1999 Ferrari 456

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Mileage 
    4 436 mi / 7 140 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFWP50C000 116424
  • Engine number 
    F116C
  • Lot number 
    452
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Tour de France Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

This superb example is attractively finished in a lovely shade of Tour de France BlueThe interior is classic Ferrari in TDF Blue and Sabbia Sand piped in blue with navy carpets5.5-litre, 48-valve, V12 derived from the Dino V6. 436bhp, 0-60 in 5.2 secondsFully comprehensive service history from new with main dealers annually up until 2015Subsequently looked after byspecialists Bob Houghton (2017) andPeter ChambersDespite the tiny mileage, there are two cambelt services in the book (2019 and July 2020)Presented beautifully and wearing all original paintwork, this is a special car in which to relax and enjoy traditional Ferrari V12 GT motoringN.B.The cherished registration number illustrated (F1 HTY) does not form part of the saleProduced 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456 and later 456 M are front-engined Grand Tourers' in true Ferrari tradition and were an overdue replacement for the outdated, front-engined 412 which had been the company's premium four-seat V12 car for many years.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 centimetres and this was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. Despite its supercar performance, 436bhp, 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds, 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),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.This particular UK right-hand drive, 456 GTA is the later M (Modificata) version which features improved aerodynamics and cooling, later more comfortable seats, a carbon fibre bonnet and a later Becker stereo system. Acquired by our private BRDC member vendor from Romans in 2016 for 90,000, the car is an absolutely exceptional example of the model having covered just over 4,400 miles from new.The service history, despite the extremely low mileage, is fully comprehensive from new with main dealers annually up until 2015 and then visits to noted specialists Bob Houghton in 2017, Peter Chambers Automotive in 2019 (cam belts changed) and again in July 2020.The mileage is backed up by the MOT and service history and is therefore warranted.Finished from new in itsoriginal colour of Tour De France Blue with a superbly crafted interior in Sabbia Sand, itretains its original engine, gearbox and all mechanicals making thisa 'matching numbers' example.Presented beautifully and wearing all original paintwork, this is a special car in which to relax and enjoy traditional Ferrari V12 GT motoring.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Nick on 07831 440 158 or [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1999 Ferrari 456M GTAhttps://youtu.be/pVF6VeMmQwsfalse