This is a 1997 Ferrari 456 GTA RHD finished in Grigio Titanio with Bordeaux Hide. The car has coverd a mere 21,000 miles from new.
Not since the 412's demise in 1989 had Ferrari offered a '2+2', and when the 456 GT debuted at the Paris Salon in October 1992 it was obvious that the long awaited newcomer eclipsed all Maranello's previous four-seat Grand Tourers. Although new from stem to stern, 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. Essentially a de-tuned version of that powering the 550 and 575, the new 5.5-litre V12 unleashed no less than 442bhp at a lowly 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 the most powerful road car developed by Ferrari up to that time, yet despite delivering supercar performance this 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 in the luxury Gran Turismo marketplace. An automatic transmission version, known as the 456GT A, became available for 1997 and then two years later the model was given its one-and-only makeover, re-emerging as the subtly restyled and improved 456 GT M (Modificata).
This lovely example was sold new in Hong Kong on 1st November 1997 to a Mr. Chan Steven, was imported into the UK in 2018 and has had 2 owners since. It is in excellent condition inside and out. The paint is fabulous and we are told has recently been treated to a 5 year ceramic coating.
Inside, everything is in great shape and all the dials and switches work as they should. She was treated to a set of new Lambswool over-carpets in January of 2022. The previous owner spend over £2,000 improving the car last year as supported by invoices in the history file.
The history file has 11 service stamps in the book from Ferrari specialists. The car was regularly serviced and maintained in Hong Kong by an official Ferrari Dealer, Auto Italia Ltd. She has had 2 major services since arriving in the UK. The last service was on 21st March 2022 by DCT Scuderia at 20,547 miles (this service included replacement engone oil and filters, cam belt replacement, auxiliary belt replacement and a re-gas of the air conditioning system). Accompanying the car is the book pack including the owners manual and hi-fi operating instructions.
This wonderful example sailed through an advisory free MoT in January 2022 as it did for the previous 3 years. This is a super low mileage Ferrari in exceptional condition and the perfect colours!