Ferrari Monza SP1/SP2 book

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  1. ROLEX1

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    I'll send you a pm with more info.
     
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  3. Marcel Massini

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    One is paper, the other is carbon fiber. Not the same material.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  6. ROLEX1

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    I'd say the black, wrinkle creased effect covers, front and back are about 2mm's thick, in quite firm cardboard.
    Of course, no comparison with carbon, they somehow need to justify the + 4000 $, don't they? :D
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  8. Buchpilot

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    I can't wait to hold my copy in my hands ;)
     
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    2 last brochures of this marvel available.
    More info in post #46.
     
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    On a bit of a side note; Ferrari did the same book concept when the F50 came out. There were two versions of the what was called a presentation book, one had a cardboard cover and the one that came with the car had a carbon fiber cover. The pictures are of the carbon edition. The sad part is, I could have bought 2 of these at the same time but I only had $200.00 cash at the time and he didn’t take credit cards so I came home with just a single copy.
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  11. ROLEX1

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    The 'teaser' Monza SP1/SP2 brochures are all gone!
     
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  13. Rosey

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    Hey Otto,

    My Monza book just arrived safe and sound all the way from Belgium to Australia.

    Can't wait to look over it tonight.

    Thanks again !!
     
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    Great picture!
    What's your opinion about the Monza book?
     
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    The book is beautiful. Unfortunately, even if it is made of quality materials, I think it is overpriced. This is my opinion but in time it will sell for less. If you look at the Ferrari brochure auctions from the 50s - no one buys them for 1,500 or 2,000 what the owners demand for them.
    They are almost unsaleable.
    It's my personal opinion. I'm not forcing it on anyone.
     
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  17. simonw

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    The book is a very beautiful and a striking item. I’m really happy to have it. The attention to detail and materials used really are impressive - as an example the metal slipcase has no visible seams to it.

    I think others have mentioned it does have the feel of more of a marketing brochure/coffee table piece rather than a regular book even down to providing a list of the standard Ferrari colours available and a full specification section. As you would expect there is a lot of detail and photographs of the car, including a lot of the details you wouldn’t see unless on the production line. Some of the photos are just stunning, but very similar to the photos we have come to expect in recent Ferrari sales brochures.

    The first section of the book is devoted to the background history of the Ferrari racing barchetta. This is followed by the design concept of the new Monza and then the final cars.

    A couple of negatives - the size and weight of the thing. Its huge and to be honest a little unwieldy. I’m still not sure where I’m going to store it. While it’s nice to have the large pages I’m sure it would have been just as impressive and a lot more accessible if about a third the size.

    The other of course is the price. For most people – me included - it’s a lot of money to pay for a book/sales brochure.

    Looking at the materials selected and the level of detail I can see why the price is going to be high, and I’m sure there is also a considerable Ferrari tax on top. I’m sure Ferrari could have produced something just as impressive, but a lot cheaper if they had wanted. They could have even produced a watered down version for a wider audience , like they did for the LaFerrari, but that doesn’t seem to be Ferrari’s target market.

    Is it a good investment ? – to be honest I don’t know or care, I bought it to enjoy it for what it is. I do think that the resale market is likely going to be quite small though without a sizable drop in value.
     
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  18. Buchpilot

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    Thank you very much for your detailled evaluation! Highly appreciated!
    Sven
     
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  19. Buchpilot

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    The official video about the book shows a double-page with many signatures of leading Ferrari staff. Are these signatures original or printed?
     
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