Lot 180 - 1995 Ferrari 456 GT
|Odometer reading||41,921 miles|
|Estimate||£52,000 - £60,000|
- Desirable manual gearbox example
- Right hand drive and low mileage
Introduced at Garage Francorchamps, Belgium in 1992, the 456 was Ferrari’s attempt to produce a motor car that was somewhat different from their usual offerings. The idea was to generate the space and comfort of a Gran Turismo (GT) whilst being the most powerful 2+2 in the world. The 456 GT incorporated features familiar to generations of Ferrari cognoscenti with the front mounted four-cam V12, rear transaxle, tubular steel space frame chassis, and all-independent suspension remaining, whilst an electronically controlled adaptive suspension and a six-speed gearbox made its first appearance (an automatic gearbox was also an option). Power was supplied via the nearly 450 horsepower V12 that produced a massive 398 ft lb of torque at 4500rpm. Variable ratio power steering, three-way adjustable suspension dampening, self-levelling rear ride height and a speed-activated rear spoiler ensure the handling is up to the performance. The interior was well appointed with features you expect from a luxury motor car. Aerodynamically efficient with a subtly beautiful curvaceous body, the 456 remained stable up to its maximum speed of around 190mph, a figure that made it the world's fastest production four-seater passenger car.
Originally registered on 23rd March 1995, this UK supplied right hand drive example is fitted with the desirable manual gearbox. Finished in black with black leather interior this handsome Ferrari has only covered 41,921 miles in 26 years on British roads. Clearly this splendid example has been exceptionally well looked after and has a good service history folder to confirm this. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT valid until 10th November 2021, together with the original leather book packs. With only two former keepers this Ferrari 456 GT stands out with its perfect balance of aggressiveness, elegance, lovely colour combination and only awaits a lucky new owner to enjoy it to the full.
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