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Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider: Buying guide and review (2010-2015)

Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider: Buying guide and review (2010-2015) Classic and Performance Car
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When the 458 replaced the F430 in 2009, it was the latest in a line of ‘junior’ Ferrari supercars that could be traced back to the late-’60s Dino. But ‘junior’ somehow didn’t really suit the 458, not when it packed a 4.5-litre V8 pumping a mighty 562bhp at 9000rpm, enough to launch it to 124mph faster than the contemporary 599 GTB (10.4sec v 11sec) and on to a 202mph maximum. It also lapped Fiorano as quickly as the hardcore 430 Scuderia, despite weighing 135kg more and being on regular road tyres.
 
That sort of speed couldn’t just be down to brute force: the 458 was also packed with cutting-edge tech. The screaming V8, boasting direct injection, a high, 12.5-to-one compression ratio and graphite-coated pistons, drove the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch paddleshift transmission (no longer was there a conventional manual option). 
 
The chassis featured adaptive magnetic dampers along with the latest E-Diff and F1-Trac stability and traction control. The beautiful Pininfarina upper surfaces combined with underbody aero to produce up to 360kg of downforce, while the winglets in the front air intakes moved down by 20mm at speed to clean up the airflow. Inside, there were sophisticated multi-mode TFT screens and a minimalist dash that saw even more controls migrate to the steering wheel, including (and not to everyone’s liking) those for the indicators and wipers.
 
The odd carping about switchgear aside, the 458 was received with something approaching rapture. Not only was it searingly quick and dynamically brilliant, but the sense of quality and refinement at all speeds was a revelation. And, of course, you had the instant response and yowling soundtrack of a high-revving naturally aspirated Ferrari V8 – one of the last of its breed.
 
A Spider version with a retractable aluminium hardtop was launched in 2011, and in 2014 came the stripped-out, 597bhp 458 Speciale, simply one of the greatest supercars of any era, but also fearsomely expensive today. 
 
A ‘regular’ 458 isn’t exactly a bargain – you won’t find many for less than £120k – but then these cars were often £200k-plus when new. Although the list price was a smidge under £170k in 2010, Ferrari knows how to charge for options, particularly for all that lovely carbon trim, and it wasn’t uncommon for cars to be specced with up to fifty-grand’s worth of extras. The reason for the strong prices, though, is simple: sheer, jaw-dropping brilliance.
 

Which one to buy?

 
Ride and handling on the standard 458 Italia and Spider is a revelation for those expecting teeth jarring thuds over less than perfect road surfaces. The Speciale and Aperta are lighter and firmer on the road, but still not unduly hard over the rough stuff. Luggage space is decent enough for a weekend getaway for two, and a 458 can cover long distances with ease. The functions that are normally found on stalks in other cars are steering wheel mounted and can take a bit of getting used to. There were a number of customisation options available and most cars will be well specced, extras such as satnav are still modern enough to be useful. 
 
Residual values have been strong, but might see a small correction as owner’s trade up to the new 488, however the 458 Italia is a very accomplished vehicle and demand for good used examples should remain strong for some time to come.
 
Available in hardtop and convertible guises the 458 Italia and 458 Spider are based on the standard 570bhp engine while the Speciale introduced in 2013 and Speciale Aperta which came along the following year are the 597bhp versions with a number of aero and chassis modifications – including the brilliant slip angle control system. These models tend to sell for a lot more than the standard variants and are destined for modern classic status, especially the Speciale Aperta as only 499 were built.
 
The 458 proved to be very successful on the racing circuit with various race-only GT2 and GT3 models built and many owners use their standard cars regularly at track days.
 

Performance and specs

 
Ferrari 458 Italia
Engine 4497cc V8
Transmission Seven-speed dual-clutch
Power 562bhp @ 9000 rpm 
Torque 398lb ft @ 6000rpm
Top speed 202mph
0-62mph 3.2 seconds 
Fuel consumption 13.3mpg 
Gearbox Seven-speed semi-automatic dual clutch
 

Dimensions and weight

 
Wheelbase 2650mm
Length 4527mm
Width 1937mm
Height 1213mm
Weight 1485kg
 

Common problems

 
• The 4.5-litre V8 is proving extremely reliable and generally issue-free. And there are no cambelts to worry about, so no especially scary service bills lurking. 
 
