It’s pretty hard to get your hands on a very limited and exclusive Ferrari La Ferrari, but not impossible.
Ferrari’s latest flagship – like previous high-end models – was reserved only for the most exclusive customers. Furthermore, the potential 499 buyers had to meet some criteria and sign a contract preventing them lending the car to 3rd party independent testers and flipping it for a profit, right after purchase.
But when you’re a 1 percent-er who gets easily bored, you don’t give a hoot about Ferrari’s policy; that’s why a ton of them have surfaced with a “for sale” sign lately. Of course, spending an extra million just to get your desired rare automobile isn’t that unusual in the collector’s world, but everything comes with a common sense limit. Or at least it should.
This beautiful nero-colored example can be found at Naples Motorsports and is up for grabs for an obscene $5,000,000. That’s 4 times the sticker price a new one had, but hey; it’s the only one for sale in North America, as the site states.
There’s nothing unusual going on with it. It has only 202 miles (325 Km) and the engine is the same hybrid V12 making a combined power output of 963 horses and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. But I can’t help thinking that $5,000,000 is just too much.
Yes, the car’s price will eventually rise, but in a normal rate of growth it will take more than 10 years to double in value. Take the Enzo, as an example; it started life as a $650,000 car in 2003 and now it’s being sold for somewhere in the region of $1,800,000 – that’s an average. Of course, some low millage or celebrity owned examples were known to top the $2.5 million mark, but fortunately a couple exuberant cases don’t establish the market price.