1996 Ferrari 456GT
Verde Mugello : Interesting History : Manual Gearbox
Date Registered: 1996
MOT Due: Mar 2020
Engine: 5.5L V12
Power: 436 bhp / 406 lb.ft
Drivetrain: 6 sp manual, RWD
Mileage: 12,400 Miles
The original 456 grand tourer was designed by Pietro Camardella at Pininfarina. The 5.5 L (5,473.91 cc) 65° V12 engine was derived from the Dino V6 rather than the more conventional 60° V12s used in the 412 and Daytona. It produces 436 hp, with 4 valves per cylinder and Bosch Motronic M2.7 engine management. It could push the 1,690 kg car and four passengers to a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h) making it the world's fastest production four-seater automobile from 1992-2002. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 4.8 seconds, At the time of its development, it was the most powerful regular production road car ever developed by Ferrari. The name 456 is derived from the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimeters. This was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention until the 488 GTB. Despite its exceptional performance, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine, which has proven to be a very reliable unit. The chassis is a tubular steel space-frame construction with a one-piece composite bonnet and body panels of aluminium. The body panels are welded to the chassis by using a special "sandwich filler" called feran that, when laid between, allows steel and aluminium to be welded.
This fantastic LHD Ferrari 456GT is finished in Verde Mugello with a tan leather interior.
Electric front seats
Crest embossed Ferrari in headrests
Stainless Steel gear knob and gate selector
17” Alloy wheels
Spare wheel kit in boot
Fitted Ferrari luggage set
The service history is as follows:
23/06/1997 - Delivery to first owner (Marcel Granier)
27/01/1998 - 3,746 km, Maranello Motorsport Venezuela (Ferrari agent) Ferrari annual service and check over
16/04/1998 - 3,825 km, Auvergne Moteurs France (Ferrari agent) Running in service
03/07/2000 - 6,593 km, Auvergne Moteurs France (Ferrari agent) Annual service
24/11/2003 - 9,151 km, Auvergne Moteurs France (Ferrari agent) 10k km service
08/02/2006 - 9,171 km, Auvergne Moteurs France (Ferrari agent) Replacement battery and a/c panel
29/10/2008 - 11,348 km, Auvergne Moteurs France (Ferrari agent) Major service and Cam belts
2011 – Change ownership from first owner to his daughter and imported to UK
19/11/2012 - 12,558 km – Maranello Ferrari UK – Annual service
29/11/2013 - 14,304 km – Maranello Ferrari UK – Annual service
25/11/2014 - 14,386 km – Maranello Ferrari UK – Annual service
08/01/2016 - 14,969 km – Rardley Ferrari Specialist - Cambelt replacement
09/12/2016 - 15,961 km – Rardley Ferrari Specialist - Annual service
06/07/2018 - 18,337 km – Ferrari Colchester – Annual service
The car comes with its own cover and charger. and the very rare spare wheel option. For the period 1998 to 2010 the car was stored at Auvergne Moteurs, the Ferrari main agent in central France, which is why the mileage is so low. We have full receipts for the storage over this period and all maintenance that was recommended by the agent was carried out with other receipts to show this.
It was once owned by Marcel Granier, a well known Venezuelan media entrepreneur, who is rumoured to have aided in the coup attempt against Hugo Chavez with the help of his TV network. He then passed the car onto his daughter in 2011 and since then it has had two further owners. The car has still got it's original Ferrari fitted leather luggage in the boot and the overall condition of the car is superb as it has only covered 19,800 KM (12,400 miles) with a wealth of service history including invoices to back it up.
This iconic and much loved Grand tourer is certainly one to have in the collection or to just enjoy the thrill of driving with the added enjoyment of a manual gearbox. Please contact the showroom and we will be happy to run through the service history of the car.
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