Before we go any further, we know that to so many people reading the title of this post, the prospect of scrapping a classic of Italian sports car manufacturing is shocking. However, drastic situations sometimes call for drastic actions.
Ferrari is the kind of name in the motoring world that commands a certain level of respect that other manufacturers can only dream of. It was established back in 1929 when Enzo Ferrari started the company Scuderia Ferrari. At that time, his sole intention was to make speed and racing his business, by designing and manufacturing the fastest and best racing cars.
In fact, he was so devoted to this side of the motoring world that it was not until 1947 that Ferrari made a road car
Although the ‘prancing horse’ is synonymous it wasn’t actually used by the company until the 1950s when it was used at the World Championships.
At first, Ferrari was involved in the production and preparation of Alfa Romeo’s racing cars. It was only in 1938 that his attention shifted when Alfa Romeo promoted him to the position as their motoring racing department’s head.
After suffering factory losses through the war and other calamities, the first Ferrari road car was produced in 1947. It was the 125 S and had a beefy V12 1.5 litre engine. The idea behind the shift to road cars was actually to fund the development of Scuderia Ferrari which was his main motivation.
Even people who don’t like racing or cars know the name Ferrari and its importance, so why on earth would you decide to get rid of one, particularly by scrapping it?
Although a Ferrari is quite a bit more special compared to something like a Fiat Uno or something else similar; sometimes, like we noted at the outset, drastic measures are needed.
It’s all very well saying that you would never scrap a Ferrari until you actually have one, that, let’s say, is not in the best condition. Can you really be sure you wouldn’t then?
It’s easy to say now, not in that situation that you would do all you could to fix it up or sell it to someone for a reasonable amount of money so that they could fix it up. However, life isn’t always as easy and straight-forward as that.
You may find that you don’t have enough time, energy or money to spend on fixing it up. Selling the car is a good option, and one you should pursue – if it is still in good selling condition. You might not want to have to deal with various strangers coming and seeing your car and trying to waste your time by bartering for a better price than you are prepared to accept.
This is why many people decide that scrapping a Ferrari is the best move. Scrapping is nowhere near the minefield it was in the past. In fact, it is actually a relatively easy process to go through and completely legit. Companies in the UK have to be approved as authorised recycling centres to scrap cars and the best thing is that you don’t need to travel to the darker side of town. Everything can be done online and companies such as Rhino Car Scraps will be happy to give you a reasonable price for your old Ferrari that needs to go to car heaven.
If you are interested in finding out more, get in contact with them and one of their friendly team will answer any questions you have and sort out a quote for you.