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    Default F430 - early vs. late model

    I'm just after some buying advice please for the F430 Spyder - early versus late model

    Currently on my radar is a 2006 model, but some owners have said do not buy pre-2008

    Are the early models really that bad / different / to be avoided ?

    I appreciate this may put the cat among the pigeons! Thanks, Jonny

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    I seem to recall someone having drawn up list of all components that were changed between model years.

    It was probably Aldous Voice or maybe MW Stewart.

    From memory, other than the much talked about manifolds, there's little material difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffekins View Post
    Aldous Voice
    And probably all on his site too

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    Good to know, thanks guys. Nice to see you yesterday Fluff - there were 17 of us in the convoy to Brands Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjonkers View Post
    Good to know, thanks guys. Nice to see you yesterday Fluff - there were 17 of us in the convoy to Brands Hatch.
    Likewise, was a really good day, thanks for organising the convoy. Glad I managed to stay with Steve, I had no idea what entrance we were meant to go to nor did I have the right passes etc. Good to be connected!

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    My 2005 430 spider needed the manifolds updating to the upgraded ones ( done under warranty )
    I also had the f1 pump upgrade to the later 430 pump. (early ones carried over the 360 pump which is not man enough) this made the gear change much smoother.
    Other than that and the usual service items it's been great over the 7 years of ownership.
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillg View Post
    My 2005 430 spider needed the manifolds updating to the upgraded ones ( done under warranty )
    I also had the f1 pump upgrade to the later 430 pump. (early ones carried over the 360 pump which is not man enough) this made the gear change much smoother.
    Other than that and the usual service items it's been great over the 7 years of ownership.
    That's great info, thanks phillg, much appreciated.

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    Read Mark's 430 spider project thread.
    CCB's standard from 2008.
    Electronics seem to be a step forward also....


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    Thanks for all your help / info / advice

    I opted for a 2009 F430 Spyder and I love, Love, LOVE it!

    2009 / Black bodywork / Black interior / Yellow calipers / Standard wheels / Standard seats / Carbon interior / Bose 'Open Roof' stereo upgrade

    Thanks to Barkaways Ferrari for their help in checking over the car, purchased from Tempest 4 Cars, Brighton. All nice people to do business with.

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