Lot 151 - 2000 Ferrari 456M GT
|Odometer reading||13,258 miles|
|Estimate||£67,000 - £75,000|
The Ferrari 456, the first front-engined Ferrari for 20 years, offered true performance touring for four occupants. The 456 GT was announced in September 1992, making its public show debut in Paris the following month. This was a positive and brave move by the company, as the prestige sports car markets were in recession, after all the speculation and hype of the late eighties. However, they showed their commitment to broadening their range and to maintaining their position at the head of the list of the world's most desirable automobiles. The Pininfarina styled aluminium bodywork made for a pleasing if not spectacular design, particularly the modernised reflection of the fabled 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' with the long bonnet, featuring retractable headlight pods. Also inspired by the 'Daytona' was the design treatment of the rear of the cabin envelope and tail. Thus although the shape was thoroughly modern, it contained retro trace elements to associate it with the company's history. Electronically adjustable self levelling suspension gave positive handling and a comfortable ride, while the 442bhp, V12 made sure that performance had not been overlooked.
This lefthand drive Ferrari was imported into the UK in 2015 by the current vendor. The cambelts were changed in 2015 by respected Ferrari specialist, Foskers and the car appears to be faultless mechanically. The condition of this delightfully handsome Ferrari is commensurate with such a low mileage example, the vendor having used her sparingly since his purchase. Fitted with the more desirable manual gearbox , this four-seater GT is finished in blue with tan leather and comes with the original Ferrari toolkit and jack. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this 456M is very well equipped and will be a joy to own.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.