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Looking for a 430 Spider & Help with a Buyers Guide

I will likely be in the market for either a 430 Spider or a 430 Scuderia by next spring. Would appreciate everyone's advise on what to look for when buying.

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At this point I am probably leaning more to the 430 Spider than the Scuderia. Current thinking is I already have quite a few "hard core, focussed" cars and the 430 Spider would provide more variety.
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With the two you currently have, you've pretty well covered the, "hard core race car" segment.

The 430 will be a refreshing change.

As for spider, if you're not truly a convertible guy, think twice.

There's a lot more to go wrong, and wear on a top is tangible after a couple years no matter how diligent one is.

Would the weather allow you to use it often enough. I'm in Florida, so I figured geographically speaking it was a safe bet.

The 430 is refined enough to drive anywhere, for good periods of time while still feeling like a lot of car.

Maybe not an F50 or 40, but still a great deal of car. And the refinements make it very very enjoyable.

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With the two you currently have, you've pretty well covered the, "hard core race car" segment.

The 430 will be a refreshing change.

As for spider, if you're not truly a convertible guy, think twice.

There's a lot more to go wrong, and wear on a top is tangible after a couple years no matter how diligent one is.

Would the weather allow you to use it often enough. I'm in Florida, so I figured geographically speaking it was a safe bet.

The 430 is refined enough to drive anywhere, for good periods of time while still feeling like a lot of car.

Maybe not an F50 or 40, but still a great deal of car. And the refinements make it very very enjoyable.

Hope my two helps.
Excellent advise and insights, much appreciated.
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After a significant amount of thought, I have decided to drop the search for a 16M and go back to a 430 Spider.

Any and all advise would be apprecaited.

Found this one, good spec, but asking price seems very high:

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Looks like this will be a spring addition.

Any advise of specific areas to look for when buying would be greatly appreciated.
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If you see one you like I can get you a shipping quote. At least you can get a feel for some prices and use it to negotiate on your end.
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Hey Boxer,

Bought a 2008 F430 spider after a year of searching. One thing I learned was while it was more expensive, I bought a Certified car from Ferrari directly. They put in a new clutch (even though mine had only 4000 miles with 90% remaining) and we discovered that I needed a new exhaust manifold after I took delivery. They are covering the car for 1 year and to me it was worth the expense of paying a little more but having that coverage for parts and service. There are a lot of good cars out there but as you know repairs on these can get expensive so it might be worth considering.
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If you see one you like I can get you a shipping quote. At least you can get a feel for some prices and use it to negotiate on your end.
Appreciate the offer but the UK RHD market is quite different from the US. Also bringing non-vintage cars in from outside the EU gets very expensive interms of both VAT and import duties.
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Get the 330GTGS on offer at Talacrest, Boxer ! w/ smiles Jimmy
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Very tempting but this is intended to be my DD and I would not do that to a beautiful 330 GTS.
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As the weather here has been quite mild the last two days, interest in getting a 430 Spider has definitely picked up again. Called the main dealer I use yesterday and asked him to start looking out for the right car.
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Need to start making some progress on this search. I think I have the spec pretty much sorted. Now just need to find the right car.
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Nice! They have dropped to ridiculous levels in the UK. Really a huge amount of car for the money. I coincidentally watched Clarkson drive the coupe and spider on Dave the other day, nice to be reminded on how utterly in love he was.


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Nice! They have dropped to ridiculous levels in the UK. Really a huge amount of car for the money. I coincidentally watched Clarkson drive the coupe and spider on Dave the other day, nice to be reminded on how utterly in love he was.


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Actually they haven't really moved much in terms of price in the last year. A good 08 or 08 model will run GBP 80-90k still Early cars are in the GBP 60K range.
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I am after a 430 stick too. Very cool car
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I am after a 430 stick too. Very cool car
Tough one to find. Have only seen a couple and they were all early 430 Spiders with very basic specs.
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Tough one to find. Have only seen a couple and they were all early 430 Spiders with very basic specs.
Same in HK
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