Want a Used LaFerrari? You May Have to Pay Double
It’s a commonly held belief that a new car loses value the second you drive it off the lot. It is also a commonly held notion that for the super-rich, the rules don’t apply. That could be one explanation of a “pre-owned” Ferrari hyper car selling for more than double the original sticker price– like some kind of reverse logic. The Ferrari LaFerrari may have a redundant name but that is the only awkward element to this ultra-fast, ultra expensive hypercar. It has looks that could kill, a 900-horsepower hybrid powertrain, and a starting price of $1.4 million. But that astonishing price is for a new LaFerrari, which might lead you to believe that you could score a used one for less. Not in the case of this particular “1 of 499” model found on the DuPont Registry’s Autofluence site. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
The DuPont Registry is like a toy catalog for the super-rich, making it an ideal place to find a LaFerrari for sale. Indeed, this is the first LaFerrari ever produced, but does that warrant an asking price of 2,380,000 ($3,250,000 USD)? That is a price increase of $1,850,000– for a vehicle with 200km on the odometer!
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The fact that it was the first LaFerrari produced is the reason for price increase, but is it really that valuable? Methinks someone is looking to take a wealthy buyer to the cleaners before the used market for pre-owned hypercars rights itself. I’d bet good money the next time “1 of 499” goes to auction or is sold privately, it will not fetch such an insane price.
That said, I don’t know that I’d bet $3.25 million, though!