Update – We have just replaced the brake rotors and pads on the car at Ferrari of Central New Jersey at a cost over $5k. Car needs nothing and is ready for years of low cost ownership.
We are selling a 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider that is a (CPO) Certified Pre-Owned car from Ferrari NA. This car is stunning and you would be hard-pressed to find a more striking car with the CPO and options at a better price. Here is what the Certified Pre-Owned by Ferrari includes:
“Ferrari Approved is a pre-owned certification program designed to provide maximum security and peace of mind to owners purchasing Ferraris registered within the last 11 years. The program encompasses a comprehensive series of controls and coverage issued by Maranello itself, including:
A detailed inspection by Ferrari technicians
Provenance and maintenance history verification
Exterior and Interior pre-sale preparation
12 months of roadside assistance
Minimum of 12 months Ferrari warranty coverage excluding wear items
Let’s talk more about this car.
Ordered in Argento Nurburgring (Ferrari Silver) with Burgundy interior (Dark wine red), this color combination is very sporty and elegant at the same time. The silver shows off the lines of the F430 spider very well and contrasts very cleanly with the red tail lights and rubber matching the 5 spoke rims perfectly. Adding great options (shown in alphabetical order), the original buyer included:
BLUE – Bluetooth Device for Mobilephone
CALR – Brake Calipers painted in Rosso Corsa
CHUS – Battery Charger USA + Pre-wiring
DAY1 – Daytona Style Seats
DSH1 – Upper Leather Dash in matching Burgundy
INST – Instrument Panel with Yellow Center Tachometer
LOGO – ‘Scuderia Ferrari’ Shields
STC1 – Stitching in Contrasting white/silver
STW1 – Coloured Steering Wheel in matching Burgundy
TYPP – Pirelli Tyres
The car was delivered October 19, 2005 to the original owner in New York at Wide World of Cars. The F430’s are low-maintenance cars, and this one is no exception. The car has only needed annual services for fluids, brakes and inspections along with recall campaigns. The car was serviced at authorized factory dealers in the NY, VA, and NC.
The F430 had only 16,000 miles at time of the photo shoot last week. It will likely have a few more miles added because of service updates at the dealer prior to sale. As you can see from the photos, the F430 is in wonderful condition. We have made sure it was well taken care of. The original paint is in great shape with no real noticeable marks or issues.
The leather interior is very soft and the seat bolsters are in excellent condition, with nothing more than very light signs of use on the driver’s side. Most of the interior plastics have been taken care of with refinishing so they are not sticky as some of the cars can get. The radio works fine although we doubt you will need it. You can also use the bluetooth to link your phone or tablet.
The windows are tint free and all doors and lids open and align properly. Basically, the car is just what you would expect with low-miles and caring owners.
The F1 gearbox is smooth and operating properly. Brakes, as you would expect are great. The car revs and accelerates very, very quickly. You will be having fun with this car. Just remember to pay attention to the smaller gauge next to the yellow tach – the speedometer. It is a little too easy to approach high speeds so quickly and smoothly. The steering wheel is also a very nice touch on this car. It has a very nice feel and diameter. The Burgundy color is well done with the contrasting thread and metal against the silver
The front wheels have both been checked and made perfect over the life of the car. I’m sure you know that the F430 front rims have a reputation for pot-hole softness. They are both good to go. No mechanical issues are present with the car. The car also has the factory OEM exhaust.
The car comes with the books and service records. The car has one original key included. A second key can be obtained by the buyer at an authorized dealer. It is missing the original red car covers.
This car is a Certified Pre-Owned Car covered by Ferrari NA though June of 2016. Ferrari only issues this status for cars with this warranty after verifying all parts of the car have passed their rigorous inspections. The car was involved with a rear bumper incident with another car back in 2005 with only 1,000 miles. The car had the bumper replaced at Wide World of Cars – an authorized Ferrari repair facility. The owner extended the warranty at that time. The second owner purchased the car in Virginia and had the car serviced at Ferrari of Washington (DC). The third owner purchased the car and moved it to Southern Virginia outside of Charlottesville. That owner traded the car at nearby Foreign Cars Italia for a 458. Foreign Cars Italia issued the CPO warranty and sold the car to the fourth and final owner who kept it in North Carolina.
We are happy to email copies of the current CARFAX report along with maintenance records to buyers. We welcome PPI’s at buyer’s expense at the experts at Ferrari of Central New Jersey. You will find the car just as described. We are happy to assist with shipping the car or pickup if a buyer would like to drive it home.
Hopefully this description has answered most questions about the car and excites you as to the ownership opportunities. This is a beautiful car without any worries.