2006 Ferrari F430 Spider
Sold For $112,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
Lot Location: Phoenix, Arizona
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 17 - 18 JANUARY 2019
- Offered on Thursday
- Finished in attractive Grigio Silverstone over black
- 480 hp, 4.3-liter V-8 engine; six-speed F1 gearbox
- Just under 13,000 miles; clean CARFAX report
- Features a full host of factory books and tools
The Ferrari F430 was the realization of a new, upgraded version of Ferrari’s initial 21st century sports car, the 360 Modena. Debuting the berlinetta at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, less than a year later, Ferrari unveiled the spider version in March 2005 at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Though similar in philosophy and design to the 360, the F430 was the necessary successor as its mechanical improvements and updated design ushered in a new era of performance Ferraris. The design is credited to Pininfarina along with Ferrari head of design Frank Stephenson. Much of its contemporary looks featured cues from the 1961 Ferrari 156 Grand Prix race car. Most notably, the front intakes mimic those of the iconic Formula 1 racer. The model also featured larger side intakes, a race-inspired rear diffuser, and Enzo taillights, all of which accented the overall aggression of the F430.
However, the F430 was not only subject to cosmetic upgrades, but also technical advancements as well. The car utilized a brand-new 4.3-liter 90-degree flat-plane crank V-8 producing 480 hp at 8,500 rpm and 343 foot-pounds of torque at 5,250 rpm. The powerful engine and exceptional aerodynamics propelled the car to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and all the way to an incredible top speed of 190 mph. Featuring five different driving modes, which can be operated from the “Manettino” driving switch, the car is able to handle various driving styles and environments. Fitted with an electronic differential, the “E-Diff” is a computer-controlled, limited-slip, active differential that aids in transferring the proper amount of torque to each rear-wheel under fast cornering. The handling of the car was famously described by Top Gear presenter James May as that of a “ballerina’s shoe.”
This F430 Spider from 2006 is a stellar example of the model. Finished in Grigio Silverstone over a black leather interior, the Ferrari is complemented with tasteful Daytona inserts on the seats and a Giallo Fly tachometer. The car is also adorned with Scuderia shields emblazoned on the fenders and striking ball-polished wheels. Included is a full host of factory books and manuals along with a full tool kit and air pump. Wrapped in a protective clear bra, the F430 is fitted with a Tubi exhaust system from Maranello’s finest aftermarket exhaust manufacturer. The collection from which the consignor acquired the car featured a full staff of technicians whose duties included the necessary up-to-date service of all the cars. In accordance with the focused and managed collection, the notorious “sticky buttons” were appropriately replaced.
With its combination of fantastic looks and exceptional performance, this F430 Spider is ready to attack the most winding of roads with its top down at full speed!