I know this post might stir controversy and contention. Not at all my intent. My post history suggests that I am one of the least controversial posters on the board. That said, I still feel compelled to submit some disclosures: 1). I badly wanted a Pista. I was not able to secure one without the Lusso/Portofino gambit. That made the Pista a bridge too far for me. I often regret my decision not to simply eat the extra dough. I am not bitter though. 2). I’m truly not preoccupied with “value/depreciation”. I mean, that should be self-evident as I purchased a brand new $470,367 Ferrari 812 SF lol. 3). The Pista is my favorite Ferrari of the last 30 years. I have tremendous envy of everyone fortunate enough to own one and I truly enjoy seeing the pictures and reading the ownership accounts. With all that out of the way, had Ferrari chosen to limit the car to 999 globally, several interesting questions present themselves: 1). How much more could they have raised the MSRP? $100,000? $200,000? More? 2). How many more hoops might buyers have been forced to clear? 3). What impact might this have had on previous cars, in particular the Speciale? 4). What impact might this have had on future cars, especially the F8 or SF90? 5). Would this have been a net negative or net positive for long-time Ferrari loyalists? 6). Would this have moved the brand forward or backward? 7). Would people like me, who missed out, coveted one more or less? To me, this is merely a case study in the economics of specialty high-end luxury goods and I’m fascinated about this alternate universe. Looking forward to insight from the Fchat illuminati, most of whom never cease to amaze me with the depth and breadth of their knowledge.