2005 Ferrari F430 Spider
Low Mileage Spider
2005 Ferrari F430 Spider
- 4.3L V8
- F1 Gearbox
- 6,500 Original Miles
- Desirable Red Over Tan Interior Color Combo
- Daytona Seats
- Carbon Instrument Cluster and Center Console
- Upgraded Fabspeed Exhaust System
- Polished Aluminum Wheels
- Black Power Top
- Original Documentation
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“The Ferrari F430 Spider isn't a car. It's a South Beach dance club with a steering wheel.” Motor Trend, November 2005
It's no exaggeration to say that virtually every Ferrari automobile ever created is special; the automotive press' impressions of the 2005 F430 Spider underscore just how special.
The look: “…the spider resembles the Millennium Falcon from the back as it screams past morning commuters in their microcubes.” -Car and Driver, June 2005
The driving dynamics: “Chopping the top reduced the F430's aerodynamic downforce, so the spider's tail spoiler rises to a higher peak to help make back the difference. At 124 mph, the spider is sucked to the road with 245 pounds of downforce and tracks with precision. Corners are quick work; a hand twitch cuts the apex, and the body stays flat.” -Car and Driver
“Life is surprisingly quiet at speed. A transparent polycarbonate wind blocker between the seats helps keep hats in place and the conversation two settings below shouting. Automatic exhaust-pipe valves turn up the wail under hard acceleration, but they open later in the spider--4000 rpm instead of 3000--if you set the manettino (rotary switch on the steering wheel) to 'low grip.' In 'race,' they bang home in as little as 0.15 second for that extra-quick lap time.” – Motor Trend
The technical detail: “Ferrari's new drop-top includes a number of important technical features which give hints of the car's F1 pedigree, starting with the innovative electronic differential - first developed by the racing division for the Scuderia's all-conquering F1 cars - which improves traction and roadholding under all conditions.” - TopSpeed web magazine
The engine: “The F430 Spider is powered by Ferrari's new 490 hp, 4,308cc 90° V8 which is capable of pushing the car to a top speed of over 310 km/h (over 193 mph) and covering the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just 4.1 seconds.” -Car and Driver
The F430 offered here is a virtually perfect example in Corsa red over red-trimmed beige leather under a power-operated black-fabric top. The car has traveled just 6,500 miles since new, barely 400 miles per-year on average. During that time, it has been meticulously maintained and properly serviced—including appropriate dealer service under the Power Extended Service Coverage optioned on the car—as the accompanying Carfax history report demonstrates. The car's original window sticker, showing all standard and optional equipment, is included in the sale. (A copy can be viewed in the photo gallery and should be studied for all its many details.) A visual tour of the car attests to all the prior-owner care; every surface on the vehicle is literally as close to as-new as is it's possible to achieve.
The factory-applied Corsa red paint is flawless across virtually the entire sensuous body. Only very light indications of road rash are present on forward-facing front fascia. Ferrari badging on the car is complete; Ferrari front-fender logos are in place. Lighting lenses, cabin glass, and the glass cover over the engine are clear and free of any wear or imperfections. The fabric top is free of marks. The “F430”-identified mirror caps are undamaged. Split-spoke design, factory alloy wheels are free of curb rash, and allow open views of the red brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
In like fashion, the car's interior shows the result of the prior owners' commitment to proper stewardship of the car. Door trim and door-jamb step-over areas are pristine. The beige leather upholstery with optional red stitching and red piping trim is without surface flaw. The unmistakably Ferrari look is stunning. The Formula 1-influenced design of the dash, instruments, and steering wheel controls are all elements contributing to this true enthusiast-driver's sportscar. Twin roll bars, wearing optional leather upholstery, are free of wear marks.
Of course, the engine is a point of pride for any Ferrari owner, and the glass-showcased, 4.3-liter V8 here does not disappoint. The visual effect of seeing this race-inspired, mid-mounted powerplant and its chassis supports on open display is remarkable. Fellow-enthusiast stares are inevitable. (For a sampling of the unmistakably Ferrari engine note, be sure to click on the accompanying video link.) The underside of the car's chassis is fully enclosed with smooth, drag-minimizing covers; these surfaces show no sign of over-enthusiastic driving styles or track use.
While the more than 170 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase the exceptional condition of this Ferrari F430 in great detail, we encourage in-person inspections by interested parties or their representatives at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance. Or get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions. Our showroom is not open to the public.
Most—maybe all—Ferrari owners can recall in detail their acquisition of their Modena-created machines. That life experience awaits the purchaser of this spectacular F430. We envy him or her for the experience of owning, driving, and stewarding this fine automobile.