• Tracking down electronic glitches can be the biggest headache, so any workshop without the latest diagnostics equipment is going to struggle. That’s one reason most 458s stay within the dealer network and – while values remain buoyant – are likely to continue to do so for some time.
 
• From 2011, new 458s came with a seven-year service plan that was transferable between owners. So there’s no excuse to accept anything less than a full Ferrari service history. 
 
• Many 458s will now be out of the standard three-year manufacturer warranty – and even the extended four- or five-year warranty, if the previous owner coughed-up for that – but provided the mileage is under 56,000 and the history and condition passes all the Ferrari checks, you can get what Ferrari calls its New Power warranty, which covers all major components. The current cost is £2821 per year, and cars are eligible right up to their 11th birthday.
 
• The Getrag-built twin-clutch gearbox is a development of the unit first seen in the California (it was also used by Mercedes in the SLS AMG) but with shorter ratios and recalibrated shifts. As with the engine, it’s proving robust and largely issue-free. A few cars have suffered clutch glitches, but these have usually been cured by resetting the clutch-positioning sensors and updating the software. Clutch life can be checked, and, with a clutch kit costing the thick end of 20 grand, it would be wise to find out how much life is left on it.
 
• Check for leaking dampers. The 458’s standard adaptive units cost more than £1500 each and can only be bought in pairs. Leaks are generally not covered by warranties, either.
 
• Potentially the most serious threat to your financial health, however, are the brakes. Carbon-ceramics were standard on all 458s and they’re fearsomely expensive. A set of front pads alone is £656.50, and if you need to replace the discs you’ll be looking at a bill of over £10k. So you need to know they’ve been checked for wear and condition. 
 
• These cars also have a healthy appetite for tyres, so a recent set of new boots (rears are £250 a corner) is a plus. Also check the wheels for any damage (including on the inside edges for damage from potholes) as replacements are around £2500 apiece.
 
• It’s too early for any corrosion issues, so you’re looking for signs of accident damage, including variable panel gaps or respray paint lines or blend-in lines. Check under the front spoiler for scrapes, and around the nose for paint chips.
 
• Check all the toys and electronics work – TFT screens have occasionally given problems. 
When the 458 was new, a number caught fire – the rear-wheelarch liners at fault have all been replaced.
 

Model history

 
2010: After an initial unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 the Ferrari 458 Italia goes on sale replacing the F430. 4.5-litre V8 engine produces 570bhp with no manual gearbox option available. Initially available in hard top Berlinetta body style
2011: 458 Spider introduced with aluminium electronically folding roof
2012: 458 Italia Special Edition built to commemorate 20 years of Ferrari sales in China. 20 units built with bespoke gold detailing on trim and plaque on dash. Ferrari SP12 EC one-off built with coachwork resembling the 512 BB
2013: 458 Speciale introduced. Modifications to exterior included new wheels, aero add-ons and central stripe along the bodywork. Weight was reduced by 90kg over standard car. Power was up to 597bhp with new SSC Slip Angle Control to assist in on-the-limit cornering
2014: 458 Speciale Aperta launched. 499 units built with similar specifications to hard top Speciale
2015: Final 458 built making way for the 488 replacement
 

Ferrari 458 rivals

 
McLaren 12C – Closest rival to the 458 in terms of performance and ability, the 592bhp 12C is even quicker and more capable, but not quite as involving. Good value from around £100,000.
 
Lamborghini Gallardo – The 552bhp LP560-4 (’08-’13) and lighter, lairier, 562bhp LP570-4 Superleggera (’10-’13) match the 458 for drama and presence, if not outright ability. From £100,000.
 
