I guess the fact that there is a review of the Pagani Zonda on our website might have given readers the idea that my garage is filled with expensive cars - not the case, that review was kindly provided by SuperCarInvestments.com.au.
So it remains a fact that for most of us, the dream of supercar ownership is simply that, a dream. But for the lucky few who can afford a supercar, you can be assured that the initial outlay is only the beginning of a very expensive love story. Sports Car Market magazine has a very interesting article detailing the life of a 1998 model Ferrari 550 Maranello, from its original purchase all the way through to its 3rd and current owner.
Extracts from the article break down the cost of just a few things:
- 15,000-mile service, two rear tires, and an oil, filter, and coolant change for $2,665.70 (~$3,500 AUD).
- at 20,618 miles, an annual oil and filter service and new rear tires added $2,386.60 (~$3,100 AUD) to the expense column.
- a service at 21,358 miles for dash lights, rattles, and a radiator R & R for coolant leaks closed the year out at $2,078.82 (~$2,700 AUD)
- at 25,607 miles, the steering box, power steering rack, and rear shocks were replaced, and the wheels were aligned for $8,641.69 (~$11,200 AUD).
- seat control switch and wiper blades at $1,366.43 (~$1,700 AUD).
For those who are not actually scared of these figures and are looking at buying a SuperCar (more specifically a Pagani Zonda), have a look at Super Car Investments, but for the rest of you who feel ill at the thought of spending 3,500 for 2 new tyres and a minor service make sure you read the rest of the article at Sports Car Market Magazine.