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Hunt for a 430 Scuderia 16M

Have started looking for a 430 Scuderia 16M now. So far have only found one on the market with a decent color combo. Also noticed that the prices on two of the fours cars for sale in the UK just had their prices dropped by GBP 10k. I think this is going to be a long search.
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Have started looking for a 430 Scuderia 16M now. So far have only found one on the market with a decent color combo. Also noticed that the prices on two of the fours cars for sale in the UK just had their prices dropped by GBP 10k. I think this is going to be a long search.
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RHD only?
Exactly. If you wanted a LHD, you could probably have one by next week.
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RHD only?
Yes as it will be a near daily driver.
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What colour are you after?
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The 16m is the Ferrari owners Ferrari! What a gorgeous machine that is. Good Luck with your search!

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What colour are you after?
Black, Red, or Blue.
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DK Engineering : Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M for sale - 1 owner - As new condition

Very nice Rosso Corsa 16M! Big money though at 185k I believe. I haven't seen much of a price drop this year on 16M's, still seem to be the same price as they were 12 months ago when I got mine. Cheapest cars around 170k going up to 190 for the perfect colour combo and options. 37 left in the UK at last count.
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DK Engineering : Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M for sale - 1 owner - As new condition

Very nice Rosso Corsa 16M! Big money though at 185k I believe. I haven't seen much of a price drop this year on 16M's, still seem to be the same price as they were 12 months ago when I got mine. Cheapest cars around 170k going up to 190 for the perfect colour combo and options. 37 left in the UK at last count.
Thanks. I did see that and it looks to be a nice car however they are asking way over the odds on it. Other one have gotten information on is at Meridian down in the new forest. Would much rather deal with them. Also have a few others looking for me.
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Thanks. I did see that and it looks to be a nice car however they are asking way over the odds on it. Other one have gotten information on is at Meridian down in the new forest. Would much rather deal with them. Also have a few others looking for me.
Meridien car is nice , the guy who traded it fancied a change and swopped it for the red 16M they had a while back. I think they did drop the price recently! They are my local dealer and sold me my car. Nice guys to deal with.
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Meridien car is nice , the guy who traded it fancied a change and swopped it for the red 16M they had a while back. I think they did drop the price recently! They are my local dealer and sold me my car. Nice guys to deal with.
My first impression of Meridien was positive. Seemed to be quite knowledgable and actually returned phone calls.

I normally use Carrs in Exeter who are really terrific but right now they are Scud-less.
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Went and test drove a 16M today. Did about 20-30 minutes behind the wheel. Gearbox is very quick and the "wack" with each shift is great. So easy to get to silly speeds you need to be careful. Chassis felt very stiff and you definitely know the quality of the road. With the top down, the engine really sounds great, especially when you push it north of 5000 rpm. The engine braking is just as impressive as I remembered it to be on 212 Export's former 430 Scuderia. Steering is nicely weighted and the car changes directions and goes right where you aim it. Overall a very impressive car.
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Boxer- Looks like a very nice car. I like that technical cloth on the seats and I am normally an all-leather kind of guy.

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Boxer- Looks like a very nice car. I like that technical cloth on the seats and I am normally an all-leather kind of guy.
Thanks. It did look to be a very nice car. I also thought that the tech cloth seats and CF trim fit the nature of the car nicely.
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Thanks. It did look to be a very nice car. I also thought that the tech cloth seats and CF trim fit the nature of the car nicely.
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That is a beautiful 16M - been doing like research - still have not drive one yet and probably won't even if I buy it.

The interiors are all great - IMO

The only issue I have ran into was the alignment of the rear - if it is not a true fit the top mechanism will most likely have issues.

The one I was very interested in had this issue and was already have top malfunctions and some decent repair bills.
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The only issue I have ran into was the alignment of the rear - if it is not a true fit the top mechanism will most likely have issues.

The one I was very interested in had this issue and was already have top malfunctions and some decent repair bills.
Had not heard of this issue. What causes it?
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Boxer, 16M! Thats great news. I cant wait to see it in the spring. The 16M in yellow, along with any of the 275 variants, is my all-time favorite Ferrari. Do you recall that I called you for advice about a year ago regarding this car in the photos? I came very close to buying it but bottled out in the end. Still, if I had gone ahead then I wouldn't have Y3LOW. One day for me perhaps - in the meantime I wish you success in your search.
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Had not heard of this issue. What causes it?
Poor factory fit and or alignment - the lines / gaps around the top mechanism should be near perfect. The guy took pictures and it looked like a mess.

The one I looked at had at 18k bill for the factory under warranty and 4 months later another 3k.

The only other act that may cause a like issue is the top should be closed when the car is not in use.

Leaving the top down for an extended period of time causes all sorts of issues in the hydraulics etc.
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Leaving the top down for an extended period of time causes all sorts of issues in the hydraulics etc.
And there's the rub - If you leave it down, sooner or later you'll have mechanical issues. If you cycle it up and down often, you have creases and wear marks in the top itself. Sigh....
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