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$6.1M Declined for Aperta

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  1. Eilig

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  4. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I think they got the car's top speed wrong. They said 217.5 mph. Pretty sure it's "in excess of 350 km/h (217.5 mph)" and not that. Doesn't really matter as that car isn't driven, though. :(
     
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  6. Eilig

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    That's always the question, especially when it is a (supposed) "telephone bidder."
     
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    any bid that does not end up in a purchase is subject to question ... lots of smoke and mirrors can be played in a live auction format
     
  8. amenasce

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    He sold most of the big lots from his collection.

    Does he still own his fxx?
     
  9. dcmetro

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    He sold it a long time ago
     
  10. LamboLover

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    The Apertas I've seen listed from legitimate dealers outside the US are asking $6 million & up. The US market looks to be a lot smaller in comparison, so I wouldn't fault him for turning it down.
     
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    One traded in Italy recently for approx €4.2m, so even adjusting for the US vs Europe, the estimate did seem pretty high. It's early days for the aperta in the secondary market though.
     
  13. amenasce

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    Dont forget that the US is peculiar market as the offer will be limited to US specs cars.
     
  14. Eilig

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    Considering the potential buyer who offered 6.1M at auction would also have paid a 10% buyers fee, the offer was more like $6.7M.
     
  15. amenasce

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    probably wont be black listed for the next supercars though despite none of his cars having a single mile added on them and all being sold.
     
  16. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I don't see a reason why he should be black listed. He seems to buy any car Ferrari makes and pays a lot more for complete customization. That's exactly what Ferrari wants...high price repeat business.
     
  17. amenasce

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    He also doesnt drive them and sells them pretty quickly.
     
  18. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I don't know exactly what Ferrari or you define as quickly, but it appears he keeps them for a couple years rather than immediately put up for sale, which to me would be more like flipping. If/when he stops customizing the "regular" Fcar models, I bet they stop offering him the supercars.

    Edit: Delivery on his Aperta was March 2017 so nearly 2 years. https://blog.dupontregistry.com/celebrity-cars/michael-fux-gets-laferrari-aperta/
     
  19. amenasce

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    He kept his coupe a bit longer than the Aperta. But he just waited for the period defined by Ferrari (which varies from 1 year to 2 years) to sell his Aperta. My point and i know it's my opinion, there are many more deserving owners who will actually drive the cars. The only redeeming aspect i see in Fux collection is that he does ship his cars for charity events. So credit where it's due. It just sucks that Ferrari allocated him a Laf or an Aperta at MSRP but denied other buyers who actually drive their Ferraris which are cars, let's not forget that.
     
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    Michael Fux showed up at 'Dream Ride' (Special Olympics charity event in Farmington, CT) with S E V E N of his incredible cars.
    Senna, LaF, Laf A, 812, GT2 RS, and matching purple 720S and Rolls Royce Dawn.
     
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