A savvy car buyer could pick up a gently used Ferrari F430 for somewhere between $130,000 and $150,000. Yes, that’s enough to buy a house in some places around these United States, but as far as modern Ferraris go, it’s not a bad price of entry.
The F430 was the predecessor of the 458 Italia and remains a mighty fine example of Italian supercar prowess. With its 4.3-liter V8 and 483-hp engine, the car can hit 100 mph before most cars approach 60. Plus it looks absolutely stunning and can hold its own against any other supercar on the market.
Yes, the F430 is a masterpiece, and well-cared-for cars should hold their value, if not increase in worth, over the coming years.
Or, as one F430 seller hopes, you can buy an F430 for almost four times the going rate and get a car that’s been mangled beyond recognition.