French registration papers
Chassis N° ZFFWP50B000124989
- Only 43 900 km on the odometer
- Second hand
- Exceptional condition and perfectly maintained mechanics
Carrying on the tradition of Ferrari 2+2 coupes with a V12 engine at the front (330 GT, 365 GT, 400 and 412), the 456 project was launched in 1989 before being marketed in 1992. The Pininfarina designer gave priority to refinement and discretion over a sporty outburst, just suggested by the two double exhaust tailpipes. The work accomplished is remarkable and the aerodynamics meticulous. In 1998, the 456 GT becomes 456M GT (M for Modificata), and as such the front end has been reworked and the air intakes enlarged to obtain better cooling of the V12. Inside, the dashboard receives the meters and the ventilation grids of the 550 Maranello, the habitability of the rear seats is also improved. The 456M GT was produced in 688 units until 2003 before giving way to the 612 Scaglietti. Thanks to its lines of great purity and fluidity, the 456 GT symbolizes for some the most beautiful Ferrari of the modern era and remains unanimously an exceptional GT in more than one respect.
The version that we offer in these pages is a 456M GTA equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. It was delivered new in Germany on July 13, 2001 by the official importer Ferrari Gohm as shown in its warranty booklet. With its Nero Daytona colour and its Connolly leather upholstery with the rare Daytona touch, this car also has the particularity of having received a grey adhesive film on its roof. Never having been installed as standard, this adhesive was applied by its current second French owner, giving a more modern touch to the car, recalling the configuration of the most recent 599 GTBs. Perfectly removable, this adhesive refers above all to the 456M GT Bicolore Scaglietti exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show in 2002, representing an example of the customization offered by the Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalogue. With nearly 43,900 kilometres on the odometer, this perfectly preserved and maintained 456 M GTA is probably the most beautiful of all those we've offered for sale in recent years. The original paintwork is immaculate, protected by a removable transparent film, the passenger compartment is really close to new, and the mechanics have been regularly followed in recent years at Gohm in Germany and then at Fiorano Racing since the car has been in France. In addition to the original notebooks, which are systematically stamped at each intervention, a large file of invoices and the two sets of keys come with the car. Owner of several Ferraris and extremely careful, our customer entrusts us with the sale of an exceptional copy in more than one respect, which perfectly justifies our estimate.
Aguttes – Auction House in Paris
The Autumn Sale 2020 / 13th of December