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997) – Whether it’s the 997.1 (’07-’09) or the 997.2 (’10-’11) or the ultimate, 493bhp 4.0 version (’11-’12), the GT3 RS encapsulates the pure thrill of driving. From around £130,000.
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

 
• ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• independentferrariservicing.co.uk
• clubscuderia.co.uk 
• ferrarichat.com 
• ferrariclubracing.co.uk
• dicklovett.co.uk
• hrowen.co.uk
• meridien.co.uk
 

Summary and prices

 
Values remain strong: 2010/11 cars with a full Ferrari history and a good spec start at c£140k, though you might find one privately for £130k. A few are around £120k but there’s usually a reason – LHD, high miles, less saleable colour combo, etc. Most 458s do very low mileages, and cars with four owners aren’t uncommon. Popular options include carbon-shelled seats, carbon trim, front suspension lift and Scuderia badges. Spiders start at c£170k. Speciale prices seem to have levelled off but, unfortunately for us, at a level not far short of £300k.
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Last updated: 23rd Feb 2017
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  • Ferrari 458 SPIDER DCT

    £182,950 £182,950

    Rosso Corsa, Nero leather, Nero carpets, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Special Rosso contrast stitching, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone, Carbon Fibre steering wheel with LED's, F1 Paddles, Power Hood, Satellite Navigation, JBL Premium Hi-Fi system, I-POD connection, Bluetooth telephone integration, 20in forged dark finished alloys, Ceramic brake discs, Rosso Corsa brake calipers, extended leather packages, AFS (Advanced Front Light System), heat insulating windscreen, Scuderia Ferrari front wing shields, tyre pressure/temperature monitor, Yellow Rev Counter, balance of 7 year service pack, balance of 4 year warranty

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 8000 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Spider

    £199,995 £199,995

    Grigio Lava with Nero Leather Interior, Grigio Scuro Carpets, Nero Dashboard, Filo Rosso Special Stitching, Alcantara Nero Headlining, Rosso Stitched Horse on Headrest, Air Conditioning, 20” Forged Diamond Rims with Rosso Scuderia Brake Callipers, CST, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Power Hood, Front and Rear Parking Distance Control, Xenon Headlamps, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Red Rev Counter, Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Electric Steering Column, Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler and Rear Moulding, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Sports Sill Cover, HELE, RadioNavi System, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 3300 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • Ferrari 458 Speciale

    £309,995 £309,995

    The exterior benefits from 20 inch painted forged wheel rims Nero, Giallo Modena Brake Calipers, Scuderia Wing Shields and a Verde and Rosso Racing livery stripe. The car had its first service in December 2015 and has now covered under 2,000 miles from new and as such is in the condition you would expect. The car is available to view immediately at our showrooms just outside London.

    • Mileage: 2000 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Speciale

    £275,000 £275,000

    Today this exceptional 458 is presented with just 96 Miles from new and as such presents equal to the day it left the Maranello factory. Accompanied by its original and complete book pack, spare key, tools, tyre pump and spare wheel, it also profits from Ferrari's warranty and 7 year service plan. With full UK registration it is ready to be used and enjoyed immediately by the next owner and is available for viewing at our showroom based just outside London.

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  • Ferrari 458

    £216,990 £216,990

    20'' Forged diamond cut alloys, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone, Scuderia Shields, Reverse Camera, Full Carbon Bucket Seats, Lifting GearVVS are delighted to offer this 2015 65 plate last edition Ferrari 458 Italia, presented in Bianco with Nero roof. This is a one private owner car and is considered to be one of the final right hand drive cars produced being the favoured normally aspirated 458, which has been part of a collection and has only covered 200 miles. The car was ordered as a bespoke specification and listed at over £250k. Options include, carbon fibre under door cover, carbon fibre racing package, two tone body painting, AFS system, yellow brake calipers, cruise control, carbon fibre wheels cup, suspension lifter, electric steering c, Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 200 mi
    • Engine size: 4497
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  • Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Introduced in 2009 and designed to replace the Ferrari F430 , the 458 boasts a 4.5-litre V8 engine that delivers truly remarkable performance, with 0-62mph taking just 3.4 seconds. In its full road test of the V8 supercar, Autocar magazine said: ‘Regardless of setting, the 458 is (for a supercar) a supple-riding thing whose fast, light steering, at 2.0 turns lock to lock, instantly feels agile’. The 458 Italia's steering wheel underscores a continuity with classic Ferrari cues like the aluminum central pad while the removal of any indicator and windshield wiper stalks clusters all controls on the steering wheel. The center console features a sculptural aluminium casting that houses the F1 gearshift panel and dynamic controls including Launch Control, reverse, and the Auto switch to operate the gearbox in fully automatic mode. This paricular Ferrari 458 Italia is presented in Grigio Silverstone with Nero hide seats, Alcantara centres and grigio stripe. Nero carpets, Carbon racing Package, Cavallino stitched headrests, large Carbon racing seats, Auto dimming mirrors, ipod connect, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, electric steering column, electric mirrors, Nav trak, Stability & traction control,

