Lot 301 - 2000 Ferrari 456 GTA
|Odometer reading||28,083 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £47,040|
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.
We are delighted to offer this example of a Ferrari 456 GTA, with automatic transmission and can only be described as in excellent condition throughout. This stunning vehicle is offered with a full main dealer service history. The coachwork on this Ferrari is presented in grey and is in excellent order. Take a look on the inside and you will find the quality continues; the rich red leather interior is elegant, and complements the exterior perfectly. This fine Ferrari is UK registered and will arrive at the sale having undergone a recent MoT test, a gearbox oil change and with a new cambelt fitted, giving peace of mind to any new owner. This Ferrari 456 GTA is offered in stunning condition. It stands out with its perfect balance of aggressiveness, elegance and lovely colour combination and awaits a lucky new owner to enjoy it to the fullest.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.