Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273

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Lot 29A
Rare manual transmission model
1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. F12 MPG Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273

Sold for £ 38,250 (US$ 52,265) inc. premium
Rare manual transmission model
1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. F12 MPG
Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
*Sold new in Hong Kong
*Imported into the UK in 2014
*Present ownership since 2015
*Circa 46,000 kilometres recorded
*Extensive history file

Footnotes

  • Not since the 412's demise in 1989 had Ferrari offered a '2+2', and when the 456 GT arrived in October 1992 it was obvious that the long awaited newcomer eclipsed all Maranello's previous four-seat Grand Tourers. Although new throughout, the 456 GT incorporated elements familiar to generations of Ferrari cognoscenti: front-mounted four-cam V12, rear transaxle, tubular steel spaceframe chassis and all-independent suspension, while making an appearance for the first time were electronically-controlled adaptive suspension and a six-speed gearbox (an automatic was optional). Essentially a de-tuned version of that powering the 550 and 575, the new 5.5-litre V12 produced 442bhp at 6,250rpm yet remained smooth and tractable from idling speed to red-line thanks to its state-of-the-art engine management system. F40 excepted, the 456 was Ferrari's most powerful road car up to that time, yet despite delivering supercar performance its relatively unstressed engine has proven to be very reliable.

    For the 456, Pininfarina worked its magic once more to create a subtly beautiful curvaceous body contrasting with the hard edges of its predecessor. Although bereft of extraneous aerodynamic devices, the 456 remained stable up to its maximum of around 190mph, a figure that made it the world's fastest production four-seater passenger car. Acclaimed on its debut, the 456's styling has not dated and is a tribute to Pininfarina's farsightedness in creating one of most successful designs of modern times. An air-conditioned interior, sumptuous Connolly leather trim, perfectly weighted power steering and Porsche-rivalling build quality all combined to make the 456 GT a worthy competitor for Bentley, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz.

    This rare and sought-after manual transmission example was sold new in Hong Kong and purchased there by the previous keeper in 2010 before being imported by them into the UK in 2014. The car's full history is on file with circa 35-40 individual invoices issued by Italian Motors HK/Auto Italia HK between 1995 and 2014.

    The previous keeper had Hoyle Fox service the car once before it was purchased by the late owner via The Ferrari Centre in November 2015 at 44,054 kilometres (scanned advertisement on file). The current odometer reading is circa 46,000 kilometres. While in the current ownership, maintenance has been undertaken regularly by local specialist Mark Allen of M D Allen Engineering, who looks after the owner's collection. The car is offered with its original sales/service book and owner's handbook; a Replacement Maintenance Certificate book in the deceased owner's name (issued November 2015); a V5C Registration Certificate; and the aforementioned service bills. The cherished registration 'F12 MPG' is included in the sale.

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Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
Rare manual transmission model,1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSP44C000103273
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