Such was the exclusivity of the 430 Scuderia Spider 16M that customers inevitably went to town with their specifications, making the most of the generous options list offered by Ferrari. This stunning left-hand-drive example we’re delighted to be offering for sale is a great case in point.
Delivered to its original owner in August of 2009, this 16M is finished in the retro shade of Grigio Scuro and complemented by the racing stripe hand-painted in the colours of the Italian flag. Beneath the stealthy gunmetal-grey wheels are yellow brake calipers, and the body is equipped with the optional carbon-fibre exterior pack, which includes most prominently the side skirts and fuel filler cap.
The interior is equally enticing, blending tasteful Blu Scuro Alcantara upholstery with glossy carbon-fibre and Ferrari’s ‘3D’ woven fabric in Giallo. The eye-catching white rev counter ahead of the driver matches the white stitching throughout the open cabin, and in the middle of the centre console resides the original iPod Touch with which the car was delivered.
This Scuderia Spider 16M was delivered new to Japan, where it remained until November of 2015, when it was imported to the United Kingdom. During its time in Japan, the car only covered 10,312 kilometres and was serviced every year by Ferrari Japan.
On 5 February 2016, this Ferrari was issued with the UK registration ‘LF09 UBP’, and since then, the current owner has covered fewer than 1,000 kilometres with the car – the mileage today reads just under 11,000 kilometres. As such, it presents beautifully – the paintwork is bright and glossy and the interior is immaculate.
When the Scuderia Spider 16M was introduced, it was the fastest and most extreme convertible Ferrari ever built. This mantle combined with its rarity – music to today’s collectors’ ears – cemented the model’s future classic status the moment the ink on the press release had dried. Of equal importance is the driving experience, which is truly unforgettable. For its next custodian, summer Sunday mornings will never be the same again!
- 29 June 2010 – Annual service – 1,518km
- 22 August 2011 – Annual service – 6,233km
- 18 August 2011 – Annual service – 8,043km
- 27 April 2013 – Annual service – 8,957km
- 14 July 2014 – Annual service – 9,356km
- 19 September 2015 – Annual service – 10,312km
- 19 June 2019 – Annual service (incl. fitment of four new Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres) – 10,900km
- 15 June 2020 – Annual service – 10,975km
Price: £285,000 (GBP)
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