Not since the 412’s demise in 1989 had Ferrari offered a ‘2+2’. The 456 GT debuted at the Paris Salon in October of 1991 and although new from stem to stern, the 456 GT incorporated elements familiar to generations of Ferrari cognoscenti – front-mounted four-cam V-12, rear transaxle, tubular steel spaceframe chassis and all-independent suspension. With an exception to the F40, the 456 was the most powerful road car developed by Ferrari at that time, yet despite delivering supercar performance this relatively unstressed engine has proven itself to be very reliable.
Acclaimed on its debut, the 456’s styling hasn’t dated and is truly a tribute to Pininfarina’s farsightedness in creating one of the most successful designs of modern times.
This Beautiful right hand drive example is fitted with the rare Manual Gearbox finished in Blue Le Mans with Full tan leather interior complimented by a dark blue dash top and dark blue over mats.
The car has only had 5 owners over the last 23 years and has covered 61,000 miles from new, with a total service history listed below.
600/1000 mile service 29-11-95
6,250 mile service 23-03-99 // 4,223 miles*
Annual service 04-08-00 // 8,644 miles
25,000 mile service 31-01-02 // 26,321 miles
31,250 mile service 19-08-02 // 30,417 miles
37,500 mile service 17-12-04 // 36,726 miles*
Major service 05-08-13 // 37,161 miles**
Annual service 20-08-14 // 48,135 miles
Annual service 01-07-16 // 53,408 miles*
Annual service 22-09-17 // 59,341 miles
** inc valve clearances and cam belts
* inc cam belts and new complete new clutch
An absolute pleasure to drive, this 456 is perhaps the most understated and sophisticated Ferrari you can buy for under £100,000. A better example of this elegant, front-engine V-12 Ferrari will be hard to find.