Review: Ferrari 550 Maranello (1996 – 2002)

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Wonderful front-engined Ferrari with massive performance and a symphony playing under the bonnet.

Gated gearchange not as quick as the performance.

Ferrari 550 Maranello (1996 – 2002): At A Glance

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Buying a sports car that won't depreciate - what do you suggest?

I'm thinking of spoiling myself and spending about £40K or more on a retirement present. I currently run a 1999 Mercedes-Benz 320 CLK Elegance and have done so since 2001. Just had a new mass air sensor and its now going better than I can remember, so I may just carry on and keep the money. What sports car would recommend that would not lose money long term? Perhaps going for something like a Porsche Cayman R or a Lotus Evora S would be more sensible? Or a vintage sports of some sort? What do you think?
Everything depreciates, even Ferraris, that drop to between £20,000 and £30,000, then start going up again. So the trick is to buy a Ferrari when prices for that model bottom out. 550s and 575s are now on the way up.
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