TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Used supercars, especially limited or rare versions, is claimed to be a tantalizing investment considering its ever-increasing value up to 10 percent annually.
TDA Luxury Toys President Director William Tjandra said that the soaring value of supercars is backed by several factors such as limited production in contrast to the large demands. He also said that mint condition is also a major booster in increasing a car’s value.
“The car’s value goes up 10 percent annually apart from its make and brand, as long as it’s limited and has a large fan base. Its rarity is the strongest factor upon soaring a car’s value each year,” said William on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
However, he revealed some cases where a limited edition model of a car is not that admired by customers, which does not help raise the car’s value.
“The [2012 Ferrari 599 GTO] was valued at Rp10 billion in 2016 but has now soared to Rp15-16 billion. There is also a used Ferrari 458 Speciale valued at Rp8 billion back in 2014, but has now seen it sold for Rp12 billion,” he revealed.
A used 2011 Porsche 997 was valued at Rp2.1 billion several years back, but is now sold at Rp5 billion and has not lost interest among consumers since it sells fast. Meanwhile, Japan’s legendary successor Nissan GT-R had tripled from Rp1 billion to the now Rp3 billion.