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2009 Ferrari F430 GT2 for sale


009 Specification Ferrari F430GTC GT2

Hankook Livery with Silver Interiors/n F131EVOGTC*2608*

Asking Price is EUR 600.000,–

While Ferrari’s 430 Challenge is essentially a lightened and tuned street variant of the car, the 430 GT2 is quite a different animal from the Challenge. The GT2 is a comprehensively prepared race car that competes in the world’s most prestigious events, including the FIA GT Championship, Le Mans, and American Le Mans Series. It is Ferrari’s top of the line 430-based race car, being lighter, more fully developed, and faster than the Challenge and the GT3. Consequently, it is also the most expensive, and the 2009 variant of the car is a further refined version of the 2008 car. If the car is being used in the SCCA or NASA events, more club-level events, the car could be tuned so that running the car will not make it much more expensive than running a Challenge car.

Like all genuine 430 GT2’s, this is a Michelotto-built car. This is a one-owner car that was invoiced by Michelotto to its original owner on the 16th of January 2008. In addition to the 435,000 euros for the car itself, this car has over 30,000 euros of options, including data acquisition system sensors, water and oil quick refilling system, air conditioning system, endurance racing refueling lights, carbon clutch, and supplemental brake cooling system. The car was campaigned in the 2008 American Le Mans Series by Tafel Racing, during which time it scored no less than four race wins en route to second in the GT2 team championship standings. Following the 2008 ALMS championship season, the car was supplied to Franbacher Racing and fully updated for the 2009 European Le Mans Series including the prestigious 24 Hours du Mans. At the tail end of the 2009 season s/n 2608 won the only Asian Le Mans Series race it entered at Okayama, Japan.

2008 Race Results

Sebring 12 Hours March 15th D. Farnbacher / Dirk Muller / Rob Bell Finished 7th

St. Petersburg April 5th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 1st

Long Beach April 19th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 1st

Miller Motorsports Park May 18th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 3rd

Lime Rock July 12th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 4th

Mid-Ohio July 19th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 1st

Road America August 9th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 3rd

Mosport August 24th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 4th

Belle Isle August 30th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finished 9th

Petit Le Mans October 4th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finsihed 3rd

Laguna Seca October 18th Dominik Farnbacher / Dirk Muller Finsihed 1st

End of Season Results:

Finished 2nd in GT2 Team Championship

Dominik Farnbacher – 3rd in Drivers Championship

Dirk Muller – 4th in Drivers Championship

2009 Race Results

Catalunya April 3-5 Allan Simonsen / Christian Montanari

Qualified 6th / Finished 3rd

Spa Francorchamp May 8-10 Allan Simonsen / Pierre Kaffer

Qualified 5th / DNF

Algarve August 1-2 Allan Simonsen / Pierre Kaffer

Qualified 7th / Finished 5th

Nurburgring August 21-23 Allan Simonsen / Pierre Kaffer

Qualified 1st / Finished 4th

Silverstone September 11-13 Christian Montanari / Pierre Kaffer

Qualified 5th / Finished 5th

24 Heures du Mans June 13-14 Dominik Farnbacher /

Allan Simonsen / Christian Montanari

Qualified 10th    DNF (15th)

Okayama Japan Oct. 31, Nov. 1 Dominik Farnbacher / Allan Simonsen

Race 1 – Qualified 7th, Finished 3rd

Race 2 – Qualified 7th, Finished 1st

The car is currently in very nice condition, having been cared for in a no-expense spared fashion throughout its professional racing career. The paint is in fine condition and the car displays very good race cosmetics throughout. The headlamps are in excellent condition. The windscreen does show some road rash, but no significant damage. The wheels are excellent, as is the interior. The engine works properly, but has not been rebuilt. The car was successfully tested in November of 2017 in Sebring, and the car has been gently used to maintain its condition in good working order.

Infinitely more capable and collectable than 430 Challenge cars, the F430 GT2 is the ultimate F430 race car. This particular car was a capably and professionally run example, and boasts fantastic period racing history. The car has never been seriously damaged, and is eligible in its current configuration for professional racing in the United States, Europe, as well as Asia. It represents the ideal weapon for the Ferrari enthusiast looking to go racing professionally, or to add to his collection of historically significant racecars.

This car  finished 19/21 races and placed first in class seven times.

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Competition car specialist Jan B. Lühn cites increasingly stringent regulations against road-going classic cars in Europe, straightforward maintenance, and the emergence of new motorsport series, such as Masters Endurance Legends, as catalysts for the rising demand for modern racing cars. “If I were to put my personal money into a car in 2018,” he comments, “I would look for a 1990s or early 2000s endurance racing car, such as a Ferrari 360, Porsche 911, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, or Chevrolet Corvette — ideally with Le Mans history.” The last point is important to note, as prices can fluctuate dramatically from car to car. “You can pick up a privately entered Ferrari 458 GT2 with several national club events under its belt for as little as 350,000 euros,” he explains. “But for a Works-entered Le Mans or Championship winner, you’ll pay well over 1m euros.”

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