Diary of a Fantasist


Barchettas

Whilst re-reading an article in Modern Classics Magazine (coincidentally the edition which featured my own car) I realised that I had missed an auction report listing the sale of a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta at RM Sotheby’s  for GBP 321,390.Yes, you read that right). I also realised that I had unwittingly virtually replicated one of the promotional photographs for the 550 when my own little red number was posing outside the Sheffield Park Hilton following the Summer Meeting this year. Looking at the pictures I think it’s obvious that the designer used the  ‘achingly beautiful’ lines of our Barchetta as his inspiration.

So here’s the thing – I suppose on a good day my car might be worth GBP 7,000. Using the value/enjoyment equation is the new owner of the Ferrari getting 46 times more fun from his car? Nah…… 🙂

Forza (Fiat) Barchetta!

Chris Pearce

August 2018