Introduced in 2004 at the Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari F430 was among the most advanced Ferrari road cars ever at the time. Gaining more than half a liter of displacement and 83hp, the engine is an 8,500 RPM naturally-aspirated screamer that produces more than 110hp per liter. Also noteworthy was the transition from timing belt to timing chain, which dramatically reduced the complexity and cost of major services. The car was sharpened, both dynamically and aesthetically over its 360 forebear. The Pininfarina design, led by Frank Stephenson, enhanced downforce through the use of advanced aerodynamic testing while twin front ovoid air intakes recalled the legendary 1961 156 Formula 1 car’s “shark nose.” The platform was an evolution of the 360’s groundbreaking aluminum chassis, while additional mechanical innovations included an electronic limited slip active differential (E-Diff), Manettino steering wheel controls for the first time on a Ferrari road car, and Skyhook electronically adjustable suspension.
This particular example is a one-owner lifelong California car. It is nicely optioned with yellow brake calipers, ball-polished wheels, Scuderia fender shields, carbon fiber dashboard trim, yellow stitching, leather rear shelf, and leather headliner. In November 2021, the car received an annual service, at which time the anti-evaporation fuel valves were also replaced. The car is in excellent overall condition and is complete with tools and books, which remain wrapped in plastic.