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$2.25m and 132% up in under 4 years

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

Ferrari F40 (87041)
Ferrari F40 (87041). Credit: Gooding & Co

What's going on here?

In the space of less than 4 years this F40 has appreciated $2,250,000.

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RM Sotheby's sold a Ferrari F40 (87041) for $1,710,000 in August 2018. Gooding & Co. sold that same vehicle in August 2022 for $3,965,000.

That's a tidy 132% price rise or $2,255,000 net gain.

So, the question is why the big price rise? It can only really be driven by two factors (a) improvements made to the vehicle and/or (b) price rises in that market.

On (a) the owner made a number of not material improvements including brake callipers,overhauling the air-conditioning system, and detailing the vehicle along with receiving four of the Ferrari Club of America Annual Experience's most prestigious honours in November 2021.

The rest was down to (b): price rises in the F40 market. F40s are up 177% in 10 years. 10 years ago, an F40 would set you back on average £486k. Today, that figure is £1.35m. That's a compound annual growth rate of 10% every year, for 10 years. Even at today's inflation rates, that's inflation beating. Oh, and an F40 is just slightly more enjoyable than a tracker fund.

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