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efg2014 10-01-2014 12:20 PM

Which is better of the 3 F430s?
Slowly getting there. With the limted info provided which would you find most interesting?

1. 2006 F430 with 6000 miles 2 owner and a new clutch.
2. 2006 F430 with 17000 miles 3 owner with ferrari certified. Clutch 50%
3 2006 F430 with 10,000 miles 3 owner. First owner was corporate 2nd & 3rd had it for 9 months.
4 2007 F430 with 16000 miles 3 owners.

Thoughts appreciated.


GPM 10-01-2014 12:26 PM

I say #1

360 Modena 10-01-2014 12:51 PM

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I'd opt for a manual shift.
Assume all are F1??

tazandjan 10-01-2014 02:39 PM

Kind of hard to know without prices, colors, options. Still hard to know after that.

efg2014 10-01-2014 07:55 PM

All areF1, red coups. I realize more info would help but I didn't want to clutter and just wanted gut reactions from people who know more than me.

tazandjan 10-01-2014 09:26 PM

Buy on condition, not miles, and you will be happy. So pick out the one in the best condition based on records and inspections and you cannot go wrong.

Otherwise buy the newest, lowest mile one you can afford if they are all in great condition. A new clutch helps, but begs the question of who could wear out an F430 twin plate clutch in 6000 miles? That takes talent. You just about have to drive backwards around San Francisco or Colorado to do that.

efg2014 10-02-2014 06:28 AM

Thank you for that. On the 2-owner 6k mile with a new clutch I like your explanation.

Forshage 10-02-2014 09:00 AM

I would lean towards #1, but what Taz says is true.
Unless the corporate car was the owner of the company's car I would stay away from it. Corporate cars and rent a cars are all 4 wheel drive!

Granucci 10-02-2014 11:02 AM

I realize the cost is not shown, but what is wrong with #2: Certified I expect means only clutch is needed and all else is in order. or am I missing the quality of Ferrari 'certification' yet again?

tazandjan 10-02-2014 11:47 AM

Rik- The Ferrari certification does not really mean anything unless you buy the extended warranty. If something breaks they inspected, tough luck without that warranty.

decanof 10-03-2014 01:58 AM

#2, if sold by a Ferrari dealer. The 17.000 miles are not a big deal, and the Ferrari certificate with a correct 2 years warranty should make you peaceful.
#1, new clutch means NEW, or 6.000 miles clutch ? If new, it should have been faulty, or intended a big track use. (are you sure it's a twin plate ? My Scaglietti is 2006 single plate).

tazandjan 10-03-2014 08:44 AM

Yes, your early 612 has a single plate clutch. Same one as my 575M. Sessantas and OTOs have the 599 twin plate clutch. The F430 clutch was updated to twin plates after some owners managed to wear the single plate clutches on their 360s pretty quickly. Much tougher than the 360 clutch, as is the 599 clutch fitted to late 612s, compared to the one we have.

JazzyO 10-06-2014 11:37 PM

Ferrari certification means diddly squat.

Do not buy on numbers in an ad. Go and look at the cars and check service history. Don't buy with 50% clutch (why is it that low after only 17,000 miles????) unless you can get a new clutch in the deal.


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efg2014 10-12-2014 09:49 PM

Thank you all for the beads of wisdom,it has been very helpful. I also hired Josh out of IAP Racing to provide me guidance. Keeping my fingers crossed, I should have a F430 in the next few weeks. I will put photos of it on the site.

Classic Ferrari parts 04-07-2015 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by JazzyO (Post 491017)
Ferrari certification means diddly squat.

Do not buy on numbers in an ad. Go and look at the cars and check service history. Don't buy with 50% clutch (why is it that low after only 17,000 miles????) unless you can get a new clutch in the deal.



Classic Ferrari parts 04-07-2015 10:29 AM


decanof 04-08-2015 02:05 AM

New clutch ? Just ask a 2.000/3.000 discount. Why give away a good clutch, especially if you do not use it in track.
Ferrari certified is good for any kind of problem, and this kind of car could have some (and very expensive to deal with).
For me (a non mechanical expert), first buy through a official seller with official warranty. After, look the car. Mileage is not relevant, they can do a lot of road. Less track use as you can. Search your preferred optional (oh yeah, it will be damn better drive your Ferrari without regretting anything). Go for it!
Aaaaaaand... Look for a 458, a little more expensive but a hell of a car, far beyond the 430. In the next year, with the new model, price should drop faster.

Phil Dade 04-28-2015 07:19 PM

Check out my ad for my F1 430 in the FS section. I just reduced it. See details. I would like to see a member have it. This is a good group!

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