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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by greghurst, Jun 7, 2005.
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The link didn't work for me. I used this one:
yikes, any guesses on how much itll sell for?
Considering the Sultans known neglect of cars I wonder how well it will actually run.
Correct me if I'm wrong, I thought one of the members here already has a RHD F50 awhile ago?
The car has UK plates, right?
I know a guy who went to school with one of the sons of Prince Jefri (I beleive him) but he lived in there Central London Mansion. Apparently, they have a huge amount of Ferrari's in the garage, and the guy wanted a 550 Barachetta. But since he couldn't buy one (all sold out at the time) he had a regular 550 sent to Maranello to get "made" into one..The guy was apperantly down to earth and used to take a van to school (loaded with bodyguards). He used an old cellphone, and was a strict Muslim.
I guess you find these threads interesting:
It's about the 550 Spider you're talking about. However, I am under the impression that they got this car BEFORE the 550 Barchetta was released. Although I must say that Ferrari certainly should have used the same "hardtop" system of the 550 Spider on their 550 Barchetta ...
There was a RHD Ferrari F50 at the MPH'04 show last year. Does anyone know if this is the same one that was there, or a different one? I have some pics if they will help. I remember some pretty high figures mentioned when I read about the value of that rhd F50 at the car show.
Those were lies. The prices being mentioned were rediculous. This car would be worth less than a proper LHD F50
This made me wondering a little bit: there are a couple of countries in this world (like Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia), where it is not allowed to use a LHD car on the road. I assume that it is still allowed to drive a RHD-conversion on the road, right??? I these cases I can imagine that people want to pay a price which is a bit higher than that of a normal LHD F50, also because this car was converted by Pininfarina, and not by another unknown company. Thoughts????
As an Australian, I think the short answer is probaly yes; but maybe not.
Our taxation system makes these cars prohibitively expensive and as a result most are imported under a customs carnet and re-exported when it expires (often then imported again in another name). Typically the car goes on a short "holiday" to New Zealand before coming back in a family members name.
Even if you paid the taxes and the car was RHD, it would STILL have to be complied to local design rules for registration- a time consuming and expensive proposition. Then you would have to pay even more money in registration related stamp duty.
Owners typically drive the cars on temporary 28 day permits (few restrictions) or "borrow" a friendly car dealers trade plate (bad implications for misuse). So, given all the above, why would you bother with the time and huge expense of registering an F50? I wouldn't; but I probably WOULD pay more for a RHD one because of it's history and rareity. It would depend upn the condition etc, more than anything.
ill be honest, i like how that looks. more so than the barchetta