Ferrari F430 Spider

Ferrari F430 Spider

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mwstewart

Original Poster:

5,663 posts

138 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Those who have read my M3 thread will know I was hunting for a Rosso (red) Spider with tan interior, but in the end I decided I would be happier in something slightly more toned down. I put a deposit on this Grigio Titanio Spider last week and will be collecting it at the beginning of August. The dealer is being very helpful in that respect by waiting for me to complete and move house; apparently a lot of his customers are collectors and don't tend to collect for anything up to six months - interesting!

The car is flawless and I really can't wait to collect it.

The spec is as follows:
2006
27k Miles
Full Ferrari Service History
6 Speed Manual
Grigio Titainio Exterior
Rosso Leather Interior
Carbon Fibre Driving Zone Trim
Ferrari Navigation and telephone module

The Dealer photos:








This thread won't be updated frequently like my others as I'm not planning to modify it in any way smile

Famous last words..

Otispunkmeyer

10,063 posts

105 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Bloody nice!

Not a colour I'd choose but equally I'd probably feel like a right plonker in a red one! Probably have yellow.

Enjoy it when it when go collect...I bet the grin on your face will be permanent for a while!!

Remagel2507

1,455 posts

142 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Absolutely love the colour, congrats on the purchase OP. No doubt it will be properly looked after like your other cars and I'm sure you'll find something that can be retrofitted or improved on

JackP1

1,246 posts

112 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Manual

Can only be a handful of them in the country?

WojaWabbit

880 posts

168 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Congrats on the purchase and for going against the grain on the colour choice. Grigio, Tour de France or Nero are all far more suiting to the modern Ferrari's lines in my humble opinion.

Bellissimo!

TheLordJohn

5,746 posts

96 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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I like that a lot!
I need to get into architecture!

maxdb

1,304 posts

107 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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mwstewart said:
This thread won't be updated frequently like my others as I'm not planning to modify it in any way smile

Famous last words..
I think you should ..

You can highlight all the engineering faults and land a multi million pound contract with Ferrari wink

(Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with this car).

BlackST

8,728 posts

115 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Enjoy beer

Max M4X WW

4,211 posts

132 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Love it Mark, obviously. smile Need to see a 'My Garage' thread once the M3 and Fiesta are complete alongside this!

The Nur

9,168 posts

135 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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I'm excited to see what you end up doing to this one wink

I'm quite the fan of your build threads smile

muckymotor

1,845 posts

171 months

Sunday 22nd June 2014
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Much much nicer than red cool

tbc

3,017 posts

125 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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As much as I like understated cars I don't think I could be content of my Ferrari was anything other than Rosso Corsa

aspirated

2,534 posts

96 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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tbc said:
As much as I like understated cars I don't think I could be content of my Ferrari was anything other than Rosso Corsa
Every single thread, i mean EVERY single thread, you seem to come up with new ways of stting on people's parades. I'm astounded, quite impressed actually.



Car looks the business OP, dark colours and red leather always seem to work well, and the Manual/Spider combo makes it the last of a sadly dead breed.

magnum555

438 posts

109 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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Congratulations OP, looks fantastic thumbup

Mark Benson

5,471 posts

219 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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mwstewart said:
This thread won't be updated frequently like my others as I'm not planning to modify it in any way smile

Famous last words..
I'm sure I speak for others when I say I hope you do (but not until you've finished the Fiesta and the M3) smile

mwstewart

Original Poster:

5,663 posts

138 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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Thanks all thumbup

I really wanted a manual; that open metal gate is something I always associated with Ferrari. I don't have anything against semi-automated changes - I had an SMG M3 some years ago and enjoyed it - but I still really like changing gear myself.

Grey won't be to everyone's tastes and I do understand why.

I can't wait to collect smile

JamesD1

723 posts

77 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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looks gorgeous. have read your other threads and had to check this one out (having seen it mentioned in the M3 CS thread)

colour combo is wonderful, cant beat a red leather interior.

my neighbour had an f430 spyder in red with black leather was a little ott but the engine can do all the shouting in yours, just how i like it.

mini1380cc

2,822 posts

121 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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mwstewart said:
I really wanted a manual; that open metal gate is something I always associated with Ferrari....
I think it is a childhood thing. As a kid it was always the metal gate that drew my attention, along with the "click" during changes. Like you say Ferrari = open metal gate.

jimmy156

3,279 posts

137 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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aspirated said:
tbc said:
As much as I like understated cars I don't think I could be content of my Ferrari was anything other than Rosso Corsa
Every single thread, i mean EVERY single thread, you seem to come up with new ways of stting on people's parades. I'm astounded, quite impressed actually.



Car looks the business OP, dark colours and red leather always seem to work well, and the Manual/Spider combo makes it the last of a sadly dead breed.
I dont think he his pooping on his parade.

It was a comment on how he would personally spec his ferrari.

The OP's car looking chuffing fantastic! But if i ever buy a ferrari (unlikely unfortunately) it would have to be red, with tan leather interior. Just 'cos thats how i like 'em.

billzeebub

3,817 posts

149 months

Monday 23rd June 2014
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Really gorgeous colours and spec. If I was ever fortunate to own a Ferrari, manual gearbox would be the main criteria. Beautiful