According to Mattiacci, the massive growth anticipated in revenue and manufacturing is not necessarily due to Ferrari, but more to the expansion of the auto industry in the last 13 years because of dramatic wealth creation, increased appetite for industry and important investments from abroad.
The Ferrari North America CEO said he was astounded by Mexico demand for the LaFerrari, the brand’s most exclusive model that will be built in a limited edition of 499 units.
“When we launched the new LaFerrari we are positively surprised that sadly we now have on-hand a list of 15 millionaires and billionaires who want to request that car,” Mattiacci said. As you probably know, the entire production of LaFerrari was sold out long before the car was revealed. “I can tell you that in 2003 when we launched Enzo in Mexico was not having that kind of request. That’s a big indicator,” he added.
The British singer, songwriter and occasional actor auctioned off a chunk of his automotive collection back in 2001, including a Ferrari 512TR with only 1,812 miles (2,915 km) on the odometer for £98,000 (equal to US$146,000 or €112,500) at the time.
Twelve years and less than 300 miles on the odo later, the person who bought the 512TR is now putting the Ferrari up for auction at Coys Spring Classics sale in London.
The Rosso Corsa-colored car has covered a mere 2,100 miles (3,378 km) from new, and according to Coys, is reported to be in “pristine condition”. The auction house added that it comes with a complete service history and a letter of ownership authenticity from Sir Elton.
The auction house estimates that the price of the 512TR to be £90,000- £110,000 (US$134,000 or €103,000).
(story from Carscoops)