For sale at RM Sothebys – 2006 Ferrari F430 GTC

Estimate is EUR 750.000 – 1.000.000,–

Chassis No. 2438
Engine No. 055
Gearbox No. 049
Documents Bill of Sale Only
To be offered on Friday, 9 June 2023 at Le Mans
All details about the car and more pictures HERE at RM Sothebys
  • Driven onto the podium with a 2nd-in-class at the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Finished 3rd in class at the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring
  • Winner of the 2007 American Le Mans Series Team Championship under the famous Risi Competizione team
  • Eight podium finishes across 28 races with Risi Competizione from 2006 to 2008
  • Raced by sports car greats including Marc Gené, Andrea Bertolini, Toni Vilander, Gianmaria Bruni, Darren Turner, and Marino Franchitti
  • The 19th F430 GTC built by Michelotto, the renowned Ferrari Factory-authorised race shop
  • Highly eligible for the Endurance Racing Legends historic race series
  • The modern-day equivalent to the 250 GT SWB Competitizione and 275 GTB/C GT racers of the 1960s

Launched in 2006, the F430 GTC was a product of collaboration between Ferrari’s Corse Clienti department and Michelotto Automobili that turned the road-going berlinetta into a race car capable of challenging for top honours in the GT2 category. Faster than both the Challenge and GT3 variant, it featured a de-stroked 4-litre version of the Tipo 131 V-8 producing 449 horsepower.

One of the teams to take delivery of the new model was Ontario-based Ferri Competizione, which acquired the example offered here—chassis 2438—in June 2006. The car would be run in the 2006 season by the most successful Ferrari racing team in North America, Texas outfit Risi Competizione, which marked its return to the GT2 category of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with the new model.

Chassis 2438 showed immediate promise by qualifying 1st for the New England Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in July. The race started off well with chassis 2438 jumping to an early lead in the GT2 category, however, on lap 11 the car became entangled with a Courage C65 LMP2 car and both had to retire following the resulting accident. Chassis 2438 was subsequently sent back to Michelotto where it was rebuilt with a new shell and was back on the track in August where it finished 4th in class at Road America and 2nd in class at Mosport. It then recorded a stunning 2nd-in-class finish at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where it was driven by Anthony Lazzaro, Maurizio Mediani, and Marino Franchitti. Its inaugural season was rounded out with a 7th-in-class finish at Laguna Seca.

The F430 GTC continued its career with Risi Competizione the following year, where it was raced no fewer than 13 times. Its career highlight came mid-season, when it took to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Tracey Krohn, Colin Braun, and Niclas Jönsson, the car was brought home a podium 2ndi-in-class behind only the IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Richard Lietz, Raymond Larac, and Pat Long. Chassis 2438 also had a successful ALMS season scoring a podium 2nd-in-class finish at the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport as well as 3rd-in-class finishes at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the North East Grand Prix, and the Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio. Its significant points contribution throughout the season helped Risi Competizione secure the 2007 AMLS Team Championship title.

For 2008, chassis 2438’s final competitive season began with another stellar result. Once again flying the Risi Competizione banner, Krohn, Jönsson, and Eric van de Poele steered the car to an incredible 3rd-in-class finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The same driver line-up would finish 4th in class at Petit Le Mans, and their consistent performance of finishing every race entered helped Risi Competizione to achieve 3rd in the ALMS Team Championship for 2008.

Chassis 2438 is a proven example of one of Ferrari’s great race cars of the modern era. Much like its older siblings the 250 GT SWB Competitizione and 275 GTB/C that carried the Prancing Horse to many GT victories in the 1960s, this F430 GTC has an enviable provenance. Notably, it boasts podium results at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring under the race direction of Risi Competizione, one of the most successful teams in endurance racing. Further, it is still a hugely capable racer that would be highly eligible for historic race series such as Endurance Racing Legends; indeed, an accompanying estimate to prepare the car for that series—including replacement of the fire extinguisher, fuel tank, seat, and tyres with regulation items—amounts to just over €35,000.

Boasting an impressive resume of eight podium finishes across 28 races with the premiere Risi Competizione team, chassis 2438 is an incredible piece of endurance racing history and would be a fine contender for a return to frontline motorsport or feature in a collection of the finest modern race cars.

This is what it’s like to drive a Works Ferrari 458 Italia GTE at the Red Bull Ring

Despite tearing the serenity of the Styrian hills to shreds during this year’s Challenge & GT Days at the Red Bull Ring, the 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia GTE proved itself to be a surprisingly approachable and absolutely engaging modern-era sports-racing car. Now for the debrief…

The Red Bull Ring, Austria. A racetrack which looks as though it was nonchalantly draped over a pocket of undulating Styrian landscape. A picture of rural serenity. That is until the soul-stirring eight-cylinder symphony of 50-plus Ferrari Challenge and GT cars cuts through the cowbell-dotted stillness like a knife.

eam Girardo & Co. travelled to the Red Bull Ring this week for the 2023 Challenge & GT Days – an event conceived by the Austrian collector Heinz Swoboda to provide owners of modern-era competition Ferraris with a private, relaxed and non-competitive environment in which to enjoy their cars.

Indicative of the broader surge in interest for modern-era endurance competition cars in the collector-car market, these Prancing Horses have become extremely sought after. Besides their historical significance, rarity and (newfound) eligibility, these cars have skyrocketed in desirability for another reason: the ease at which they can be used. And the Challenge & GT Days is the perfect excuse to exploit that fact.

“The Red Bull Ring, Austria. A racetrack which looks as though it was nonchalantly draped over a pocket of undulating Styrian landscape. A picture of rural serenity.”

