Total Bids Placed:
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|GTracer||March 2, 2021 2:15 PM||$25,000|
|Auction started||March 2, 2021 10:20 AM|
|Location:||Fountain Valley, CA|
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. A further developed version of this engine was used in the front-engined 550 Maranello grand tourer that was introduced in 1996, which became the most powerful naturally aspirated Ferrari road car aside from the 456.
The chassis is a tubular steel space-frame construction with a one-piece composite bonnet and body panels of aluminum. The body panels are welded to the chassis by using a special “sandwich filler” called feran that, when laid between, allows steel and aluminum to be welded. Pininfarina was responsible for the bodywork of the 456 until 1996 when production was moved to Ferrari. All early cars have Pininfarina script and badge, whilst all Modificatas only have the disegno Pininfarina scripts.
This car is rarer than most models as only 403 456 GTA’s were ever built. This particular example has been part of a predominant Orange County collection for over 16 years. This matching numbers car has an automatic transmission and a top speed of 192 MPH. A beautiful silver exterior and light grey interior make the perfect combination. The car was fitted with custom HRE rims, matching low profile tires, and a custom billet aluminum cup holder.
This modern classic has had a recent service including replacements of all fluids, new dual fuel pumps, new plugs, timing, new battery, new turn signal flasher, oil change, radiator flush, and tire/brake inspection. The car has a salvage title due to bent brackets in the bumpers (front and rear, occurred with the current owner) that have been corrected. Not the result of a collision. Front and rear bumpers were pushed in and insurance decided to total the car. Seller bought the car back and had the front and rear brackets replaced. No major damage and no frame issues. This Pininfarina designed Ferrari has a 5.5 liter 12 cylinder producing 442 BHP. The automatic gearbox shifts cleanly with only 35K miles making this a true Ferrari daily driver.