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  • 2014 (14) FERRARI 458 SPECIALE PETROL Coupe 4.5 AB 2DR Semi Automatic

    £299,995 £299,995

    DESCRIPTION AMARI is delighted to offer you this stunning investment opportunity, Ferrari 458 Speciale, which is a 2014 / 14 Registered Example in Nero Daytona with Nero Alcantara Interior, having covered only 8,988 Miles by 1 Careful Owner. EXTERIOR This car is in presented to you in Nero Daytona, with Racing Livery in Silver / Grigio, which truly is a distinctive colour combination for the 458 Speciale. The exterior is in an immaculate condition as you could expect. INTERIOR The interior is upholstered in the Nero Alcantara throughout coordinating with the exterior. Also in an immaculate condition throughout. SPECIFICATION The already huge specification of the 458 Speciale is highly enhanced by the following options: Nero Daytona Black Brake Calipers AFS Frontlighting System Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler and Aerodynamic Fins Carbon Fibre Engine Compartment Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser Wings Carbon Fibre Wheel Caps Scuderia Ferrari Shields on Fenders Racing Livery Titanium Sport Exhaust Pipes Embroidered Prancing Horse on Headrests Floor Mats with Embroidered Model Logo Yellow Rev Counter Colour Upon Request for Special Stitching Cruise Control Front Suspension Lift System Satellite Navigation System Anti-Theft Satellite System Rear Parking Camera Rear and Front Parking Sensors Integrated Audio System Outer and Inner Electrochromic Mirrors HISTORY The Full Ferrari Service History is as follows: 27/03/2015 - 3,533 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Graypaul) 24/03/2016 - 8,965 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Graypaul) The car also benefits from the 4th Year Extended Warranty which expires on the 16th May 2018. The Genuine Maintenance 7 Years Service Pack expires on the 16th May 2021. The car sits on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Tyres all around. Front: 245 x 35 x ZR20 (91Y) Rear: 305 x 30 x ZR20 (103Y) Tyre treads are: Front Right: 6mm Front Left: 6mm Rear Right: 6mm Rear Left: 6mm We have the original Owner Pack containing the Owner Manual, and other reference material, as well as 2 Keys and 2 Fobs. To arrange a viewing, please contact our team on 01772 663777. Viewing strictly by appointment. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 8988 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • Ferrari 458 Spider

    £193,995 £193,995

    Variant: Carbon Fibre Racing Package - 2013 62 Rosso Corsa with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Leather Headlining, Rosso Stitching, 20” Forged Dark Painted Rims with Red Brake Callipers, Climate Controlled Air-Conditioning, Power Hood, Electronic Suspension, Sport Sill Cover, Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Sport Exhaust Pipes, Rear Parking Sensors, Yellow Rev Counter, Satellite Navigation, CST, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Airbags, IPod Connection and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 5500 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information 2011, LHD, 458 Italia, Yellow / Giallo, Black full leather racing seats, carbon backed, yellow stitching with embossed headrests. Factory wing shields, Carbon LED steering wheel. Only 7473 mls. Immaculate inside and out. £115,000

