Gordon Ramsay is not only known for his culinary abilities, but also for his fine taste in cars. He has owned a lot of expensive rides over the years, including this gorgeous Ferrari F430.
Shipped new to the UK back in 2005, as one of 100 examples destined for this market, it stayed in Ramsay’s garage for a few years, when it was first sold. It changed hands again in 2015, and it’s now in search of a new home once more.
Should you be interested in it, the SilverstoneAuctions ‘Classic Sale 2019’, hosted on July 27 and 28, at the Silverstone track, is the place to go to. The auction house said that it’s covered only 4,500 miles (7,242 km) from new and has been properly serviced during its lifetime, as demonstrated by the perfect Argento exterior over the Nero cockpit.
More importantly, this F430 is equipped with the highly-desirable 6-speed manual transmission, which provides drivers with something that’s unavailable at the Prancing Horse today: the joy of changing gears using a stick shift instead of the paddle shifters. The gearbox is matched to the 4.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that kicks out 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque.
Today, we have less expensive cars that are equally or more powerful. But not many of them can brag with a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a 315 km/h (196 mph) top speed – and even if they do, they lack the excitement provided by a true supercar.
As for the financial part of this right-hand drive, manual F430, expect to pay between £115,000 and £135,000 ($146,227-$171,658/€131,046-€153,836) for it, according to the auction house, not including the buyer’s premium of 15 percent.