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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:50 pm 
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http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/03/ferr ... 2-million/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:36 am 
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Personally I find that a fair price.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:10 am 
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It's all relevant. If I had hundreds of millions of pounds and fancied a 250GTO, then fair enough.

However, before I bought one I'd make sure that my garage contained the F40 and a select bunch of Zondas, Ferraris and Lambos - All of which could probably be bought on a tenth of what the GTO cost :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:19 am 
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I'm sure some people on here have paid $000 for bikes that other people less interested would be shocked at, to a billionaire this is small change and there are probably many more billionaires in the world than 250 GTOs.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:33 am 
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Totally agree, I am lucky enough to see cars like this driving around locally quite regularly and they are works art.
If a painting is worth $100 million+ you can drive these (and race them !).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:03 pm 
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OK so it's in lovely condition and all that, but personally I have more respect for the owner of the one I saw on telly last week being raced hard at Goodwood Revival.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:34 pm 
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WARNING - Ferrari anorak content :

The one just sold is chassis 5111GT which is not the one pictured (that's a 64 bodied model - possibly Chris Evans one).
5111GT has raced up until the early 2000s including 2 appearances at Goodwood Revival. It's the much more desirable original shape.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
OK so it's in lovely condition and all that, but personally I have more respect for the owner of the one I saw on telly last week being raced hard at Goodwood Revival.

Maybe this one will be used as it should?
The last time I saw one of these it was by the side of the A3, steaming, with the bonnet up, and some gingery fellow looking sheepish


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Just a couple of months ago a 1954 Mercedes W196 Grand Prix car, one of 4 built and the only privately owned one, set the record at around 27 million dollars, only to be topped weeks later by a 275 GTB NART Spider (1 of 10 made) at about 28 million-now the record price has almost doubled in one sale. They made 36 GTOs in '62-'63, and 3 of the '64 models with a slightly revised look, for a total of 39, so there are a few of them around, I'm just astounded by the price, as they were going for around 5 million in the late 1990's-probably the fastest appreciating automobile in history! There is one around here that I have seen, in a shop at Sears Point Raceway, the last time I looked...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:04 pm 
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I'm not sure that these prices can be sustained, i think we'll have a dip in prices over the next couple of years.


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