2005 Ferrari F430 Spider is our pick for you at a trailer auction

  • The 2005 Ferrari F430 is equipped with a six-speed manual and shows 13,000 miles on the odometer.
  • It’s powered by a 483-hp 4.3-liter V-8 engine that hits 8,500 rpm.
  • Bids are up to $125,000 as of May 12, and auction ends Tuesday, May 17.

    Ferrari hasn’t sold a manual transmission in about a decade, so I often find myself dreaming of ripping off an Italian V-8 and paddle-shifting myself. The convertible will be the icing on the cake, which is why I drooled over the 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider guide that was submitted to bid on the Bring a Trailer auction site – which, like car and driverowned by Hearst Autos.

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    2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

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    After the F430 came the 458 Italia, which was the last of the high-speed naturally aspirated V-8 Ferraris. But this car wasn’t offered with a manual transmission, only a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox because less than 1 percent of F430 buyers went for the stick. Shame. Good thing the F430 with a six-speed manual is ready to grab. Or you can go for this six-speed conversion, but we won’t.

    The F430 was powered by a 4.3-liter F136 V-8, which accelerated to 8,500 rpm and produced 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an electronically controlled six-speed limited-slip differential. at car and driver In testing, the F430 Spider fitted with an F1 automated manual gearbox hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

    These are the specifications of the classic Ferrari. It is finished in Rosso Corsa Red with Daytona Beige Leather Seats with Dancing Horse engraved into the headrests. The silver wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and there are optional brake calipers painted red. Complementing the Ferrari’s perfect look are F430 floor mats and red-stitched aluminum pedals.

    2005 Ferrari F430 Spider

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    Width 13,000 miles, the F430 Spider has had three previous owners, and I hope to be next. When that new F430 costs $203,885. On the BaT website, bidding is currently $125,000 and is sure to rise before bidding ends on Tuesday, May 17th.

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