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Which Car Has the Best Long Term Potential?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Shark01, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

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    I cruise the ads here every Saturday. For myself, the only two cars from Ferrari that
    I'm interested in and around my budget are a Scuderia and a Boxer, but I look at other things also.
    So today I see two ads close to each other that are a nice contrast taking into account what collectors look for.

    Car #1 - recent, high volume regular production car, but extremely low mileage (less than 1,000)

    Car #2 - 11 years older, special edition (1 of 100), high miles (70k)

    Car #1 is from a series that is better thought of, but paying the premium kinda dictates you keep it as a museum piece. it has an F1 transmission and is in a better color to most.

    You can drive #2, but maintenance will be higher. Has manual transmission.

    So leaving out the purchase prices, which situation is better set up for appreciation from a % standpoint?
     
  2. dodici

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    The Boxer
     
  3. ryalex

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    #2.

    Even then if you're looking for long term the Boxer has already depreciated and come back up at least twice now. Would be more stable in the long run.
     
  4. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

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    Neither are Boxers....one car is a 2003 the other 1992
     
  5. BOKE

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    512TR???? lol

    The vagaries in your question make an intelligent answer impossible.

    A 12 Cylinder CARBURATED car is going to be the long term winner over almost all other contenders, IMAO.
     
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  6. PFSEX

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    456s seem awfully attractive.
     
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  7. POLO35

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    This is a Ludacris thread. Just say what the cars are and you will get the opinions you seek.
     
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  8. Shark01

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    Car#1 - 2003 F360 with 770 miles
    Car #2 - 1992 348 Speciale
     
  9. BOKE

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    Neither.
     
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  10. mchas

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    Notice that the price of that 360 with super low miles has been steadily dropping over the months with no takers. You can't drive it or the premium will evaporate quickly. Doesn't make much sense to me.
     
  11. energy88

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    Ever play this? This thread is the 21st Century version. You are fresh out of guesses! :D

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  12. Robb

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    I’d stop worrying about the maintenance or “investment”. Buy what you really love and can drive. Then just go on many adventures.

    Robb
     
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  13. Themaven

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    If you can afford a Boxer or a Scud, there’s no real reason why you should consider either of these.
     
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  14. LightGuy

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    IMO the best deal on a low dollar Ferrari as an investment is a 360 stick shift.
    And a mid mile version you can actually drive and enjoy.
    I would get a later year to avoid any frame cracking issues.
     
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    Neither. 348 is too slow and is the unloved Ferrari for a reason. 360 esp with an F1 is too common.

    Boxer if you can. Scud isn't as good as a Speciale.
     
  17. tbakowsky

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    Nothing can be predicted when it comes to the next car to sky rocket. If we knew that, we would all be multi millionaires by just knowing what cars to buy and hold on to.

    I look at the Countach. Nobody wanted them 10 years ago. They were a 75k car for a perfect one. I sold one just a year before the market hit the roof. Had I have known, I would have held on to the car, sold it , and would have paid of my house with the profit and had change left over.

    I also had the thought about 15-20 years ago to stock pile 308's..just buy and park them do nothing to them, then sell them off when the market goes nuts. They took off for a bit, and again, would have made a silly amount of money. But my brain got in the way and killed the idea. Back then 100k would have got you 3 or 4 308 cars.

    It's hard to take the leap on an object that appears not too many people want. Could the 360 be the next one? Sure could..but are you willing to take the chance on buying a car that çould either go up, or sink further in value. I think the 360 is still on the down turn. They built more 360's then the entire run of the 308 series cars from 1977 to 1989, in just 5 years. But again..you never know..
     
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  18. ginoBBi512

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    If your buying Ferrari solely based on whether its a good investment, please, leave it for someone who wants it for the right reasons. We already have to many people who have no business driving Ferraris, Its all about status for them. I dont mean to give offense, but people who buy Ferraris based on status and investment, make it more difficult for people who want to drive these machines for the love of them and the driving experience they long for. All of these older smaller production cars that go for millions of dollars is a rotten shame, These cars will never see anything but being hauled on a trailer to the next car show. I would love to own and drive the wheel off of a 275 GTB 4 Cam, or a GTO, or an F 40 or F 50, but I could never afford one , I would make more use out of them then their current owners, its that simple, PS< Im not begrudging the fact that I cant afford one, I feel grateful for the 80 k miles I have put on my 89 328 , which is more miles than 50 multi million dollar Ferraris on any auction block.
     
  19. tbakowsky

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    Didn't Nick Mason winter drive his 250GTO for a time? I think he still parks it on the street when he takes it for a run..he drives his as far as I know to this very day
     
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  20. Sfumato

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    Neither.
    360 stick and use it, or a real Boxer.
    Grated cars are not going anywhere soon. Low production means nothing other than run out model. Stradale 360 nice car to use but nothing much in upside.
    Value discussions are silly. Nothing moving now. New or old stuff sits. Buy stock if you want to make money. Buy cars to drive crap out of them.
     
  21. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    Agree, except the 458 Speciale is much higher price than the Scud ,similar to 16M.
     
  22. I'm 360 Canuck

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    IMO, the easy money in cars has already been made.
    A better question is, which will depreciate less/ be easier to sell?
     
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  23. energy88

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    Exactly!

    A lot of people are still underwater on this jewel!
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  24. krazykarguy

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    I saw one of these "jewels" sitting in a mall in Jundiai, SP, Brazil this summer. Exactly where it belongs...
     
  25. ginoBBi512

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    Pink Floyd my all time favorite band, with that being said, I always knew he had a GTO, but didnt realize he actually drove his, thats good to hear
     
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