Donald Trump’s Ferrari F430 F1 almost failed to sell at the auction

Article by Christian A., on April 6, 2017

In a recent auction in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Trump’s 2007 Ferrari F430 fetched lower than expectations at only $240,000. Fortunately, after a few moments or just when the car was set to leave the auction floor, the buyer and the seller (2nd owner of Trump’s Ferrari F430) agreed to a price of $270,000.

That means that it still didn’t come out as expected. For one, Auctions America, (the auction house where it was sold) is expecting this vehicle to sell between $250,000-$350,000. The US President first bought the Ferrari F430 F1 back in 2007 and had it for about four years. At the time, the car has only covered around 2,400 miles. Nevertheless, the car still comes with its original manuals, service records and tool kit.

Painted in Rossa Corsa red, the Ferrari F430 has since accumulated 6,000 miles after it’s been acquired by the second owner. Some of its notable features include a set of Daytona racing inspired seats, a CD changer with radio, a carbon fiber trimmed dashboard along with Scuderia Ferrari’s crest at the fenders and dials in signature Giallo yellow. The cabin meanwhile features both beige and light brown colors.

Under the hood, the Italian supercar houses a powerful 490hp 4.3-liter V8 engine with up to 196 miles per hour top speed. Instead of a manual transmission, it is equipped with a six-speed paddle shifter gear box.

As the new President of the United States, Trump will be receiving a new limo (or “The Beast” as how they call it), within the next few months. Though the Secret Service isn’t sharing any details, it is believed that Trump’s new custom limousine will be riding on a heavy duty armored chassis weighing approximately 6,800kg-8,000kg (or 15-20lbs).

Like most armored vehicles, General Motors is also expected to use a four-level procedure on the Best itself. First, it will develop the armor, then it will go through installation process. This will be followed by a series of validity tests before heading with the limousine’s final production procedure. To this point; the Beast is probably well on its third phase.

That said, Trump has always been known for his love for exotic cars, way before he took a seat at the White House. Aside from having had a 2007 Ferrari F430 in his collection, he used to be a proud owner of a custom Cadillac limousine and a Le Mans Blue 1997 Diablo VT Roadster.

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