The F430 manual has been much hailed as a potential future classic, occupying a unique space where old world Ferrari V8s meets the new. A 430 manual really is a must-have model for any serious Ferrari enthusiast and this fabulous car is not to be missed.
First announced on the 24th August 2004 - The F430 signalled the arrival of a brand new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder models. This new car took Ferrari's extraordinary achievements with aluminium technology, to a whole new level offering a series of extremely significant innovations directly derived from the Ferrari Formula 1 cars. Every inch of the car was inspired by the engineering research carried out at Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva F1 Racing Division. The result is a highly innovative design characterised by cutting-edge technologies perfected for use on a road-going car.
Considered a high-tide point for 'real' Ferraris , the F430 was the final mid-engine Ferrari supercar to pack an open-gated manual transmission. Tipped by many to be a future classic, value of these rare examples have continually been driven up. This three-pedal Ferrari could be your perfect investment-worthy weekend toy.
This Motor Car: This RHD Ferrari 430 Berlinetta was originally delivered by UK Ferrari Dealer Dick Lovett in November 2008. First arrived and registered in Hong Kong in 2011, currently showing just 2 previous owners on the VRD. Finished in Rosso Scuderia with Nero interior, the car comes with the desirable and rare Sport Package which includes Upgraded wheels to house the extra large Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Giallo tachometer, Carbon Fibre interior trim, Carbon Shell Leather Sport Bucket seats and Ferrari factory sport exhaust. Today, it has covered just 20,000 miles from new, well maintained and is accompanied by its original owner’s manual and tool kit. Available for viewing by appointment only.
Body: 2 Doors Coupe
Exterior: Rosso Scuderia
Driver's Side: RHD
Transmission: 6 Speed Gated Manual
Indicated Mileage: 20,000 Miles
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Registered in Hong Kong
Rare F430 Manual Berlinetta with Rosso Scuderia paintwork and Nero interior
1 of 100 examples in RHD supplied to the UK with a manual gearbox.
The last model to offer a fully manual, open-gated gearbox
Dealer maintained and recently serviced
Classic Insider condition score: 80 points out of 100
Original. Paint is largely still good, but there are visible and unavoidable blemishes due to ageing and regular use. The alloy wheels are largely unmarked and shod with still fresh tires. The Interior, dash, seats, door cards and carpet are in good condition, albeit a bit dirty from daily usage. The Factory Sport exhaust system was slightly modified with deleted resonator, occasionally throwing a code which can be easily cleared by the ODBII scanner which will come with the car.
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
2017 (BLACKBIRD 15697 - 16468 Miles)
- Annual Service
- Replace radiator and hoses
- Replace complete clutch, clutch cylinder, hoses
- Replace engine mount
- New Starter
- Check, clean and lubricate suspension
- Replace brake fluid
2018 (Carrera Autosport 17336- 17449 miles)
- Full Service
- Replace control arm bush, ball joint, front sway bar bush
- Adjust gearshift wire for 2nd gear
- Replace brake wire
- Repaint intake plenum
2019 (Blackbird Concessionaires 18299 Miles)
- Replaced worn gear actuator
- Replace gearbox control cables and internal selection control
- Replace rear suspension springs
- Replace handbrake wire
- New rear brake pads
- Front/ rear bumper restore
- Wheels restoration
** All available previous Service records available upon request
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
Manufactured from 2004 until 2009, the Ferrari F430 was the successor to the very successful 360 Modena. Its aluminium structure was more rigid, it had a new engine, a new gearbox, a new differential, and a brand-new chassis and, although the styling is obviously reminiscent of the 360, in reality, it's pretty much a ground-up design. Largely the work of Pininfarina, although overseen by Ferrari's design chief Frank Stephenson, the F430 still looks fresh today, more crisp-edged than the 360, with a strong hint of Enzo around the surface-erupting tail-lights.
Its all-new 4.3-litre V8 engine, with four valves per cylinder instead of the 360's five, and chain camshaft drive instead of belts, with a consequential reduction in service costs, has a variable-valve-timing system lifted straight from the Enzo's V12, dry-sump lubrication, a very high compression ratio (11.3:1), a variable airflow plenum chamber, and an enormous electronic brain making the decisions in the form of not one, but two, Bosch Motronic ME7 ECUs. At 483bhp, it boasts 21% more power than the 360, exceeding even that of the mighty (and turbocharged) F40, whilst the torque spread is extraordinary for an engine keen to howl beyond 8500rpm. All of these factors contribute to a 0-62mph time of just 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 196mph.
The advancements in the 430 continued with the 'Manettino', the steering wheel-mounted selector for stability systems, damping, shift speed, and throttle response. Additionally there's the 'E-diff', whose calibrations this alters, a clever, clutch-controlled active differential that sorts out waywardness, not by inhibiting one rear wheel, but by pouring more torque into the other. Ferrari reckons that it's worth 3 seconds a lap at the Fiorano test track, and it certainly helps make the F430 a far more forgiving machine than the 360, and a car of supremely subtle and keen responses. Another particular advance made by the 430 was the aerodynamic design that embodied the very latest competition technologies, specifically the flat underbody and large rear diffuser to help increase downforce.
It's become clear that Ferrari will never make another manual car again. As that fact starts to set in, existing manual Ferraris have been slowly creeping up in price compared to their automatic counterparts. You should buy this Gated Six-Speed F430 before the price skyrocket or someone else will.
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