Now available for auction is this 2005 Ferrari F430 Berlinetta finished in Grigio Alloy Metallic. The successor to the 360 Modena, the F430 was unveiled in 2004 with styling by Pininfarina, a naturally aspirated V8 engine, and a host of new technology including an E-Diff active differential, Skyhook electronic suspension, and Ferrari's Manettino steering wheel-mounted control knob. Featuring rare BBS Challenge wheels and a beautifully appointed Crema/Blue leather interior, this Canadian-market F430 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Ontario with approximately 27,000 KM (16,777 miles) showing on the odometer.
This Berlinetta is finished in the desirable and understated shade of Grigio Alloy Metallic (750). Designed by Pininfarina, the F430 benefited greatly from wind-tunnel testing and advancements in aerodynamic technology from Ferrari’s Formula 1 racing experience. The large intakes in the front bumper promote downforce and cool the F430s radiators, while the intakes on top of the rear fenders help push fresh air towards the engine. The F430 also shares styling elements with some of Ferrari’s greatest cars including the taillights and engine lid grilles from the Enzo, and wing mirrors inspired by the Testarossa. Factory-applied paint protection film remains behind each of the four wheels and the seller notes the bottom of the front bumper and rear valence to have been previously refinished for cosmetic purposes. Additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This example features OEM BBS 19” Ferrari Challenge wheels dressed in new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The cabin is upholstered in Crema leather with Blue Scuro carpeting. The deeply bolstered power-operated sport seats feature contrast piping and embossed Cavallino logos in the headrests. The dashboard, steering wheel, armrests, and door pulls are upholstered in blue leather with contrast stitching. The three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel features aluminum paddle shifters, a red engine start button, and the F1-inspired Manettino switch. It sits ahead of a yellow 10k-RPM tachometer and 360-KM speedometer, as well as gauges for coolant and oil temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level. A custom Crema leather-wrapped and ported subwoofer enclosure by BPG Auto Sound is located between the front seats and houses two 8” Focal subwoofers. The seller reports the interior to be free of the sticky buttons commonly found on these cars are reports all accessories and instrumentation to be working properly.
The F430 is powered by a 4.3L quad-cam 32-valve flat-plane crank V8 engine, which was factory rated at 483 HP and 343 lb.-ft of torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 6-speed F1 automated manual gearbox and an E-Diff active limited-slip differential. This allows the F430 to reach 60 MPH from a standstill in as little as 3.6 seconds with a top speed of nearly 200 MPH. The Manettino switch mounted on the steering wheel allows drivers to change the suspension settings, transmission characteristics, throttle response, traction control, and differential settings while underway. The suspension has been lowered and this F430 is said to have been kept up-to-date on maintenance with service records showing replacements of the valve cover gaskets and F1 gearbox pump in recent years. Most of the service has been carried out by Ferrari-Maserati of Vancouver, and the seller also notes the exhaust manifolds to be in good condition. Corresponding invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery along with a recent multi-point inspection from Dynamic Performance Auto Centre.
This sale will include a set of two keys, original owner's manuals, service records, and a clean title. Offering a perfect blend of modern technology and classic Ferrari character, this beautifully configured F430 awaits its next owner.