A Pilgrimage to Maranello – Part 1

As regular readers of this column know, we were at the RM Duemila Route auction at the Milano Trade Fair on 25–27 November to inspect; report back to our clients; bid on and […]

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A Black Swan

A little background Our story begins with Luigi Compiano the heir to an Italian dynasty called “North East Services” that operated a fleet of armored trucks used to transport cash, gold and other […]

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But Mine is Better

Every article is inspired by an e-mail exchange or a phone call that screams the need to reach for the keyboard and start typing. A while back a client called to ask the […]

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It’s a Buyer’s Market

The Ferrari market rises and falls in cycles influenced by the global economy, generational shifts and currency swings. The collectable Ferrari market was last a buyer’s market just after the double whammy of […]

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Brexit!

What just happened? On Thursday 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Watching the late-night voting returns on the various business channels was like watching a car crash in slow […]

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Ever Moving Markets

In early 2014 we felt the market for the Enzo-era Italian exotics was peaking and so between April and Sept., of 2014 we sold my non-Factory Comp Daytona s/n 14049 (with a 4-hour […]

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The Market Correction

Collectable Ferraris, like all commodities, trade on a world-wide market. That market has doubled and doubled again in only five years, a classical bubble run-up. Although some will disagree, we believe that the […]

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The Generational Shift

The Baby-Boomers, now in their 60s, are moving on The Collectable Ferrari market, like any commodities market, shifts with global socio-economics, demographics and time. Our long term clients are baby-boomers, born in the […]

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Ferrari enters the Marchionne-era

We begin with a history lesson: Over the last seventy years Ferraris have evolved through four distinctive eras, the rapid evolution of the Enzo Ferrari era, the mass-market production increases of the FIAT […]

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Auction house one-upmanship

The auction house arms race Every year the various auction houses at Monterey compete for the most spectacular headline car, the highest price, the most market credibility. Until a few weeks ago the […]

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