Ferrari F430 Spider for Sale
The plastic rear window is a type of Eisen glass that will crease and become opaque with age. Rain can easily slip past old weather strips, so have it checked before you negotiate. Don’t forget about the deck lid to top seal, as it is held in place by tension only. If you are looking for a Ferrari F430 Spider for sale, the convertible top should be your first area to inspect.
If you enjoy open-air motoring, the convertible has been one of their most popular models. A true coming of age, it was their 21st convertible model to be produced. Modern convertibles are held to strict safety standards, so the design was more than just removing the roof. It reigned supreme from 2004 to 2009 and it has served to change public perceptions of the brand.
Pininfarina was called upon to translate their design of the coupe into a roadster. The powered soft top was computer-controlled and hydraulic in operation, along with the deck lid. It takes 20 seconds to disappear with the elegance of a sugar plum fairy. Just behind the deck lid is a glass window showcasing the heart of the beast. Powering the vehicle is a 4.3 liter V8 with dual overhead camshafts.
The revised engine featured timing chains instead of belts. This offered better control of the valves at high rpm along with much lower maintenance costs. It makes 483 hp at a screaming 8500 rpm and 343 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is a preferred gearbox due to issues with the hydraulic pump on the automatic.
Because the interior is more exposed to outside influences, many owners have encountered melting of the dash and center console surfaces. To remove the rubberized interior coating is an expensive proposition from the dealer, which could be a bargaining chip for a used car. An important recall was issued for the convertible top hoses, make sure it has been addressed before purchase.
If you need the most affordable Ferrari convertible, this car can be yours for under $100,000. If you need more power a convertible version of the F430 Scuderia was built as the 16M. Only 499 examples were built to celebrate 16 world championships. Extensive use of carbon fiber dropped 170 lbs of weight and the engine was bumped to 510 hp. The price for this carbon fiber limited edition will cost considerably more.
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