milrad wrote: ↑Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:47 pm
AKSteve wrote: ↑Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:50 am
I was lusting after a 2007 599 GTB earlier this year....
I've been watching them closely, and have bid on a few. They've gone up ~$50k in the last 6 months or so.
I definitely feel a tinge of regret over not buying it. I've heard the 599 is currently the best used Ferrari to shop for as far as bang for the buck.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2009- ... 599-gtb-8/
I won't be hanging around at the end for this one, most likely. Probably cracks $200k.
Wow, that 599 is gorgeous. Perfect color combo and seems well taken care of.
Ferrari did something with their design and manufacturing processes somewhere around 1999. Ferraris made since then tend to be mostly reliable and easy to live with. So anything from a 360 or newer that has been well cared for is a relatively safe way to get into ownership.
A clean and well maintained 599 even at $200K these days is a bargain. It was their GT supercar at the time, 600+HP yet large and upright enough to be a daily driver. A less expensive and sportier option would be a 360 or a 430, both are mid-engine sports cars rather than large, front engine V12 GT cars and are much lighter, better handling and frankly more fun to drive, if somewhat less practical.
These newer Ferraris are much like 911's in that they love regular maintenance and they hate sitting still. Garage queens tend to have the most issues unless properly cared for. I would not shy away from a higher mileage 360, 430, 599 or newer if well documented, they tend to be relative bargains since many Ferrari guys still obsess over mileage and overlook them.