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Should Ferrari do more to track the providence/ownership history, maintain, restore, organize events, broker/resale, etc its past production cars ? If you consider Ferrari's to be works of automotive art incorporating engineering excellence and design beauty, is enough done to preserve the legacy ?

Given that Ferrari's surviving cars from the 1964 production year have a current market value well in excess of GM's 1964 production (despite being 0.01% of the output), are these an areas in which the factory should take a more active role ? If so, which ones ?
 

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Should Ferrari do more to track, maintain, restore, organize, broker/resale, etc its past production cars ? Given that Ferrari's surviving cars from the 1964 production year have a current market value well in excess of GM's 1964 production, is this an area in which the factory should take a more active role ?
Does GM do this now? I think it would be a good idea if they were to have more support at the dealers than there currently is. But I think there are so many specialist for vintage Ferraris that even if they did the customers/owners of these cars would still go to the specialist and not the dealers.

So I guess that means Ferrari would have to hire away the specialist to work at the dealers and that would be tuff I think.
 

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they already started doing that a little bit
with their certification program

a while back in Cavallino (or Forza?) there where copies of the forms that need to be filled out to be able to receive the certificate
 

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I think Ferrari shouldn't do that because:
-What models are old? What info do you want to gather? What info is interesting? what use does it have?

It will take a lot of effort and money, and what use will it have in the end? If Ferrari has info like crashes and service, they will only record from the official dealers, so they will only get half the info, so that isn't accurate. What Ferrari should do is produce old mechanical parts for a normal price, so owners can keep thaeir cars on the road more easily.
 

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One idea would be to have the factory offer some sort of History Certification on each car. Idea would be for the factory to build a database for each SN listing annual mileage, number of owners, accidents, service history etc. Data and proof would be provided by the cars owners, authorized dealers, and "registered" independents. Participating cars would received "Ferrari Factory History" certification.
 

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the factory already started doing that, but a lot of owners are a bit pissed at the factory because of that, because now you need such a certificate to be able to participate in the Historic Challenge
and the factory is beeing a bit dificult about it

like for instance
i know an owner who has a 1954 500 Mondial wich he races in the Historic challenge
but in 1956 the factory placed a new engine in the car to make it more competitive.
so last year with the certification, they where giving him a hard time about the fact that it doesn't have an original engine, even though he has documentation from the 56 engine swap
it did get sorted out eventually, but not without a lot of hassle, and he isn't the only one experiencing such "problems"
 
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