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  • 2001
  • (17,000 Miles)
  • Metallic deep red (Rosso Fiorano)
  • Sand hide piped dark red with dark red carpets
  • Automatic
  • V-12. 5473cc. Four valves per cylinder and four overhead camshafts.
  • 186 mph
  • 442 BHP @6,250 rpm
  • Length 4730mm Width1918mm

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Uniquely specifiedOne of just 98 remaining in the UK.17" alloy wheelsFull history

Vehicle Description

SOLD-Another keenly required

Entering production on Friday 27th July 2001, the car appears to have languished over the August factory holiday, before being completed seven weeks later on Friday 7th September. Finished in the stunning and unique colours of Rosso Fiorano (deep metallic red) with sand coloured hide with seats piped in dark red. The Certificate of Conformity or birth certificate -essential and very expensive to replace should the car ever be exported- was issued on the 13th September 2001 The car was transported to Ferrari UK-one of 139 ,of which just 98 still remain taxed or SORN’d,- and in turn to the Ferrari agents, Meridien Modena of Hampshire where it was first registered OHR 14 to them, as their own demonstrator, on the 10th October 2001, when the three factory warranty began. The then list price of £176,233.00 plus £2,245 delivery charge, plus number plates and road tax. In addition, the car was further personalised with factory optioned sabbia “Daytona” seat inserts ((DAY1) £1,680.00, aluminium grey brake callipers (CALA)£588.00 and Bordeaux coloured seat piping (PIP1) £864.00.

Passing to it first “owner “in 2002 Russian businessman, the late Mr Boris Berezovsky of Ascot, Berkshire ,who bought the car with “a few thousand miles.”

The third owner was 38-year company director, Mr Ian B of Lancashire on the 26th June 2003 with 6,900 miles from the then Ferrari agents, Stratstone of Wilmslow Cheshire.

The fourth and penultimate owner Mr Nestor M of Cheshire on the 21st February 2005 with just over 12,000 miles now covered

Purchased by the last owner consultant surgeon, Dr Brian N of Cheshire who bought the car from a local specialist on the 26th February 2015 15,900 with miles, joining a 2005 575 SuperAmerica

The car is complete as new with its factory handbooks, service book, leather wallet, tools and two keys/immobilisers fitted car cover,over mats and battery conditioner..


The 456M, in its GT and automatic gearbox GTA guises, is the evolution of Ferrari’s highly successful interpretation of its traditional 2+2 models. First introduced in 1992, the 456 GT was the marque’s first car designed with the 21st century in mind and has been much appreciated by Maranello’s clients for the way it provides saloon-class comfort and roominess combined with class-leading performance.
A true four-seater coupé, the 456 GT was also the first modern Ferrari to revert to a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with the gearbox in unit with the rear differential for ideal weight distribution as well as plenty of space for passengers and luggage.


The Body
The GT version of the 456M complete with six-speed plus reverse manual gearbox was an evolution of a model that proved particularly popular with owners that wanted an authentic Ferrari that was still capable of seating four and very versatile to boot.
Continuing the marque tradition in the 2+2 sector, the Pininfarina-designed 456M GT combines the blistering performance of a 5.474 cc V12 with the comfort and liveability of grand tourer. A front-mounted engine and rear-mounted gearbox was the most rational choice to achieve more cabin space and benchmark driveability and safety.
Particular attention was lavished on the car’s aerodynamics yielding a clear front design and involving the adoption a retractable wing integrated into the rear bumper. Front axle life was optimised by the specific shape front bumper spoiler and bonnet as well as work done on the rear diffuser.
The Chassis
The 456 M GT had a tubular steel chassis to which light aluminium panels were spot-welded using a specially-treated foil known as Feran. This meant that the chassis had both the lightness of aluminium and the stiffness of steel. To keep weight down, the front bonnet was carbon-fibre.
The four-seater cabin was trimmed in Connolly leather. The seats were electronically adjustable with position memory. The instruments were analogue with multiple gauges. The 456 M GT also sported a fully automatic climate control system with solar radiation sensor, and stereo system.


