Lot 183 - 2006 Ferrari F430
|Odometer reading||28,900 miles|
|Estimate||£62,000 - £72,000|
|Result||Sold - £65,000|
- Previous Ferrari Owners Club connection
- Upgraded with Challenge Manifolds
- Recent service with specialists QV London
The successor to the Ferrari 360, the F430 was produced from 2004 to 2009. Debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, it was designed by Pininfarina under the guidance of Frank Stephenson, with the body styling of the F430 revised from its predecessor. Despite sharing the same basic Alcoa aluminium chassis, roof line, doors and glass, the car looked significantly different from the 360. At the rear, the Enzo's tail lights and interior vents were added. The car's name was etched into the Testarossa-styled driver's side mirror. The large oval openings in the front bumper are reminiscent of Ferrari racing models from the 60s, specifically the 156 ‘sharknose’ Formula One car and 250 TR61 Le Mans cars of Phil Hill. The F430 featured the E-Diff, a computer-controlled limited slip active differential which can vary the distribution of torque based on inputs such as steering angle and lateral acceleration. Other notable features include the first application of Ferrari's Manettino steering wheel-mounted control knob, drivers can select from five different settings which modify the vehicle's ESC system, 'skyhook' electronic suspension, transmission behaviour, throttle response and E-Diff.
This is a gorgeous example of the sensational, normally aspirated V8, 479bhp, Ferrari F430 F1 Coupé which sounds terrific and has a beautifully balanced chassis. It looks sublime in Nero Daytona with tan leather interior and has a fabulous specification including 19" five spoke alloys with yellow centres, Scuderia shields, electric Daytona seats, Challenge manifolds, yellow brake calipers, Nero stitching, instrument rev. counter in yellow, Nero carpets, carbon driving zone and high power Hi-Fi with subwoofer.
This car has a Ferrari and Ferrari specialist service history with 10 stamps in the service book. it has just had an inspection and service by QV London who have looked after it since 2017. There is also the added benefit of SunTek paint protection film applied to the front end. Recent work has included replacing the front brake discs and pads, replacement manifolds and there is a great service history file to accompany the car and clutch wear is only 28%.
This Ferrari was previously owned by a regional organiser of the Ferrari Owners Club, which helps testify its quality.
Jan 2007 5,200 miles H.R. Owen Ferrari
Feb 2008 10,070 miles Maranello, Egham
Jul 2009 12,209 miles Lancaster Ferrari, Colchester
Oct 2010 15,767 miles Autofficina, Surrey
Jul 2013 20,068 miles Peter Chamber Automotive
Dec 2014 21,871 miles Graypaul Ferrari, Birmingham
Dec 2015 21,952 miles A Stone, Ferrari Specialist, Birmingham
May 2017 22,328 miles QV London, Ferrari Specialist
Apr 2018 25,740 miles QV London, Ferrari Specialist
Mar 2019 28,877 miles QV London, Ferrari Specialist
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