When it comes to flood damaged cars, the general consensus is to stay as far away as humanly possible. The fact that this particular example happens to be a Ferrari doesn’t help things, either.
Copart is currently auctioning this red 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider with a salvage title. The provided images don’t reveal any visible damage; the bodywork appears to be in good condition, the interior doesn’t show any stains (actually, it looks freshly vacuumed) while the engine compartment looks clean and tidy.
However, vehicles exposed to deep waters that appear to be looking acceptable still need to be thoroughly examined. The water can ruin everything, from electronics to mechanical components. And then, there are the long-term effects of flood damage that can send the car into a loop of endless repairs.
This specific Ferrari comes fitted with plenty options. These include the carbon-shelled bucket seats, the passenger’s digital display and more, making it probably a very nice parts-car for the right person.
In any case, flood-damaged cars are not for the fainthearted, especially when they come from places like Maranello.