There’s never been a better time to buy a classic Ferrari, says Barkaways. So which should you go for?

All eyes turn to Ferrari this year as the marque celebrates reaching 70. But as it hits this milestone, is the Italian stallion showing any signs of slowing with age? Not likely. We loved the new Ferrari 488 – supercar category winner in Robb Report’s Cars of the Year 2016. And last year, growth in the classic Ferrari market outperformed both gold and Apple stocks.

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If the 1962 250 GTO currently on sale at Talacrest sells for its £42m asking price, it will become the most expensive car of all time. So what’s the best way to get a piece of the action? Barkaways should be able to point you in the right direction. Aside from restoring barn-find Ferraris into Concours winners, this Kent-based outfit’s market knowledge is encyclopaedic. Its top tip for 2017? Expect prices for the base model 430 and 16M – such strong performers in 2016 – to steady, while the prancing horse to back this year is the 430 Scuderia. barkaways.com

Alex Moore