430 F430 ownership experience, is it worth buying?

Discussion in '360/430' started by rohan20, May 19, 2019.

  1. rohan20

    rohan20 Rookie

    Jan 13, 2016
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  3. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    a complete blast. oem headers crack. you will find everything and more 10 times over is you search
  4. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    One thing for sure , it will go for a lot more than 30000. Probably needs new tyres
  5. My AZFerrari

    My AZFerrari Rookie

    Sep 16, 2018
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    I’ve owned a F430 since September, outstanding in every way!! This price seems so low that I’d be worried though.

  6. cole328

    cole328 Formula Junior

    May 9, 2014
    I just purchased an '07 F430 Spider had ~19Kmiles on it when I bought and a 99% perfect PPI (I had to re-weld one of rear taillights that was rattling...a common problem for the bracket to break loose). Car now has 20,100 miles an has been issue free. I drive it every week, and its simply an awesome car. Paid $107,000.
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  8. Way2fast

    Way2fast Formula 3

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    I have 41k miles on my 2007. Seems like an excellent car

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  9. Dicecal

    Dicecal Formula 3
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    No regrets, always puts a smile on my face....
  10. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    3350 miles is way too low for any sort of sensible use - if you are in London ask Voicey to find you a proper one having read his website advice
  11. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

    Jun 10, 2014
    LI, boca raton
    good cars.... pretty trouble free... good looks, good performance... you cant go wrong with what they are selling for ...
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  13. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    I would think it would fetch at least £80000, so a 30k bid is a bit odd
  14. Themaven

    Themaven F1 Rookie
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    430s are great cars. fast enough, and more fun than lots of modern supercars. But somehow I am not sure the OP cares. Why?

    I've never heard of this auction house before. It turns out it was launched earlier this year and has an endorsement from Chris Harris. But still very low profile. That would would explain the low number of bidders. The site looks a bit odd also. Why are the team hiding their faces in the photo on their website? Why would someone consign such a low miles car to them and not one of the well known houses? (Why do they only have three stories in their content section online, one of which is about Morris Minors?)

    Their registered address is at an accountant's office in Bristol, and their trading address on the site is a WeWork office in west London. Would you send money via ShieldPay (the only way you can pay) to people with no physical office or presence, and no names or faces on their site? I wouldn't.

    The OP has two posts to his name. Both are promoting different cars at a collectingcars auction. (The other is this one

    OP, it may be that the only time you have been inspired to post on Fchat is when spotting these two cars, coincidentally on the same site. But I think you work for Collecting Cars and I think your crew need to increase their marketing budget a tad to get more professional exposure. And I wouldn't touch any of their offerings until they come out with a proper website and a physical address. I wonder if this 430 really is even for sale.
  15. efg2014

    efg2014 Formula Junior

    Sep 14, 2014
    Northern California
    Any car needs to be marketed. Simply putting it on a web site and hoping a bidding war starts is unrealistic. Keep in mind this site also tried its hands at auctioning cars and it didn't go well.
  16. SCEye

    SCEye F1 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2009
    Norcal - Peninsula
    current bid.
    I don't have any experience with this site but on ebay, prices don't reflect the true final price till the last 60 seconds.
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  17. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 F1 Rookie
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    Jan 23, 2014
    great car. i put 5500 miles on mine. i have a 458 now and still think about my F430 often. that exhaust note is so perfect...
  18. 911-AL

    911-AL Karting
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    Nov 22, 2009
    Nothing but amazing things to say about my F430 ownership as long as you do the maintenance. Better yet, buy one with it all done in advance. Save yourself the hassle and downtime of fixing the OEM exhaust manifolds and really do your diligence on remaining clutch life. It's a $10-$14k service at dealers these days so finding a car with a new clutch is key.

    I just replaced my clutch ahead of listing if for sale so the next buyer would get that peace of mind. I've owned mine for nearly 3 years so it's time for me to pony up another $75k for a 458!
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  19. _JERRY_

    _JERRY_ Karting

    Feb 1, 2016
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    It’s a very nice drive. I use it personally as my DD. Only two main issues over the span of 4 years. A hole in the exhaust manifold and a clutch change.
    That being said , I’m in the process of switching to the 458. U might like to consider that , it’s the last NA non hybrid non turbocharged non electric raw petrol guzzler.
    Ultimately , your experience will vary depending on the way you drive it.

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  20. Rosso328

    Rosso328 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 11, 2006
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    I waffled a bit before buying my 430, and missed out on a great example by doing so.

    But once I did buy one, it quickly became my daily driver and still is.

    So take that for what you will.
  21. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Feb 26, 2017
    So. Cal
    It’s one of the few cars that puts a smile on your face on the road or simply admiring in the garage.
  22. Themaven

    Themaven F1 Rookie
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    Interesting to read all these insights. Though the OP doesn’t exist, in terms of the question - he is not considering buying a 430 at all. He works for the auction house selling the car he highlighted. Still, a good starter for a conversation about 430s.
  23. rumen1

    rumen1 Formula 3
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    Jun 23, 2012
    You can't go wrong wih a F430. The first really modern and reliable Ferrari. And good looking too :)
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