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Autotrader Find: 2012 Ferrari California With 73,000 Miles

You’re looking at a 2012 Ferrari California. It’s a fairly standard 2012 Ferrari California, with all the regular 2012 Ferrari California bits and a nice 2012 Ferrari California color combination of white over red, which looks surprisingly desirable. Oh, and one more thing: It has 73,000 miles.

This may not seem like a lot to you, but most Ferrari models — even the “daily drivable” California — just don’t get driven all that much. They’re second or third cars, to be taken out only on special occasions. For proof, the average mileage of a 2012 California currently listed for sale on Autotrader is somewhere around 12,000. There are cars with 1,000 miles. There are cars with 14,000 miles. And then there’s this thing, with 73,000 miles.

So how does a Ferrari attain 73,000 miles in 5 years? According to the Carfax report, it was originally titled as a “corporate vehicle,” which could suggest it was a rental car — especially as it was owned in Miami Beach, which is where many exotic-car rental outfits are located. It appears the car was well-maintained at Ferrari of West Palm Beach, and it has one accident on the Carfax report — a relatively minor one in June 2015.

Right now, this California is offered for $96,000, which is far less than the average asking price of a 2012 California on Autotrader, which is around $131,000. It’s available at The Taverna Collection, an exotic-car dealer near Fort Lauderdale, and it’s certainly an outlier in the Ferrari world. Find a 2012 Ferrari California for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. Doug, I believe this was my friends car. The interior rattled like crazy and the ride was absolutely horrendous, we beat the hell out of that car!

  2. Yes, $35,000 is a nice chunk of cash for the average person, but to the financially well off who would even consider purchasing this thing, it’s probably not much.  I could see another exotic rental place picking this up and using it as a rental again, but if I’m in the market for one and I have ~$100K to spend, I’ll probably wait a few days for the market to move up and buy one with lesser miles.

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