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Old 08-04-2008, 11:36 AM
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What is the highest mileage Ferrari ever?

I realize that there have been several threads on this topic already but most of them are model specific. I am curious what the highest mileage is that any Ferrari has seen. I am thinking of making a go at it.

This thread has a picture of a magazine article that discusses a 120,000 mile 360 Modena. It has been retired to track use.
How many miles are on your 360?

Here is a 160k mile 308:
http://www.autoscout24.nl/Details.aspx?id=vbbebmfmhxrh

Mention of several 120,000 + mile 308's here, including 1 with 300k kms = 186,000 miles
Highest mileage 3x8 you've heard of

This thread mentions a 200,000 mile 355:
Who has the highest mileage 360 or 430?

160,000 on a yellow TR:
What is the highest milage TR?

Lots of other threads. Lots of "I heard of a guy with a really high mileage..." but no substantial claims over about 160,000 miles.

Any well documented higher mileage cars out there? What do you consider the record to be.

I am at about 42k on my 360 Spider. What do you think the cost per mile would be over the next 120k miles? Anyone care to guess?

Very interesting read through those threads. Glad to see some miles being put on these cars. They certainly deserve it.

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Old 08-04-2008, 11:38 AM
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There is a 512 TR that had aboud 190.000 miles in 1997...There was an article in a french sport auto mag.
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There is a 512 TR that had aboud 190.000 miles in 1997...There was an article in a french sport auto mag.
Wow, that is a very impressive mileage with good documentation. I will look for the article. Any idea what the highest mileage is of any on the road today?
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
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I read an article awhile back in Octane (i think) that had a gentleman in Italy that still drives his 60's vintage Ferrari daily. ( not sure of model Type). The car has over 250k. Maybe someone else had seen the article and can comment.



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Old 08-04-2008, 07:00 PM
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I've been told by various mechanics of Ferraris with 3-400k miles on them, but I don't have any documentation. I imagine in Europe there are some pretty high mileage cars, since they don't have the fixation on "garage art" like Americans do.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:32 PM
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Personal friend has one-owner factory delivered 4-cam with ~250k on it. Maintained, never rebuilt. Bay-area shop services it. Car was on 275 anniversary tour, and at FNA tent at Pebble in last year or 2. Also have a 456 with >100k on it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:29 AM
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140 000 mile Testarossa

This is not hearsay :

http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showpos...5&postcount=20
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:27 AM
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Any idea what the highest mileage is of any on the road today?
There is a Volvo with over a 1,000,000 (boring?) miles ... apparently on same engine.

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:27 AM
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Very cool. That would be a service history novel. Thanks for the help finding that one.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:33 AM
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There is a Volvo with over a 1,000,000 (boring?) miles ... apparently on same engine.

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I believe that a couple of years ago there was a story about Saab rewarding a customer with 1,000,000 miles on their originally owned Saab with a new one.

I also heard a rumor that Lamborghini did that but no one has taken them up on it.
Let's see -
1,000,000 miles = 333 oil changes x $500 = $166,500 = 1/2 MSRP
1,000,000 miles = 66 major services x $5,000 = $330,000 = MSRP
1,000,000 miles = 100,000 gallons of fuel or so = $450,000

Seems like a pretty good investment on their part

Fortunately increases in Lamborghini MSRPs will likely beat inflation.

I wonder what Ferrari would do if you had a car with 1 million miles.
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I wonder what Ferrari would do if you had a car with 1 million miles.
Put you on the list for a F430.

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I wonder what Ferrari would do if you had a car with 1 million miles.
Think that you aren't a good customer because you aren't buying a new car every year.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:56 PM
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Think that you aren't a good customer because you aren't buying a new car every year.
+1. And deny Classiche, as it didn't have original air in tires.
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Isn't John Corbani at either 100,000 or 200,000 on his Dino?

I know of a 430 that's at 50,000.
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Wow, that is a very impressive mileage with good documentation. I will look for the article. Any idea what the highest mileage is of any on the road today?
Didn't Jim (Napolis) have a TR that he drove till it literally disintegrated! Im not sure of the mileage but Im sure its pretty high.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:41 AM
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Didn't Jim (Napolis) have a TR that he drove till it literally disintegrated! Im not sure of the mileage but Im sure its pretty high.
Greyboxer posted the link to Napolis talking about his TR
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Greyboxer posted the link to Napolis talking about his TR
I'll bet that TR turns up on eBay with 34k on the odometer somewhere in Florida with the seller boasting about what a cream puff it is.
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I should post this info for a NSX owner who said a Ferrari can never reach 250K+ mile's without a rebuild. I tried to explian to the bonehead that routine maintenance will take any car, not just a ferrari, to and past 250K mile's.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:34 PM
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I should post this info for a NSX owner who said a Ferrari can never reach 250K+ mile's without a rebuild. I tried to explian to the bonehead that routine maintenance will take any car, not just a ferrari, to and past 250K mile's.
true;

i'd rather have a high mileage car with 100k on it that was taken care of by a fanatic enthusiast than a 50k mile car that was taken care of by an old granny that never got the oil changed (or had anything else done to it, for that matter).
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true;

i'd rather have a high mileage car with 100k on it that was taken care of by a fanatic enthusiast than a 50k mile car that was taken care of by an old granny that never got the oil changed (or had anything else done to it, for that matter).
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