The Engine
The tubular steel spaceframe chassis was linked to four-wheel independent suspension with stabiliser arms and double wishbones with antidive geometry. The electronically-controlled gas dampers had two settings. The Servotronic power-assisted was rack and pinion while the brakes had four ventilated discs with ABS and an electronic rear brake corrector. The car also featured an evolved ASR traction control system linked to the antiskid system which greatly improved safety even in the trickiest of conditions.
The 442 hp 5474 cc front 65° V12 was longitudinally mounted. It had four valves per cylinder with twin overhead cam distribution. The engine management system was the Bosch M5.2. There was also dry single-plate clutch and dry sump lubrication.

The 456M, in its GT and automatic gearbox GTA guises, is the evolution of Ferrari’s highly successful interpretation of its traditional 2+2 models. First introduced in 1992, the 456 GT was the marque’s first car designed with the 21st century in mind and has been much appreciated by Maranello’s clients for the way it provides saloon-class comfort and roominess combined with class-leading performance.

A true four-seater coupé, the 456 GT was also the first modern Ferrari to revert to a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with the gearbox in unit with the rear differential for ideal weight distribution as well as plenty of space for passengers and luggage.
Careful selection of the best shots of the 456M GTA in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1998, focusing on the details and the most important parts.

Ferrari 456M

The 456M in GT and GTA versions represents the evolution of a model, that has always been appreciated by those wanting a four-seater Ferrari with diverse sporting ability. Continuing a Ferrari tradition of 2+2 Berlinetta, the 456M (M means Modified) represents the optimum level between the performance of a 12-cylinder Ferrari and the comfort of a GT car.

With the 456, the quality of the Pininfarina styling was so fine it would have been extremely hard to design the whole car again.

Evolution was chose to improve and refine the mechanical and aerodynamic features, while keeping the successful technical interpretation based on the V12, 442 CV front engine, coupled to a rear transmission unit.

The details needed to produce the 456M have produced aerodynamic and thermal improvements due in part to some style modifications, better comfort and more functional features of the driver’s compartment, a rationalizing of the cabin space, along with an increase in driveability performance, ergonomics and safety.

Modifications

Summary table of the new technical or style features introduced on the 456M:

Bodywork

- Carbon fibre bonnet. The manufacturing of this part is particularly complicated, due to its large dimensions.
- The bonnet has a smooth design, without air outlets, which interrupt the aerodynamic flow.
- The front air intake is larger; fog lights are inside the intake itself.
- When seen from above, the front view is more rounded than the previous model.
- Front indicators are separate from the position lights and placed aside, in a lateral area of the bumper.
- Rear bumper with integrated spoiler, in the lower area, replacing the mobile wing of the previous model. The bumper upper profile houses a moulding, for easier opening of the rear luggage compartment.
- Side window mouldings.
- Wheels with new centre caps depicting a chromium-plated “Cavallino”.

Interior

- Seats with 5 electrical adjustments and position memory (forward-backward, up0down, lumbar adjustment, 2 seat back tilt directions).
- Rear seat comfort and passenger space have been improved.
- Added retractable central armrest.
- Instruments.
- Installation of a multi-function display, detecting operating and emergency information and the outside temperature.
- Newly designed dashboard.
- Under-dashboard console with analogue instruments. They include clock, oil temperature and fuel level indicators.
- Sun radiation sensor.
- More ergonomic gearbox lever position.
- Transmission tunnel with cubbyhole.
- Three-spoke steering wheel.
- Document pockets behind front seats.
- New rear parcel shelf, with integrated rear brake light.
- New Hi-Fi system.
- Reduction of interior noise

Suspension & Brakes

- Suspension system with independent shock absorbers, with two-position calibration system (Normal and Sport).
- Front shock absorbers with low friction co-efficient, with software tuning, designed to get higher driving precision and comfort on uneven roads.
- Rear shock absorbers with stern speed control software.
- New anti-drive geometry to front links, to limit diving.
- Use of the ASR traction control system, with integral ABS and electronic rear braking corrector (EBC).
- Pneumatic brake booster to improve pedal feel under braking.

Engine & Gearbox

- Modified cylinder-firing order, for smoother performance.
- Larger ducts for sending air to the engine compartments.
- Use of hydraulic supports between transmission housing and frame (only GTA version).
- Stiffer transmission frame (only GTA version).
- Stiffer transmission shaft sleeve (only GTA version).

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above details, we do not warrant that such details are accurate.


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