The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction | Lot 229
2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
$200,000 - $220,000 USD | Not Sold
| Los Angeles, California
8 December 2018
- Two owners and less than 6,000 miles from new
- Tasteful Nero over Nero Alcantara color scheme
- Includes its original owner’s manual, books, and spare keys
First shown to the public at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, unveiled by Ferrari’s legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, the 430 Scuderia succeeded the outgoing 360 Challenge Stradale as the road-going variant of the F430 Challenge race car. Improvements over the standard F430 coupe were instantly apparent both upon first inspection and behind the wheel. These included a faster-shifting gearbox, an increase in overall downforce due to slightly different bodywork and revised aerodynamics, and the addition of carbon ceramic brakes as standard.
Delivered new through Ferrari of Long Island, this 430 Scuderia is beautifully presented in Nero paintwork with the model’s signature racing stripe in silver. The car’s interior trim perfectly mimics its exterior and is trimmed in Nero Alcantara with stitching and 3D seat inserts in Grigio Chiaro. Further options include contrasting yellow brake calipers and rev counter, carbon fiber steering wheels with LEDs, stereo with navigation and Bluetooth, and a fire extinguisher. According to the accompanying CARFAX report, its first owner took delivery of the new 430 Scuderia in June 2008. The car has remained on Long Island ever since and remains in wonderful condition both inside and out. Today the car includes its original owner’s manual, books, and a spare set of keys.
Over a decade after its initial introduction, the 430 Scuderia has aged exceptionally well and its performance is still thrilling, even compared to Ferrari’s more recent offerings. With less than 6,000 miles from new and presented in a tasteful color combination, this would be a wonderful modern Ferrari to drive and enjoy.