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Lot 110: Ferrari 456 GT

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Pininfarina designed original 456 was available in GT and (from 1996) GTA forms. The difference in name signifies the transmission: the former has a six-speed manual and the latter has a four-speed automatic developed in partnership with FF Developments. The 5.5 litre V12 engine was derived from the DinoV6 rather than the more conventional V12s used in the 412 and Daytona. It could push the 1690 kg car and four passengers to 188 mph making it the world's fastest production four-seater.

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. It is essentially a detuned version of the engine that appears in the 550 and 575. Despite its supercar performance, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine which has proven to be a very reliable unit.

Finished in blue metallic with a complementary beige interior, R371 CJN is a desirable manual example and described to be in very good overall condition. The current vendor has covered a mere 5,000 miles in his 5 year tenure.

We are informed it is fitted with a new clutch, new tyres and R371 CJN was the subject of a recent service at Silverstone and is subsequently fitted with new cam belts.

Interested parties should note the car was classified cat C- as it had a frontal impact. The insurance company classified it economically repairable and therefore it was professionally repaired. Offered with a realistic reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number110
Estimate£18000-£25000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£18880
Year1998
Condition rating3
Registration numberR371 CJN
Mileage-
Chassis numberZFFSE44C70100461
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2