The importance of exterior/interior colors with Ferrari's (on a 512 TR in particular)

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by atomsrock, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. atomsrock

    atomsrock Rookie

    Mar 21, 2004
    How important is color on these cars, with regards to resale of course?

    Has anyone quantified this value?
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    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Dealers call their # 1 color resale red. I say who gives a F. if its your car buy whatever color makes you happy
  4. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
    I agree with William totally. Some people, though, seem to trade cars often, and if you are one of those, you may want to pay attention to color because, for some reason, Ferraris seem to be more sensitive to color than any other make. If you want to be able to move it quickly go for red/tan, but be prepared to see yourself in multiples at every Ferrari function.

    I'm very partial to Yellow or Blue on the 512, but that's me.
  5. ANDYH

    ANDYH Karting

    Feb 29, 2004
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    ANDY H
    Agree with William and Bill. I acquired a grigio 512TR recently and wouldnt swap it for anything.
  6. atomsrock

    atomsrock Rookie

    Mar 21, 2004
    Thanks guys, that's kind of what I was thinking. I'm not in a financial position to non chalantly buy and sell Fs. I'm seeking to make a correct purchase, once and keep it while.

    My curiosity is that I've seen non red/tan Fs at lower asking prices.

    Is there a rule of thumb as to what color and/or color combinations not to buy?

    Plus, tampa's not a big F town.

    Thanks, Charlie
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  8. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    Paul Bianco
    I agree with the others above, however, IMO red is the best for resale. Call it resale red if you would like.
  9. AMA328

    AMA328 F1 Rookie

    Nov 12, 2002
    ABQ-67me68-OKC :)
    well, another way to look at this is through the distribution of colors made.
    For example, mag articles i've seen over the years quote
    Ferrari as saying that the -vast- majority of Ferraris made
    are painted 'Ferrari Red', with a distant 2nd place going
    to black. All other colors make up the very small
    smattering/percentage that's left.

    On interiors, you're probably looking at tan & black being
    the most dominant, with all the other colors bunched up
    in a distant 3rd place.

    So, the market is already dictating what's available/sought
    after/sold, and it's pretty much Red/Tan...

    Too bad, cuz i like off colors myself...otoh, there really -is-
    a discount if you don't -have- to have that Fcar in
    'Magnum Red' :)

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