Edited cut and paste of a private conversation I am having with another member: New formula to build and/ or maintain status: - Always have a mid-engined v8 and GT (812 or Port) in your garage. - 1 'vintage' car. 25 years or older. - 1 race car. ex-challenge. - attend any Ferrari events Ferrari invites you to. Attend dealer events. - Hold your cars for 24 months before selling. 6 month and sell no longer applies. - Use Ferrari financial to finance and hold the loan for at least 6 months. - Attend Ferrari races...sign up for VIP event. - Show you, Ferrari, whenever. and this: It does appear that the new Ferrari has tossed the old rule book out... Consider that NEW to Ferrari buyers can get an F8 or a Portofino...2-3 years ago they would have been forced to get a 'bridge car' ie used to be considered for a new one. Last year at Casa Di Ferrari I ran into a guy who had a ton of Ferraris. (Not hard to meet guys like that at Ferrari NA event.) He owned all the LEs and then some. Interesting takeaways: 1) Even at his level, he has to buy one of each production car to keep his priority status. In other words, 1 488, then a Spider, A Lusso, 812, Port etc. 2) ALL his cars are TM. 3) If Ferrari asks you to display one of your cars, do it. 4) He said that if he were to sell ANY of his hard to get cars before the required time to hold expired he would be out. and this last bit was the most interesting,... 5) Net-net he thinks he is merely par with all the money he has spent. The losses on the production cars (remember he TMs) equals the money he may make when selling etc.