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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by spider, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. spider

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    Hello, it's my first post here, and even I still don't own a Ferrari I expect to get mine in a couple of years if things go ok.

    Well, I woult like to know if anyone here knows where I can find the oficial sales prices of vintage ferrari through the yaers when they were new.

    It's only couriosity, but it would be nice to be able to compare (inflation adjusted) how much did a Ferrari 250 SWB cost with a 275 GTB or a Daytona or a Testarossa.

    Thank you very much.
     
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  3. Bob Zambelli

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    Hi, Spider.

    I cannot comment on the 250 or 365 but my 1967 330 GTC was $16,800 when new. It is a US model and had Borrani wheels, Becker Mexico radio and air conditioning. Hope this helps.
    Bob Zambelli
     
  4. spider

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    Thank you very much, I will take note.
     
  5. richard_wallace

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    My 61 250 GTE was around 11K. Loaded with everything - which was really nothing but an AM radio... Boranni Wires were standard... Oh it had a heater - but that was standard... :)
     
  6. Gatorrari

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    In the 9/65 issue of R&T, a classified ad for a 1963 SWB lists the new price as $13,911 and the for-sale price as $7500.

    In the 1/68 issue, a 1958 Testa Rossa is advertised for $6500! And a "1960/61" 250GT Coupe is a "bargain at $4150"!
     
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  8. Gatorrari

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    Oh, and the oldest road test of a new Ferrari model that I found was the 330GTS roadster in the 8/68 issue, which was $14,900 basic list and $16,426 as tested.
     
  9. BigTex

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    Prancing Horse #150 (FCA) has a good article by Dick Merritt.

    It discusses how the outdated race cars, say a 250GTO, could be had in the late sixties for $6K- $8K (used). HTH

    In those days, the new cars didn't have an MSRP. It was up to Luigi Chinetti in New York
     
  10. Glassman

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    The guy I bought my 250GT from told me this story.
    After his wife finally agreed that he could have a Ferrari, he hi tailed it straight to Ferrari of Monterey. They luckily had three used Ferraris in stock.
    A 250GT Coupe, a 250 SWB, and a Lusso. All three cars were priced within a couple of hundred bucks of each other. He did the only logical thing to do, and bought the car that was in the best condition, with a fresh engine rebuild.
    Well what is logical today?
    The scarry thing is that there could have been a 250GTO, and a Testarossa there too for the same price !!!
    That would be hard to handle today.
    I can hear my mother screaming at me, where in the hell will you ever find parts for that piece of ****!
     
  11. Gatorrari

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    I know a guy who bought a 250GTO for $21,000 and eventually sold it for $1.2 million.......
     
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  13. Glassman

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    I feel sick.
     
  14. Smiles

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    It's really interesting to compare the original "retail" prices with the going prices today. Time has clearly favored more elegant coachwork.

    My 1967 330 2+2 sold for around $13,000 when new. If you adjust for inflation, that's about $85,000 in today's money.

    275 GTB's were similar money back then, but are worth a lot more now.
     
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  16. Bryanp

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    my dad paid about $2300 in 1960 for his 1955 Series II 500 Mondial - with a seized transaxle.
     
  17. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

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    my grandad payed i think around 15,000 for his 365GTB/4, about 13,000 or 14,000 for his 275GTB/4, and im not sure what he payed for the 308..this was all of course back in the late 60's to 70's.
     
  18. amenasce

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    If i could turn back the hands of time ...my daily driver would be a 250 LM !
     
  19. bobafett

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    Andrew, silly boy. I think you'd drive a GTO daily, and keep the LM for weekends, no? Hmm, problem is there does the P2/3 go?

    --Dan
     
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    The GTO is for your lambda Ferrari owner !

    The P3 ? We share it for track days dont you remember ? ! You probably left the keys next to the DB5/DB4's..
     
  21. dm_n_stuff

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    1959 type 250 Testa Rossa $12,800
    1963 superamerica 400 17,800
    1964 250GT12,900
    1964 250GT California 12,900
    1965 330GT 2+2 - 14,200
    1965 275GT 14,500
    1965 275GTS 14,500
    1967 275GTB-4 14,680
    1967 330GTS 14,200
    1970 Dino246GT 13,900
    1970 Din 246 GTS 14,500

    These are USD and all approximate gleaned from various articles in Car and Driver and the Standard Catalog of Ferrari, which has most if not all of the numbers.

