying to get service or interest in a vehicle purchase with the new current owners... then again YMMV.

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Sorry, my bad....gotta read more carefully: I meant WASHINGTON STATE, not DC.

have no idea of FoW[DC]

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Thanks; I'm dealing with a not so switched on sales person and am getting a brushoff, probably because my offer on the car was quite a bit lower than their asking price, however the 550 market is soft ATM, and the cars just aren't selling.

I just didn't know if I happened to get unlucky with my contact there, or it's the general attitude of the dealership, but it sounds like the latter.

No skin off my nose if they don't want to negotiate; there's other fish in the sea......

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Nope... you've experienced exactly what everyone else has been saying since they took over.

Not to overstate the obvious but have you looked at the FCA classifieds? Sometimes there are some deals to be had that aren't common knowledge to everyone. I think you're correct about the Ferrari market in general with the exception of vintage or supercars.

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Nope... you've experienced exactly what everyone else has been saying since they took over.

Not to overstate the obvious but have you looked at the FCA classifieds? Sometimes there are some deals to be had that aren't common knowledge to everyone. I think you're correct about the Ferrari market in general with the exception of vintage or supercars.
You're not overstating the obvious, because no, I didn't think to check their classifieds! Dohhhh. I have daily searches set up to scan the major sale sites for the cars I'm interested in, but not there.

I'll check there straightaway, and thanks!

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I'm here to help!

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There are a couple different cars on there now that look interesting. Emails sent........ and thanks again for the reminder.

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