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458 Speciale Aperta - Time to pull the trigger?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Alex3349, May 14, 2020.

  1. Alex3349

    Alex3349 Rookie

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    I am currently in the market for a 458 Speciale. Prices for a non-limited production car is crazy IMO, but I guess demand is high because it's the final naturally asperated V8. Fantastic car. That said, I now see Speciale Aperta's can be picked up for a "reasonable" premium compared to a couple of years ago. This might be due to Pista Spider's arriving at dealers?

    Anyway, unfortunately I am not a billionaire and care about future value. I have a Porsche 911 and plan to keep this a special weekend car. So will only put limited miles on the car. That said I am not planning to buy this as an investment only car. I will enjoy it within reason and plan to keep it for 6-8 yrs.

    Now my question. Would it make sense to buy a Speciale Aperta and where do you see the values going in the future. The premium is still big and I fear the car will drop in value like the 16M. Futhermore, I know its a limited 499 unit car but would it make sense to wait until Corona uncertainty is over or should I just pull the trigger and try to negotiate?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  3. mkraft3003

    mkraft3003 Formula Junior
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    #2 mkraft3003, May 14, 2020
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  4. Clembo

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    Follow the pattern. Assume that it will sell for less in 6-8 years. Why buy to enjoy "within reason". There isn't much reason associated with any Ferrari. Buy it if you love it and want to drive it, it will be worth less, so what, your enjoyment should equal the value difference.

    If not, buy a 458 Spider, a 911GT3, and a Boxster Spyder for the same amount and run the hell out of them for the next 6-8 years.
     
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  5. FFan5

    FFan5 Formula Junior

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    If you care about future value, then won't be able to drive it much. It's likely, but not certain, that equities outperform SA's over the next eight years. If you are comfortable locking up that capital for a few drives a year, I'd say go for it! I don't see the value falling anymore. If I had the money, I'd own one in a heartbeat. But I'd never buy one unless I planned on devaluing the car quite a bit. It would bother me to own something that expensive that I couldn't enjoy whenever I want and it doesn't outperform the S&P 500.

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  6. Simon^2

    Simon^2 F1 World Champ

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    There is a 458 Speciale Aperta on BAT, auction ending tomorrow. No affiliation and no knowledge of the car or condition. But it will give a no BS data point on current prices.
     
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  8. Gh21631

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    Thats why I haven't bought any collector cars, I like to drive mine not look at them. Maybe Ill change my mind some day.
     
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  9. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Now at $450k+ you are better off getting a low mileage example in the lower $500’s. Esp given the interior of this BAT example.
     
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  10. Simon^2

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    BAT Car sold at $476k
     
  11. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

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    Even as a guy who doesn't do rosso I loved the spec, the Rosso Berlinetta paint looked gorgeous with the no frills interior. With miles on her, great example to enjoy
     
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  13. dustman

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    Was going to bid for a driver, but think that price is too high given where the economy is going to push prices this year.
     
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  14. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

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    She was a great example as a driver. I'm firmly a coupe guy but that aperta had some real appeal to me with the miles as a bonus. I would be surprised if the floor was much lower than mid-400s for Speciale Aperta considering MSRP/true limited run/last NA V8 special series yada yada.. not to mention the vaccine is coming from Operation Warp Speed hahaha.
     
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  15. MANDALAY

    MANDALAY F1 Veteran
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    Everything is going down. The only Aperta I have seen here down under has gone down from 1.5 million to 900,000 AUD in a couple of months. 1,500 miles
     
  16. Shadowfax

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    #13 Shadowfax, May 18, 2020
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    Still way way too much, plus the color spec isn't exactly ideal. I can't see how a Spec A could be worth any more than 500 tops to anyone now. Those who bought them that ignored the odo and drove the hell out of them are the only smart ones. Those fixating about making a profit parking these cars up have only robbed themselves.
     
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  17. BG23

    BG23 Formula Junior

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    That's a properly limited car. I don't know what the value is, but I'd be shocked if it was that low. What's a speciale worth in today's market?
     
  18. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax F1 Rookie
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    It's only worth what someone is prepared to pay. If limited means applying limitation to the use to retain or increase value then its a bad move. So may better ways of making money than buying a car just to look at in hope of making a buck. Pista is no different.
     
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  19. BG23

    BG23 Formula Junior

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    For what it's worth, that car was reduced on Saturday to $899,990 from $990,990 and it was marked as sold today. Not sure what it went for but $900k is as cheap as i've ever seen one of these listed by a long margin.
     

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