Some common parts for everyday joe comparison:
$33.74 for each spark plug
$42.86 for fuel filter
$65.69 for air filter
$39.35 for oil filter
$400 for 4 wheel alignment
At least he got a 15% discount ($8160) so that helps. Plus the labor is usual at $145/hour.
$2626 for a full gasket set? $34/each for plugs? $40 oil filter? How can they justify those prices with a straight face?
Depends on your definition of "justify." There are reasons for it; Ferrari is a small company with poor economies of scale, little interest in reducing costs, and not a whole lot of history engineering their cars for ease of ownership. Whether you'd call that justification is up to you.
The owner was probably very happy that the dealer could correct the problem and I am not kidding. I was at a Ferrari, Volvo, Saab dealer ~30 years ago looking at a used Saab. I wondered back into the shop area and a customer was picking up his Frrari as he was being handed his bill. I remember how greatfull he was that that dealer found his missing problem and that bill was $12,300 or about 2X the cost of a very nice used Saab I was trying to buy. All depends on your baseline take-home-pay I think. Ed
Sorry, but a 355 is not an expensive car, nor is it particularly valuable. Dumping 50 grand into such a car is stupid.
Just an FYI, when my boss was driving the 360 Challenge cars, new, "sealed" crate race engines were about 20K.
There was even a used 360 engine for $11,000 on Ebay.
This guy got ripped off.