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Last Production Ferrari Model With Less Than 1,000 Cars

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  1. Shark01

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    So there was a thread over the weekend somewhere, where a guy posted that anything with more than 1,000 cars wasn’t a true collectible. I thought this was a silly statement because it ignores the demand part of the supply/demand equation.

    But it did get me thinking, what was the last stand alone production model with less than 1,000 units, including variants? Including variants means that a Daytona Spider belongs with the Daytona, the 365 Boxer belongs with Boxers, all Mondials are together, the 512TR and M are together with the Testarossas, etc.

    And the term regular production means cars like the F50. Enzo, LaFerrari, etc don’t count.

    In my noggin, I think the 365 GTC/4 is the latest car I know, with a production right around 500 cars from the early 70s. And considering the rarity, there is no premium on them….lack of demand I guess.
     
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    That's what I come up with.
     
  3. BarryK

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    Not 100% sure but I think 365 GT4 2+2 from 1973 has a similar 500-number and iirc came a couple of years later than the GTC/4.
     
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    They may have low production numbers because of lack of demand just like today there is little demand for those models.
     
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    The OP said he didn't want to include all evolutions or variants. Adding 400, 400i, and 412 makes it higher then 1,000.

    Cheers
     
  6. Shark01

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    Correct, thanks for the clarification on this model which I'm unfamiliar with
     
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    i think you are narrowing the criteria to comply with the premise.....
    if you eliminate the supercars then you will not find a regular production model with less than 1000 examples.....because now if they limit the production it IS a special model, ie supercar.

    btw, the supercars were often built on just another line in the factory - i remember seeing the enzo being built in several exemplars on a similar production line as the regular models on one of my visits to the factory
     
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    Might be an exercise in future collectibility, I know the 365 2+2 (as with other 2+2s) were relatively bargains before the run-up. I would be proud to own one and I think it was very undervalued.
     
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  12. That black one looks awesome to me, actually. I would totally own one.

    But LOL... the lines towards the rear remind me a bit of the Buick my dad once owned. Total piece of garbage. I laugh when I see “preserved” versions of them at classic car shows now.
     

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    Well, there's a reason for that (or so they say). ;)

    "Chevy, which found inspiration for the second-generation Camaro’s design in early 1960s Ferraris, borrowed the Monza’s fastback profile and rear side window shape from the Italian maker’s 1971–72 365 GTC/4."

    https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/10/history-of-the-chevy-monza
     
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  14. F355 Fan 82

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    Look up how many 300sl Mercedes they made coupe and convertible and let me know if that’s true. Also do you know they made more 246 Dino than 575 and those are $300-400k while the 575 is $70-100k today. Of course that’s where the Dino was 15 years ago as well.
     
  15. Shark01

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    Looks fun to drive too

     
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  16. Texas Forever

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    Rarity get's a lot of ink around here, but it is over rated. Was the car "hot" when first introduced? Any car that creates a lot of buzz when introduced will be a future collectible. Look at early 204z cars. MSRP was $3,600 in 1970. Today the best cars are headed for $75,000 and up. They made a ton of these cars. I predict something similar for the first gen Miatas with low miles, original, and mint condition, even though over a million Miatas have been made.
     
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    Agreed ... the cars that are rare because no one cared about them are not the cars that that become collector valuable cars .. these are usually the cars that when they were made they were hard to get for a variety of reasons or more likely rare because no one knew about them look at a 1967 L88 corvette they only made 20 and are now worth in the miliions they were rare becuase no one understood or knew they were even available
    Many other cars like that..
     
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    While not in the auto business, I am in the collectibles business and one of the major factors in something becoming collectible over time is if it wasnt considered a future collectible when it was released. That means people used them and didnt lock them away to appreciate.

    So while the 240z was made in bulk, and was very popular, no one thought they would become collectibles, so they were used up. Finding low mile well preserved examples is hard.

    Today, just about everything is on the radar as a 'future collectible' so there will be fewer that become collectibles in the future.
     
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    LiKe Superman issue number 1 ..comics ..silly book..never be worth anything

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    I agree. All these new special edition cars are being locked away without use due to the perceived future value. Fast forward 20 years and there will be too many unused examples of these cars which will make them not so special.
     
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    Which is what happened with F40s.
     
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    But LOL... the lines towards the rear remind me a bit of the Buick my dad once owned. I laugh when I see “preserved” versions of them at classic car shows now.[/QUOTE]



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