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Year: 1999
Make: Ferrari
Model: 456M GTA Coupe
Ext.Color: Nero Daytona
(black met).
Int.Color: Natural Connolly leather
w/ Tan carpeting
Mileage: 21,330
Trans Type: Auto
Hallmarks:
Beautiful color combo and a great looking car, just inspected and fully serviced at a cost of $18,478.50,  one of the world's great Grand touring cars.  Well optioned, fantastic engine note with no droning, fully serviced and ready to enjoy.
Warranty:
Available
Keys-Remotes:
1 key - 1 remote
Books-Manuals:
Yes
Price: $75,500.00 / best offer











*Click on the above thumbnails to view full screen photographs of this automobile.  More photos available upon request.

Additional Details:

(VIN: ZFFWP50A0X0115205), nero daytona (met. black) / natural Connolly leather with tan carpeting, 4-spd. auto trans,

built Nov. 1998, 5.5L all-aluminum V12 engine with 436hp. and a very wide torque curve (full torque avail at 1,250 rpm), full

leather interior (incl headliner), Pininfarina styled carbon fibre and aluminum body, this is the “M” version (which stands for

Modificata) and offers a slight styling change to the front end, redesigned spoilers and air ducts, improved anti-dive character-

istics of the suspension, a smarter ABS/traction-control system, and some minor interior changes from previous models. 


Options include: in-dash cassette and Becker Silverstone 6CD changer, dual power seats with driver 2-position memory,

Tubi exhaust, yellow brake calipers, 1 key and remote. Everything electrical functions correctly, cold a/c. Scuderia fender

shields, polished 3-piece Speedline rims with very recent Bridgestone tires, 3M clear bra on front bumper cover and 1/3 hood,

smoked side marker lights, books and manuals, complete toolkit and fix-a-flat can.  This vehicle has had $45,013.70 in service

and maintenance since 07/2012, including a complete 30k timing belt service incl. belt tensioner pulleys, water pump, thermo-

stat, spark plugs, exhaust valves, milled heads, updated steel valve guides and seals, new head studs, cleaned pistons, new

cam and crankshaft seals, battery, coolant and brake fluid, radiator tested and repaired, all new gaskets and seals along the

way. All performed less than 100 miles ago in 06/2018 and all documented with printed service records.  It is ready to be used

and enjoyed, with a very reasonable asking price compared to its new cost of over $225,000.00.  The total production run of the

456 amounted to 3,289 units, from 1995 - 2003.  One of the greatest grand-touring vehicles from one of the greatest sports-car

manufacturers in history. 


This 456 was purchased from Buxton Motorsports, Inc. 06/2012 with 16,400 miles by a very good long-time client from Chicago

who since 1999 has usually purchased several vehicles a year from us, and just this month traded this 456 for a Ferrari 360

Modena Coupe.  He has always garaged his vehicles and maintained them with an open checkbook.



History of recent service: $45,013.70 in invoices since 07/30/2012

- Full 30k timing belt service incl. belt tensioner pulleys, water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, exhaust valves, milled heads,
     updated steel valve guides and seals, new head studs, cleaned pistons, new cam and crankshaft seals, battery, coolant
     and brake fluid, radiator tested and repaired, all new gaskets and seals along the way.
- New spark plugs and air filters 09/14/2016
- New air injection check valves and vacuum VSV valves 06/14/2016
- New mass airflow sensors 04/25/2016
- Renew front brakes and rotors, paint calipers yellow, new power steering pump 03/31/2016
- New radiator, water pump 10/11/2015
- All oxygen sensors 09/18/2015
- Battery, headlight motors 12/20/2014
- Spark plugs and ignition wire set 05/06/2014
- New NEC hoses, heater line assembly, housing assembly and intake gasket set 10/26/2012
- Alternator and battery 07/30/2012


Ownership Timeline:

03/09/1999 - delivered to original dealership and pre-delivery inspection completed
02/02/2000 - purchased by 1st owner in Coral Gables, FL and registered in Miami, FL
05/31/2002 - offered for sale by original selling dealership
06/28/2002 - purchased by 2nd owner and registered in Miami Beach, FL
05/12/2003 & 04/09/2004 - title changed by 2nd owner or sold to 3rd and 4th owners,
                       both of which were in Miami Beach, FL (my guess is a new loan divorce,
                       or address changes for owner 2)
01/31/2005 - sold by dealership in Miami, FL to 3rd owner in Houston, TX
02/27/2006 - purchased by 4th owner and registered in Seattle, WA

