2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507

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Lot 47
2001 Ferrari 456M GT
Design By Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 106,400 inc. premium
2001 Ferrari 456M GT
Design By Pininfarina
VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507

5,474cc DOHC 48-Valve V-12 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
442bhp at 6,250rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly optioned and extremely well cared for example
*Desirable 6-speed manual 456 Modificata GT with less than 26,000 miles from new
*Elegant Grigio Ingrid livery
*Impressive service and maintenance history


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Acknowledged as one of Pininfarina's finest pieces, the aluminum coachwork was chemically bonded to an incredibly stiff tubular steel chassis. Twice winning the European engineers' award for the best large displacement engine, a new V12 was brought in. This 65-degree power-plant displaced 5,474cc (the car's name derives from the fact each cylinder was an impressive 456cc). Complete with four valves per cylinder, the 456 developed 436bhp and 406lbft at 4,500rpm, making it the most powerful Ferrari ever produced – bar the F40. A top speed of 188mph and a 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds further reinforced the fact the 456M was more than just a pretty face. If that wasn't enough, this four-seat, front-engined Ferrari was also quicker around Ferrari's Fiorano test track than either of its existing mid-engined supercars, the 348 and 512TR. It no wonder a 456 was chosen as the daily drive for Michael Schumacher.

In 1998, the final and most refined version —the 'Modificata' 456M GT—was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in its Pininfarina chosen flagship color, Grigio Ingrid. Although power was increased to 442bhp courtesy of an upgrade to Bosch Motronic 5.2 and the firing pattern was altered to improve smoothness, the main aims of the 456M were to improve aerodynamics and cooling. A fixed underbody spoiler replaced the motorized one and at the nose a larger grille was used in conjunction with a sharper, more pointed design treatment. Connolly leather was still featured inside, but new seats with improved ergonomics were introduced alongside the optional Daytona seats, as well as a new Becker stereo head unit now fitted in front of the six-speed open gate gearlever.

This stunning 456M GT is trimmed in the exceedingly elegant and unique color scheme of Grigio Ingrid, which was the flagship color chosen by Pininfarina when unveiling their creation, over a beautiful two–tone Cuio Naturale and Crema interior featuring Daytona seats. Lovingly pampered as a California car most of its life, its caretaker for well over a decade has then been the venerated Carl Steuer of Blackhorse Motors in Los Angeles CA. In addition to the service history, the car is accompanied by a copy of its window sticker (showing a price $242K), books, manuals, tools, jack, seat-covers, the full original dealer-delivery kit and a CARFAX report. This specimen looks as showroom fresh as they come and is in its original specification save the addition of a rapturous Tubi exhaust system installed by the dealer. With 12 cylinders, a gated manual transmission and just over 25,000 miles on the odometer, it is a brilliant opportunity to acquire what is fast becoming one of the most sought-after Ferraris of the modern era.
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2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
2001 Ferrari  456M GT <br />VIN. ZFFWL44A810122507
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