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Not allowed to buy a Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by poyta, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. poyta

    poyta Karting

    Mar 7, 2004
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    I seem to recall once when reading an article on the F50 when it came out that unless you were a previous Ferrari buyer / collector / racer you weren't allowed to buy a brand new F50. Also if there was record of you previosly selling any of your ferrari's you weren't allowed to purchase it.

    It this right? It seems hard to believe. Too bad if you won the lotto and wanted to go buy one eh?

    Is this the same thing that happens now with current Ferrari's? If I had the money could I go buy a new Enzo?
     
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  3. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
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    Ferrari is very strict with the "supercars." Owners of the F50 were not allowed to sell them for the first two years if I recall. With the Enzo you had to put $100,000 down to even be considered so that you could get on the list and had to have several Ferrari's prior. Strict but hey, getting them in the second hand market is not that bad except for the EXTREME price increases.
     
  4. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    When the F50 came out, you had to lease it, and to my knowledge nobody could buy it. Lease was the way to go, with buying an option later. Something like 5K a month for 3 years with a hefty down payment in the 6 figures. I don't remember the exact numbers, but they talked about in Car and Driver or Road and Track when it first came out, and they were testing Paul Frame's F50.

    As far as you wanting an Enzo, sure you can buy one. Pony up 1.2-1.5million US$, and there are Enzos that can be had.

    Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?
     
  5. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

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    Yes that leasing factor is true. Almost forgot. A pain if I do say so myself.
     
  6. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    I disagree. The joys of driving a F50 will outweight any pain one may have because of the leasing ;)
     
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