1995 Ferrari 456 GT Manual

Highlights

  • Well kept car in desirable colour scheme 
  • Extensive service history
  • Only 63,575 miles from new 
  • Fresh MOT to January 2025 
  • Very rare 6-speed manual 430bhp V12 
  • One of only 33 RHD GT's believed built! 

The Appeal 

The 456 rejuvenated Ferrari’s front-engined, V12 offering by channeling the style and rarefied air of the Daytona. These were very expensive GTs for a select few.
Today the 456 offers buyers the practicality and usability not often associated with Ferrari. At launch it was the most powerful roadgoing Ferrari this side of the F40. Just 1,548 GTs were built and very few of them featured the highly desirable manual gearbox of this car. It’s an option that opens up the agility and engagement promised by that potent V12 and the tubular steel spaceframe chassis. 
Finished in unmarked Blue Le Mans over beige leather, this 1995 456GT has clearly been very well cared for. A thick history file supports that impression, as does a long MOT to January 2025. This is a very appealing - and very rare - example of one of Ferrari’s greatest 2+2 GTs. 



The History and Paperwork

  • One of only 1,548 built, 141 of which as right-hand drive manual examples 
  • First registered in the UK on 25th October 1995
  • 10 registered keepers with seller acquiring car on 4th October 2018 
  • Correspondence from Maranello Concessionaires verifies the factory specification 
  • Factory built in July 1995 and retains the exact build specification 
  • Originally a demonstrator for a Ferrari dealer in Edinburgh 
  • Original sales invoice confirms specification and shows £134,450 purchase price 
  • Optional immobiliser fitted on original purchase 
  • Carefully filed history folder containing extensive invoices from specialists 
  • MOT to 17th January 2025 with no advisories except to note underseal on underside 
  • Very good MOT history with few advisories to 2006 
  • Factory service book and manual, complete and in very good condition 
  • Of the 141 RHD 456s built, only 33 are believed to be 456GTs like this car 
Service history: 
  • 600/1000 mile service 29-11-1995
  • 6,250 mile service 23-03-1999 // 4,223 miles including cam belts and clutch 
  • Annual Service 04-08-00 // 8,644 miles
  • 25,000 mile service 31-01-02 // 26,321 miles
  • 31,250 mile service 19-08-02 // 30,417 miles 
  • 37,500 mile service 17-12-04 // 36,726 miles
  • Major service 05-08-13 // 37,161 miles including valve clearances and cam belts 
  • Annual service 20-08-14 // 48,135 miles
  • Annual Service 01/07/16 // 53,408 miles including cam belts and clutch 
  • Annual service 22-09-17 // 59,341 miles
MOT history: 
  • 17-01-24 63,569 miles 
  • 19-09-19 63,555 miles
  • 17-09-18 63,417 miles
  • 20-09-17 59,341 miles
  • 29-06-16 53,408 miles
  • 27-05-15 52,525 miles
  • 20-05-14 44,766 miles
  • 13-05-13 36,993 miles
  • 30-09-08 36,909 miles
  • 17-12-04 26,726 miles



The Condition

  • Factory Blu Le Mans (516/c) paintwork over Beige (4208) leather interior 
  • Very well kept car with few signs of use or age
  • Five spoke factory alloys with only light marks visible 
  • Quality Pirelli tyres in good order
  • Practical 2+2 interior in timewarp condition 
  • Dark blue (3282) leather dash top unmarked
  • Biondo carpets (8214) in good order through cabin and boot 
  • Factory original specification including Ferrari CD stereo unit 
  • Electric front seats 
The appeal of the 456GT lies in its very Ferrari-esque mix of potency and luxury, finished with detail flair across the exterior and interior. The Pininfarina styling echoes the Daytona and looks particularly good in muted colours such as the Blu Le Mans of this car. The contrasting beige leather interior provides an appropriately sumptuous accompaniment. 
The car is in excellent order with few signs of use or age across the various surfaces. Even the factory alloys are virtually unmarked. It is also pleasingly factory original, right down to the Ferrari sound system. 



The Mechanics 

  • 430bhp 4 cam 5,474cc hand built V12 engine 
  • Rare 6spd manual gearbox 
  • Rear transaxle 
  • Extensive service history detailed above 
  • Regular cambelt changes noted above 
  • Reported by the vendor to be an absolute pleasure to drive 
Thanks to the hand-built 5.5litre V12 under the neat clamshell bonnet, the 456GT was the most powerful roadgoing Ferrari of its era - only the special order F40 trumped it. With 430bhp accessed via the very rare 6spd manual gearbox, it is easy to understand why the vendor describes this car as an absolute pleasure to drive. 
An extensive service history - documented above - attests to the care of its owners and usefully includes several cambelt changes as well as a complete new clutch around 10,000 miles ago. A long MOT to January 2025 provides further reassurance to the buyer. 



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A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1995
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model 456 GT
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 63,575 Miles
  • Engine size 5474
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Burton upon Trent
  • Location Staffordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
26 bids
  • Mi•••• £42,750 12/02/24
  • CC•••• £42,500 12/02/24
  • Mi•••• £42,250 12/02/24
  • CC•••• £42,000 12/02/24
  • Mi•••• £41,750 12/02/24
  • CC•••• £41,500 12/02/24
  • Mi•••• £41,250 12/02/24
  • CC•••• £41,000 12/02/24
  • Mi•••• £40,750 12/02/24
  • CC•••• £40,500 12/02/24
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