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, that begun with the 360 Modena, to a whole new level offering a series of extremely significant innovations directly derived from the Ferrari Formula 1 single-seaters.
Two of these innovations were world firsts for production cars being the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the steering wheel-mounted switch (better known to the Formula 1 Scuderia's drivers as "manettino"), which manages the integrated systems governing the vehicles dynamics.
The F430 has a compact 4,300 cc 90° V8 engine, which punches out 490 hp; some 80 hp increase over the 360 Modena it replaced. The powerplant achieved a specific output of 114 hp/litre, providing the Ferrari with a power to weight ratio of 2.8 kg/hp (dry weight. The F430 could achieve a 0-62 mph sprint of around 4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 196 mph.
Another particular advance made by the F430 was the aerodynamic design that embodied the very latest competition technologies, specifically the flat underbody and large rear diffuser to help increase downforce.
The F430 marks the very final iteration of the mid-engined, manual gearbox lineage; a recipe that served Ferrari so well from the likes of the 512BB, through Testarossa, F40 and 355. A future classic no doubt.
Well optioned, this manual F430 example presents in Nero Daytona over Nero leather with contrasting Grigio Chiaro stitching. The outside also sees the addition of Scuderia shields and the carbon fibre rear challenge grille insert, Giallo brake callipers and a Giallo rev counter. The interior receives carbon fibre dashboard inserts above the open-gated manual gearbox.
At the time of launch, the manual gearbox was the standard offering. Ferrari had pioneered the use of a paddleshift gearbox in Formula 1 and off the back of multiple consecutive world championships, the updated F1 gearbox would be the primary choice for those optioning an F430 new.
26.09.2007 – Stratstone Ferrari – Pre-Delivery Inspection
08.10.2008 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 2,632 miles
30.09.2009 – Lancaster Ferrari – 6,250 Mile Service – 5,451 miles
18.09.2010 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 8,814 miles
18.08.2011 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 10,160 miles
25.09.2012 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 12,380 miles
08.10.2013 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 12,757 miles
10.10.2014 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 12,823 miles
16.10.2015 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 13,417 miles
12.10.2016 – Lancaster Ferrari – Service – 13,788 miles
25.04.2017 – Dick Lovett Ferrari – Service – 13,825 miles
08.03.2019 – Carrs Ferrari – Service – 16,029 miles
30.11.2021 – Dick Lovett Ferrari – Service – 16,875 miles
28.06.2022 – Rardley Motors – Replace lower balljoints – 18,130 miles
02.05.2023 – Rardley Motors – Service + Gearbox Oil – 18,748 miles
This example has seen main dealer or marque specialist every year since delivery, with no fewer than 14 stamps in its accompanying service book. In June 2022, Rardley Motors replaced both front suspension ball joints, a common issue on the F430. Its low mileage is supported by a ream of service invoices as well as consecutive MOT history from new. Today this example presents with just 18,950 miles from new and is available to view by appointment at our showrooms outside London immediately.