Brian Hartline’s 2006 Ferrari F430

(Cross-posted from the eBay Motors Blog)

Brian Hartline is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and wanted a car that he could run on the track and feel the true elements of a race car. Additionally, he wanted a car that had an aggressive look and an eagerness to be driven even more aggressively. Brian’s choice — a Ferrari F430 — the same car Dream Racing chooses to run in their “race car” experience when customers want the true feeling of driving a race prepared sports machine.

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To bring his dream car to life, Brian worked with Eldred Tailored, creator of a video web series called “Beyond the Grind” that pushes viewers to be motivated and ready for success, and asked them to design and create a car that reflects his tough work ethic and passion for racing. Arguably, Ferrari produces some of the most elegant sports cars in the world and to make it more visually striking is a custom body kit lined with carbon fiber rockers and large carbon fiber diffuser. The exterior is covered with a unique paint mixture called “Satin Gunship Grey.”

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Ride stance is enhanced with a set of extreme concave 20-inch front and 21-inch rear Aggio ECL matte black wheels machined by Forgiato Wheels and neatly tucked under the fenders thanks to a custom set of coilovers.

Aural symphony from the high performance, tuned V8 is enhanced with full headers and exhaust system by Capristo that was imported from Germany and cost $17,000.

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Inside, custom Recaro seats reupholstered in two-tone red and black diamond stitched suede cradle the driver and passenger in luxury fit for Formula 1 stars. The suede diamond stitch material is carried over to the door panels. A custom Kicker audio system was installed to kick up the volume to maximum range.

The video below is the first episode of “Beyond the Grind” featuring Brian Hartline and his Ferrari F430. If Eldred Tailored did their job correctly, don’t be surprised If you “can’t wait to own this car” after viewing the video.


Feeling inspired? You can bid on Brian’s Ferrari on eBay before the auction closes on Mar 22, 2014 (PDT): 2006 Ferrari F430