Read the full story with a lot of great photos HERE at Girardo Co.

Thank’s to Max and his team for joining us – Grazie Max

NEW Timetable for our Challenge and GT Days 2023

Here you find the NEW timetable for our Challenge and GT Days without the RACE

All details and informations about the event HERE


*Timetable Day One Tuesday 23. May – Drivetime:

08.30-08.55  Drivers meeting (mandatory) VIP lounge

09.00 – 10.20 Group 1 and 2

10.25 – 12.00 Group 3 and 4

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

13.00 – 14.20 Group 1 and 2

14.25 – 15.40 Group 3 and 4

15.45 – 17.20 Open pitlane for group 2, 3 and 4

17.25 -18.00 Foto session at the starting grid


*Timetable Day Two Wednesday 24. of May – Drivetime:

09.00 – 9.35 Group 1

09.40 – 12.00 Group 2, 3 and 4

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

13.00 – 13.35 Group 1

13.40 – 15.20 Group 2, 3 and 4

15.25 – 16.00 Group 1

*The schedule is not fixed and can be adapted any time


Groups and eligible Ferraris*

Group 1 – All Road going Ferraris including the Ferrari Club Austria

Group 2 – 1993 to 2006: Ferrari Challenge/GT – Challenge 348/355/360/430 inkl. the Michelotto 348 GTC / LMs, the 360 Challenge and GTs N-GT, GT, GTC and 430 GT3/GT2 (on invitation for Maserati Ghibli Open Cup and Trofeo Race Cars). Also Ferrari 512 BB LM, F40 GT/LM/GTE, 333 SP, 550 GTC, 575 GTC and similar GTs incl. the and Maserati MC 12 GT1 (please ask for different and older Ferraris)

Group 3 – 2006 to 2021: Ferrari Challenge/GT – 430/458/488 Challenge inkl. 430 GT3/GT2, 458 GT3/GT2 and 488 Challenge/GT3/GT2

Group 4 –  Endurance Racing Legends or similar racing cars from the 1990s to the 2000s. Mc Laren, Mercedes, Porsche etc. – WELCOME!

* The final grouping will take place at the event and can be changed any time

For sale – 2011 Ferrari 458 GTC

All informations and more pictures: HERE at ClassicDriver

We are delighted to offer this stunning 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia GTC VIN Nr #2834 – for sale.Ferrari unveiled their new GTE-class racer in 2011 to take part in Championships sanctioned by ACO and FIA. The 458 Italia GTC drops the “flex splitter” found in the road cars in favour of a more conventional inlet, with the air exiting out through the louvers in the bonnet.

With its beautiful Pininfarina design, aluminum monocoque, a total weight of just 1245kg and new restrictor regulations, the 4.5-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 470 PS (350 kW; 460 hp) and is coupled to a Hewland 6-speed sequential gearbox.The 458 is one of Ferraris most successful models and in racing it was not different, the factory sanctioned and Michelotto built ultimate Ferrari GT racer 458 GTC was the car to have. Just 50 cars were built in Padova; 11 for AF Corse as Works cars and 39 for customer teams. The 458 GTEs record is astonishing; they entered 617 races between 2011 and 2017, winning 104 of them. The last race entered by a 458 GTE was the 2017 Monza round of the European Le Mans Series, which it won, even against much later machinery. The 458 GTE has won the following; Le Mans 24 Hours (Pro) twice, Le Mans 24 Hours (Am) twice the World Endurance Challenge (three times) the European Le Mans Series (X4), the Asian Le Mans Series, the Sebring 12 Hours, the ILMC GTE Title, International GT Open Teams Championship and so on The 458 GTC is Ferraris final naturally aspirated GT racer which was replaced for the 2016 season by the 488 GTE.

The Ferrari 458 Italia GTC presented here is chassis F142GT*2834*, and was raced by the French team Luxury Racing during the 2011 and 2012 race season at some of the most prestigious races, including the Sebring 12 hours, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000 KM of Spa. In 2011, #2834 was entered in the GTE Pro class with race Nr 58 and primary drivers JD Deletraz, A. Beltoise, F. Jakubowski whereas A. Bardi and R. Firman were the drivers in the FIA GT championship. After just under 2 hours running in the 2011 Le Mans 24 hours, 2834 was hit by the Audi #3 of Alan McNish (who wanted to pass the Audi #1) causing one of the biggest and most spectacular crashes in Le Mans history. The Audi #3 was totally destroyed but luckily McNish was unhurt and #2834 was able to regain the pits and continued the race but retired after 136 laps.  For the 2012 season the car was entered in the GTE Am class with drivers P. Ehret, F. Montecalvo and G. Jeanette. It retired at Sebring and Le Mans with its best result being a 5th in class at the Spa 6 hours.

The full racing history of #2834 can be found in the History section below.After the 2012 season, the car was retired from competition and remained with Luxury racing until 2018 when it was bought by its current owner. A full overhaul of the car was done by ByKolles Racing in Germany with the engine and gearbox being rebuild by Michelotto. The work included the crack testing of suspension elements and wheels, overhauling of the brakes and clutch, installation of a new seat and fuel cell and a general go-through with new fluids etc.. Since its overhaul, the car has only run for 3 hours at the end of 2019 and has not been used since.

All date-related items (seat, belts, fuel cell, etc.) are current while spares are 3 sets of wheels and all operation manuals.This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Ferraris most beautiful and final non-turbo GT racer with excellent race history and in race-ready condition. This matching numbers and just 2 owners from new Ferrari 458 GTC would sit proudly in any discerning Ferrari collection while also being eligible to race in Masters Endurance Legends and Ferraris Club Competizione GT program.   … For more information please visit