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  1. ross

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  3. ttforcefed

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    multiple 6 figures with current prices of everything
     
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    IMO this is a restoration project, done thoroughly by an F40 specialist, authorized dealer, or Ferrari Classiche, we are talking several hundred thousand dollars.
     
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    Who wld u send it to? Zanassi?
     
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    Depends on the location or interest of the buyer, I personally just use my local Ferrari dealer Newport Beach.
     
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    With that kind of mileage there is no need to spend a bean on it, as the next owner will not use it either. No sense replacing things that are time dependant and will need replacing all over again in the future, whilst the car has not turned a wheel anyway.

    It will always be from now on a static work of art, that keeps appreciating in value anyway.
     
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    Although I must say, based on the condition of the various rivets, bolts and zinc passivate on brackets etc I would question the dry storage claims for most of its life, look at the state of that fixing screw in the frunk pic, why has that ever even been undone, never mind countless times with a blunt object!. Its had a hard life for such a short distance covered.

    I imagine the screws holding the odometer in, are probably in similar condition!

    Compare this car to Karims latest F50s in that thread, condition is night and day different.
     
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    It may have been dry storage, but it was definitely NOT climate controlled. Lots of surface rust everywhere on this beautiful car. Big paint chip on front spolier and is it me or is the rear Ferrari script emblem not level? This car was stored, but not stored properly. Humidity and moisture can ruin metal parts as we can see here. Shame....
     
  11. ross

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    so once again, we see a car that has not been used for what it was made for, and therefore still requires insane levels of effort and money to get back to par, much like a car that has been used......with the only difference being a few digits on the speedo.....
    some humans baffle me.
     
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  13. joe sackey

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    Not necessarily, it depends on the next owner, several clients of mine have purchased ultra-low miles cars, had them completely refurbished by Ferrari, and now use them regularly.

    Exactly correct, the perished seat padding, the sagging headliner and mold (!) growing on the interior composite panels are clear evidence of humidity & moisture.

    If an F40 is brought up to optimum condition and then used on a regular basis it really shouldn't cost much to run, and it'll stay that way for many years provided a scheduled routine of use & basic maintenance is continued. The problem is when the cars are rarely or never driven.

    As regards why some F40s have ultra low miles today, besides being the owner's prerogative, sometimes the low miles were not an intended plan, life, health issues, change of circumstances etc happen and cause some cars to not be driven.
     
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    I'll take a quote and concurrence from the Esteemed Joe Sackey any day.....and take it as a compliment. :)
     

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