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Manufactured from 2004 until 2009, the Ferrari F430 was the successor to the enormously successful 360M. According to its creators, the F430 was at least 70 % new compared with the 360. It had a new engine, a new F1 gearbox, a new diff and a brand-new chassis, and although the styling is obviously reminiscent of the 360M's, in reality, it's pretty much a ground-up design. Only the bonnet, doors, and roof were carried over; the rest, even the door mirrors, were all new and largely the work of Pininfarina, overseen by Ferrari's design chief Frank Stephenson. The F430's complex variable-valve-timing system is also lifted straight from the Enzo's V12, and as ever there is dry-sump lubrication, a very high compression ratio (11.3:1), a variable airflow plenum chamber. and an enormous electronic brain making the decisions in the form of not one, but two, Bosch Motronic ME7 ECUs. At 483bhp it has a significant 21 % more power than the 360. Its fabulous 4.3-litre V8 will rocket this very sleek new Ferrari from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and on to a maximum speed in excess of 196mph. We are pleased to offer here this UK-supplied, right-hand drive Ferrari F430 F1 whose single and only owner to date was none other than celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. This exquisite car was delivered through Maranello Sales, Kent on 22nd July 2006 and was ordered in Rosso Corsa with Nero Daytona seats with red stitching. The specification on this car is truly divine and includes; carbon fibre in the engine compartment, carbon fibre ‘driving zone' - steering wheel and centre console, carbon fibre door sills, brake callipers in yellow and 'Challenge Stradale' wheels. Regardless of use, this car has been serviced four times at Lancaster Ferrari, Colchester on the following dates: • 7th May 2009 - 449 miles• 23rd August 2012 - 513 miles• 12th February 2015 - 531 miles• 29th February 2016 - 547 miles As one would expect, this stunning example comes with all of its original books, tools, car covers, battery charger and even retains some of its original delivery covers and packaging! Supplied with a UKV5c, this one owner Ferrari F430 F1 has now covered only 558 miles from new and will arrive at the sale with a fresh MOT. Cars of this quality and incredibly low mileage rarely come to market and this F430 F1 presents a unique opportunity to buy a real collector's piece.
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