Lot 217 - 1998 Ferrari 456M GTA
|Odometer reading||66,408 miles|
|Result||Sold - £44,148|
- Comprehensive service record
- Maintained regardless of expense
After discontinuing 412 production in late 1989, Ferrari had been operating without a front-engined model of any description for the first time in their history. By 1992 though, the firm were ready to re-enter the GT market with the gorgeous 456. A modern day version of the 365 GTC/4 produced for just 18 months back in 1971/72, the 456 was clearly influenced by the GTC/4 in concept and style along with that car's glamorous stable-mate, the GTB/4 Daytona.
Sprinting from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds and capable of a top speed of 186mph, the 456 could lap Fiorano several seconds quicker than a 512TR and 348. Pininfarina produced an exceptionally clean design, one devoid of wings, flares or blisters but nevertheless aggressive enough to hint at its massive performance. It was quite possibly the best looking 2+2 of all time.
Presented in the elegant colour combination of Blue Tour de France Metallic over a tan leather interior, this wonderful example presents very well indeed. The body and paintwork are in very good order and show very few blemishes as do the alloy wheels. The interior is in splendid condition and is complemented by blue piping and dark blue carpets. The vendor reports that this Ferrari runs and drives very well indeed, is a pleasure to drive, and sounds fantastic when on song.
The 456 comes complete with an impressive service record showing 21 services recorded from new, undertaken by either Ferrari main dealer or specialists. AE Performance Engineering Ltd completed the most recent cambelt and auxiliary belt service on 25th February 2021 at 66,326 miles. Accompanying the car is a history file containing the original Ferrari documentation wallet, all manuals, various sundry invoices, V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until August 2021 and the original leather bound toolkit. Also included is a bespoke indoor car cover. A modern-day Daytona with room for two in the back, this 456 is a very well looked after example indeed and offered without reserve which we are sure will attract significant interest.
Previous lotLot 216 - 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 L
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