Ferrari Classiche Revisited

We begin with a brief history lesson In 2002 Ferrari started their first certification process for early Ferraris by issuing a minimalist single page Heritage certificate, easily obtained online by submitting the model, […]

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Australia, Asbestos and Collector Cars

Our story begins in 2003 when the Australian government issued a zero-tolerance ban on any and all asbestos products, aimed mainly at imported Chinese drywall, a problem America also faced at the time. […]

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1031 Tax trades revisited

As every Baby-Boomer knows, time is no longer our friend As the baby-boomers leave the market, many long-term-ownership collector cars are coming to the market. Some are sold because they sat unused for […]

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How many 599 SA Apertas?

Collectability versus volume Ferrari’s 599 SA Aperta, the convertible version of Ferrari’s 599 GTB, was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show as a unique and limited edition model in celebration of Pininfarina’s […]

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Ferraris and Dutch Auctions

Marketing theory from the 1600s Readers of this article are familiar with the world of collector car auctions. The auctioneer starts with a high price, reads the crowd’s reaction, lowers the price until […]

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And you thought Ferraris were expensive?

While we get several hundred e-mails every day, endless phone calls and no lack of text messages, few have ever gotten my attention more than a text received on 04 April at 2:58 […]

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The Private Market

Most people know us from the cars we offer on our website, and the pedantic columns I have enjoyed writing for multiple magazines and subscribers to our website over several decades, but for […]

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The Affordability Factor

It was a different era I bought my first Ferrari, 250 PF Coupe s/n 1447, in 1972, for $2,000. It was then a 13-year-old used Italian exotic, with all of the deferred maintenance […]

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Sticker Shock

Most Ferrari market followers would agree that values for Enzo- and Fiat-era Prancing Horses peaked close to the 2014 Monterey auctions and are now off by around 30 percent. Similarly, many Montezemolo-era cars […]

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A Pilgrimage to Maranello – Part 2

As readers of this column know, we had traveled to Italy for RM’s Duemila Route auction in Milano followed by a two day whirlwind tour of the various shops and museums in the […]

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