FERRERI F430 F1

A SUPERB EXAMPLE WITH CARBON BUCKETS // EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED INC CLUTCH REPLACEMENT

EQUIPMENT

Scuderia Ferrari wing shields, Giallo Yellow instrument panel, carbon fibre dashboard inserts, Anthracite 5 twin spoke 19”inch alloys with yellow Prancing Horse centre caps, Nero Connolly leather carbon fibre back racing seats, extended Nero leather interior with contrasting Giallo Yellow stitching, Nero leather headlining, branded carpet over mats with Ferrari F430 in Rosso, , black leather door cards and handbrake gaiter have contrast stitching, door pannier + twin rear cargo net stowage, electric windows and door mirrors, brushed aluminium door entry sills, driver and passenger air-bags, door speakers, adjustable black leather steering wheel with prancing horse central motif, contrast Giallo Yellow stitching, Manettino driving mode select  switch, push button start in red, on-board fire extinguisher with leather stowage case, dimmable rear view mirror, drilled and vented brake discs with Giallo Yellow brake callipers and black Ferrari lettering, Larine Sports Tubi exhaust with quad chrome vented exit tips, air conditioning, Nero leather cased tool kit and compressor, 2 sets of keys with immobiliser, heated rear window, factory tinted glass, traction control, Bi-Xenon headlights with headlamp wash system, LED daytime running lights, drilled aluminium peddles and passenger foot rest, Navtrak ADR3 fitted by Ferrari, (would require registration), PPF to lower side pods, Bluetooth mobile phone prep, high power output Hi-Fi with sub-woofer, USB / RDS / CD radio, anti-theft system, additional copy of full F430 owner’s manual, plus other related literature, Ferrari related registration, prep for battery conditioner.

EXTERIOR

Even stationary, the F430 appears purposeful and eager. The Pininfarina /Frank Stephenson designed has managed to retain its desirability and contemporary relevance. Originally unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2004, as successor to the outgoing 360 model. The updates includes sleeker headlight cluster with daytime LED running lights, repositioned headlight washers, semi-exposed rear tail lights, reminiscent of the Enzo, and larger “Shark nose” front air in-takes with contrasting colour scheme plus Tubi chrome tip and vented quad exhaust tips. Another distinguishing feature is the F430 logo, pressed into the drives door mirror housing. While not totally dissimilar to its predecessor, subtle alterations have meant aerodynamically, down force had been improved. The feature side air intakes also perform a practical function, directing cooling airflow to the restricted engine compartment, now having added top engine cover vents. This examples Metallic Nero paintwork presents extremely well, bright and retaining a high degree of lustre. All surfaces remain in a remarkable condition, with little gravel-rash or imperfections worthy of note. PPE has been applied to common vulnerable low areas. Ferrari Suderia wing shields embellish each flank, the classic chrome Ferrari script across the rear upper panel, and chrome ‘Prancing Horse’ affirm the enviable pedigree, with enamel Pininfarina tricolore to adorn the rear grill.

INTERIOR

Thankfully specified with the high back, Nero Connolly leather, carbon fibre racing seats, an expensive option, only available up to this year of manufacture. Not only are they visually a work of art, plus a considerable weight saving, but far more supportive and comfortable than the Daytona alternative. Having aged extremely well, the Nero leather theme extends to the dashboard, centre console, headlining and door-cards; all exposed stitching is intact, with no cracks or shrinkage evident. Black leather steering wheel with Giallo Yellow stitching, Ferrari centre boss in yellow, push button start, and Manettino switch. Nero floor carpets remain in a good condition with no heavily worn or marked areas and having been protected by Ferrari F430 branded over mats, black with red stitching motifs. As tested, all electrics and switches operate as required, the A/C delivery a very welcome chilly blast. Twin cargo nets placed behind both seats, plus door panniers, offer additional stowage space which together with the bonnet space provide 250 litre of capacity.

WHEELS AND TYRES

Anthracite 5 twin spoke 19”inch alloys, yellow centre caps with black Prancing Horse motif, all in excellent condition.