    Standard Catalog of Ferrari by Mike Covello

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0873494970/qid=1079288842/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0005504-6507268?v=glance&s=books
     
  22. nerd

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    From a thread I started in January, here are some used asking prices:

    From Road & Track March 1960:

    FERRARI 250 TR Immaculate, perfect cond. Spare wheels, 3 extra ratios. $8500

    1958 FERRARI 250 Testarossa, late type reinforced frame and brake system, extra set of wire wheels and factory spares kit incl. two rear end ratios, excellent condition. $9500

    1957 FERRARI 2-liter TR (trailer, spares) $7000
     
  23. gavin

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    I have copy of price sheet from Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports Dated july 25, 1973 .

    Dino: U.S.A.
    246gt COUPE $13,1OO
    246gts sPYDER $13,900

    fERRARI: U.S.A.

    365gtb/4 Daytona Coupe $21,770
    365gtb/4 Datona Spyder 23,450
    365gtc/4 Pininfarina Coupe 23,010

    The house i was renting was for sale and they were only asking for $18,000 in 1973 I didn't have the money for it so i sure wasn't able to buy one of these. I dont have the money to buy a spyder at todays price but I'm looking for my first F-car now. A 308 or 328. Hope everyone enjoys this.
    Gavin
     
  24. Smiles

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    I was off a bit. My car did sell for $14,200. At the time, it cost $300 MORE than a 275 GTB. And, closely enough, it cost $300 less than a 275 GTS. Both cars are worth a lot more now, with the GTB worth more than the GTS, which is interesting...
     
  25. Gatorrari

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    All of us who are old enough to remember what Ferrari prices were before the big price runup must have regrets about either cars that were sold before the runup, or others which were passed over.

    I was living in Seattle in 1979-80 when a friend recommended I buy some stock in some small, unknown company called Microsoft. Of course, I didn't........

    I guess if I had, I would have been able to afford something newer than a 328GTS!
     
  26. jsa330

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    Per Car & Driver Pontiac 2+2 vs Ferrari 2+2 roadtest, March 1965, $14,200 as tested for the 64 330 2+2. The car in the test is essentially the same as my 330: 4 speed/OD, no A/C, power steering, brakes, or windows, with painted metal dash, no console (I bought a used console and installed it. There was just no place to put stuff). My guess is that the prices typically given in these old roadtests was MSRP, and didn't take dealer markup, taxes & fees, etc., into account.

    I remember looking at a 330 2+2 and a 330 GTC on a used sportscar lot here in Dallas about 1976. Both quite used. I think they were asking $6K for the 2+2 and $8K for the GTC. The 2+2 had a wood dash and a console. In the mid '60's I also spied a very faded red/tan 1956 Boano coupe on the used carlot of a large local sports/import dealer. Asking price was $3K. I asked the salesman for a ride and he tried to crank it up but the battery was dead. He did give me a hair raising ride in a new Sunbeam Tiger. He told me to come back and look at the Ferrari again but I didn't make it - I wasn't old enough to drive anyway.

    Ferraris were very rare here in those days - It was always a kick to see one.
     
  27. rob lay

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    A big kick for me about 5 years ago I'm riding my bike around White Rock lake and a 250 GTE or 330 2+2 drove by the other way. I think that's the only vintage Ferrari I've ever seen out on the road around Dallas vs. 500+ late model sightings.

    You said you were from the Highland Park area, back in the late 60's and early 70's how many vintage (in today's terms) Ferraris would you see driving around?
     
  28. LJH

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    Sports Car Graphic, January 1967, road tested a 1966 330 GT 2+2 Series II, priced at $14,200, confirming some other posts.

    Highland Park only seems to have new everything: cars, faces, tummies, etc. OUCH, sorry folks. My in-laws live there. Always some new Ferrari's parked in front of Mi Cocina in the village at dinner time.
     

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