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FERRARI 250 GTO...!!!

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  1. ag512bbi

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    Worth every penny!
    Which would you rather pay for and have?
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/16/leonardo-da-vincis-salvator-mundi-sells-450-million-342-million/
     
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  2. Bluebottle

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    I always listen. I don't get any choice. But always when she finds out after I have bought it. Then I let it wash over me!

    I fear, however, that if I were to trade the house for, say, a Miura, and tell her that her living space is the passenger seat, and the boot is her wardrobe, it might be her lawyer speaking, not she.:(
     
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  4. turbo-joe

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    but it must be the right cars

    if you have the right one you can listen :)

    you may offer her the driver seat :)
     
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  5. BIRA

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    I did not say you said it either I expressed my own humble opinion!
     
  6. Bluebottle

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    Now you're just being ridiculous! ;)
     
  7. ag512bbi

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    Exactly!
    To me paintings are a waste! I just don't get them.
     
  8. E60 M5

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    Most of the collectors don't drive their cars either!!! LOL!!
     
  9. Bluebottle

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    :D:D:D
     
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    Hyper inflation
     
  11. Timmmmmmmmmmy

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    The last one to sell publicly (CSX2601) was one of the best (it was the car Bondurant drove to a victory at Reims in 1965 thus winning the WSC for GT and highly original) and fetched circa $7 million in 2012 and compared to GTO sales that same year at around the $35 million mark. The market has essentially doubled since then and that particular Shelby Daytona sold at Mecum and pretty low so $15 - 20 million if one was offered in 2018.
     
  12. F40-R

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    Awesome news, the investment of the millennium isn’t IT stock shares, it is the 250 GTO.
     
  13. Admiral Goodwrench

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    I not exactly a collector but I do drive mine:


    Best regards,

    Robert
     
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  14. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Yes, I'd agree for this millenium. However, if you go from the last 250 GTO peak price prior to the collapse in 1990, it has not outperformed the S&P500. January 1990 price sold for $13mm highest before the bust and this one is $70mm. That's 438% increase. Compared to S&P that went up 700% in same time frame and with dividends reinvested up 1336%. Maybe this $70 million is the peak. I give it 2 more years of a new record price set before the next recession starts.

    250 GTO is more fun, though. :) I'm sure the life experiences it provides and the new friends you make along the way can't be replaced. ;)
     
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    The guy that started WeatherTech bought it. That's a lot of floor mats!
     
  16. TheMayor

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    How does this guy make that much money? I don't get it.
     
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    I think it's a combination of a fairly high-ticket item and volume. Not only direct to the consumer but also apparently direct to some manufacturers.

    As a comparison, Arturo Keller did *pretty well* ;) making car seats for the big 5; GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan and VW.

    It seems there's money to be made in the auto industry if you can build a successful business that serves the industry well.
     
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    You should read about Shad Khan, the multi-billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. His company makes car bumpers for Toyota....basically just plastic. Started with a SBA loan a long time ago.
     
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    How about Bitcoin? ;)
     
  20. E60 M5

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    Love watching you drive her!! I remember seeing the body on a cart at the FCA meet out at Great Meadow back in '06. Lovely machine!!!
     
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    Not only that, unlike bluebottle's London flat, you can't even live in it!
     
  22. Ashman

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    WeatherTech mats for my daily driver cost $100 compared to $15 for a set of Goodyear mats from Costco. Both are made of rubber. While I'm sure the WT mats are nicer fitting, I'm not sure they perform better and I doubt they cost much more to make even though they're made in the U.S.

    There's a lot of margin in those mats!
     
  23. BIRA

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    I got it, he bought the GTO to be able to measure it properly and develop an exclusive line of mats for those cars..small niche market though
     
  24. mchas

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    Tax write off!! :)
     
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    In the world of $500k watches and other baubles, perhaps that isn't a joke?
     

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