Tyres are:  

Continental Conti Sport – Front 225/35ZR 19

Continental Conti Sport – Rear 285/35ZR 19

SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE 

Originally supplied by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd Egham, Surrey – 12/07/2006

12/07/06 – Delivery miles – Maranello Egham PDI

07/05/07 – 8310 miles – Graypaul Edinburgh

 30/04/08 – 8975 miles – Maranello Egham

04/06/09 – 12,379 miles – Maranello Egham + Aux belt

04/06/10 – 14,421 miles – Maranello Egham + Brake fluid

06/06/12 – 16,470 miles – Maranello Egham + Brake fluid

17/05/13– 20,173 miles – Q.V. London Independent Ferrari Specialist

27/08/14 – 26,965 miles – S.B. Race Engineering + Lower ball joints – £2082.00p

18/12/15 – 28,912 miles – T.P. Performance Supercar Services 

09/03/17 – 29,314 miles – T.P. Performance Supercar Services – Major 31,750 mile service

06/06/19 – 30,931 miles – Rardley Motors Ltd Ferrari Specialists + Brake fluid/ Oil + filters

25/11/21 – 31,826 miles – Rardley Motors Ltd Ferrari Specialists – Oil + filters/Air filters/Transmission oil change/Remove + re-fit Venturi to access gearbox

Accompanied by a extensive history file. Supplied with two+ keys, owner’s handbooks and tan leather wallet, black leather tool kit + original air compressor in canvas bag,  hpi clear with certificate available upon request

Additional Works (Brief summary of just some, of the works carried out)

25/11/21 – 31,826 miles – Rardley Motors Ltd Ferrari Specialists – replace 2 x upper ball joints/track rod end + tracking adjustment. Total £1778.70p

06/06/19 – 30,931 miles – Rardley Motors Ltd Ferrari Specialists – Remove 4 x Shock absorbers / fit new lower bushes, replace cabin filter, road test vehicle.  Total £1361.04p

09/03/17 – 29,314 miles – T.P. Performance Supercar Services – replace front ball joints, hand brake cables, engine mounts, front brake pads, lower ball joints, track rod ends + boots, replace all spark plugs, replace coolant, replace transmission and power steering fluids.  Total £1476.43p

27/06/16 – New Battery fitted

11/01/16 – Vulcan embossed aluminium heat shields supplied + fitted.

18/12/15 – 28,912 miles – T.P. Performance Supercars Services – A/C Service, power steering fluid change, coolant replaced, transmission oil replaced,

10/12/14 – 27,841 miles – S.B. Race Engineering – Fit complete clutch/flywheel/crank shaft spigot bearing/rear main oil seal/flywheel bolts + F430 Lambda sensor. Total £3334.12p

18/09/14 – 27,092 miles – S.B. Race Engineering – Supply + fit genuine F430 F1 pump + accumulator

Power steering fluid. Total £2478.79p

(It is recommended that, all parties check and cross reference all dates/miles and details, to satisfy their own interests)               

THE DRIVE & ENGINE

Rear wheel drive, naturally aspirated, F136 engine is a rear mid-mounted 4308 cc 90 degree 32v,V8, DOHC, with flat-plane crankshaft, the Enzo’s VVT, titanium con rods, and developing approx 480bhp @ 8500 rpm and 343 lb ft of torque @ 5250 rpm. This is coupled to a 6 speed F1 transmission shifting in a remarkable 150 milliseconds, a vast improvement over the outgoing 360 single clutch. With Bosch Motronic ME7 injection plus E-Diff Electronic Differential LSD, self-correcting Sky Hook suspension system and adaptive damping, performance is rapid, with claimed 0-60 mph in around 4.0 secs, and top speed of 196+ mph. Driving modes can easily be selected using the steering wheel mounted Manettino switch as developed during the F1 programme. This allows the driver to dial in, or out, the level of electronic assistance, which can be matched to driving conditions and styles. Lightly depress the red steering wheel mounted start button to ignite the thoroughbred V8, which howls into life at a theatrical pitch. The drive is sharp and agile, rewarding the more confident with a thoroughly exhilarating experience. Still relatively light, due to an all aluminium chassis, coming in at a mere 1450 kgs enabling a fuel range of 313 miles. Described as very robust and reliable by Ferrari engineers and heralded by many as the “Baby Enzo”, just fewer cylinders. With  dramatic looks and performance to match, the F430 one of the most usable Ferraris, must surely be a serious contender for any enthusiast