Considering how they’ve occupied the top spot in the automotive pecking order for the better part of a century, it’s unsurprising that Ferraris are very rarely described as a bargain. However, if a manual V12 prancing horse for less than the price of a Volkswagen hot hatch isn’t a bargain, then we don’t know what is. This lovely 1994 Ferrari 456 is estimated to fetch between 35,000 and 40,000 pounds at Silverstone Auctions upcoming sale on June 4th and, considering how expensive even the most entry-level of hot hatches have become, it looks like a bit of a no-brainer.
This 456 wears an alluring combination of a Blu Swaters Metallic exterior with a tan leather interior, suggesting that this car’s first owner really knew what they were doing with the spec sheet. Crucially, it also boasts the all-important gated shifter, allowing you to sample the full extent of that V12’s vocal range at will. With the market beginning to warm to this car’s successor, the less elegant and more bloated 612 Scaglietti, this could be the perfect time to add one of these pop-up headlight wearing beauties to your garage.