2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

Lot Number: 845

2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

One of just 142 factory examples, this matching numbers car is both UK-road registered and boasts a successful race history, a very rare combination for a modern Ferrari.

  • Sold for: £97,875

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 20th May, 2023 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Red

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    Only_LHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    RL55 OVC

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    18000 KM

SUMMARY

One of just 142 factory examples, this matching numbers car is both UK-road registered and boasts a successful race history, a very rare combination for a modern Ferrari.

DESCRIPTION

Screaming, high revving engines are synonymous with Ferrari, and their brand-new 4.3-litre V8 engine was truly on brand. With four valves per cylinder, chain-driven camshafts, a variable valve-timing system (from the flagship Enzo's V12), dry-sump lubrication and a very high-compression ratio, the F430 made all the right noises, particularly when attached to a full-house competition exhaust.

Following the successes of the one-make race series of the Ferrari 348, 355 and 360, the Ferrari F430 Challenge was the fourth generation of Ferrari Challenge racing cars.

The F430 Challenge was launched in 2006, with production ending in 2010, at just 142 left-hand drive cars. Specifically designed to meet the expectations of Ferrari’s sportier clients, who could test their driving ability against retained professionals in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. Inevitably, there were a few casualties, and it's believed that fewer than half of the F430 Challenge cars survived the four-year season, however those that did are still are eligible to be raced at events such as the AMOC GT, Ferrari Club Racing Series and Global Endurance Legends Series. Not many F430 Challenge cars were subsequently made road-legal, fewer still UK-registered. There must only be, therefore, a handful of Ferraris that can boast a successful race history and road-legal status, making this car very special indeed.

Built during early production in 2006, with assembly number #63971, the car was issued with chassis number #146784 and sold, as confirmed by German Ferrari dealer Alfred Gohm GmBH, to G2 Racing of Switzerland on 22nd August 2006. Talented German driver Bjorn Grossman, who has a page dedicated to his Ferrari Challenge race history on the official Ferrari website, achieved seven wins with this car. The above is taken from a later advert for the car when it was offered for sale by a British dealer of specialist cars, himself a gentleman racer. It also confirmed that the car had its original engine and gearbox.

The car was acquired by our vendor from the first UK-keeper, who had previously registered it on the 6th December 2019. Purchased on the 2nd November 2022, the car joined a Ferrari 360 Challenge previously bought from Silverstone Auctions. A collector of race and rally cars, starting with a Lancia Stratos, he now prefers raising eyebrows outside his local shop to setting circuit records and, conceding that having two Ferrari Challenge cars is perhaps too much for a chap of advancing age, the 430 is regretfully offered to auction. The modifications for road use include the addition of a handbrake, fitting of a glass windscreen and removal of the front splitter.

Presented with an odometer reading of some 18,000 kilometres or 11,500 miles, the extensive history file includes receipts, the V5C and an advisory-free MOT valid until 4th November 2023. As pictured, two sets of wheels and tyres are also included in the sale.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
845
Make
FERRARI
Model
F430 CHALLENGE
Registration Number
RL55 OVC
MOT Expiry
04/11/2023
Chassis Number
ZFFEX63X000146784
Engine Number
F136E103554
Transmission
Semi-Automatic
Body Colour
Red

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Arwel.

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