1995 Ferrari 456 GT
Backroads is please to present the ultimate family weekender. No other car can provide a true 2+2 GT experience quite like this true 3 pedal 1995 Ferrari 456 GT.
Featuring a 6 speed gated transaxle gearbox and 5.5L V12 powerplant, this 456 GT offers engaging driving dynamics while still providing room for you and whatever you’d like a back seat for.
The 1995 model year was the last of the bodies built by Pininfarina themselves. This largely original example features a Black (Nero) exterior over Beige leather. The car features a strong service history, and 23,890 original miles.
Tasteful upgrades include fender shields, yellow brake calipers and Tubi style mufflers.
The 456 has a clean Carfax showing no accidents and no damage. It is believed there have only been 3 owners in the last 25 years, but the last couple have been dealer collections so only one owner is reported on the Carfax.
Records are included with the car as well as the 456’s original window sticker which shows delivery to Miller Motorcars and a MSRP of $207,000. Recent maintenance includes a belt service, new coolant hoses and new accumulators for the rear suspension.
Mechanically the car is very sound. The power delivery is smooth and with the Tubi mufflers, there is a nice rumble at low RPMs which quiets down as the engine builds revs. The gear shift is smooth.
Cosmetically the 456 shows some typical wear and imperfections for a 25 year old car. The paint has several corners and edges that could use touching up. There is a crack on the driver’s side of the rear bumper that spans a couple inches and the upper section of the passenger door shows some thin paint. Both the front and rear bumpers have been repainted in the past to fix cosmetic blemishes. The front section of the car currently shows some minor rock chips.
On the inside both the dash and rear shelf have been recovered. The leather presents well again with minor, common blemishes. The carpet is in very nice shape.
The drivers side left bolster shows some additional wear from getting in and out of the car. Some picky items: The door cards show some areas were the leather is a little loose. The air vent left of the steering wheel is cracked and the window controls on the drivers door also don’t sit perfectly.
The rear seats look great. The headliner material is also in very nice shape. The radio is original and works.
Some additional common 456 items that the new owner should address: The rear shocks are seeping and should be sent to DeltaVee for rebuilding. The driver’s window is showing a gap right now, needs adjustment. The passenger seat motor works intermittently. All of these issues are very common to the 456 and highly documented on places like FerrariChat.
Overall this is how you want to buy a vintage Ferrari. It is nice enough to be used as-is, but the odometer, the service records, and clean history with minimal previous owners support any additional investment the next owner may want to make in the car.