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1997 Ferrari 456 GTA

Lot No.: 310

Registration: TBA
Chassis Number: ZFFWP50C000108323
Engine Number: 45662
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5474cc
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Sold for (£): 42,750


Produced from 1992 until 2003, the Ferrari 456 and later 456 M are front-engined ‘Grand Tourers' in true Ferrari tradition, and were an overdue replacement for the outdated front-engined 412 which had been the company's premium four-seat V12 car for many years. The name '456' refers to the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimeters and this was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. Despite its supercar performance, 436bhp, 0-60mph in 5.2 secs, and a top speed of 188mph, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine which has proven to be a very reliable unit.
Its looks are smooth and understated, and distinctive external features include a small grille with fog lights on the outside, bonnet-mounted air scoops (removed on the 456M), a motorised undercarriage spoiler that begins its deployment above 65 mph and pop-up headlights, making this the last Ferrari to do so. The model was warmly received by press and enthusiasts alike, and although not produced in large numbers was always gently in demand by 'silver-haired' Ferrari owners before the 456M was eventually replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti.

Purchased on the 30th of April 1997 from Maranello Concessionaries Ltd and finished in the attractive combination of Grigio with a Red leather interior, this lovely 456 spent the first 10 years of its life on British roads, before being exported to Cyprus in the late 2000s.
An original stamped service book accompanies the car, tracking its regular service history through a variety of Ferrari main dealers and supercar specialists, alongside MoTs, receipts and invoices detailing maintenance on the vehicle, including work commissioned in Cyprus.
The car's most recent service, in September this year, saw expenditure exceeding 4,000 euros on a detailed service and overhaul which included; new cam belts, camshaft, air filter, oil filter, rear brake pads and refreshed leather trims. The odometer reading at that point was just 27,519 miles.

This original UK, right-hand drive Ferrari 456 has recently arrived back in England and is supplied with a NOVA, import documents ( it's currently undergoing UK Registration), a fresh MoT, Ferrari toolkit and its history file.
A competent Grand Tourer in excellent condition, this fantastic car offers V12 Ferrari performance and style and, at its current estimate, represents fantastic value for money.