- This 2005 Ferrari F430 is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission and has 13,000 miles on the odometer.
- It is powered by a 4.3-liter V8 developing 483 horsepower that revs at 8,500 rpm.
- Bidding can reach $125,000 by May 12, and bidding ends Tuesday, May 17.
Ferrari hasn’t sold a manual transmission in about a decade, so I often find myself daydreaming about tearing up an Italian V-8 and rowing the gears myself. A convertible would be the icing on the cake, which is why I’m drooling over this 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider manual that’s up for auction on the Bring a Trailer auction site – which, as Car and driverbelongs to Hearst Autos.
After the F430 came the 458 Italia, which was the last of Ferrari’s naturally aspirated, high-revving mid-engined V-8s. But this car was not offered with a manual transmission, just a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox since less than 1% of F430 buyers opted for the stick. Shame. Luckily this F430 with the six-speed manual is up for grabs. Or you could opt for that six-speed conversion, but we wouldn’t.
The F430 was powered by a 4.3-liter F136 V8 that revved to 8,500 rpm and produced 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, sent to the rear wheels via the six-speed, electronically controlled limited-slip differential. In Car and driver tests, an F430 Spider with the F1 automated manual gearbox reached 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
This is the classic Ferrari specification. It’s finished in Rosso Corsa red with tan leather Daytona seats with the prancing horse embossed in the headrests. Silver wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and red painted brake calipers are available as an option. Completing the quintessential Ferrari look are F430 floor mats with red stitching and aluminum pedals.
Showing 13,000 miles, this F430 Spider has had three previous owners, and I’d love to be the next. When new, this F430 cost $203,885. On the BaT website, bidding currently stands at $125,000 and is sure to increase before the auction closes on Tuesday, May 17.
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