Ferrari F430 - Richard Grace Cars Ltd

Moz1000

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Here’s a little story for you. I’d been looking for a Ferrari 360 or F430 for a couple of months recently, as a replacement for my Maserati Granturismo S which I’ve owned and loved for 4½ years (’59 plate, MC-Shift, Nero Carbonio with Rosso Corrallo interior, maintained by Emblem in my ownership, and with FSH, 32% clutch-wear and 42k miles).

I spent a while monitoring the usual online sites and enquired after a few cars based on trading-in my Maserati. Trade values were very disappointing and were even worse than WBAC, which was bad enough (although I should add the values were all sight-unseen).
So I advertised my car on AT a couple of weeks ago, and it sold within one day for the price I wanted. Result!

Richard Grace (via this forum and others no doubt) has a very good reputation for sourcing and selling quality cars, so I thought I’d see what he could suggest. At the time I didn’t know he had an F430 listed, and when he described it to me, I took a look on his web site. Needless-to-say, we stuck a deal for cash and finalised arrangements.

With Richard’s reputation preceding him, and on the basis the car had been recently serviced by Meridian Modena with no issues, I didn’t bother with a PPI. Also the car was to come with 15 months warranty, so the brave-pill was swallowed (whole!).

As we know, Richard sources, as well as sells, cars and as it happens he was shortly collecting a Granturismo from close to me in Dorset. So I paid for the Ferrari up front (without a viewing!), and he drove it down to me on the expectation all would be well, and he’d take the Granturismo back to Chester.

Tense stuff – huh?

Well that all happened today and I am chuffed to bits. When Richard arrived this morning and parked up on my driveway, we gave the car a quick wash and inspection. The car is immaculate inside and out just as he said it was. I took him to the deepest Dorset location where the Granturismo resided (the owner may reveal himself) and the drive was superb. Deal done and I am smitten.

So, like others, I wholeheartedly recommend Richard Grace who has high standards and is a pleasure to deal with.
Moz
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BJL

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Collected a Granturismo eh ?...
Congrats on bagging a good spec low mileage 430. Must meet up for a beer sometime and swap notes.
Fully endorse your comments re DG
 

Moz1000

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Collected a Granturismo eh ?...
Congrats on bagging a good spec low mileage 430. Must meet up for a beer sometime and swap notes.
Fully endorse your comments re DG
Thanks Barry. Great to meet you and your cars (!). A great end to my day.
Moz