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Coachwork by Pininfarina
Blending refinement, comfort, and practicality, the 456 GT launched in 1992 and assumed Ferrari’s vacant 2+2 GT mantle. Designed by longtime collaborator Pininfarina, the classically proportioned 456 gave up little in terms of performance and handling to its mid-engine stablemates.
A new 5.5-liter V-12 was coupled with a six-speed manual transaxle, while a four-speed automatic was available. Power was impressive at 436 bhp, and the car had a top speed of over 180 mph. In 1998, the revised 456M GT was unveiled, which boasted a variety of styling and mechanical updates. In all, only 1,338 examples of the improved 456M GT were built, of which just 688 were equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Finished in elegant Rosso Barchetta over a Tan leather interior, and equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox, this Ferrari 456M GT presents extremely well in all respects. After being delivered new on April 29, 1999, to Continental Motors of Hinsdale, Illinois, this 456M accrued little mileage while receiving regular attention. Detailed invoices from specialist Bobileff Motorcar Company in San Diego supplement the car’s history file and attest to a major service performed in August 2016 during which fluids were flushed and filters, battery, and timing belts were replaced. Showing less than 13,500 miles today, and accompanied by its books, tools, tire inflator, and car cover, this 456M GT is a superb example that can be enjoyed as a high-speed grand tourer, just as Ferrari originally intended.