Lot 167 - 2001 Ferrari 456M
|Odometer reading||15,512 miles|
|Estimate||£46,000 - £54,000|
|Result||Sold - £49,808|
- Low mileage example
- Stunning condition
- Ex-Dr. James Hull collection
The 456M, M standing for Modificata, was unveiled in 1998, starting with chassis number 109589. Many changes were made to improve aerodynamics and cooling, and the interior – still featuring Connolly Leather – was refreshed with new seats and other conveniences including fewer gauges on the dash, and a new Becker stereo fitted in front of the shifter rather than behind, as in the very shallow and special Sony head unit in the 456 GT. The 456 had a smaller grille with fog lights outside the grille. The bonnet was the first commercial application of carbon fibre, the previous being made of a composite material. Power output remained unchanged on the Modificata using Bosch Motronic M5.2 engine management. The cylinder firing order was changed for smoother running.
We are delighted to offer this example of a Ferrari 456M that can only be described as being in excellent condition. The car formed part of the world famous 543 car collection of the dentist Dr. James Hull.
The coachwork on this Ferrari is presented in pale blue and is in fine order. Take a look on the inside and you will find the quality continues; the rich cream leather interior is elegant and complements the exterior perfectly. To be expected from such a splendid example, a good service history is supplied, including stamps in 2006,2007 and 2009 the next service was undertaken in 2020 following the cars 10 years in collections. This work included new belts, fuel pump, Pirelli P Zero tyres and recommissioning. The most recent service was completed at Dick Lovetts in January 2022 at 15,030 miles. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and we are advised it will come to auction with a fresh MoT Test certificate.
Previous lotLot 166 - 1995 Bentley Continental R
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