Best Ferraris to buy Our five classic choices
Life savings at the ready? Why not lift your aspirations into Ferrari territory with these five beauties?
Anyone who’s been in and around car magazines for a while knows that a cover with the headline ‘A Ferrari for Mondeo money’ is bound to be a big seller. It’s a promise that many of us long to see fulfilled.
And the four-day London Classic Car Show (which kicks off tomorrow) should stoke the furnace of desire even more with its big celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. But don’t fret; this piece is not about staggering through your classic car life with some obscure Ferrari that no-one else wants, watching aghast as its bills for wonky electrics and endless engine overhauls gradually bleed your bank account dry.
In fact, do not buy a cheap Ferrari unless you know these particular onions. Keep that 10, 20 or even 30 grand stuffed firmly in your wallet. The five Ferraris here, while attainable by marque standards, are still undoubtedly expensive toys – there’s no point in economising.
When buying a Ferrari, demand service history and restoration receipts from expert specialists and, if possible, safeguard your investment by continuing to do business with them.
It will vary, of course, but you should bank on running costs of £350 in service, maintenance and cosseting for every 1000 miles of Ferrari motoring – and that’s on top of everyday consumables such as petrol, oil, tyres and batteries. Remember, too, that this is for a car that’s already been brought up to scratch and is up to date on every conceivable operational front.
Put it this way – Ferrari ownership can be yours for as little as 35p a mile. Not scared off yet? Then step this way.