Lot 165 - 1995 Ferrari 456 GT
|Odometer reading||53,970 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,500|
- Manual example
- Desirable colour combination
- Recent extensive maintenance work
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.
Registered new on the 17th May 1995 this wonderful manual gearbox example is presented in metallic black coachwork over a black leather interior and looks superb. In very good order throughout the paintwork retains a deep shine and the interior shows very little sign of age. Recently the 456GT has been treated to much expenditure undertaken by Ferrari specialists and as such it drives very well indeed. Offered with a history file containing various service records, Ferrari books, sundry invoices, the UK registration document, and a current MoT test certificate valid until May 2022. A superb opportunity to acquire a desirable manual example.
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