Skip to comments.Why Are Ferraris the Most Collectible Supercar?
Posted on 09/12/2016 5:51:55 PM PDT by MtnClimber
1958 Ferrari 250 Testarossa. (National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Aston Martin has been making sportscars for longer, Porsche has won Le Mans more times, Lamborghini is credited with inventing the concept of the supercar, and Mercedes-Benz is credited with inventing the car itself. Yet when it comes to classic car desirability, nothing tops Ferrari.
Of the 10 most expensive cars ever to fall under the auctioneers hammer, nine are Ferraris. In fact, cars carrying the prancing horse badge make up 22 of the top 30.
The Ferrari 250 GTO is currently the most expensive car ever sold at auction going under the hammer for $38 million in 2015. (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
For comparison, the best Aston can manage is a DB4 GT Zagato in 16th place, while there is not a single Lamborghini in the current top 100.
But why does Ferrari create such a frenzy? They are the longest standing and most consistent racing manufacturer, says James Cottingham. Im not surprised at how important the Ferrari brand has become in the classic car market.
Wow, I have seen Ferrari 250 GTOs running in Vintage and Historic Races in pretty hard-fought racing. Imagine if you crashed!
very simple- for the longest time Ferrari only made a few cars each year- they were not assembly line productions....even Ferrari owners were advised and encouraged to sell their Ferrari’s to official Ferrari dealers rather than other car dealers so Ferrari could keep tabs on them.....that has changed in the past two years...
sell their used Ferrari’s to official Ferrari dealers is what i meant...
Is it Ferrari or Ferraris ?
Word was that the Lambo flagship car for the longest time -the Countach — was virtually undriveable. I’ve never heard that said about a Ferarri. Which is not to say a lot of people can NOT drive them; you hear about a lot of ruined million-dollar Ferarris driven by spoiled kids or idiots with more testosterone than skill.
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I owned a Ferrari GTO when I was a kid.
It was an Aurora Thunderjet 500 model.
That was in the title. I think Ferraris is the plural of Ferrari.
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I hear Nick Mason of Pink Floyd fame has quite a collection of Ferraris and other cool cars, as would I if I could afford them.
I drove that 308 years ago at the Universal backlot right after a certain movie was filmed. Growing up either you had the General lee or the Selleck car.
Early-mid 20's kid pulls in driving a Ferrari 275 GTB 4 Cam. Pays for his gas from a stack of $100's. His supermodel date is wearing a floor length chinchilla coat.
After he shows me the engine (six dual Webers down the middle, 'bundle-of-snakes' exhaust headers) I say, "If you don't mind me asking, what does this cost?"
"Oh, about $14,500."
While I don't have the '59 Volvo PV544 I was driving then, I am still married to the same wife.
I'd be surprised if that kid still has either the Ferrari or the girlfriend.
I prefer my outcome.
I think the Maserati Bora is considered by many to be the first road going supercar. The Lamborghini response was the Miura. I think the Ford GT40 street version would beat them both.
That was a replica given the cost of getting a real one.
Because they are classically beautiful.
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