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 7473 mi
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  • 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information This stunning Ferrari 458 Speciale is a 2014 model and has been kept in beautiful condition by it's two previous owners. This 458 is presented in the classic Rosso with a beautiful black and red interior. This car comes complete with AFS system, Red brake calipers, Alcantara central tunnel and more. With only 1,879 miles on the clock, it is a rare opportunity to own this stunning vehicle.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 1879 mi
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  • 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information VAT QUALIFYING, JANUARY 2012 registered, Immediate delivery, FERRARI 458 Italia finished in Rosso Corsa. Nero hide interior with Rosso piping and stitching. Bordeaux carpets and Rosso seat belts. Delivery mileage only. List price £196,000 + Premium over list. PLEASE CALL KEVAN HUMPHREY ON 07733 366 530 (ANYTIME).

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 100 mi
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  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information Rosso Corsa with Nero hide interior, red stitching and piping with Nero carpets. This 458 had a list price of £215,000 when new. PLEASE CALL KEVAN HUMPHREY ON 07733 366 530

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 5400 mi
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  • 2012 Ferrari 458 ITALIA

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information JANUARY 2012 registered, Ferrari 458 Italia finished in Giallo Stratis with Nero hide interior. Special request paint and Matt Black roof. List price of £224,000. Full spec available on request.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 5500 mi
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  • 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe

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    Ferrari 458 Additional Information 2012 Nuovo Nero Daytona Ferrari 458 Coupe, 5,700 miles, Black leather with yellow stitching. Steering wheel with LED's, Giallo Modena brake calipers and 20" painted sports wheel rims, Front and Rear parking sensors, Scuderia wing shields. I-pod connectivity and sat-nav. Car still has the remainder of the 7 year service pack. Please call us to arrange a viewing of this vehicle.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 5700 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Spider

    £199,995 £199,995

    Variant: Carbon Fibre Racing Package - 2014 14 Nero Daytona Metallic with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Carpets and Dashboard, Bianco Stitching, Bianco Horse Stitched Headrests, 20” Forged Dark Painted Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Parking Camera, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Electric Steering Column, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, White Rev Counter, Internal and External Electro-Chromic Mirrors, Sport Exhaust Pipes, TPMS, Radionavi & Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Airbags, IPod Connection and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 9500 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • Ferrari 458 Italia

    £174,995 £174,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 458 Italia First Delivered: 01/03/2013 Mileage: 15,906 Miles Previous Owners: tba Engine: 4.5 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Rosso Corsa Trim Colour: Crema Hide Carpet Colour: Bordeaux Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: November 2017 TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 15906 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Sold

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    This very special vehicle has now been sold... sorry! Body: Coupe Transmission: Semi-Automatic Mileage: 1,000 Fuel Type: Petrol Registered: 2014 (14) Doors: 2 Engine Size: 4.5 Finished in: Red

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 1000 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 SPIDER DCT

    £178,975 £178,975

    458 SPIDER. LOVELY LOW MILEAGE EXAMPLE... RED (ROSSO CORSA)BLACK LEATHER. RED CRESTS. CARBON FIBRE WHEEL WITH LED.BOSE.CRUISE.SPORTS EXHAUST.SCUDERIA SHIELDS.CARBON FIBRE INTERIOR DRIVER ZONE AND CARBON FIBRE REAR DIFFUSER.IPOD CONNECTION.SAT NAV.RED CALIPERS.YELLOW REV COUNTER,RED CARPETS.LEATHER HEAD LINING.ELECTRIC AND HEATED SEATS.FRONT/REAR PARKING SENSORS.ADVANCED FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM. SO NICE SPEC!WITH SERVICE PACK AND SERVICED EVERY YEAR. A range of finance options are available for this motorcar. Please contact us for further details. **VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY** Video channel WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/1MARLOWCARS Follow us WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.TWITTER.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARLOWCARS Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy of the above information, some inaccuracies may occur. It is important that you do not rely on this information but check with Marlow Cars limited about any items which may affect your decision to buy this vehicle. These figures relate to a typical example of this model when new. They will vary according to the age, condition, fitted equipment and mileage of the vehicle. Bluetooth phone compatibility will vary

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 8900 mi
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