1994 FERRARI 456 GT
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 148
Year : 1994
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : L748 HEN
Chassis No. : ZFFSD44B000098459
Engine No. : 35945
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Introduced at Garage Francorchamps, Belgium in 1992, the 456 was
Ferrari's attempt to produce a motor car that was somewhat
different from their usual offerings. The idea was to generate the
space and comfort of a Gran Turismo (GT) whilst being the most
powerful 2+2 in the world. The 456 GT incorporated features
familiar to generations of Ferrari cognoscenti with the
front-mounted four-cam V12, rear transaxle, tubular steel space
frame chassis, and all-independent suspension remaining, whilst an
electronically-controlled adaptive suspension and a six-speed
gearbox made its first appearance (an automatic gearbox was also an
option). Power was supplied via the nearly 450 horsepower V12 that
produced a massive 398 ft-lb of torque at 4,500rpm. Variable-ratio
power steering, three-way adjustable suspension dampening,
self-levelling rear ride height and a speed-activated rear spoiler
ensure the handling is up to the performance. The interior was well
appointed with features you expect from a luxury motor car.
Aerodynamically efficient with a subtly beautiful curvaceous body,
the 456 remained stable up to its maximum speed of around 190mph, a
figure that made it the world's fastest production four-seater
passenger car.

We are delighted to offer this example of a Ferrari 456 GT, with
the manual gearbox, that may only be described as in excellent
condition throughout. This Ferrari was initially delivered to
Bahrain on 22nd April 1994, however, three months later,
it was driven to the UK with its first service being undertaken at
Ferrari Antwerp during that trip. A full Ferrari service history
was carried out up until 2002 where it was exported to the
Netherlands and placed into long-term storage until it re-appeared
in 2015 and purchased by the current owner. Major re-commissioning
works were then undertaken and included a cam belt service and four
new original manufacturers' specification Pirelli tyres. These
works totalled in excess of £13,000 and are a testament to the
current owner's will to have a Ferrari that is correct in all
details. Today, approximately 73,500km are indicated upon the
odometer (equating to approximately 45,670 miles).

The coachwork is presented in Pozzi Blue and is in excellent
order. Take a look on the inside and you will find the quality
continues; the rich warm leather interior is elegant, simple and
uniquely Italian; the electronic and automatic features working, as
they should. The 456 also benefits from a full three piece Ferrari
luggage set as well as having all the correct tools and manuals (in
English). We are informed that this fine Ferrari is UK registered
and will arrive at the sale having undergone a recent MoT test to
give peace of mind to a new owner. Offered in stunning condition,
this Ferrari 456 GT stands out with its perfect balance of
aggressiveness, elegance, lovely colour combination and only awaits
a lucky new owner to enjoy it to the full.

For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170