I disagree. The import actual buying/selling prices have not fallen anywhere near as fast as the Aussie ones have. This is for a number of reasons but some are that Aussie cars are having to compete a little bit with imports as more people are finding that aussie delivered and import doesn't make much of a difference (assuming you are comparing cars that are similar in condition).
The demand for imports is rising, although not as fast as there are shit imports making it to our shores and flooding the market and then giving a sense that all imports are shit, which definately isn't the case.
Buy an import at a good price and you can drive it for 6 months - a year and sell it (privately) and still get similar money back. Although you have to choose your model and specs carefully. No matter what anyone says or what an individuals personal tatse is, Red or black with Tan/creme interiors ALWAYS fetch a higher price and ALWAYS have more demand for them (more chance of selling), couple that with a later model of 2004-2005 as opposed to the earlier models, with all the extras, all the mechanical and electrical upgrades from the factory, F1 transmission (as that is what the market wants) and you are on a winner come resale, although you may not get as much as an Aussie delivered car but you also didn't pay as much for it in the beginning.
Try doing that with an Aussie delivered car and I garantee you will be raped even more and all you will keep hearing is "I can buy a UK import for $30k cheaper and it is a later model... bla bla bla". I have been there and done that. I unlike most others have bought and sold both Aussie delivered and UK import 360's.
However if you buy a car that is too different than what the majority of the market wants (EG: a traditional manual, black interior, 1999-2001 model, blue, silver, petrol blue, yellow, high milage, then you will have a hard time selling the car unless you severely reduce the price.
Unless you are going to keep the car for a long period of time (5 years or more) colour, age, milage, transmission, records etc all play an important role if you wouldn't mind not loosing as much as you otherwise would in depreciation. Just like the Imports are bringing the Aussie cars down in price, so does the opposite apply to a certain extent of Aussie cars keeping imports higher than they otherwise could be.
The same thing has happened to the Mitsubishi evo's. My Jap import Nissan over 5 years has only lost $1000 of valuation even though it is 5 years older and has 80 000km extra on it.
Lets face it 360's will most probably NEVER be a collectors item like some previous Ferrari models, so why does Aussie compliance from new or compliance as a 2nd hand car matter?
You can not listen to a dealer because tehy have their own motives behind how they come to their conclusions, an import dealer will always say "why buy an aussie delivered car?" where as an aussie delivered dealer will always say " why would you buy an import?". This whole topic is bassed on what is the alterior motive of who you ask?
Uber I understand what you mean saying that you will get screwed when trying to sell an import ferrari especially to a dealer, but you must have an idea of what trade ins dealers give to Aussie cars as well, the difference is next to nothing, i'd be surprised if an aussie delivered car gets $10k extra trade in than the equivalent import model in identical condition/age/milage etc.
Everyone can argue either side of this, at the end of the day the cars are the same, salt isn't an issue, who takes a supercar out in the snow? If anything our Australian sun does more damage than anything else. Ferrari is a Ferrari, why knit pick at minor things or things that are made up by car dealers?