02/28/2007- offered for sale at the original selling dealer in Coral Gables, FL
07/22/2008 - sold to 5th owner in San Jose, CA
06/30/2012 - sold to the 6th owner in Hinsdale, IL by Buxton Motorsports (longtime client
                      of BMI and personal friend of company owner Brian E. Buxton)
10/2017 - sent to Buxton Motorsports for service and repair
05/2018 - offered for sale by Buxton Motorsports in Evansville, IN



456 Model History:

The original 456 grand tourer was designed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Pininfarina which 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, in Livonia, MI (which was later purchased by Ricardo Engineering in the UK). This was the fourth automatic transmission ever offered by Ferrari. The 5.5 L (5473.91 cc)[3] 65 V12 engine was derived from the Dino V6 rather than the more conventional 60 V12s used in the 412 and Daytona. It produced 442 PS (325 kW; 436 hp) with 4 valves per cylinder and Bosch Motronic M2.7 engine management. It could push the 1,690 kg (3,726 lb) car and four passengers to 302 km/h (188 mph) making it the world's fastest production four-seater grand tourer. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) took 5.2 seconds, with a 13.4 second quarter-mile time. At the time of its development, it was the most powerful road car ever developed by Ferrari (aside from the F40). In 1996, the engine management system was changed to Motronic M5.2 management and the engine with the updated system.was given the F116C code.

The name 456 is derived from the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres. 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 and which became the most powerful naturally aspirated Ferrari road car aside the 456.

The chassis is a tubular steel space-frame construction with a one-piece composite bonnet and body panels of aluminium. The body panels are welded to the chassis by using a special "sandwich filler" called feran that, when laid between, allows steel and aluminium to be welded.
456M

Ferrari 456M GTA

The Modificata 456M was unveiled in 1998, starting with chassis number 109589. Many changes were made to improve aerodynamics and cooling and the interior – still featuring Connolly Leather – was freshened with new seats and other conveniences (fewer gauges on dash, and a new Becker stereo fitted in front of the shifter rather than behind as in the very shallow and special Sony head unit in the 456 GT). The 456 had a smaller grille with fog lights outside the grille. It also had hood-mounted air scoops which could be seen removed on the 456M. The undercarriage spoiler on the 456M is fixed, where the older 456 had a motorized spoiler that began its deployment above 65 mph (105 km/h). Power output remained unchanged on the Modificata using Bosch Motronic M5.2 engine management at 442 PS (325 kW; 436 hp); the cylinder firing order was changed for smoother running and the torque remained the same for later versions of the 456 GT.
456 Bicolore Scaglietti

In the final year of production 2002/3, customers could specify their vehicle using the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Program. Launched at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show using Michael Schumacher's own 456M GT as an example, customers could work with Ferrari personnel to create a highly individual car. Schumacher's car had a two colour paint scheme, custom leather interior, re-worked instruments, an uprated handling pack and cross-drilled Brembo brakes. Such cars would be thus designated as a Tipo 456M GT(A) Scaglietti. The car is also calls the 456M GT "Schumacher Edition" as Schumacher was the first to commission the car. A total of 30 cars were produced with only 10 being made with he 6-speed manual transmission.
Production

The total production of the 456 amounted to 3,289 units. These consisted of the following versions:

456 GT: 1,548;
456 GTA: 403;
456M GT: 688;
456M GTA: 650[4]






Picks:  Overall an exceptional example of a Ferrari 456M GTA.  As described above this vehicle was just

recently completely serviced and had an exhaust valve guide issue repaired.  The body has no dents or

dings and the nose has been kept free of rock pecks etc. from the clear bra.  The glass is all excellent and

there is no no dash warping or shrunken dash leather as is very common with these cars, although the rear

luggage shelf has slight shrinking at the very far back passenger corner.  The carpeting  and headliner are

both excellent and the interior shows as-new with the only nitpick being the front driver ashtray cover and

parts of the hood release trim have the common "sticky rubber" issue.  The rest of the buttons and switches

are perfect.  The Speedline rims were just recently hand-polished and overall there isn't really anything

else to complain about on this car - esp. the outrageously wonderful exhaust note from the Tubi!  Obviously

very well cared for and maintained with records to show maintenance history.  All the dash lights and gauges

function as designed and the car has  cold a/c and hot heat.  An extremely nice car with great original

low mileage!  Nothing else to reasonably fault - the full set of photos show the condition so please request

and review them.





Numerical Condition Evaluation:
(1 denotes Very Poor / Item needs replacement, 10 denotes Excellent / Showroom New)

PAINT:  9.5
BODY:  9.5
CONV. TOP:  n/a
RIMS:  9.5
TIRES:  8
WINDSHIELD / GLASS:  9.5
LEATHER:  9.5
INT. CARPETING:  9.5
SERVICE RECORDS / OWNERSHIP HISTORY:  8


 


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