2006 Ferrari F430 Spider

Highlights

  • Very rare factory RHD manual spider
  • Believed to be 1 of 12 to this specification
  • One of only 128 UK manual right-hand drive 430 spiders ever made 
  • Extensive history file. Full service history with accompanying book packs
  • Well presented example, enthusiast owned and dry stored

The Appeal

It's the early 2000s. Ferrari are winning just about everything conceivable on the Formula 1 circuit, seemingly season after season. A new production model to celebrate this success on the track was therefore only inevitable. 
Taking the engineering prowess found on the track with some classic Italian styling and flair, the F430 was introduced and a legend was born. Coined as “the baby Enzo” by Evo magazine upon launch, the F430 was raw, stylish and incredibly advanced, whilst capturing that kindred spirit of the legendary Enzo, certainly no mean feat, and arguably the reason why the F430 is still seen as one of the all time greats from the Ferrari lineup.
Believed to be 1 of just 36 RHD manual spiders and 1 of just 12 in the UK, this 2006 F430 is a very rare car indeed and an undoubtedly great example of the coveted model. Well presented and accompanied by a wealth of history, this is certainly a great way into the world of F430 ownership.




The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 06/09/2006
  • Sold through Charles Hurst of Belfast
  • The car originally bore the registration mark TKZ 4254
  • Bought by the current owner around 12 years ago, who has since taken it on a series of road trips and tours around Italy and France
  • Full service history
  • Accompanied by leather bound Ferrari book pack
  • Ferrari owners literature and operating manuals
  • Ferrari service book with corresponding stamps for servicing done by both the current and previous owner
  • Hand written document highlighting all services performed throughout the car’s life
  • Large selection of invoices for work undertaken and parts bought by Ferrari dealers and independent specialists
  • Dry stored, under cover in heated garage
  • First looked after by Lancaster Ferrari in Colchester by current owner before transferring to Grimaldi Engineering
  • Large collection of former and current MOT certificates
  • V5 registration document present with the vehicle



The Interior

  • Good quality black leather upholstery
  • Well presented cabin
  • Fold out alpine head unit
An absolute masterclass in automotive interior design, the cabin of the F430 is, in a word, outstanding. Rich black leather adorns the majority of the interior space, complemented by beautiful metal finish trim pieces and contrasting white stitching. The cockpit of this Ferrari really is a wonderful place to be and so much of that comes down to the quality of the upholstery and furnishings, all of which becomes even more pleasant when the electric convertible top retracts.
Two impeccable sculpted sports seats take precedence in the cabin, boasting great quality leather upholstery, paired with brilliant white stitching. Embossed with the legendary prancing horse logo, these are of a wonderful standard and look excellent nestled behind the doors of the F430, boasting good quality bolsters and cushioning and exhibiting very little in the way of wear and age related marking.
Swathes of quality leather are found draped across excellent dashboard and centre panel, distinctly lacking in blemishing and sun damage, the dash is in great shape and holds a smart collection of metal finish trim, switchgear and the Alpine head unit which folds away and opens out into a screen upon startup, all of which is reported to function correctly and presents well. Looking down one is reminded of the rarity of what they are in thanks to the iconic gated manual gear shift setup.
Opening the front storage section one finds a clean and simple carpeted boot area, with in which are a selection of tools and Ferrari accessories, alongside a Ferrari trickle charger, should the new owner only wish to use the car sporadically but want a consistent battery charge.




The Exterior

  • Great quality Scuderia Red paintwork
  • Replacement convertible top fitted
  • Elegant, timeless Ferrari styling
The F430 hails from an era of great advancement for the marque, both in terms of engineering and design. The F430 therefore, boasts a more modern, advanced exterior design than its other mid engined predecessors, demonstrating great leaps forward in aerodynamics, learnt from the brand’s success on the circuit.
Red. Possibly the only suitable colour to be specced on a Ferrari. Certainly ask any Ferrari collector and they’ll attest to that statement. The shade of red that coats the elegant lines of this particular car is a slightly rarer Scuderia Red, not to be confused with the more common Rosso Corsa. The paintwork here presents smartly and has clearly borne the test of time very well, still boasting an exquisite shine throughout. A real testament to the quality and care the car has received throughout its lifetime.
A big selling point of this particular F430 manual example comes in the form of the roof. With this being a rare Spider model, we find a black fabric electrically operated convertible top, which has been replaced in the more recent lifetime of the car at the request of the current owner. The roof itself is of a wonderful quality, with just a minor blemish to be seen towards the rear of the panel, as highlighted in the accompanying photographic package. Upon the press of a button within the cabin, the roof retracts in a smooth and quiet manner before being stowed within a designated section in the rear of the car, to provide an excellent open top experience. 
At ground level we find four excellent Ferrari alloy wheels, all of which are in great shape, with just some minor marking presenting itself.
The F430 is a model that has something of a timeless quality to it when it comes to exterior design. Now of course all Ferraris are high rankers in the aesthetics category, but many now fall into the “retro” category, the F430 however still looks fresh and comfortably fits in with the modern Ferrari lineup.




The Mechanics

  • Glorious mid mounted V8 engine
  • Well maintained to an incredibly high standard
  • Rare manual transmission
With the F430 being a more revolutionary car for the marque, to highlight what the engineering team in Maranello could really do, an all new 4.3 litre V8 engine, to be situated in the centre of the car was developed. Often hailed as one of the finest V8s of all time, this booming 8 cylinder sounds extraordinary and has the performance credentials to back it up. 
Having been subject to regular and rigorous maintenance at the hands of both Ferrari dealers and independent Ferrari specialists, the low mileage unit in this particular example is of a great standard and presents in good clean order, and further benefits from the recent fitment of new tyres.
On the road the F430 provides what can only be described as an exhilarating driving experience, and so much of that comes down to the transmission. A Ferrari gated manual is seen by many as one of the finest transmissions ever fitted to a car, and for good reason. Not only does the metal finish gated pattern provide wonderful aesthetics in the cabin, but the crisp manual shifting gives a level of driver engagement one simply can't get with a paddle shift or automatic gearbox.
The current owner has taken the car for several longer road trips and tours around continental Europe with no complaints. A real testament to the quality of the driveline and passenger comfort in the F430.




Summary

Exotic, beautiful and of course fast. The Ferrari F430 is a car that does a marvellous job of doing all the things that make a Ferrari so special, but is also a model that boasts genuine usability and much improved reliability over its predecessors. For those looking for a Ferrari they can use comfortably, look no further. 
G9 GSB is a beautifully presented example of the model. With a vast number of services on the roster and of course that incredibly rare manual transmission, it’s one that will make a welcome addition to any collection or to the fleet or a true driving enthusiast.

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Auction Details
  • Year 2006
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model F430
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 60,602 Miles
  • Engine size 4308
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bishops Stortford
  • County Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
37 Bids
  • Cl•••• £71,999 16/07/24
  • ga•••• £70,000 16/07/24
  • Cl•••• £69,000 16/07/24
  • fr•••• £68,000 16/07/24
  • Cl•••• £66,666 16/07/24
  • ga•••• £66,000 16/07/24
  • rs•••• £65,000 16/07/24
  • Bu•••• £64,500 16/07/24
  • ga•••• £64,000 16/07/24
  • Cl•••• £63,388 16/07/24

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