FACT most exotic cars are sold and bought for way over their list values (as mentioned before Tom Hartley etc). Catitalia you can't declare that this is not happening based on a sample of 1 (you), that is so a spectacularly insignificant sample number that a market researcher or statistician would laugh themselves to death.
Funny but all your recent comments have a lot of negativity about them regarding the MP4-12C, would be nice to see some positive ones once in a while (or do you just save them for Ferrari Chat?)
My friend, I am not negative towards the MP4-12c. Indeed, I would say quite the opposite. I have very good comments on it. As I say, I love Coke, I also like PEPSI. I love McDonald's and I also like Burger King and I love Morton's and I also like Ruth's Chris and I love MAC and I also like Windows. MP4-12c is a spectacular marvel of engineering and I have repeatedly said that. It is fast, capable and revolutionary. I mean it, carbon tub, dihedral single hinged doors, revolutionary suspension, 3-in-1 capability, the revised version is even better so you can't get a better car in the same niche than McLaren. Ferrari is up there with the F1 legacy and the only serious contender who can ride shoulder to shoulder would be McLaren. As I say, I love Ferrari, I also like McLaren. They can co exist. Unfortunately, I am a mortal who can't afford both but I have a deposit for a McLaren so I am a customer.
As to flipping, I said clearly I would wait before I comment as there are many asking prices and none real over here. No transaction so far and how could you when you are talking about trading on a call option or futures by paying a premium with no physical delivery. I maybe an outlier or the black swan event but as far as I know, the sample size so far is not statistically significant yet to give a mean and a standard deviation (you need the law of large numbers) for us to determine the form of distribution. We need a sample size large enough to make a comment and 1000 cars is rare over the course of a year.
If I have to guess, the normal distribution will be with a mean of some sort of premium but I have to reserve my comment. Plus over here, I don't think I want to flip my quota out. Maybe I should but all the times spent negotiating I will try to work my day job to make better money. I am not good at flipping.
You are right, like the 458, it still trades at a premium. McLaren, most probably but none so far. Fictional referring to the current situation but it changes by the minute.
Please don't get me wrong, if I can get one more car in addition to my 458, I would buy a McLaren period. So I am not at all negative.