1997 Ferrari 456

GTA ex-Pete Townsend

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £28,000 - £30,000
Registration Number: R760 GVW
Chassis Number: ZFFWP500000109643
The name 456 is derived from the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres. This was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. It is essentially a detuned version of the engine that appears in the 550 and 575. Despite its supercar performance the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine, which has proven to be a very reliable unit.
The introduction of the 456GTA (A for automatic) in August 1996 proved popular with drivers who loved the car’s shape but wanted the easy life, and with a top speed of 185mph it became the world’s fastest production automatic.
This 456 GTA was originally delivered new in 1998 to Mr Pete Townsend of The Who, and has subsequently had only 3 other owners. It is finished in dark metallic green with tan hide and is presented with a stamped service book and also the rare feature of a matching leather luggage set, optioned from new.
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